‘Flames and Fright’ by Safa Aman

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Ancient method of conquering fear in renewed
Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, Miami, FL

Ancient customs that were supposedly buried away ages ago are now revived. Corporate managers have strong beliefs that in making their employees walk in fire, the employees may overcome whatever fear they have which results in a higher success rate along with more profits in their business.

In the medieval era, embers were placed in the palms of people in order to extract the truth. In today’s date and time, this practice is believed to eradicate fear in the employees. Hot coal is lit on fire for these workers to walk barefoot on.

“It is quite ridiculous,” states Dr. Eddie Hampton, a special physicist at Southern Methodist University, “when in reality, firewalking does not have much to do with overcoming fear — such a custom should have stayed in the past.”

A team of people working for a local McDonald’s underwent this firewalking experience. Several workers benefited from the act whilst six of the workers ended up with serious injuries.

Studies have proved that there is no strong link between firewalking and company profits. However, it has mentally aided people who now believe they can conquer their fears.

Among these firewalkers were the few people who developed a grave phobia. This phobia made the firewalkers unable to gain control of their physical surroundings along with the incapability to reason.

Doctors and physicists hope to put a stop to this revived tradition especially when it comes to employees and benefiting the company as there is no connection between the two.

By Safa Aman

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I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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