Babies, Cops, and Fear

Fear is a terrible thing. It can stop you from doings things you want to do, and generally ruin your life. Fear, of course, is a basic human emotion and we’re all bound to experience it at some point or other. The trick, however, is not to let it get too you too much. Kirima‘s latest post got me thinking about fear. I was re-reading ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ recently and got intrigued by the statement: “Being poor is a choice.” I think that being afraid, to some extent, is also a choice albeit one that is probably compounded by one’s psychological make-up. That said, you can always choose not to be afraid. Think about it.

This short post was inspired by this week’s Comments For Beer winners. Here’s the link love:

Kirima starts us off with a nice post about fear, including definitions of the different types of fear and also includes helpful and interesting links. Great stuff.

Majonzi talks about babies and asks whether one can be too old to have some, and whether it is fair on the babies..

Gala explains how to be genuine with people you dislike. You know, those people you are nice to but really don’t care a bit about.

How to deal with stupid cops. Cops, especially in this part of the world can be really stupid. Archer gives a personal account of how he dealt with sheer stupidity. Didn’t someone once say that the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits?

Finally, Egm takes a break from his breathtaking photography and points out what is quite possibly the secret to life.

It’s been a while since I’ve given some link love – I’ve been real busy lately – so if you’ve commented here lately, hold on, you’ll get some link love soon. By the way, anyone can get some Link Love from me. Just leave a relevant comment anywhere on this blog. Read the Rules.

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  1. You seem to be doing the Carnival thing on your blog. I’ve seen a few of these in other areas, but I guess we need one like it for KBW. A revolving responsibility type thing where posts touching on various things are summarised in one post with links to the various posts. Check out this Carnival of Mathematics as an example. Good stuff and thanks for the link love!

  2. Actually, I am doing just that. I think if we had a KBW-wide carnical, it would be great and would help us know more about the less popular KBW blogs. Thanks for the link to the math carnival, I may participate.

  3. Sounds like a good Idea Egm has I sometimes see some very good posts I want to share with others as well.

  4. I’ve been thinking a lot about this and I think this would be a valuable addition to KBW. I think, however, it would work better if it started in one of the higher profil KBW blogs. Not many KBWers come here, lol. What do you guys think?

  5. A good idea doesn’t necessarily have to be initiated by a high profile blog. Anyone can do it, and with enough interest from others, it can grow. It’s just a matter of doing it, then enlisting others in publicizing it on their respective blogs. Then, just like they do over at the Carnival of Mathematics, every so often the next blogger up to do a post will pu t it up, and everyone involved can then direct people to the place from their own blogs. My two pence…

  6. I agree with you, egm. I’ve seen the ‘light’

  7. Check out Kirima’s latest post. He went ahead and did what you have done! A man of action no doubt. In the comments, Mentalacrobatics suggested he join the Global Voices team which does the sort of round up we were discussing here. I had completely forgotten about them. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, we could just have more of us write for them, and that would be the vehicle of the carnival. Or we could just cross post on our individual blogs and at GV. What say y’all?

  8. Kudos to Kirima. I had also forgotten about GV and I think its a wonderful opportunity to launch our carnival.
    I’m for your second suggestion: more of us should write for GV as well as cross post. This way, each ‘edition’ of the carnival will get maximum exposure.

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