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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #25 on: 19/06/2004 04:14:41 »
.....I think lesser Animals by their very nature must depend on mostly basic instincts.....should they develop more advanced instincts, then I would expect their brainpower to increase to accommodate them and this would probably lead onto creative reasoning and thought, as well as an increase in self awareness and additionally ,in an advanced 'intelligence'.....they would develop a more discerning sentience.........

I would think that instincts are one of the defining differences between us Higher Animals and the lesser.

And that's about enough 'reasoning' I can manage at 04:15am !![|)]

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #26 on: 20/06/2004 01:15:58 »
I always heard the more intellect, the less instinct, but I'm not so sure I believe that.  Women usually have uncanny instinct.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 20/06/2004 01:48:43 »
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Originally posted by bezoar

I always heard the more intellect, the less instinct, but I'm not so sure I believe that.  Women usually have uncanny instinct.



Oh yes...I quite agree Nance..... The girly instinct to be chef in the kitchen and a wench in the bedroom, to be compliant and grateful....these are all good healthy female instincts that should be honed and practiced with relish !!:D:D

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #28 on: 22/06/2004 00:12:56 »
Compliant and grateful?  Penile, my instincts are telling me you made that up!
 

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #29 on: 22/06/2004 00:31:14 »
Tee Hee *smirk*:D

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #30 on: 25/06/2004 16:21:06 »
A child 2-4 years old didnt fear of anything and then as he grew older he gets afraid of different things and this is just because they learn fear if they want to liberate themselves from this fear they either face it or make their mind realise that it is nothing just my learned blured belief and in this way you will get rid of the fear.
 

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #31 on: 25/06/2004 19:54:57 »
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Originally posted by qazibasit

A child 2-4 years old didnt fear of anything and then as he grew older he gets afraid of different things and this is just because they learn fear if they want to liberate themselves from this fear they either face it or make their mind realise that it is nothing just my learned blured belief and in this way you will get rid of the fear.



Hi Abdul,

Thanks for your contribution but I have to disagree I'm afraid (that's assuming I've understood you correctly)...my daughter who is almost 2 was clearly terrified of the toy alligator....have you read my original post in this thread ?

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #32 on: 26/06/2004 23:00:29 »
Maybe you are right but let say that your daughter learned and make her belief earlier than her age and maybe you ever tried to scare her with an alligator.............or she ever saw in any cartoon movie and since than she is afraid of that.
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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #33 on: 27/06/2004 03:35:35 »
Hi Abdul.... ...There's no ' maybe' about it !!!........have you read the entire thread ?...because I've answered all those questions already and she had never seen an alligator before !!..I think , if she had (which she hadn't), then we would have witnessed the same outburst !!........I gather you're finding it difficult to believe that the inbuilt fear was there.......but it was specifically because of that circumstance why I posted this topic in the first place !.....there's no ifs or buts about it.....she had an inherent fear of it, not one that was learned.


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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #34 on: 27/06/2004 10:37:19 »
so i think that you wanted to say that the fears are also inherited.
 

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Re: Are most fears learned ? I don't think so !!
« Reply #35 on: 27/06/2004 15:58:26 »
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Originally posted by qazibasit

so i think that you wanted to say that the fears are also inherited.



Well, not really...but maybe !!...I personally believe that there is something inherent, built into our selves as a defence mechanism, call it an intuition or an instinct......it's an inbuilt fundamental knowledge to assist as a survival instinct that is there from the day we are born (and probably before nirth too)......well...that's my opinion based on my belief and fortified by the experience that my daughter had.

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