As evidence he mentions, "Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear" (Wallace, 8). He mentions that in order to keep fighting you will need power and if that power runs out then even if needed take other people's powers and keep fighting until you numb your own fear. Once the mind starts controlling you, you won't be able to do anything because no matter how hard you try you won't be able to get rid of the judgements or the comments from your head. Those judgements and comments start making room in your mind, you will become powerless, and you won't be able to fight any more in fact it will make you so weak that it will start becoming a habit. When thinking back to how the mind starts controlling you I think back to my situation and how I immediately started judging that person without even thinking of what they are going through.
Aristotle believes that there are things that we should fear and things that we should not be afraid of. What can be controlled should be controlled and what cannot be controlled will not be controlled. He thinks that people who fear too much are cowards because they
My point of view is that it is better to speak up in order to solve the conflict. I think that it is better to speak up because there are so many people who are intimidated to say what they think. They keep quiet and are never heard. It is very significant for everyone’s opinion to be heard. Commonly when people are getting abused, for instance, they are terrified to tell someone about it, so they suffer.
These people are overcome by fear. They are afraid to continue moving forward and taking risks. The quote itself can be translated into, an everyday person does not want to be happy and ambitious. That person will settle with what will keep them alive. I agree with this quote for a few reasons.
Why is it that even the worst off in our society would just assume continuing to enact a story in which they are miserable? It’s hard for people to give up a story because they don’t even realize there is one. Like the narrator in the beginning was oblivious to even a creation myth, but was acting out the principles it taught without even realizing where he got these principles. Even the worst off in our society would continue enacting this story because they have been conditioned to believe that any other life out there is worst.
According to Gerald Jampolsky, author of Change Your mind: Change Your Life, “[…] We are afraid that we are going to be hurt, rejected or unloved again and are fearful of the future because we believe that the awful past is doomed to repeat itself. When this is our belief, we find that is impossible to be happy in the present. Instead we spend our time superimposing the past upon the present.” This quote implies that by holding on to the pain from our past, it prevents us from thriving in our current lives.
Being terrified is the thing that keeps hope out of our lives. It is important to not be scared because if we are, then we will have no hope in winning and we will not win. If we just believe that we can win and not give up then we will have our victory. We could also get someone to come and help out in the war. Many people don’t want to work because they are too sick.
Every day we all have wicked thoughts, but why don’t we carry out these dismal actions? The reason is actually very simple, we know if we did these things there would be someone there to catch us or tell us that our actions were nothing less than outrageous, but what if no one was there to say those things? Everyone aspires to have power, wishes to be heard, and has a need for some kind of control, but why
In an environment where individuals always suffer from their actions, certain characteristics become eliminated. For example, happiness is a common, yet vital characteristic that people lack in this type of environment. The result of happiness being removed causes people to fear making any choice, as these individuals are aware of possible consequences. In a society that eliminates happiness, also does not allow anyone to leave a state of unhappiness. This concept is shown in Fahrenheit 451, where author Ray Bradbury warns and messages to the reader that censorship of knowledge among a society leads to destruction of individual thoughts and individual beliefs, which will ultimately cause unhappiness and a lack of progress.
This type of treatment led to him doubting his capabilities, and if it was not for his brother who selfishly taught him to walk, he would have never been able to stand on his own feet. They feared that he was incapable of living a normal life, however they were the ones that were stopping him from reaching his full potential. “The Scarlet Ibis’ By James Hurst, the color red symbolizes that we cannot predict the future, and therefore are intimidated by it. Humans try to organize the past, Improve their daily lives, and try to minimize the chaos surrounding them. However there is one thing that they cannot control, and that is the future.
You would think that being different or standing out from the crowd is what everyone is trying to do, in reality it is the opposite. Now a day society wants to be like everyone else around them. People hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same. According to Leopard Man’s statement “Conformity can be seen as the world’s most common, but dangerous psychological disorder,” why is that?
"Luckily I was scared into doing something" as The Great Prey says. I would think you would not want to be scared into doing something but maybe it would help in certain circumstances. Having fear makes the experience personal and makes people realize they need to be aware with some changes they need to make in their lives. In my opinion appeals to fear are the best motivation.
It 's better to find a quite place or go for a walk while it 's happening. Finally, If a person has done all of these but none of them worked, that person needs to get help. A lot of people think talking to a spouse is enough cause they feel ashamed of going to a psychologist. That is completely wrong since it 's better and much more effective to get advice from someone who understands how our brains
Austin Smith, author of the Doctor Who series, accents on this idea quite well by saying, “People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” This explains the idea of being afraid of what people don’t understand very well. When something isn’t fully understood, we open up our minds to different aspects of life that wouldn’t necessarily be true. People come up with outrageous ideas that send others into a panicking flare. This fear prevents us from moving forward in life.
Society has always been something that changes over time. Somebody can be upset at these changes yes, but we can 't go back in time just because it would be more convenient for a few people. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few after all I suppose. As things are always changing, perhaps in the future the very facts of society that people hate, would become obsolete, just for a new problem to arise. Pleasing everybody is impossible in this world.