Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as our nation's leading expert on the prediction and management of violence. As a consultant to many major media figures, government agencies, Fortune-500 companies, and universities, he has overseen the assessment and management of more than 25,000 cases.
"Fear is a signal in the presence of danger," but unwarranted fear or anxiety "is always based on your memory or imagination," said Gavin de Becker (gavindebecker), Thursday night's guest. de Becker, an expert on the prediction and management of violence, believes that preprogrammed fears or anxieties can stand in the way of our safety by blocking our natural sensory inputs. At the root of all fears is the death of the body and identity, de Becker stated. However "risk is not only a part of life, but it's the specific part that gives life its flavor. Otherwise, things would mean nothing," he said. Though we live in extraordinarily violent times, "I reject the premise of evilâ€¦Violence is a resource in all of us," de Becker said. de Becker suggested that the US government has been manipulating through fear since 911 such as with its color-coded terrorist warning levels, but statistically there is a much greater threat of violence at schools or in the workplace. In relation to ... More »Host: George Noory