As fear becomes a disease

Getting sick is afraid of everything. Some disturbing-hypochondriac people are poisoning their lives with a constant fear of catching a terrible infection, a tumor, become crippled and die.

Professional sappiate of the huge pharmaceutical and medical corporations specifically advertise and disease is as old as the world, and a modern, newly discovered viruses.

Ill — from ancient times meant becoming poor outcast; still we say, "shy away like the plague", "shunned like I'm a leper".

Fear of the disease was pursued by many famous people, he turns into a real disease.


Mayakovsky in his childhood lost his father, who died from blood poisoning due to a freak accident: filed documents, pricked his finger with a rusty needle and got a fatal infection. Throughout the life of the poet carried a soap in a tin box and after any handshake washed his hands. He wore a and individual folding Cup. Mayakovsky is constantly measured temperature, plagued loved ones complaining of bad mood, always suspected the terrible and incurable disease. He was a sturdy young man of athletic build, so anything serious and not ill, and just killed himself with a pistol shot to the heart at the age of 37 years. He tried to do it much earlier, so that the horror of the disease and the game of death seem remarkably contradictory.

Second suicide and alcohol-dependent personality type — Sergei Yesenin. He suspected himself of throat tuberculosis, was terrified even of random pimple, taking it for the symptoms of syphilis, and yet even in his early youth tried to poison vinegar... Went for advice to professors who shared their concerns and suspicions with your friends — scary, deadly drinking, engaging in self-destruction.

Gogol lives in fear for their health, believed himself to be terminally ill, in letters to friends described how went to the toilet, he listed all of her pain and suffering at a young age starve myself, to "post" to death.

Writer and humorist Mikhail Zoshchenko, the man is extremely smart and educated, wrote to his wife in besieged Leningrad, letters from evacuation, in which the matter complained of illness. Of course, he helped his family, but the fear of disease was so strong that the writer has lost the critical, to focus on your condition to selfishness.

Well-known artist of the Soviet era Savely Kramarov was very afraid for his health; he was leading an exceptionally healthy lifestyle, eating only healthy food like sprouted grains, unlike most artists don't smoke or drink, exercise and yoga classes — and still got cancer of the bowel, from which he died in the Prime of life, in spite of the best and expensive treatment.

In the 16th century outbreak of the terrible plague. People were terrified of approaching the "black death", if someone was sick, he could not count on the help of neighbors and relatives in the house were killed and did not bring patients food or drink to avoid the spread of infection. And mortury in terrible costumes special hooks dragged the dead and still alive the plague in a common grave.

In this terrible time sick went to doctor Michel Nostradamus and treated plague victims rose petals. Many have recovered. Now scientists it is important to clarify that, say, leaves a lot of ascorbic acid, "askorbinka" is very useful. Especially, apparently, when the plague. And how much had to eat those petals to get at least the daily requirement of this vitamin to healing? In fact, Dr. Nostradamus inspired people the confidence and peace of mind, lifted the spirit of participation and good. His own family died in full strength, until he "was epidemic." Nostradamus himself was not ill, although didn't use any disinfectants and directly communicate with patients.

In 1811 Napoleon visited the plague barracks, to raise the spirits of sick soldiers. In terms of quarantine, among sick and dying people, he fearlessly and with great dignity had, as we now say, psychological assistance to victims. Said something like the words of Churchill; that we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Many modern researchers have come to the conclusion that the majority of victims of epidemics didn't die from Zatvornik bacteria and viruses. They were victims of panic, the terrible state of fear and despair; their immune system refused to work because of the intolerable horror and sense of impending doom. To similar conclusion came from the famous traveler, thrill-seeker Henri Bombing, which is all alone on a rickety boat to cross the ocean. Note — without food and drink. He lost 20 pounds, hurt his kidneys, because drinking salt water, but got sick and died.

"Oh, victims of shipwrecks! Not a famine killed you, not the thirst was the cause of your death, not the scorching sun brought you to the light. You have died of fear!" he said, barely recovered from his trip.


Renowned Professor of the German argued with Louis Pasteur about Vibrio cholerae, which is the most Paster and opened. It was a meeting of the Academy of Sciences in the 19th century, the times were quite civilized, so all the scholars listened with interest to the scientific debate of his brilliant colleagues. No one could not think that not believing in vibrios Professor caught them swarming the tube and instantly swallows its contents to clearly, on their own experience to prove Pasteur wrong! Pasteur was absolutely right, indeed a terrible disease called by this pathogen, infested in the fatal tube. The most interesting, stubborn old Professor got sick. He lived a very long time and was shot in 95 years, "in fear of impending decrepitude", as they say his biographers.

In our days fearless stubborn continue to demonstrate amazing things. In 1993 the American doctor , Robert Wilner injected himself with HIV-infected blood to prove that AIDS is not contagious! Desperate the doctor was ill, was so sure that nothing will happen. Never happened. About AIDS molecular biologist, Professor Peter Duesberg, author of "Imaginary virus" writes: "one has only to convince everyone that this is a deadly disease and will die half of humanity. From fear and despair". Really saying reminds the traveler of the Bombing?

All these stories once again prove to us how the state of mind associated with a person's ability to resist disease.

"We should be surprised that we are sick, and the fact that we remain healthy," writes the doctor and psychologist Stanislav PEK. By the way, he became interested in psychology when faced with the amazing fact. Peck was an ordinary country doctor, when in his village was an outbreak of infectious meningitis. The doctor honestly took the tests all the inhabitants with horror was convinced that almost all of them are infected. However, ill only 7 people — those who have had serious spiritual experiences. The others didn't even know death was so close.

Professionally and personally I have met many people who fought the Patriotic war, Afghanistan, Chechnya and other hot spots. The participants of these fights is often said that died in the first place is not a hardy man, not "the good soldiers", and those who were terrified. Fear weakened their psychological defense, made more vulnerable.


Also interesting: Letter to fear

How to release fear in 4 steps


And remember a simple phrase that says the old Indian to his son in the Mel Gibson movie "Apocalypto", "fear Not. Not for I have begotten you, my son, that you feared." published

Author: Anna Kiryanova


P. S. And remember, just changing your mind — together we change the world! ©



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