Tag: Fear

World Mental Health Day Oct 10,2020

“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Eckhart Tolle

The present economic impact due to COVID has become an added stress on the people.

Silent psychological suffering has become acute and mandatory quarantine making people go crazy as they are left alone.

Domestic violence is said to reach its peak.

Many are experiencing anxiety, depression, and  some becoming insomniacs.

People from all walks of life are suffering at present.

People need psychosocial support for Mental well-being.

This Year Theme is “Mental Health for All. Greater Investment-Greater Access”

” You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it”  Demi Lovato

Always we have to open up.One must freely discuss the problems with the psychologists,mental health experts and professionals and not to feel shy or cocoon oneself.

Wishing my WP readers a strong ‘mental health’ to cope with all sorts of stress.

Thank you.


Philosophy Through Photography

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P mode

Panic mode

Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity Thor Heyerdahl Photo by Hello I’m Nik 🍌 on Unsplash

No no….I am not talking of P mode,which is Program Mode in DSRL cameras,as a photographer you all know.

P-mode I meant… Panic Mode.

I am talking about Panic state of the world.

Now the world is full of Chaos,Panic & Fear.The reason you know pretty well,the ‘C’ word.

I am talking of ‘Panic – Buying’

Definition of panic buying

Cambridge dictionary says

‘A situation  in which many people suddenly buy as much food,fuel,etc. as they can because they are worried about something bad that may happen

Panic-buying is communicable disease

“Panic is highly contagious,especially in situations when nothing is known and everything is in flux” Stephen King

Due to corona virus scare and with travel ban,closure of borders,lockout of cities,total ban on people gathering etc panic started spreading like wild fire.

Social media is not helping in any great way,instead worsening the situation.

Panic mode

Image by jbarsky0 from Pixabay

Social media is overfilled with photos of empty shelves in most of the shops and shopping malls.

Many shops are closed or restricting the sale of certain items that are much in demand.

What is the outcome ?

  • Empty shelves
  • Never ending long Q s
  • crowded malls,with crowds squeezing in  ( out of fear )
  • Chances of virus spreading faster because of the crowd
  • stealing
  • Scuffle and brawl

Do we have to behave this way ?

As humans,have we become dumb ? And now we have become this idiotic.

Shoppers are restricted to buy essentials not more than 5 per person in many places.

Scarcity of food items…. I can understand in times of panic,but scarcity of Toilet rolls ? And hoarding of toilet papers ?

People’s  panic buying toilet roles/papers have become regular feature in social media.I am totally lost.

Why toilet rolls ?

Why are people buying so much toilet papers ?

I guess it’s FOMO

By overbuying ….are you not contributing to the shortage and the needy one suffers ?

It reminds me of herd mentality.

Any idea why this particular item is in high demand ? I don’t know.If you know please help me understand better.

Toilet paper offers no special protection against COVID-19

Other than wiping the shit to clean your ass hole…..

I personally feel it’s absurd to buy toilet rolls since it has nothing to do with safety aspects regarding coronal virus.

How psychologists are explaining  this phenomenon ?

They say toilet roles are big in size,prominently noticeable,has long shell life,psychologically one gets satisfied having purchased big sized ones for a cheaper price.One also get a sense of satisfaction that things are under ones’s control.

According to Dimitrios Tsivrikos,lecturer in consumer psychology, toilet paper has become an ‘Icon’ of mass panic.

Uncertainty causes anxiety, Anxiety causes fear, Fear causes nervousness, Nervousness causes panic, Panic causes helplessness. Have faith in God. He will help and protect you  unknown 

Please share your views.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

“There is no illusion greater than FEAR” Lao Tzu


Too many of us are not living our dreams,because we are living our fears   Les Brown

Believe me,in this world none is fearless.

Cambridge dictionary defines FEAR as

“An unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous,painful or bad that is happening or might happen ”

” Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil ” Aristotle

‘Fear itself is a creation of your mind.It does not exist independently.Since it is a fabrication,you don’t have to fight it.Just understand it.Understanding is the key to freedom’.   The Ancient sage

Can you say fear is an abnormal state ?

Fear is not abnormal.It is a critical reaction to perceived physical and emotional danger one may likely to face.

But the problem comes when the inner thoughts alert you and over rides your intellect,you become panicky.

And instead of being proactive, you get stuck.We can’t avoid fear,but we can learn to be confident.

The paradox is, fear is both enemy and friend of success.

We fear because mind allows you to fear.We always tend to fear things because our imaginations cross the limits.

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows” Japanese Proverb

Can you tackle fear ?

Yes,you can face it, since fear is creation of your mind, it has to be tackled both on

1.Psychological (confront the fear ) and

2.Behavioral angle (taking bold steps).

We should not allow fear to paralyze us.Fear comes to you because you are not living in the present.You are constantly thinking of the past or future.

Why should anybody treat fear as a friend ?

Start thinking fear in a positive way.

Can we not treat fear as our ‘True friend’ trying to help us to overcome the crisis ?

“Fear is not your enemy.It’s a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow”. Steve Pavina

What is the solution ?

Remember the saying…..’Where there is faith ,there is no fear”

Trust God and have faith in yourself,sure to overcome fear and anything is possible.

Thank You
Philosophy Through Photography

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“We are dying from over thinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death” Anthony Hopkins

Over thinking is exactly what it means,thinking too much.

11 quotes to remember when you over think:

1. You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.

2. Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try!

3. Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.

4. Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.

5. There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts.

6. Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

7. Stop overthinking. You can’t control everything, just let it be.

8. Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.

9. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness.

10.Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday. Let it go.

11.A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.

Can you escape from overthinking ?

My feeling is that you can not escape from overthinking.but you can bring down the stress level by having a positive attitude,trying to recollect the above 11 quotes.

Thank you
Philosophy Through Photography


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