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quote:Originally posted by neilepI believe we have a natural tendency to distinguish between beauty and unattractiveness....I do not subscribe to the point of view that beauty is in the eye of the beholder (MY OPINION OK ?)....though I do conceive and accept that differnt cultures do have different ways of seeing beauty etcI think this was demonstrated to me today when my son came back from an outing to London Zoo, he purchased a toy Alligator....it wasn't particulaly menacing (from my point of view)....but when my 22 month old Daughter saw it, we were shocked at her reaction...at first we thought she had injured herself or been stung by something but she was inconsolable until the alligator was taken away....we have never seen her so distressed like this.......to further confirm this, much later on, we left the Alligator sitting on a foot-stall in our lounge and we watched very carefully when she wandered in......same reaction !!....of course we immediately took it away. She is fine now....took only a couple of minutes for her to return to her happy self.Now I know she has never seen an Alligator before, not even on the television or in a book......but something inside her made her feel extremely uncomfortable upon seeing it.I do believe that some fears are learned but in this case I strongly affirm that it was the look of the Alligator with it's long scale like body and teeth that upset her.Has anybody else experienced something like this with their children ?'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
quote:Originally posted by bezoarI always heard the more intellect, the less instinct, but I'm not so sure I believe that. Women usually have uncanny instinct.
quote:Originally posted by qazibasitA 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.
quote:Originally posted by qazibasitso i think that you wanted to say that the fears are also inherited.