“Do one thing every day that scares you”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Everybody on the planet has more than one fear. Some are more severe than others; some are understandable while others are trivial. Fear is mostly mental. Fear is a menacing part of life. Fear is frightening. Fear is an exciting part of life. Without fear there would be less control in the world. Fear brings notable traits such as perseverance and determinism. Fear is an intimidating thing but it can bring good to a person’s life. Personally, I have a fear of death. It could happen any day, any time and any way and there is no way you can control it. I never thought death could happen at a young age. I grew up in a sheltered household and I wasn’t really introduced to death as an adolescent. When a fish died I got a new one, when my dog Sammy died I had just gotten a puppy before that and I never grasped the fact that Sammy was dead. My parents always beat around the bush at subjects like death. I am fortunate enough to have all of my immediate family (Including great grandparents) still alive and kicking. Before the end of fifth grade I had no idea I could lose someone so fast. Before the end of fifth grade I had no idea that those horrible things on the news could affect me. My fear of death rooted from one event, this one event changed my outlook on life and it instilled fear into day-to-day moments. I had more fear than a normal 11 year old should have in their life. My fear of death all started in the month of July, it was 5 weeks after my last day of fifth grade and a few days after my birthday. I remember the day very vividly (which is odd because I don’t remember much of grade school.) I remember my mom walking into my room, I remember her face, I remember her tone. She looked sick but not like sinus sick she was pale and had dried tears. I knew something was wrong. “I don’t know how to go about this…”
...must face reality.
Do you have problems with public speaking ? If you fear the spotlight, you are not alone.
3 out of 4 people have some form of stage fright, ranging from small worries to physically disabiling symptoms, such as vommiting. This fear is known as Glossophobia.
This goes for everyone, including those who have to give numerous speeches every year. Barack Obama, for example, who speaks in front of millions and millions of people, will admit that deep down he is often afraid when giving speeches. The reason he has become such a great public speaker is because of practice. He has given so many speeches throughout the course of his life, that rarely, does he ever start to second guess or give into his fears.
And today you have a unique opportunity, because we are going to tell you some useful tips how to overcome your stage fright and become a successful public speaker.
The first step in solving a problem, is admitting a problem. So in order to over come your fear of public speaking, you must first identify with it. Here are some common symptoms: dry mouth, sweaty and shaky hands, fast pulse, trembling lips and so on. But there are merely physical symptoms, only you will ever truly know if you suffer from stage fright. So be open, be honest, and listen to the important information we are about to present you with to help conquer you...
...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...
...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).