Fear.. #100DaysofCode #Day12

Abhishek Prasad
2 min readJul 3, 2017


I have been putting this off for a couple of days and I’m sorry for that but I had a very bad situation with my health. Now that I’m well and back home, yes I travelled back today, I am resuming my learning again.

I have been reading a lot. Both technical and non-technical, I did finish the first book of YDKJS. Let me tell, you when you get to know a language in-depth like that, it just keeps you engrossed in that! I never ever thought, debunking popular myths could be so fun. In my opinion, it is always fun to start stupid, and later learn from the mistakes and the experience because, why not?

So I thank my stars that I had started off with “Head First JS” first and then got introduced to this book, prior to which I thought it was stupid to read technical books but we all know who was the stupid in that scenario.

I finished a lesson on React although I got the basic app work via a code-along, I still am not that comfortable in React part of it being that I am still learning ES6. So if anyone of you has any idea of how I can improve my confidence in React please ping me.

As I said, I have been reading a lot and one of the books which I am currently reading is “Solve for Happy” by Mo Gowdat. It’s not exactly a philosophical book but its a thought provoking one.

One of the illusions that he addresses is the illusion of fear..

We live in a society in which fear is looked upon as something weak. Now a days the way the liberals are going on, weak is the new norm. I’m not against any liberal thinking. I just dont see a point with people explaining their shortcomings and bad-habits via the concept of “acceptance”.

The step of solving a problem is admitting we have one. Now that’s the same case with fear. Be it anyone, anyone in this world, they have their own set of insecurities, doubts and fear. It’s normal to be afraid. Things go wrong when one behaves as if they’re not, because that’s when things go wrong.

“Every fear originates from a conditioned response”

I couldn’t agree more. We are conditioned in a way to think that certain things don’t work out and certain things do. Even if the reason for fear is no longer there, we keep thinking about it.



Abhishek Prasad

Full-stack software engineer @carsomeMY , newbie lifter, still trying to figure things out and sow things to reap