The Genesis Project Podcast
Fear 101 Class with Clarence "Mr. Kratos" Gleton
As kids, we all were afraid of something. Whether it was something under the bed or in the closet, Jason or Freddy Kruger, or some other scary thing. When we became adults, we've realized how silly it was to be afraid of those things, but now, we have bigger and scarier adult fears. They keep us from doing things or stop us dead in our tracks. We just assume, from watching movies, tv, and books, that courage will just appear when we need it the most. Yeah, if you think that's laughable, I get it. So do I, but that's what we really think. I'm an action guy, so imagine Schwarzenegger having to jump into a flying helicopter to save his own skin saying, "No. I'm scared!" That would be a hilarious sight to see!
If you're anything like me, I draw on people's experiences when it comes to certain things. One of those things is fear. For example, how do firefighters deal with their fear to run into a burning building? How about police officers who get into shootouts with suspects? My favorite example is the special operations teams like the Navy Seals or Army Rangers. How do they go into what seems to be a no-win situation, knowing that things will still get dicey? Are all of these people fearless? I've had the pleasure of speaking to maybe one person who has been of one of those professions, but I do know someone who has had the pleasure of being in front of half of my dream people to talk to. Actually, people would say that we look alike. Ok, spoiler alert, we're actually identical twins. My twin is probably the best person within my current circle of influence who has the credentials to speak on fear. So with that being said, let's welcome to classroom guest professor Clarence Gleton.