Friday, August 29, 2014
DR. SETH'S BOOKSHELF: The Gift of Fear
Gavin de Becker has devoted his career to assessing threats and predicting violence. His book, "The Gift of Fear," is both brilliant and terrifying. He talks about how we all must listen to our intuition in situations where we feel a keen sense of fear. Many times, for example, people have a gut instinct that tells them to avoid something, though they tell themselves they're being silly and thus proceed anyhow. In his book, de Becker walks the reader through example after example of cases where someone was seriously harmed because they chose not to listen to - and heed - their 'gift' of fear. I'm on a plane now, and I can't put this thing down! Suddenly everyone around me is scaring the you-know-what out of me.