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To Have Freedom In Your Life, Stop Avoiding This One Thing

The Fear Of Loss Warps Your Reality By 5–7X

In the book, Thinking Fast And Slow, Danny Kahneman uses Prospect Theory to explain that, as human beings, we fear loss far more than we value gain.

Without uncertainty, you can’t actually be free.

If you must live in a world where everything in certain and predictable, then you’re stuck in a bubble.

Uncertainty Is The Foundation Of All Fear

Your brain wants to predict the outcomes of your behavior.

All fear exists in the future.

The things you fear do not actually exist in the hear-and-now, but rather, as a projection or prediction — that may or may not be accurate.

Feeling Protected Vs. Being Comfortable

In a recent interview, Kobe Bryant told the story of his first year playing basketball at age 11. He scored zero points. He was terrible.

Conclusion

You cannot be free without uncertainty.

The price of freedom is uncertainty.

If you can handle the emotional angst of not knowing what will happen, then you can absolutely be free.

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