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Living In Fear

Uploaded by Leiny on Apr 23, 2006

Towers falling, people dying, planes crashing, children orphaned…Isn’t it time we put a stop to this. Why can’t we lead normal lives? Why aggravate ourselves by worrying if today may be the last day we live or not. We have put up through so much, and yet the end seems so far from coming. What makes us feel this way, hopeless, nervous, suffocated, and unable to act? Is called fear…yes fear is what has lead many to commit murders, suicides, consume drugs and many other things. The dictionary describes fear as a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by present or imminent danger. However, this definition is incomplete.
Fear can manifest itself in numerous ways, places, and situations. Nevertheless, what do we do when the manifestation occurs? I remember a couple of years ago when my brother got in a car crash how scared I was. It happened early in the morning. I was taking a nice and warm bath, when my oldest sister came in the bathroom yelling at me that my brother had had an accident. I was so shocked, that my whole body began to tremble. I felt as if every bone in my body had disconnected from each other, my blood circulated ardently, and my heart was beating abruptly as if it was going to come right out of me. It was a scary moment. So scary, that I got out of the tub without washing away the soap from my body and ran outside in my bathrobe, with no shoes on. I looked horrible. Although I was not in my right mind, I still feel very embarrassed for acting the way I did. Nevertheless, I got afraid, and loss control of my actions. Plus, contemplating the pass will not change anything.
We, humans abominate fear. Our abhorrence towards fear has made us build, and come-up with different objects, or methods to give ourselves the comfort that we are safe, in other words fear free. For example, laws, prisons, police departments, and courts were just some of the many strategies the government came up with to keep us in peace and well behaved. However, the rates of success of these strategies are very poor. When analyzed carefully most of the problems in our nation are an indirect result of fear. For instance, the growing number of gangs, the consuming, and dealing of drugs in the streets are...

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Uploaded by:   Leiny

Date:   04/23/2006

Category:   Social Issues

Length:   6 pages (1,379 words)

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