So, remember the bit when Pumba is terrified of being eaten by adult Nala when she meets up with adult Simba. You know the scene.
We know Nala is not going to hurt the friends, but they don’t. They are scared. Unknown outcome. Fear of what might happen and imagining the worst.
The friends are terrified they will be eaten, they just react because of the effects of the hormones in our brains and bodies. Whole bunch of sciencey stuff behind it, but it boils down to the fight or flight.
Cortisol and stress.
Now, if you were really faced with lions then I guess we would all run away, but your brain doesn’t actually know the difference between real and imaginary. Fear is locked into our emotional reactions, like ‘Oh MY GOD, this Lion is about to eat me’
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