Fear In Brave New World

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Are You Ruled by Fear or Pleasure? “We are born with the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are imposed by society” -Paulo Coelho. Neil Postman would disagree with this quote and say that we are fascinated with ourselves, technological advancement, and always distracted by social media. However, there’s a bigger force that drives people through today’s society than pleasing yourself with the latest commodities. Postman believes that Aldous Huxley’s stark vision of the future depicted in Brave New World is more accurate than George Orwell’s 1984. However, I disagree with Postman and believe that we are ruled by our fear more than pleasure. To further my argument, a great fear that people have due to our society’s uncontrollable…show more content…
The climate seems to be crashing all around us. For example, heat waves, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, and massive storms are happening day after day all around the world. This leads to some people believing that the world is coming to an end, makes them become frightened, and some even prepare their bags just in case they have to flee. Fear of plague or severe sickness causes people to take extra precautions. On October 13, 2014 there was more than 8,300 people that contracted Ebola during this year's outbreak. Of those, more than 4,000 have died. With this people stayed home, stopped traveling, and out of fear they live their lives more cautious. In conclusion, people live in fear everyday of their lives. There’s so many little things that we are frightened of, besides the world’s issues. Such as being kidnapped when walking from school to home or having your child taken in a shopping mall when you look away for a second. Not only that, but the fear of failure, rejection, humiliation, suffering, and what lies ahead for the future. These are the reasons why I stand strong that fear is what controls us in today’s society over
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