Fear of increased autonomy
Other Names: Fear of independence
Fear of freedom
Nature: The genetic and cultural conditioning of human beings to be social animals necessarily induces fear of being independent, [ie] free from automatic submission to the social pressures of peers, the media and the local community, free from control by personal sexual, emotional and physiological drives and free rationalizations of various kinds. This total autonomy of the self implies responsibility for one's thinking, acting and being without conditions. No external or internal force is to blame for the situation in which one finds oneself or for the consequences of one's actions in that situation. By far the bulk of humans would rather say the government, or their background or their desires or their reasons were why their situation is as it is.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET