Fear: a Definitive Essay
“The only thing that you have to fear is fear itself-FDR”. Fear is an emotion that is experienced by all. Beings that fear is an emotion, this makes fear an abstract idea. Fear is shown as an expression when one is frightened natural bodily functions take over such as, increased heart rate, adrenaline is released, and perspiration comes into effect. Fear is an emotion that holds a certain intensity of energy. Any number of people, situations, or events can invoke a person's sense of fear. And while this emotion is meant to be a protective response, the meaning it holds from individual to individual determines the role it plays in everyday life.
Fear is the sweat dripping down one’s face while walking through the woods. Fear is all the sharks swimming freely in the ocean while scuba diving. Fear is "a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the existence or presence of danger." A disturbance when danger is around or when jeopardy is experienced worried about well-being and comfort. Fear is a negative emotion that is a state of mind.
There are many different opinions on the literal meaning of the word "fear" and most dictionaries have different examples as well. There are many different types of Augustine-Gibson 2
fears known as phobias which are abnormal or irrational fears of specific things. Phobias are an irrational fear to a person, place or object and they are classified as an anxiety disorder. Phobias (fears) affect approximately nineteen million individuals, with fears ranging from blood to women and everything in between. The word phobia comes from the Greek word, Phobos, meaning fear. The most well-known phobia is most likely arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. No matter what, everyone experiences fear at some point of their life.
...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...
...‘Fear Constructs our Reality’
“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, and the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” Henry Louis Mencken.
Fear is one of the strongest emotions for every human being; like love or hate it can distort our mind, causing us to not think or act logically in different circumstances.
Fear, like the fear of speaking in public, can effect each individual differently; some of us are able to control this fear and speak confidently and clear to a large group, where others of us freeze and let it take control of our body; confusing our mind to make the situation more difficult than it really is. Fear can be caused because of something that happened to the individual in the past, an accident or event that has left an imprint in the memory that could trigger the same emotion that was felt in the past, to the present situation. Our fears can also be formed from a parent’s or family member’s experience, instilling the same fear to us, which in turn influences the way we see what is happening around us. No matter what an individual’s fear is or how it began, plays a very significant part on controlling their part of life, by confusing the mind..
There are some of us that allow fear to overthrow our mind, causing...
...FearFear is an emotion produced by the brain to avoid a potentially bad situation or it is also anxiety caused by the presence of danger. Fear is caused by a threatening situation. Winston Churchill once said, “ The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” This famous saying shows that fear affects people as much as they let it affect them. The way I deal with my fears is to try to overcome them or not let them get to me. But it’s not always easy.
I'm 16 years old, and I still can't dangle my feet over the edge of the bed in the dark. How pathetic. I know that big hairy hands with strong knuckles will grab my brittle ankles and drag me down to a black hole of terror. Of course, this is never a conscious thought when my foot strays over the edge of the mattress, but an icy chill of fear shoots up my spine, and I quickly jerk my wandering limb back to safety. I know I should have discarded this childhood fear a long time ago, but it's been with me for decades. It's familiar and comfortable. Besides, sometimes I'd just rather deal with monsters under my bed than take on real life. As when you are progressing through life there is no magic left and the real fear is reality maybe what I am trying to do is hold on to this magical fear. Maybe the true fear is that I am losing my childhood, my...
...Cannibal is a word used to describe a trait which most conscious creatures would rather not resort to. Creatures with no conscious have practiced cannibalism for millennia with no apparent unfavorable results. Only conscious creatures seem to have difficulty with the concept; the only socially accepted cannibals are those who became so out of necessity. Why do we have such difficulty with the concept; our answer lies with the origins and meanings of what it is to be cannibal. Where does cannibal originate from? What makes a cannibal a cannibal? What sorts of conditions create a cannibal? A cannibal, however controversial, is an individual member of a group, pack, or society; who partakes in the consumption of the flesh of others identical to itself for satisfaction of hunger, desire, or necessity.
Originally the word cannibal comes from one of the forms of the ethnic name Carib or Caribes, a fierce nation of the West Indies. Caribs were recorded to have been anthropophagi. After the 1492 discovery of the Caribbean Isles, Crístobal Colón continued his exploration of that particular island chain. When Colón landed on one of the isles, it was a Sunday, also known as the Dominical Day. So Colón named the island isla de Dominica. On this island, Colón found natives who actively participated in the devouring of human flesh. The first representation of the name as he heard it from the Cubans was Canibales, explained as "los de Caniba or Canima."
What makes a good teacher?
Teachers play a crucial role in the continues growth of society. The goal of every teacher is to pass his/her teachings to his/her students for their personal benefit. As a student I was assigned the task of analyzing and defining the differences of a teacher and a good one, comparing the virtues of a good teacher with many others things, and making clear what a good teacher is not.
In order to understand what a good teacher is, first we need to analyze what is a teacher. A teacher is an individual who can be either male or female. A teacher is an adult who has mental ability. Teachers are individuals who have educated and prepared themselves such as going through a university degree, plus two years teachers college. Now, who is a great teacher? Being a good teacher does not ensure his or her to be a good one. Good teachers need to be wise people with enough experience and knowledge. Also, good teachers are patients and humorous with the main purpose that their teachings are easily understood by their students. Good teachers are sociable individuals who can interact with all their students in order to understand and respect their students` opinion.
Good teachers could be compared with many things in this world. Good teachers are physiologists, as they are able to deduce their students’ problems. Good teachers are similar to parents given that they play a role model for students...
...Fear And Phobias
What is your greatest fear? Do you know the answer? A lot of people don't. We just know that we sometimes feel fear and most people don't like it. Sometimes, people like the feeling of fear. Have you ever heard the term "adrenaline junkie"? That's those people that like fear. In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about fear and phobias.
The Origin and Reasons of Fear
The sensation of fear is related to 2 parts of the brain, the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. The prefrontal cortex is the body's "hub of safety" if you will. It receives stimuli and determines whether it's potentially dangerous, and sends signals to different parts of the brain to release adrenaline, hence the term "adrenaline junkie". This release of adrenaline is called the "fight or flight response". The amygdala, part of the limbic system, controls all strong emotions. It is what stores strong points of fear, causing us to have a phobia of that situation. It automatically sends a signal to the prefrontal cortex, which causes the prefrontal cortex to invoke the fight-or-flight response. This happens when the phobic gets near, sees, or, in severe cases, thinks about the thing they are phobic towards.
Picture of the limbic system....
...Fear is an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger. Fear can be brought about by confusion, panic, hurt, and just about anything. Someone can be fearful of their past because it has left painful scars. Many people fear the future because they believe it will end in death. In a sense fear can bury someone alive crushing their hopes and dreams.
Throughout the story, Monster, the main character, Steve Harmon, showed constant fear. Steve felt very uncomfortable using the bathroom in front of the other inmates. In his journal he wrote, “My stomach is gassy and bloated. I still can’t go to the bathroom in front of everyone.” This is probably because he thought he would get physically and mentally harmed by doing so. Steve was also afraid of being beaten up. In the opening of the story Steve wrote in his journal, “The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is being beaten up and screaming for help. That way even if you sniffle a little they won’t hear you. If anybody knows your crying, they’ll start talking about it and soon it’ll be your turn to get beat up when the lights go out.“ Steve feared that he had no voice in the case, as if they viewed him as being just another convict. He wrote in his journal “I couldn’t sleep most of the night after the dream. The dream took place in the courtroom. I was trying to ask...
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).