September 11 2001. Two planes were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In 2014, Malaysia lost three passenger planes through accidents.
The pictures and the commentary were shown for days. The whole world changed as the events of this day were imprinted into our unconscious mind.
In the weeks and days that followed, many people around the world feared entering a plane. We all know how our behaviours and actions changed thereafter. If I were to ask you, what you did during the moments of this fateful day, I am sure you would be able to tell me pretty much the sequence of your activities.
Events such as this, or others, more “minor”, after the imprint, can direct and influence our activities.
Nobody likes to live in fear. Humans try to avoid situations that could cause fear, or only expose them to situation, where fear is manageable and they know that it is not dangerous – think rollercoaster or the horror movie.