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nothing but positive thought can affect a cure.
Hypochondria, (a medical term for imaginary disease) is said to do as much damage on occasion, as the disease one fears might do. Most so-called cases of “nerves”
come from imaginary illness.
EXERCISE. Fear of ill health often interferes with proper physical exercise, and
results in over-weight, by causing one to avoid outdoor life.
SUSCEPTIBILITY. Fear of ill health breaks down Nature’s body resistance, and
creates a favorable condition for any form of disease one may contact. The fear of
ill health often is related to the fear of Poverty, especially in the case of the hypochondriac, who constantly worries about the possibility of having to pay doctor’s
bills, hospital bills, etc. This type of person spends much time preparing for sickness, talking about death, saving money for cemetery lots, and burial expenses,
SELF-CODDLING. The habit of making a bid for sympathy, using imaginary illness as the lure. (People often resort to this trick to avoid work). The habit of
feigning illness to cover plain laziness, or to serve as an alibi for lack of ambition.
INTEMPERANCE. The habit of using alcohol or narcotics to destroy pains such
as headaches, neuralgia, etc., instead of eliminating the cause.
The habit of reading about illness and worrying over the possibility of being
stricken by it. The habit of reading patent medicine advertisements. THE FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE
The original source of this inherent fear needs but little description, because it
obviously grew out of man’s polygamous habit of stealing his fellow-man’s mate,
and his habit of taking liberties with her whenever he could. 216 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Jealousy, and other similar forms of dementia praecox grow out of man’s inherited fear of the loss of love of someone. This fear is the most painful of all the six
basic fears. It probably plays more havoc with the body and mind than any of the
other basic fears, as it often leads to permanent insanity.
The fear of the loss of love probably dates back to the stone age, when men stole
women by brute force. They continue to steal females, but their technique has
changed. Instead of force, they now use persuasion, the promise of pretty clothes,
motor cars, and other “bait” much more effective than physical force. Man’s habits are the same as they were at the dawn of civilization, but he expresses them
Careful analysis has shown that women are more susceptible to this fear than
men. This fact is easily explained. Women have learned, from experience, that
men are polygamous by nature, that they are not to be trusted in the hands of
rivals. SYMPTOMS OF THE FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE
The distinguishing symptoms of this fear are:JEALOUSY. The habit of being suspicious of friends and loved ones without
any reasonable evidence of sufﬁcient grounds. (Jealousy is a form of dementia
praecox which sometimes becomes violent without the slighte...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
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