Is Fear a Choice?
Many scientists believe we have but one innate fear at birth – FEAR OF FALLING. Everything else is learned. Is there truth to the notion that fear is a choice? A weakness? That we need to “man up.” I’m a pretty fearless guy. But I’ve always been and remain terrified of sheer heights. I’m even afraid when someone else is near the edge. Once, on a seaside cliff on Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, I sat with a group of surf pals ten feet from the ledge, my back pressed firmly agai