Like most things, people have a misconstrued understanding of what exactly these types of fears are. A phobias is an intensify fear of something, that in reality carries little to no danger. The most common phobias are closed spaces, birds, needles and practically anything you can virtually think of. These irrational fears start at a young age for many and develop all the way to adulthood. Though many people who experience these phobias know that they are irrational, just the thought of the phobia will get
Experiences as a child and in every day life give us a reasonable set of fears. The falling from the top of the stairs that makes a child afraid of walking to close to the edge is a reasonable fear. If he does it again he may fall off the edge. People who get in cars often fear getting in an accident. This is because there is a large accident rate and we experience them everyday. They then proceed to wear a seatbelt to protect themselves. The high chance of getting in an accident produces a logical fear. These type of fears keep people safe because they are a result of rational thought that have come to the conclusion that there is a chance for injury.
Risk must be recognized to be effectively guarded against, and a proportional amount of fear is of value in that it may motivate the individual to guard against the risk that it is based upon. While Home Alone illustrated the relationship between risk and fear very well, the level of risk and fear employed was fictional and childish given that it was a child’s film, and failed to reflect the humor of a home invasion in reality. Fear can be beneficial when based upon real risk, while a failure to perceive risk may result in a lack of safety. Therefore, it is important to measure risk when attempting to determine the required level of fear to apply to a given situation, in addition to the level of security.
“When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be.” Poetry for Students. Eds. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary K. Ruby. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 294-306. Print.
Fear. A simple four-lettered word that describes a powerful emotion that takes over and changes us in an instant. When I was younger, I remember that the consequences of being disciplined frightened me so much that I would do anything in my power to stay out of trouble; as I heard my parents yell out my name while I was conscious that did something wrong, I would lie about the events so my parents would be as merciful as possible. Certainly, this situation has occurred to numerous children across the world. Furthermore, the fear inflicted over me as a child led me to abandon my moral judgement in order to escape harsh punishment. However, what happens when human beings use this fear is used as a way to control others? Throughout history, “fear
Fear can cause people to do many things. It enables peers and family to pressure people to conform and not express their true selves. People will go to great lengths to make sure they are not viewed poorly, even if it hinders themselves in their journey to develop a unique identity and be happy.
Fear makes us do things we wouldn’t normally do. The definition of decision is “A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration” (google dictionary). When not overcome by fear, decisions are normally thought through carefully, and acted upon after a while. When fear becomes a part of the equation, our decisions are made quickly, and carelessly. An example of a time when fear got in the way of a good decision was in “The Hot Zone”. It says that they “noticed with some concern that the monkey workers around the building were not wearing respirators” (211) even though they were instructed to. They let their fear get in the way of their logical decision making. A quote by Charles Stanley says...
Alfred Tennyson’s poems are usually about people going through some sort of troubles. They have difficulties choosing how to deal with it causing internal struggle. “Mariana” and “The Lady of Shalott” are two good examples of this. The characters are isolated from the world. They also fear life and all the things that come with it. However, each person makes different decisions. The Lady of Shalott overcomes her fear while Mariana stays in the miserable surroundings and just learns how to deal with it. Tennyson’s message through these poems seems to be to inspire his readers to overcome their fears. Tennyson gets this message across to the reader by developing his characters through his use of concrete images and by contrasting the Lady’s ability to overcome her fears with Mariana not wanting to face hers.
Throughout one’s lifetime, difficult obstacles and circumstances may present themselves during times when one’s strength may not be extremely prevalent, as fear continues to restrict their ability to overcome the constant uneasiness which forms when contemplating taking risks. Demonstrated in the poem “The Story” written by Karen Connelly, fear often withholds others from performing to the best of their ability, as it hovers in the shadows, always lurking from behind. Connelly begins by portraying fear as the vast, unknown ocean as “seaweed shadows twist below” (line 6-7), intimidating the reader as they begin to imagine jumping into a dangerous void with unidentified outcomes. As the feeling of fear begins to burrow into the minds of those
To start off our day of adventure, we began in the water park because it was 95 degrees outside, however, finding four empty lounge chairs was like finding a needle in a haystack. Becoming impatient, I vigorously took off my shirt, flip-flops and sprinted to the wave pool. Even though I was only ten years old, my parents were confident about me being in the pool without them, because I was a strong swimmer. Unfortunately, secondary to the force of the wave pool I ran into a little difficulty.
Never Leave Children Unattended: Even with a lifeguard present, it is the duty of parents and adults to keep a close eye on children in the water.
Some think that when you are about to do something that feels wrong or gives you anxiety that's probably fear warning you not to do it. Fear also can keep you from getting hurt. Millions of people all around the world every single day live in fear. It sounds horrible but, in all honesty that is how the world is and surviving. People have survived by fear for many years now. Everyone tries to hide fear because they don’t want other people to see that they have a lot of fear over something that others may not be afraid of or because they simply do not want to panic over it.
Fear is an inescapable instinct that ensues everyone. It can be triggered by anything that one perceives to be dangerous. More and more we see it in our daily lives. In the news, on billboards, even and especially in political campaigns and government speeches. It takes a grip on our world that most people don’t even notice. The simplest thing in the world is being used as a tool to shape the way we live.
“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here." -Marianne Williamson. As early as people can remember, they’re afraid of something. They experience some kind of stimulus from their surroundings. Some fears may be irrational or petty, and others can be legitimate and probable. But all of them stem from a presence that is constant in your life: the environment that you live in. As seen from different fears from each environment such as first world countries and third world countries, fear is rooted from our environment and circumstances that we live in.