Do you remember when the "No Fear" brand merchandise made it's debut on tee shirts and truck bumper stickers? It happened somewhere in the mid 90's if I recall correctly.
When I first saw this brand logo, I remember thinking how strange it would be for a person to live without fear, to be totally without a basic human emotion.
Well, today's post is a link to a story I just found about a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome which creates utter and absolute fearlessness in people afflicted with it. Check it out here. It's about a young girl growing up without fear and her parents' anxiety at her abject trust in other people.
Makes you wonder what the role the dark emotion of fear plays in parenting.