FEAR

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Primary Destroyer

of Confidence and Contentment; FEAR

FEAR’S A HAZARD TO AVOID

GUARD AGAINST YOUR HEMORRHOID

THE DANGERS THAT FEAR  BRINGS ALONE

ARE ENOUGH TO SEND YOU STRAIGHT HOME

WHEN YOU SUBMIT TO THEM AS YOU DO

IT ENDS UP SOMETHING YOU’LL COMPLETELY RUE

Fear is not only a destroyer of confidence, it destroys contentment and security as well. That means one cannot have true security when they live their life in fear. One cannot be content when they are in fear. Search your feelings. You know this to be true. After all, fear is our most basic emotion. It even drives our hunger. It’s a primal emotion meant for nothing more than to keep us alive. Fear is not an emotion to toy with like some inexperienced politicians do.  This means that you always need to be on your guard with people who espouse fear and use it for personal gain.  (They think that fear is a tool to be used on any and all who will succumb to it. That means that those who do succumb to it are also tools, waiting to be used.)

The question I want to ask is when does this primal emotion stop helping us and start hurting us? My answer to that is when it holds you back from achieving what you’re meant to achieve. When is starts to keep you from seeing the truth, because you would rather believe a lie because it’s more dramatically stated or it fits your preconceived notions. It holds you back when the truth becomes clouded unsubstantiated in claims meant to drive fear. This is the true nature of evil, for this is pure evil manifested in our world. Driving fear with any unsubstantiated claim is as criminal and evil as anyone can do. That begs the question, how do you counteract this evil? What can one do to fight this evil/fear? Yes I’m equating fear with evil because it is. It’s what destroys our dreams. It destroys our lives. It’s always destroyed our peace and it always will. What else would you call something this destructive? It’s defining factor is its product of pure evil.

What do you fear? What scares you more than anything else? What shakes your foundation down to the bone? Do you know why it scares you? Have you rationalized your fear or simply justified it? Have you ever wondered about its cause? Do you know why this fear terrifies you like it does? Is this fear that’s been instilled in you something to be anxious about or should you be concerned about or is it something to be stressed about it ?  Is it something to worry about, or is it something to dwell on and make a phobia out of, or is it something to be rationally afraid of, or is it an irrational phobia or , or is it a downright terror? Does this fear become a Phobia because of its tendency to linger? Is that healthy? Is any of it healthy?

When does your anxiety become a concern?  When does your concern become stress? When does your stress become a worry? When does your worry become rational fear? When does it become an irrational fear? When does it become a phobia? When does it become downright terror? When does it become a horror? Or when do you make it a horror?

Can You Abate Fear?

Can your fear be abated? Or do you let it eat at you? If you let it eat at you, have you tried to rationalize it? Or do you simply justify it? Are you justifications valid? Or are they manufactured by an over active imagination? What would happen if you did abate your fear?  Can it be controlled? Will it change any outcome? Will it change your attitude? Will that have an effect on your hormones? You know that fear affects your hormones, don’t you? Do you know what this fear does to your body chemistry? Do you know how it changes your hormones? Do you know how those hormones affect your body? Do you know how those hormones affect your brain? Do you know how those hormones affect your behavior and actions? Do you know how those hormones affect your decisions or reasoning? Do you know how those hormones affect your perceptions? Do you know how those hormones affect your judgment?

What do you do about a concern? What do you do when it becomes stress? What do you do when it becomes a worry? What do you do when it becomes a rational fear? What do you do when it becomes an irrational fear? What do you do when it becomes a phobia? I define a phobia as a fear that’s become an obsession. What do you do when your fear becomes downright terror? Do you let it overtake you or do you try to control it? Do you realize that what you fear may fear you more? Do you realize that sometimes fear is the only thing you need to fear? Do you realize that if you can’t do anything about your fear, there’s no point in fearing it?

What do you blame for the rampant expression of fear these days? Why do you blame that? Who do you blame for it? Why do you blame them? Do you have to listen to this rampant expression of fear? Does it make you angry? Why do you think it’s promoted like it is? Is it to make you angry? Is to make you afraid? You do know that fear and anger go together, don’t you? Did you know that they trigger the same hormones in your body? Did you know that these hormones do long term damage to your body? If long term stress will damage your body, what does long term worry or rational fear do to it? Do you allow this fear to control you? Or do you control it? Has fear been used on you? For what purpose was it used? Did you approve of it? Do you trust people who use fear as a tool? Have you used fear as a tool? If terrorists use fear as a tool, what separates you from a terrorist?

Can you do or say anything about the spreading of fear? What effect do you think that would have? Would it be positive or negative? Who would benefit? Who would hurt? Do news agencies have to continue to spread fear to convey their message? Does that make them purveyors of fear? What do those who chose to pursue this have to gain? What is their motivation?

Should all wrongs be avenged?

If you take action, do you realize that whatever action you take because of your fear, will come back on you? Who benefits from your actions? Are you aware of how history will view you, for taking this action? Are your actions for personal gain? Are your actions for political gain? Are your actions for religious gain? If your actions are for religious gain, do you think your actions will canonize you in your religion? Are you one of those who has visions of grandeur? Is that why you take your action?

Do you take action against others because of fear? Is this fear rational or irrational? Or is it just a worry or something to stress about? Are your actions for vengeance? Is your vengeance justified? What justifies it? Do you fear the consequences your actions will bring? Have you been able to put yourself in the other’s shoes, to see and feel what they see and feel? Do you act because you have to or because you want to? Is your action a reaction? If so, what is it you’re reacting to? What is it that validates your actions or reactions? Why does that validate your actions and reactions? Are those validations for personal, political or religious purposes or gains? Who benefits and who does it harm? In what ways are others aided, hampered or harmed by your fear? How are you aided, hampered or harmed by your fear?

When you decide to take action, who are you going to take action against? Why that person or entity? What will be the long term consequences? What will be the short term consequences? Who will that affect? Do you thinks about these things when you feel any of these fears? Do you think that other people do? Do you think that other people should consider these things when appraising their fear?

Do you use fear as a tool, yourself? If so, what separates you from a terrorist? Don’t you both use fear as a tool to achieve your goals? Is it the degree that you use fear that differentiates you from a terrorist? At what point does your application of fear, that’s being used for personal or political gain become terror and when do you become a terrorist? Isn’t one man’s terrorist another man’s revolutionist? Are certain actions necessary or just threats needed to be considered terrorism?

 One definition of terrorism: the active use of threats to spread fear.

Does provoking fear create anger? What happens to your emotions when you’re scared? What kind of fear provokes the worst anger? Is anger an emotion that should be experienced while making decisions of state that will affect the world? Does a leader  who provokes fear in all, make a better leader? Can that leader listen to dissension about his leading with provoking fear? If he/she can’t, is that an indication of what kind of leading they’ll do?

If we’re to conquer terrorism, don’t we have to conquer fear? If we’re to conquer fear, can we keep creating fear in our newscasts simply for the sake of bringing in and keeping viewers for bigger ratings? What newscast in your opinion spreads the most fear? Which one spreads the least fear? Is their purpose to seek greater ratings only, or do they have political motivations for using fear as a tool? What differentiates them from terrorists?

News casts always have to incite a little fear to bring the viewer in and then again right before they go to commercial to bring the viewer back after the commercial break. Otherwise they’ll lose their viewer during the commercial. In doing this, they’re creating fear where none exists, simply to retain their viewer’s attention. This is where the many of unnecessary fears start, many times. They’re blown out of proportion to gain viewership and when other newscasts pick up on it because of the interest it peaked, they often become full blown phobias.

Too often, it seems, that fear is thrust upon us for personal or political gain. Politicians use it to command millions of ignorant people to do what they would not ordinarily do, when they’re not in fear. Fear makes you do crazy things sometimes, simply because they seen sensible. Fear can’t allow you to be sensible. Fear itself is often irrational. How can anything irrational lead to sensible acts?

Usually it’s simply fear of the unknown. Even our worst fear, fear of death is nothing more than fear of the unknown. When one doesn’t know what lies around the corner, hesitation, then trepidation tend to arise. Of course war zones are far worse than city streets, but the danger exists in both. If it’s a corner we’re familiar with the fear is less, simply because we know what’s there.

When someone asks me what scares me? I say people who are afraid. I’m scared of people who run around being afraid of what they’re told to fear, when it’s the fear itself that they should fear. Wasn’t it FDR who said in his inaugural speech “fear is the only thing we have to fear”? He was trying to thwart a run on the banks right after the depression, but it applies more today than it did in the depression. Can you see that the simple expression of fear validates terrorist’s actions, because that’s their goal? Can you see where this forces terrorists to continue their practice of terrorism, simply because it works? Is it that hard to understand that if a tactic doesn’t work, you change it? Is it then hard to understand that if a tactic works you continue it? Doesn’t it reason to not allow a tactic to work to make is impotent? Doesn’t it make sense to not allow fear to cloud the judgment? Fear drives people to do crazy things that they would never do if the fear never existed. Rationality exits the room when fear enters. It’s been said that fear is a disease that you can either control or it controls you. Which would you prefer? If you let it control you, when do you become a slave to your fear? Is that freedom? Can you truly be free while being afraid?

When attacked by irrational fear, all reasonable thinking goes right out the door with it leaving all those in fear, subject to the control of their emotions, which puts them in direct control of their hormones. Fear makes us all do thing we’d rather not do when we not afraid. Fear conjures hormones that influence our behavior in way that many times are detrimental not only to ourselves but to others in our home or community. Yet, there are some entities around the world who believe that spreading fear is the best way to promote their agenda.

More often than not, fear manifests itself in anger, so as to appear not afraid. We all know how rationally we think when we’re angry. This is what makes fear so dangerous; its propensity to become anger and when it does that, the damage it manifests is too often, deadly.

Those who enjoy this kind of behavior are nothing more than bullies. I can remember dealing with them in grade school. Something I learned in grade school is that you don’t bow do bullies. Once people start expressing fear the bully know that his tactics are working.

This makes me wonder about all who use fear to achieve their goals. Is anyone who uses fear to achieve their goals a terrorist? If so, what does that make our Republican Party? They’re experts at using fear to achieve their goals. They’ve taught the world how to use fear to achieve unreachable goals. This makes me wonder, if a political party is so willing to use fear to achieve its goals, does that mean that they’ll use terrorism also? Isn’t terrorism the enemy? Doesn’t that make fear the enemy? Doesn’t that mean that those who use fear to achieve their goals are enemies to American ideals?

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