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It Doesn't Take a Cape or Superpowers to Be a Hero - ... As a teacher, her job is to teach her kids and protect them from all harm. By saving her kids, Soto showed that one single act can affect the lives of those around her. In addition, the first responders to the terrorist attack on 9/11 examplify the theme of bravery and putting themselves in harms way to save others. Police officer and first responder Moira Smith risked her life to help those who needed help on September 11, 2001. Smith was seen, on multiple occasions, carrying out victims in the World Trade Center and running back in to save more Rushing into a burning building while everyone is running out takes strength of character very few will know....   [tags: Victoria Soto, Martin Luther King Jr.]
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Controversy Over Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound - For Better or Worse: Controversy Over Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound For 100 years, Cape Cod has been defined as the ultimate summer getaway, a place to unwind and relax. A place where visitors can tan on the beach, play in the waves and sail in the sound. The result is a region that is absolutely dependent on tourism and tourism that is dependent on the Cape’s aesthetic scenery. What will happen if part of that scenery changes from a serene and untouched ocean view to an industrial wind park. The proposed wind farm will be built in an area known as Horseshoe Shoal, located five miles off the south shore of Cape Cod, in Nantucket Sound....   [tags: Place Cape Cod Papers] 1936 words
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Machiavellian Concepts on the Use of Fear - In Machiavelli’s “Prince” he discussed the use of fear as a political tool to maintain the state. He argued that fear when properly directed could generate loyalty and bolster the support of the government. He went on to write that fear was only powerful when wielded with care and when abused could quickly become counterproductive and result in being hated by the people. Fear was potent because it was the prince’s creation. Unlike love that is given to the prince and can easily be taken away, fear is the prince’s tool and his alone....   [tags: Fear]
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Phobias: The Irrational Fear - Phobias: The Irrational Fear Phobias are irrational fear to a person, place or object and they are classified as an anxiety disorder. There is a term for every phobia imaginable. Phobias affect approximately nineteen million individuals, with the fears ranging from blood to women and every thing in between. The symptoms one experiences when suffering with a phobia include profuse sweating, headaches, extreme nausea and a variety of other physical symptoms. We all have our fears, rather it be flying or driving....   [tags: Fear] 408 words
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What is Fear and What Causes It? - Fear is something that large amounts of people have encountered at least once at some point in their lives. It has been said to have caused a variety of outcomes, many of them being largely negative. Therefore, it is a common human response to react to fear by counteracting it with positivity and/or success. The idea people have of what fear is depends on the person. In the article “How Fear Works”, for example, fear is defined as a “chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals” (Layton 1)....   [tags: environment, past experience, fear paranoia]
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Overcoming Fear With Faith - Everyone is on a road of difficulties and trials. We face these trials everyday sometimes we work hard to resolve them. On the other hand sometimes people will be afraid of the problems that come their way. We sometimes will try to escape it but it will be their festering in our lives and in our minds. Until one day we decide to take action, the time we decide to mend the problem is the day we can change and rid the problem from our lives for good. Nonetheless if we do not bring forth courage and put forth the chance to mend our problems we might become penetrated with fear....   [tags: Faith vs. Fear]
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The Individual’s Existentialist Struggle Rooted in Fear - The individual is naturally comprised of a conglomeration of cumbersome and distressing emotions, such as fear and distress. It is within inane circumstances that human beings are able to experience inherent fear. In moments of fear, people are able to apply existentialist thought, for it is through fear in which people decide to act. Existentialism is a philosophical theory that is governed by authenticity, which is that the existence of a person is determined through the acts of their own will (“Existentialism”)....   [tags: Power of Fear]
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Using Our Fear for the Good of the World - Our deepest fear is a unique quotation by an author who is unknown but was made famous by Nelson Mandela. This quotation really makes you think about your own fears and the ways we can look at them and how they affect us in our everyday lives. I believe the author is trying to say we should not fear our fears, but embrace them and use them for the good of the world and even just ourselves. He says we fear what we are capable as individuals. We fear the good in us, like our talents rather than the darkness....   [tags: fear, Nelson Mandela, ] 506 words
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The History of Slave in the Cape - The very first slave arrived in the Cape in 1653 and went by the name of Abraham van Batavia. Slaves were brought from Madagascar, Malaya and East Africa Slaves were taken against their own will. The slaves that were shipped in were all black, this was not due to racism but to the fact they it was illegal to enslave Christians. The slaves that worked in the Cape were given any jobs that were required to be done, this included tasks such as working in the fields, farming, domestic work, taking care of the children, gathering firewood and any butchery that was needed....   [tags: apprenticeship, exploitation, music] 732 words
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Igneous Petrology of Cape Granites - ... Biotite, which has mostly been altered by finer grained chlorite, makes up 10% of the rock while muscovite and corderite are less abundant and in most cases, corderite is absent (Harris et al., 1997). Biotite is the host to most of the accessory minerals like zircon and apatite (Scheepers & Amstrong, 2002). Biotite and coderite are the most abundant ferromagnesian minerals in the S-type garnet. Enclave rich zones have abundant garnet because biotite and corderite broke down to garnet through incongruent melting in these zones (see figure 2) (Villaros, Stevens & Buick, 2009; Harris &Vogelli, 2010) Figure 2: Garnet rich enclave surrounded by relict biotite and corderite ( Harris & Vogell...   [tags: geology, geochronology]
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Cape Town, South Africa - Introduction Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa, was well-known as a multi-cultural and multi-racial port city. With the complexity in races, there has been a long history of racial segregation starting from the 19th century. Provided with a colonial history started by the Dutch from 1652 and ended with the British in 1910, the urban form of this ex-colonial city deserves careful analysis. In the following essay, the urban form of Cape Town will be analyzed starting from different perspectives....   [tags: muti-cultural, multi-rcial city]
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The Cape Less Undercover Heroes - ... An article in The Garden Island newspaper says, “Police officers are working extremely hard to enforce our traffic laws. Our goal is to minimize traffic crashes and fatalities and to address the concerns of the community regarding speeding and other violations” (KPD issues more tickets). People may believe they give tickets out for fun when in reality they are doing it to keep our island safe. Officer Thompson says traffic enforcement is really important because without this the roads would be safe and many people would lose their loved ones....   [tags: police officers]
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Destruction Caused by Fear in Lord of the Flies and a Separate Peace - Have you ever been so afraid for your life that you would do anything to save it. Or been so scared of something you felt like you became a different person afterwards because of the experience. Well, the characters of Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace all have encountered these experiences and their lives have changed forever because of the destruction caused by fear. Lord of the Flies is set during the time of World War 2 and is about a group of 7-12 year old boys who are hopelessly stranded on an uncharted island after a devastating plane crash leaving them completely without adult supervision....   [tags: innocence, nature, fear] 948 words
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Fear of Death in White Noise by Don DeLillo - In the novel, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Jack Gladney tries to think that he know his wife Babette. He tries to disguise his true self in order to gain strength through his false identity. He tries to control Babette’s thoughts by telling her she is supposed to act a particular way because he is slowly losing control and the struggle of who is more afraid of death. Jack constantly is trying to face his fears of death but learns that his wife has similar fears. He tries to gain power over his death by trying to murder someone....   [tags: identity, kill, fear, death] 628 words
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Summary of the Fear of Breathing by Lafferty, Sherlock and Wood - Each new morn.New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (qtd in Lawson, Sandra. 2013) In the eighty-five pages play, Lafferty, Sherlock, and Wood exert their utmost effort to document, organize, and reconstruct a collage of verbatim testimonies, reports, and interviews eyewitnesses of the Syrian Revolution .The interviews were conducted by Laffery in collaboration with veteran war correspondents: Sherlock and Wood. Lafferty and colleagues conducted interviews incognito with ordinary people, activists, businesspersons, defectors, Free Syrian Army soldiers, and medical staff....   [tags: Fear of Breathing Essays]
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Cape Town and Japan - ... A certified training program will be key to creating employment for unskilled labourers. This project has the potential of making a significant impact in terms of the employment rate, the importance of recycling and opening doors into other possibilities for minimising todays overgrowing waste concerns. THE PYROLYSIS PROCESS “Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen (or any halogen). It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and physical phase which is irreversible” (Wikipedia, 2014)....   [tags: waste to energy plant, south africa] 1026 words
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Cape Cod Erosion - ... Today, scientists know that the glaciers brought the sediment because they are all different colors, textures, and all have different layers. A big problem in Cape Cod is beach erosion. The first reason why the beaches are eroding is because of rock jetties. Rock jetties that separate beaches interrupt the natural transfer of sand by the tides and wind. The second reason for beach erosion is rock walls, they have been built to protect homes but are actually stopping dunes from putting sand on the beach....   [tags: atlantic ocean, seawalls] 669 words
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The Cape Sundew or Drosera Capensis Plant - ... This species is very well distributed, being found on every continent excluding Antarctica, near some sort of water source. The plant is considered a hardy and can grow in a variety of conditions; it can tolerate a multifarious group of soils, and doesn’t require many nutrients from its soil because of its nutrient intake due to organismal digestion. These plants have grown in such abundance that in New Zealand that it is deemed a pest plant, meaning that it is considered detrimental to humans and human works (New Zealand, 2013)....   [tags: unusual and spectacular plants]
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The District Six Museum and Cape Town - ... The area kept its liveliness and strong cultural diversity. The municipality’s first urbanisation agenda was published in 1940, the inhabitants of District Six were mindful of this conspiracy. Cissie Gool, an anti-apartheid political and civil rights leader, stated that the government project was the beginning of ‘racial segregation’. After the 1948 election a chain of apartheid laws began to pressurize the survival of District Six and many other multi-cultural communities. The former residence of District Six remains committed to redeem and reconstruct what they were brutally stripped of....   [tags: apartheid, South Africa] 2157 words
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The Element of Fear: Dickens´ The Signalman and Wells´ Red Room - Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signalman,’ and H.G Wells’ ‘Red Room’ are both short stories written to grip readers through the element of fear. Both tales were written near the end of the Victorian era, during Queen Victoria’s reign. Victorian Britain had a liking for literature, including short stories. Short stories were idyllic because they were a source of instant entertainment, the type required in technologically withdrawn times. People were also becoming increasingly interested in supernatural events such as mesmerism....   [tags: Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, Victorian era, fear] 1859 words
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Racism in The Color of Fear - Racism in The Color of Fear Let’s start with the definition of racism. Racism refers to the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently based on their ascribed race. There are two main issues in the movie the “The Color of Fear” that I will discuss. These two issues include grouping people of color on the basis of the way one looks, and the attitudes of different races towards one another....   [tags: Color Fear Film Movie Racism Race Essays] 892 words
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Extremes of Riches and Poverty in Cape Town, South Africa - ... Apartheid does not necessarily represent the segregation of two races just because; it is not a result of the racist views of whites. Segregation is defined as having power or domination over someone, and it is a tool that the white utilized in order to maintain its ruling and maintain distance from the other groups in South Africa (Western, 1981, 1996). Although, since everyone in the South African society has some role in the economy, it is almost impossible to achieve total segregation between the whites and the other ethnic groups....   [tags: apartheid, social and racial divisions] 1115 words
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Is Urban Sprawl Threatening the Sustainability of Cape Town - ... And in the absence of the Philippi farmland the food security will decrease considerably. As the surrounding areas of Philippi already has a high level of food insecurity and the Philippi farmland has a portion of the produce which is sold to low-income households at a more affordable price then the supermarkets (Mail and Guardian, 2012). There is definitely an importance of Philippi horticultural area part taking in the food security; it creates a stronger food economy (Battersby, 2012:3) As the Philippi farmland yield about 40% (some give an estimation of about 80%) of the fresh produce here in Cape Town it plays a role in keeping healthy food affordable....   [tags: urban development, challenges] 2384 words
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Analysis of Housing in Cape Town, South Africa - ... Wilkinson,1999). For instance , in case 1 BD lives in a migrant workers’ hostel with 3 other male relatives , working in Cape Town , while leaving the other family members in homeland , for all of them Cape Town was a place to earn money for building their rural homesteads ,they are mainly dependant on their social asset to increase other livelihoods assets to utilize and build a rural home in two ways; first members from the same rural community ( Transkei ) are working in the urban and are renting one room in a workers’ hostel , which decrease the rent expense for each one of them , as a consequence , their financial capital is enhanced and can be transformed into physical capital (...   [tags: housing programs and policies]
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Housing and Difference in Cape Town, South Africa - ... (Rakodi,C.,2002) Thus, because the poor in urban areas are vulnerable, and exposed to variety of risks, they form a social and human network, which extend to the rural homeland, in order to become more resilience. C- The match/mismatch between domestic consolidation patterns and housing policy in 1990s In the four cases mentioned above, we recognize that this housing policy is inadequate to all of them, the focus on home-ownership and incremental approach to housing provision does not suit the rural consolidator as in (case 1) because their main focus is on minimizing expenses on housing in urban area and the policy fails to support for a cheap urban rental accommodation for them....   [tags: urban housing programs]
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The Ambitious Dream of Cecil Rhodes: The Cape to Cairo Railway - The Cape to Cairo Railway was one of the most ambitious dreams of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Africa had been a target of the Europeans since as early as the seventeenth century, but the impermeable borders made it almost impossible for them to get inland. The discovery of quinine aided the Europeans in this effort, but not completely (Strage 24). Cecil Rhodes, an Englishman who lived in South Africa for most of his life, had earned all of his wealth on the treasure of South Africa....   [tags: cecil rhodes, cairo railway, zambabwe]
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National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear - National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear In his novel A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler writes: "A man's features, the bone structure and the tissue which covers it, are the product of a biological process; but his face he creates for himself" (269). This distinction between the physical flesh and the face, the "devil mask" is for Ambler a crucial metaphor of "duplicity" (269). It is "a screen to hide [the] mind's nakedness...though they understand instinctively that the mask cannot be the man behind it; they are generally shocked by a demonstration of the fact" (269)....   [tags: Journey into Fear Essays]
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Fear in Journey's End by RC Sheriff - Fear in Journey's End The definition of ‘fear’ is a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. ‘Fear’ is reflected by the continual tension throughout the play. All the characters deal with fear in their own different ways. This reflects their personality and gives us an outline of how they really deal with the troubles, which arise during their experiences in a dangerous surrounding, and also, by dealing with the outcomes that they have to face in life. Stanhope deals with pain and fear through expressing his anger and also by his drinking habits....   [tags: Journey's End Literature War Fear Danger Essays] 2201 words
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Socrates and Epicurus - Live Life Without Fear of Death - Many people seem to fear death, but philosophers such as Socrates and Epicurus would argue that one has no reason to fear it. Socrates sees death as a blessing to be wished for if death is either nothingness or a relocation of the soul, whereas Epicurus argues that one shouldn't worry themselves about death since, once we are gone, death is annihilation which is neither good nor bad. Epicurus believes that death itself is a total lack of perception, wherein there is no pleasure or pain. I agree with Epicurus because Socrates doesn't give a sound argument for death as a blessing, whereas Epicurus' argument is cogent....   [tags: Why We Should Not Fear Death]
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Geography of Fear and Fear of Crime - Geography of fear and fear of crime in society today has been widely researched. In this essay fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime. This essay will explain Cater and Jones statement and discuss how media portrayal, environmental incivility in urban leading to loss of authority of space by local people and urban encroachment of rural areas shape the ‘geography of fear’. These factors at individual, neighbourhood and community level will be evaluated in ways so fear of crime can be reduced in urban and rural areas....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]
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Taking a Look at WESCAPE Development - ... The main drive of the project is to provide “affordable housing for lower income earners”, more specifically the earners between “R 4000 and R 6 000 a month”. However the projects urban designer, Alastair Rendall said “We are not looking at a single layer of income groups,”, “Residents will have a range of incomes”. The entire operation’s budget is expected to be “R140 000” Billion”. The WESCAPE Development will be located “32 Kms” outside of Cape Town’s CBD. The new “mini city” is around “3 100 Hectares” in size....   [tags: Capetown, Western Cape] 2482 words
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Fear in H. G. Wells' "The Red Room" and the "Red-room Episode" in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Both H. G. Wells and Charlotte Bronte draw upon the Gothic tradition to create an atmosphere of fear in their books, but this is handled in different ways although with some similarities. The Gothic tradition was believed to have started in 1764, however these novels were written outside the Gothic period, with Charlotte Bronte publishing her book in 1847, and H. G. Wells publishing his in 1896, over one hundred years later than the first Gothic novel. H. G. Wells starts off his book with a conversation between the narrator who will then go on to ender the read room, and a group of pensioners who give him several warnings that he should not enter the red room due to its haunted nature....   [tags: Fear, H. G. Wells, Red Room, Charlotte Bronte, Jan] 536 words
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The Coldest Days of the Year in Cape Canaveral, Florida: January 28th, 1986 - ... Onizuka, and payload specialist Gregory B. Jarvis. On January 28th, 1986, it was the coldest day that NASA had ever attempted to launch a manned spacecraft. In fact, it was 36 degrees Fahrenheit, it was nearly 15 degrees colder than any previous launch temperature. Lift-off time for the Challenger flight 51-L had been delayed twice that morning, all operations and systems seemed to be under control. An "ice" team had been sent to the launch pad to clear the clear the remaining ice from the launch pad....   [tags: space shuttle chandler, launch] 888 words
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Cape Town, South Africa Programs to End Exploitation and Abuse of Children - ... Anex’s works in three specific areas of children’s rights, the youth development programme that extends its services to youth in the Central Karoo up to the age of 25years and the Counter Human Trafficking programme that offers services to all victims of trafficking, including adults. Theses 3 issues have been tackle as a result of a realisation made through their work with child domestic workers in the earlier years. The government itself who would have an impacted against child labour always neglect the issue so this has resulted as becoming a non-profit organisation....   [tags: youth development, human trafficking, labor] 701 words
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An Introduction to Fear Appeal and Levels of Fear - ... The very beginning literature of fear appeals emerged in 1953 (Janis and Feschbach, 1953) when research focused on drive theory models used to understand the reactions from fear arousal and whether it was effective. The drive model theory (inverted U relationship) was postulated for the relationship between fear and attitude/ action change. It assumes that when the communication arouses fear the recipient will become highly motivated to try various responses to change their unpleasant state....   [tags: self-efficacy of an individual, threat] 896 words
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The Effects of Fear - ... These historical figures took revenge on the innocent for the fear they felt as children. There are also many physical effects of fear. Some “consequences of long-term fear include fatigue, clinical depression, accelerated ageing, and even premature death” (Impact of Fear and Anxiety 1). Experiencing fear for excessive amounts of time can take a toll on a person’s body, just as stress and anger can harm a person. Fear “can affect your appetite, sleep and concentration” (Fear 1). In result, fear can wear away at the quality of a person’s life....   [tags: external stimuli, self-defense] 710 words
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The Necessity of Fear - A tall man in a long black coat is seen walking past the window of an elementary school with a large brief case. That sentence is enough to make almost any American’s skin crawl for a moment. Change the word man to woman, and all of those uncomfortable feelings change to normal and nothing out of the ordinary. How can this be. Everyone has experienced that unpleasant sensation of fear creeping into their bodies at least one time in their life. Maybe it was watching a horror movie or walking through an unfamiliar part of town at night, but this sensation is unlike any other feeling that humans can produce....   [tags: fight-or-flight response]
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Fear in the Brain - ... These strengthened synapses and then used for long-term memory is developed and how fear itself is developed. (Steiner) Brain activity with different emotions The primary emotions are anger, fear, pleasure, sadness, and disgust. Emotions are are conceptualized in terms of their functional or adaptive significance. Anger and fear, otherwise known as negative emotions may promote avoidance or defensive behavior whereas the positive emotion of please ay facilitate ingestive exploratory, sexual or novel seeking behavior....   [tags: body functions, effects on the brain] 1908 words
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The Necessity of Fear - ... Cole has even gone so far as to state, “We think that everyone has trypophobic tendencies even though they may not be aware of it… people rate trypophobic images as less comfortable to look at than other images.” The cluster of holes is not the only specific fear that all humans fear. Dr. Albrecht points out that there are a total of five fears that all people have. The five fears are extinction (fear of death), mutilation (losing part of the bodily structure by animal, weapon, etcetera), loss of autonomy (fear of being trapped physically, emotionally, or socially), separation (fear of rejection and abandonment), and ego-death (fear of humiliation or shame) (Albrecht)....   [tags: human behavior analysis]
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The Fear of God - “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.” (Gen. 20:11) God has breathed the word “fear” into His written word 509 times. The authors of the text recorded “Fear of the Lord” 30 times, while the term “Fear of God” was recorded eight times. There are many words used in the bible to define for the word fear. “The most common of these (giving the noun forms) are Heb. yir’â, ‘reverence’; Heb. paḥaḏ, dread’, ‘fear’; Gk....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 1769 words
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The Perception of Fear - Fear is created by your perspective of a situation, object or topic. You fear something based on the way you perceive it, evaluating whether it as a threat to you or not. Once a fear is born it continues to shape your perspective intensifying the fear and guaranteeing that it will remain. When these perspectives become distorted the fear that drives them has the potential to take control over a person’s life. As the fear grows clear observation is limited and obsessive behavior can occur....   [tags: Psychology]
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Fear of Fear - Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for panic disorder but the mechanism responsible for the improvement are lacking. The reduction of fear of fear (FOF), or the tendency to respond fearfully to benign bodily sensations, is believed to underlie the improvement resulting from CBT. Research has provided evidence consistent with the FOF hypothesis. Descriptive studies consistently show that panic disorder patients score significantly higher on self-report measures tapping fear of bodily sensations....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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The Fear of Death - Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: Phobias]
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The Dangers of Fear - The Dangers of Fear Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Every so often, ordinary humans are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. One of the most famous example used today is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night demonstrates how fear is a debilitating force that causes people to lose sight of who they once were....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Memoir, Holocaust] 948 words
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Fear of Death - Death it is something we all must face at one point in our lives or another. It is either a death of a loved one, friend or co-worker. Sometimes it’s the devastation from a natural disaster. No matter what makes us face the idea of death it is how we handle this realization that truly matters. When Gilgamesh is faced with the horrendous loss of his dear friend and comrade Enkidu he begins to fear death. In Gilgamesh’s youth he is proud without fear of death, it is not until he watches his friend die that his own mortality becomes a fear....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gilgamesh] 1658 words
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The Online Fear - The internet has brought us information, convenience and time. From paying bills online in seconds to finding out information in a flash and even earning a college degree; the internet has proven to be a powerful tool. With the good, usually a little bad comes along with it. The internet has offered us convenience for everyday life, but also acts as a platform for child predators to prey upon. In an article titled If Your Kids are Awake… from the New York Times, Lewin said, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser F...   [tags: Internet]
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Dangers of Fear - Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Ordinary humans sometimes are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. This indifference can result in inhumanity. One of the most famous example used today, is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, demonstrates how fear is a deliberating force that causes people to act in ways they never thought possible....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Holocaust] 858 words
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The No-Fear Legacy - ... They ran as fast as they could and discovered it was in fact Kobe’s sister’s truck. They ran in the general direction of the house. They found a way to get up to the second floor and prayed both of their families were their waiting. When they opened the door they saw nothing but a note that said they had to evacuate and had went inland. Kobe and LeBron started their long journey inland. The silence was interrupted when they heard a boat. They started yelling and splashing so they could try to catch the driver’s attention....   [tags: personal narrative] 1710 words
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To Fear, Or Not To Fear: How Yeats and Hardy Envision God - Within both Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” and W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the actions of God are extremely prevalent, though the timing of His intervention varies greatly. Though, both poems were published within a five year period (1914 and 1919 respectively), they convey significantly different perspectives on the actions of God, in relation to our actions as human beings. These poems were written less than a decade apart, but are separated by one significant event that changed the world: the First World War....   [tags: second coming, thomas hardy, god's will]
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Making Sense of the Fear of Death - We all accept that death is unavoidable; we all die. However, there are numerous debates on what death actually is. I feel it important to first discuss what we believe death to be before we question whether it is rational to fear it. I mean, how can we fear something without knowing what we fear. If I propose the idea that death is the separation of our bodies and spirits and we never spiritually die but we can live on in heaven or hell; then I would suggest it is rational to fear death. This is rational as there could be a high chance I end up in hell....   [tags: idea analysis] 1098 words
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The Motivation and Consequences of Fear - ... Fear takes this town for the worse but in this case there was no reason to be scared. In one predicament fear is used as a role is in the eyes of god. In this article fear has a big impact. Compared to god you are not anything and that scares a lot of people. Ed-wards wrote “The bow of god’s wrath is bent and the arrow at your heart”. That quote is powerful it explains that god has the power and if god wanted to he could strike u in a heartbeat. Too many that brings fear because those are the ones that believe in god....   [tags: psychological analysis] 583 words
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The Power of Fear Illustrated in "The Storm" - Fear. By definition it is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain, whether the threat is real or imaginary. Fear has power, but only when the person feeling it gives it power. In “The Storm” Janet gives power to her fear, and by doing so, fear masks what Janet should truly be afraid of, leading to the development of her character, the conflicts within her mind, and the overall theme of the short story. Throughout the story, Janet is depicted as a person with a “pale face with a blunt nose, slender with a childlike figure, and plain.” Because of this characterization it is not difficult to understand her mentality for protection....   [tags: the storm] 935 words
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Society's Fear and Fascination with Crime - In today’s society the term ‘crime’ could be described as a buzzword. It could be argued that today’s society is both fearful of, and fascinated by, crime. There have been many explanations as to why society is increasingly both fearful and fascinated by the crime problem in the UK. This essay will outline what is meant by the term ‘crime’; will present evidence that society is both fascinated by and fearful of crime and discuss what factors may be contributing to this. Crime is legally defined as “acts which break or contravene the letter of the law” (Mooney et al., 2004, pg 6)....   [tags: criminal, United Kingdom, sociology, ] 797 words
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The Fear and the Need for Nuclear Power - ... The Three Mile Island nuclear disaster of 1979 was the first case of commercial nuclear power plant meltdown in the United States. It caused some radioactive materials to escape but resulted in no detectable health effects on plant workers or the public. The U.S. nuclear industry has since significantly enhanced regulatory activity and improved security measures. Today, the nuclear industry cooperates with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to help plants make safety improvements, involving radiation protection, emergency response planning, reactor operator training, and human-factors engineering (NEI, 2013)....   [tags: disasters, natural uranium, weapons] 1781 words
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