Fear is Weakness
When we face our so called fears it seems like it was not nearly as bad as we thought it would be. Those so called fears are just little pebbles, if compared to a fear that sooner or later we will have to face to reach our destination. In my case my biggest fear is to speak in public.
This fear erodes away my confidence; especially when I have projects that have to be presented in front of a big audience. If I’m not familiar with the people I forget everything, my face changes colors, and at times I even forget the language I’m speaking in. I don’t have to speak in front of big crowds every day, yet it is a fear that keeps me from reaching the next level. When in class one day I found out that I was not the only one afraid of speaking in front of a lot of people. “The fear of public speaking is the most common fear and prevents many people from achieving their potential”; therefore public speaking is actually very common (Sisson). So why do we fear to speak in public? For me I feel as if I were speaking a different language I don’t even understand my own words, and I fear that people will judge me. Scientist have spent decades trying to figure out why people stress when presented upon public speaking. They came to conclude that “When people are judging you, and how you perform, you are almost guaranteed to have a stress reaction. Judgmentalism is a mainstay of most public speaking conditions; people are afraid of being evaluated and looking like a fool” (Beilock). For me that’s the main reason, judgmentalism. I don’t like looking like a fool in front of people, especially if the judges are people who usually see me as a strong and collected individual. “Acting in the face of fear will never be easy, but afterward you’ll be glad you did it”(Covey 119). Some say that overcoming your fear relives you from their chains. What we can do to overcome our fears can be doing what we fear; being a fool. “For instance, if you spent time each...
September 16, 2014
“Skepticism about Weakness of Will” Summary
By: Gary Watson
In this essay Watson argues that there is no fundamental distinction between weakness of will, akrasia, and compulsive behavior. Watson said that when a person knowingly acts against their better judgment that is a weakness of their will. In particular, he challenged the common view that the weak-willed individuals are unable to resist, while a person who acts compulsively cannot resist their temptations. Watson claimed that there are two kinds of skeptical worries can be raised against weakness of will. The first is that there if no weakness of will that it truly never did exist. Secondly, Watson discusses that there was some kind of compulsive motivation was literally irresistible. Watson is the one who will develop the second area.
Gary Watson reminded us of the philosopher Davidson’s account and opinion of will, and compulsion. Watson somewhat disagreed with Davidson’s account because of the discrepancy between the view that incontinence exists. In Gary Watson’s version of this Socratic view where the weakness of will is possible, he states is that a person always does what the wants to do more of, and a person will always want more than what is possible. On the Socratic view, which is called ‘weakness of will’ is really a kind of an uninformed statement as...
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of my friends...
...1970. Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards. In your essay do not merely summarize the plot.
1974. Choose a work of literature written before 1900. Write an essay in which you present arguments for and against the work’s relevance for a person in 1974. Your own position should emerge in the course of your essay. You may refer to works of literature written after 1900 for the purpose of contrast or comparison.
1976. The conflict created when the will of an individual opposes the will of the majority is the recurring theme of many novels, plays, and essays. Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society. In a critical essay, analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society. Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose.
1987. Some novels and plays seem to advocate changes in social or political attitudes or in traditions. Choose such a novel or play and note briefly the particular attitudes or traditions that the author apparently wishes to modify. Then analyze the techniques the author uses to influence the reader’s or audience’s...
When we grow up we learn to fear such things as drugs, alcohol and strangers. These fears are taught to us by our parents trying to help us grow to be safe, healthy individuals. While learning to avoid these dangers, we also experience hardships and traumas that teach us to be afraid of whatever it is we went through. But one of the most influential cause of fears is that which we witness in movies, shows and in the news. This is because we see these highly exaggerated scenes, which only teach us the worst case scenarios. This causes our brain to react by permanently marking that experience as something that we would never want to go through, something fearful. In other words, although people have noticed that past experiences and learned fears are huge causes of fear, a careful examination suggests that the media plays an extreme role in the cause of fear in human behaviors.
In the 1970s, Steven Spielberg created the movie “Jaws”, with a blood thirsty shark as the main character. Although sharks were already a widely feared animal, this movie made shark-phobia one of the most common fears of people. Actual shark attacks at beaches became more publicized in the news and it was not uncommon to hear people referencing to the movie while at the beach. Although there is a small chance of being attacked by...
...What is true love? True love is a personal decision to commit oneself to another and to work through any conflicts instead of giving up. For better or for worse, it’s the act of devotion and passion within a deeper understanding of each other. True love is a power like none other, it has a power over the senses and it can change one’s life. True love is not only about romance, however; there is also love between friends and family. Humans crave love. Therefore, we obsess over it, we dissect it, we romanticize it, and we ponder its meaning. True love can also be found in love at first sight, fatal events and over exaggerations. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare suggests that true love is one of the most powerful effects on our human nature.
In the beginning of the play, William Shakespeare conveys that love at first sight is a true possibility. Some people say that love at first sight is not true love because true love can’t be recognized immediately. William Shakespeare suggests otherwise by making reference to Romeo and Juliet as star crossed lovers. He’s saying that destiny is pulling them together from the very beginning. The very first time Romeo laid his eyes on Juliet he knew he was in love. Romeo fell in love because he was heartbroken and seeing Juliet healed his heart. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Romeo asks himself if he had loved until now while approaching Juliet. Although she denies him at first Juliet later allows him...
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...
...Name: Mahmoud Allam Zeid Ali
ID : 1131349
The biggest fear is fear from myself.
The biggest fear is fear from myself.
I don’t know where I heard these words or when.
But they were engraved in my mind through out the warm up. I had to fight the fear.
this story is true and really happened with me when I drived my car for example the frist time I drived my car I cant tell my feeling in the frist time really in this time I afraid from myself if I do something wrong what was happened all I talk was happened when I had 11 years but now Iam 19 years old So here I was, better than the frist time, more trained, more experienced. I know I could win this time. Yet, in a car of my mind there was a fear – a fear that I was still not good enough, a fear of losing. And this fear kept pulling me back from doing my best.
In other subject of fear we can talk about fear cant create an utopian society Fear cannot; absolutely not create an utopian society. Fear can't because a dictator would need to control fear and if you control fear the dictator can control the people. By controlling fear, the dictator would have to use threats and forces to make the citizens scared because being scared is a sign of fear and...