Re: Emotion Selection
Sun, 4 Jul 1999 15:47:27 EDT

In a message dated 7/2/99 11:06:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< 0. If I can replace the emotion FEAR with a "WARNING: DANGER" function which

works as fast (=at a low level) as FEAR does, then I would replace it. I regard any person irresponsible who simply removes FEAR without replacing it with some other safeguard.

I really don't know how necessary a warning would be at this point in my life, I would rather be clear on how to handle the situation rather than have to sort through fear in a split second decision. For example I really don't think I would need a warning to tell me not to jump off a building. I feel somewhat self assured that somewhere in my mind I would be able to say to myself "Jumping off this building could be counter productive." So I have very little reservations in loosing fear. I would be more worried about loosing the adrenaline that comes with fear.

Eric Peterson