Happy Halloween, everyone!
This month, as we gather for Gray’s on Halloween’een (that is, 10/30), we’ve got a scary topic–What fears are irrational? And what fears are rational? What’s the difference?
Explanation: Most of the things we’re afraid of have some basis in real, actual risk. Even irrational fears–fear of spiders–is based in the fact that some spiders can kill people. Beyond classic phobias, there are probably people in your life who freak out about life situations in ways that you would call “irrational.” But you probably have things that you worry about that seems like they’re genuine risk. So, when is it rational to be afraid of something? What kinds of things are you afraid of?
This conversation could go in a lot of different directions depending on where the group wants to go. One possible direction – we could get to another more specific topic–the fear of death. Is it rational to fear death? What are we really afraid of? What about people who fear life more than death? Are they being rational?
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