Fear takes many different forms, but in any world that is less than perfect, fear is present and often motivates desperate people to do desperate things. That is why in dystopian literature, fear is a powerful tool to drive the main characters to take action which moves the story along or in other cases prevents them from taking important action. The fear of being watched is explored as a powerful preventative measure in the Panopticon model, and a similar phenomenon occurs within Oryx and Crake for Jimmy’s mom. However, for other characters, such as Katniss in The Hunger Games, fear provokes important actions. We can also see in these books how a fear for other people often motivates bold action.
It is a mind over matter type of reasoning to get over a fear. “In order to understand the nature of fear as a mind state, as a feeling, it is helpful to first look at what it is we are afraid of. We each have different fears and limitations... (Goldstein).” We realize that we fear something when we know it is something that we are not familiar with that it is something that comes to us in an unpleasant way, rather than an appealing way. “The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream (Golding).” Having fear is normal for us humans, we live our lives every day with fear in the back of our minds. We don’t necessarily think of what we fear unless it is brought up or we see what we fear.
The fact that we cannot understand our body and how it reacts to different situations makes us vulnerable to fear and suffering. We enjoy things because we fill pleasure out of it; however, when something bad happens in the process, we tend to live in it forever. According to Lucretius, this is one of the things that contribute to the suffering and fear that we are frightened of. For example, a person falls in love and when they break-up it becomes a fantasy that someone cannot wake up from. The mind plays an important role in dealing with the experiences.
A phobia is a conditioned fear that is markedly inconsistent with the objective threat of the situation. It has been said that the phobia that an individual encounters is due to an exposure to the now feared object earlier in life which caused fear or pain in conjunction with another stimulus which caused the fear of the object to arise. Due to this both the object feared and the stimulus which caused pain or fear can both now cause the individual to become afraid as it has become a learned response. (Martin, Carlson, Buskist, 2010). Fears of certain things like spiders, needles or dogs can be triggered so simply.
Fear is a complex emotion that can have both positive and negative influences on people’s lives. On the one hand fear can cause stress, oppress people’s happiness, and hold them back in life, and therefore many people see fear as a bad thing. On the other hand fear is also very useful, because it serves as a tool for survival. Fear is an emotion that warns people in situations of danger or threat and it helps to form a proper response in these situations. In this essay I will argue that although fear can have negative influences on people it still is a necessity for human survival, and I will use the movie It Follows as an example to show that the ability to fear something, even though this thing is understood, is needed in order to form a
No matter what occurs to a someone, the person in control can force the subject to do almost anything except one thing they can 't control, however, is the way the subject responds. In Code Name Verity the book develops the universal theme of how, when allowed, fear shapes people to portray either cowardice or courage to the characters of Maddie, Von Linden, and Julie through the tools of setting, foreshadowing, and
Fear is an emotional concept that subconsciously runs our lives. FDR once said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Having fear and being fearful are two fundamentally different ideas. The idea of fear is not a force that is supposed to keep us from doing what we hope for but as a motivator for success. Fear is the mechanism that instills a sense of respect in one’s mind which in turn acts as an advocate for achieving success. With a healthy trepidation, one strives for accomplishments in life because of the fear of not becoming the person one hopes to be.
You 're going to ask yourself a series of questions about your fear to get to know it better. The idea is to create an identity and character for your fear, so it loses its power. If you name your fear Alfred, for example, instead of being afraid, you can think, "Oh, Alfred is coming for a visit. How nice." This will break your pattern around fear and give you new options.
In conclusion, fear is moments that are considered to be dangerous from an emotional standpoint but is actually the key to feeling a sense of pride and courage when one overcomes these obstacles. What I had regarded as a useless function of emotions just meant to keep people from their potential, I discovered that it was the opposite; fear is meant to allow people to recognize their limits, and have them motivated to push past them, to reach your true potential in
Throughout our lives, we will be met by situations and obstacles that we fear, it’s how we react to these obstacles and fear that shape us as individual and as a society. In the Article “Can a Playground Be Too Safe”, author John Tierney explains how we must be afraid for there to be success, risk taking behaviors pushing our limits and proving to ourselves what we are capable of. Along with risk taking: fear, pain, and dangers are all necessary for humans to grow mentally. Eliminating danger and fear from society and daily activities, stunts the growth of the brain and people now have the disadvantage of going into obstacles blindly. Some fear and pain is necessary in the natural growth and development of the human brain, to learn what is wrong from right and what we like and dislike.