November 5, 2013
Everyone in this world, from a six-year old child to an eighty-year old man, has something to fear. Fear can be very difficult to handle at times. Although fears might also change throughout a lifetime, most people do remain scared of something. I am no different. Fear is dangerous because it limits the hero’s confidence, and without a confidence no one will believe in you so you wouldn’t be considered a hero to society. Fear is a predominantly a dangerous monster because takes all the hero’s confidence away forcing a lot of depression and low self-esteem. A hero always overcomes his fears and confronts any challenge head on. So once a hero starts to fear they soon start doubting very slowly. When the hero starts doubting his or her abilities then there is a small chance one will reach that certain goal that’s trying to be achieved. A hero is not born, he is self-made. Fear has been a problem for the longest with me in which I can’t seem to control. It all started in the summer when I was kicked off the basketball team. This caused a lot of fear deep down in my heart because I have been training all summer for this upcoming season and now I feel as though all that time and energy I put into Basketball was a waste. I’m afraid that this one decision I made will now cause me to work even harder, so I can at least be a walk on at the college that I use too attend. My confidence was zapped at the moment when I was actually thinking about it. A hero is unflinching in his or her determination and believes in his ability if I don’t believe in my own ability then nobody else will, and I won’t be considered a hero. Fear comes in my mind when I think of any kind of math. These last four years have really been a true struggle for me in mathematics, where I barely have passed the subject with a C grade. I’m afraid when college comes that math will be much harder and I won’t have...
...Fear can lead to a lot of things, but unfortunately, in humans it usually leads to something bad. Throughout history, fear has lead to some of the most violent actions by man, and some of the biggest collapses of organized society. In early American history, the people of Salem experienced this for themselves. Arthur Miller shows this in his book. The society of Salem that Miller creates in The Crucible shows how fear can slowly cause rational thought to deteriorate, leading to mass hysteria and eventually the breakdown of civilized behavior.
During Act I, Miller shows how each Salem’s citizens begin to realize this fear they have, and how it is slowly starting to take over their minds. This new idea that witchcraft exists in their very own society is too much for most people to handle. The very notion that “the necessity of the devil” could overtake them at any moment sends them directly down a path of fear (Miller 31). These witches who they now believe exist are associated with the one figure that they know is bad. The devil’s motives, although unclear to them, obviously involve the innocent people of their little town, which is more than their minds can comprehend. They start to believe irrational thoughts that encourage this fear, and that only leads to the worsening of the situation. Giles’s irrational fear of the “behavior of a hog” and how he “[knew] it had to be...
...difference between fear and anxiety. Both actions can happen to adults and adolescents at anytime. Either or can cause harm to one because of catching an anxiety attack from being highly afraid of something. They may also be very rewarding, do to knowing right from wrong.
There are five different types of anxiety which include, panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety is normally defined as "apprehension without apparent cause."
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation, or first date. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear that are chronic, unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. In General, it helps one cope in a tense situation. For example, The nature of anxieties and fears change as kids grow and develop.
Furthermore, here are some specific examples that help express the meaning: Babies experience stranger anxiety, clinging to parents when confronted by people they do not recognize. Toddlers around ten to eighteen months old experience separation anxiety, becoming emotionally distressed when one or both parents leave from by them. Children ages four through six have anxiety about things that aren't based in reality, such as fears of...
...What Is Fear?
Fear is "an unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger." Fear is completely natural and helps people to recognize and respond to dangerous situations and threats. However, healthy fear -- or fear which has a protective function -- can evolve into unhealthy or pathological fear, which can lead to exaggerated and violent behavior. Dr. Ivan Kos lays out several different stages of fear. The first is real fear, or fear based on a real situation. If someone or something hurts you, you have a reason to fear it in the future. Second is realistic or possible fear. This is fear based in reality that causes a person to avoid a threat in the first place (i.e. waiting to cross a busy road for safety reasons). Next, exaggerated or emotional fear deals with an individual "recalling past fears or occurrences and injecting them into a current situation." This type of fear is particularly relevant to conflict. Emotional fear affects the way people handle conflictual situations.
Causes of Fear
Conflict is often driven by unfulfilled needs and the fears related to these needs. The most common fear in intractable conflict is the fear of losing...
...SCARED OF THE DARK
Have you ever had a fear that makes you so nervous? Are you scared of the dark? Well, I am. I’m so scared of the dark sometimes. I get worried when I’m all alone in the dark. Ever since I was young the night would scared me. When I was younger, I would always make sure to be home before the sun went down. If it was night, I would always be in a well-lit place. If it was quiet and no noise, I felt like spirit is present. My biggest fear is being alone in the dark, because there was these three events that happened to me when I was a kid. It made me so afraid of the dark. For me, not going in to the dark helps me. What if something is actually there waiting for you? Just like the movies, you see all types of monsters. What if something evil was in the dark? But then you chose not to go there. Just being afraid of the dark can help you so, what I’m about to tell you will make you think twice before going or being in a dark room. Three events that happened to me, that made me realize that I’m afraid of the dark were when I saw someone evil in my room, then when I was watching a movie in my cousin’s house, and while I was playing hide and seek with my cousin James.
One of the events that occurred to me that made me hate the dark was when I was about 11 year old. I woke up in the middle of the night. As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw a strange man standing at the foot of my bed. I couldn’t see his face, he just stood there and...
...Serrusalmus is a short story written by Lesley Glaister. It was published in Contexts in 1992.
The themes in the story are fear, revenge and love. Through the whole story Marjorie fears the world, other people and especially Mick. The fear controls her life and makes her stay inside her apartment most of the time. At the end of the story Marjorie does no longer fear Mick and that gives her an opportunity to take revenge on him with help from her fish. After taking revenge on Mick she feels satisfied. The person who caused further fear to her life is now eliminated. She is now able to continue doing what she loves the most – take care of her beloved fish!
The title ”Serrusalmus” relates to Marjorie’s favourite pet, Russ, who is a piranha. The reason why Russ is so important to Marjorie is because he makes her able to take revenge on Mick. Russ makes Marjorie feel stronger even though she fears Mick. The title creates an expectation of that a Serrusalmus will be of great importance to the story and its role will make the story turn out the way it does.
It is a third person narrator who – when it comes to Marjorie – is omniscient through the whole story. This is shown when the narrator tells us about Marjorie’s past, her experiences, her feelings and her opinions. When it comes to Mick the narrator is non-omniscient because nothing but his actions and looks is described. The narrator...
Patricia M. Lassiter
Mr. Marcus Gamble
Are you afraid of the dark?
Fear of the dark, or nyctophobia, is a serious affliction that can lead to loss of sleep, heightened anxiety and even physical illness if it is not treated. Although most people associate fear of the dark with childish fears, persistent nyctophobia is a serious condition that should be treated with the help of a professional. A few tips can help mitigate the symptoms and effects of a fear of darkness and help begin the road to recovery.
In many cases, a phobia of the dark that persists into adulthood is tied to a particularly traumatic childhood experience, psychotherapist Phillip Hodson told Frostrup. However, most are treatable with cognitive behavioral therapy, according to Time's Healthland. In some instances, though, the underlying fear of the dark can be mistaken for a number of other phobias, or even general anxiety. According to "Fear Of The Dark" (2012), "People don’t necessarily know they have it. An individual may not be able to fall asleep once it's dark and their mind starts to wander. They think, ‘What if someone breaks into my house?’ Instead of realizing these associations may indicate a fear of the dark, they skip a step and assume they have a fear of burglars,” Carney told Healthland. ("Fear Of The Dark", 2012).
...POWER OF FEAR
What is fear?
Fear is "an unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger."Fear is completely natural and helps people to recognize and respond to dangerous situations and threats.
Fear may be a threat to our success. Once you have fear on a certain thing, then you would think not to do it. Sometimes if opportunity comes and we think of the consequences, most of the opinions we have in our mind are negative and we then decide not to do it. What if that opportunity is the key for your success, then you will not be able to achieve success and you will start on blaming on yourself why you quit?, why you didn't do it?
Some people are scared of being trapped for so long, but yet when they receive their freedom, they will not know what to do because they are scared of what could happen if they do anything at all. This type of fear is the one that holds people back from doing things they really want. If all people would have this fear, the world would be an extremely dull place to live in because the people would never like to do anything exciting, which would also mean the people would never achieve their purpose in life. Fear defeats more people than any other one think in the world.
The fear inserted in a person can be considered positive or negative depending on the...
...Fear causes anxiety, and anxiety can cause fear. Throughout our lives, we experience circumstances that make us feel different emotions. Some situations make us experience positive feelings and emotions, such as joy and excitement. At other times, we experience things that bring about feelings of loneliness, loss, sadness, fear and anxiety.
Anxiety and fear both produce similar responses to certain dangers. Also, they both often cause similar symptoms, such as muscle tension, increased heart rate and shortness of breath brought about by the body’s “flight-or-fight” instinct. It is no surprise that for many of us fear and anxiety pretty much mean the same thing but indeed there is a difference.
Fear is known to be a cognitive and an emotional response to a situation in which someone feels threatened, related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance. The cause of the threat is realistic in nature. For example, if someone is chasing you with a knife, human instinct of fear is to run! Often times, fear of a certain situation or event is caused by a traumatic event experienced earlier in life. The effects of this traumatic event are carried by the person throughout his or her life to such an extent that when the individual finds himself or herself in a similar situation, he or she begins to feel the symptoms of being threatened. As a child I was bitten...