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Passion for Innovation. Second Factor: Fear of Failure

1. Fear, the Paralysing Agent

1.1. Fear and its Presence

Fear may be more or less visible, but it has always been and always will be present. The ancients saw fear as a punishment from the gods. In Greek mythology, Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares (the god of war), were the personifications of fear and terror. The Romans named them Pallor and Pavor [Terror]. Different names for versions of the same emotion. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wisely said, “All humans experience fear. All. He who does not experience fear is not normal, and this has nothing to do with courage.” (Delemeau, 1989) Its presence and power are such that even Franklin Roosevelt included it as one ...

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