Washingtonpost.com website wrote about ‘fear’ and the different reactions people have when they feel threatened or when in danger and, according to him, if fear does not destroy you mentally it can provide a pretty amazing feeling.
When our bodies are prepared for danger – the physical condition that fear puts us in – get a strange state, similar to that offered by a drug. The answer ‘fight or flight’ – people have developed this reaction to frightening events that our ancestors would have died without it. Fear activates certain hormones that make people faster and stronger. In the past, when the world was a dangerous place, people who had not had this reaction / response probably did not survive.
While the heart is wildly beating and the respiration precipitated while the muscles are pumping more blood with more oxygen, and hence arises the need to confront fear or flee from it as fast as you can. A hormone called epinephrine (aka adrenaline) is released to activate these ‘superpowers’.
Of course, there are variations from person to person, so that each person feels fear in a different way. For some, it’s an adrenaline rush like the one superheroes feel, while others feel tremor-inducing nausea.
If fear does not destroy you mentally it can provide a pretty amazing feeling, writes washingtonpost.com.
Fear is a bad thing in itself, but also triggers an ‘exciting’ response. In the book ‘Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger ” written by science journalist Jeff Wise, this response is described as ‘biological equivalent of depression.’
‘When we are in a safe place, we can interpret the response to threat as we do in case of an arousal response, such as joy or happiness,’ says Kerry beads, sociologist and author specializing in fear.
‘The response is triggered by something unpredictable. But when we are in a safe place and we know that we take less than a second to remember that actually, we are not in danger. Then we return to feeling joy. It is a kind of euphoria. That’s why there are people screaming and immediately after starting to laugh.’