Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Fearless Lion

Here is the Lion Baby Bath Wrap with my Benjamin. He is my boy doll. Oh. By the way, he in fact is anatomically correct! He is an amazing boy and loves to model with daddy.

Talking about fearless lions. My friend, Coco, a Japanese lady friend of mine, shared with me one day the fact that she was terrified about spiders; and that even though she was terrified about spiders, she still wanted to help her little girl grow up without that fear. She taught her little girl not to be afraid of spiders and allow her little girl to develop her own fears, and not
the fears inherited from her as a parent.

Sometimes, when we feel afraid, have you thought about it? Are these fears our own or the ones we learned from others? Fear is there to be conquered and serves a purpose; once that purpose is served, then fear has no place. In my life experience I have learned to trust life and the Universal Intelligence some call God. When it comes to this lion there is no fear , just cuteness.


Scott Hooper said...

Adorable Lion Baby Wap. I want one!

Fear is an unpleasant feeling of perceived risk or danger, real or not. Fear also can be described as a feeling of extreme dislike to some conditions or objects. Fear covers a number of terms - terror, fright, paranoia, horror, persecution complex, dread.

THe only part you left out was "Fear conditioning." That is the method by which organisms learn to fear new stimuli. It is a form of learning in which fear is associated with a particular neutral context (e.g., a room) or neutral stimulus (e.g., a tone). This can be done by pairing the neutral stimulus with an aversive stimulus (e.g., a shock, loud noise, or unpleasant odor). Eventually, the neutral stimulus alone can elicit the state of fear. In the vocabulary of classical conditioning, the neutral stimulus or context is the "conditioned stimulus", the aversive stimulus is the "unconditioned stimulus" (US), and the fear is the "conditioned response."

In humans, conditioned fear is often measured with verbal report and galvanic skin response. In other animals, conditioned fear is often measured with freezing (a period of watchful immobility) or fear potentiated startle (the augmetation of the startle reflex by a fearful stimulus). Changes in heart rate, breathing, and muscle responses via electromyography can also be used to measure conditioned fear.

~drew emborsky~ said...

You did a great job!

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