Comments on Profile Post by Paladin Hank

  1. TheGM
    TheGM
    Or so the Germans would have you believe.
    Apr 11, 2022
  2. Paladin Hank
    Paladin Hank
    The quote can be interpreted in many different ways. That's not the interpretation I had in mind. In my interpretation, fear of the unknown is synonymous to fear of change. I believe we humans are inately terrified of change, because with change comes uncertainty and the absence of normalcy and stability.
    Apr 11, 2022
  3. Paladin Hank
    Paladin Hank
    So we ignore the little voice in our heads that keeps telling us that things need to change and by the time we're 60 and close to death we realize that there was no such thing as stability in the first place and we wasted so much time worrying about the future instead of appreciating the present.
    Apr 11, 2022
  4. Paladin Hank
    Paladin Hank
    Of course I doubt that was Lovecraft's interpretation. By fear of the unknown he probably meant fear of the giant squid monster dwelling in the unplumbed depths of the sea.
    Apr 11, 2022
  5. TorontoReign
    TorontoReign
    He probably also meant fear of the unknown.
    Apr 11, 2022
  6. Paladin Hank
    Paladin Hank
    Yes but fear of the unknown is vague. It could mean anything. That's what's so great about the quote. You can have your own interpretation.
    Apr 12, 2022
  7. Paladin Hank
    Paladin Hank
    And I think this quote is 100% true. One of the main things that drive us is fear. Almost every decision we make we make out of fear. Not all decisions but most
    Apr 12, 2022