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Fear is an intense and primitive human emotion. It alerts us to harm or dangers, be it physical or psychological. Fear is constant and appears when you least expect it. It is also contagious and spreads easily to others.

The triggers of our fears are many. We fear because we lack knowledge. We fear because we lack foresight. We fear because we lack capability. We fear because we lack control.

Technology enhances information exchange. Yet, it is also the best instrument to spread fear. False information creates and amplifies unwarranted fear. …

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I recall that fateful trip,
a trip to escape the hustle-bustle.
It is also a trip to self-reflect,
a trip to recuperate.

I wished I can share with you,
pouring my insides unto you.
At least to offload a bit,
to lessen the burden.

I ruminated, desiring peace of mind.
But my desire to confide disappeared
when I looked at you.
You were a stranger,
engrossed in your own thoughts.

That moment, it hit me hard.
Though our bodies were close,
our hearts beat differently.
Together yet alone.

I wondered when my feelings for you fade. …

Vivienne Teh

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