- Our primitive brains translate risk into danger; to survive, avoid it
- Transition can drag up deep, hidden fears we don't face in periods of stability
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(CNN)In the 1989 James Cameron film "The Abyss," an underwater crew is faced with a dangerous rescue operation in a deep-sea trench.
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