Love and Fear

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Fear or Love Niccolo Machaivelli, The Prince once said, “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” This quote has a lot of meaning to me, not only because they say this quote on my favorite Disney Movie “Alice in Wonderland”. This quote means that it is much easier for people to be frightened of you than people to love you. Allow me to explain further. In the movie “Alice in Wonderland” the red queen is feared by many and she says it in the movie herself. She says, “It is far better to be feared than loved.” It’s better to be feared because if you’re loved than people would just think that you’re soft and under estimate you. When you’re feared it show that you have power, just like in the movie. The red queen is obeyed because many fear her, if they disobey or mistreat the queen than she would sentence them to death. When you show a lot of kindness, it might show people that you have pity for them and they’ll use your own kindness against you. That’s why the red queen was always fearful. In life you have to be kind but not too much, but in my opinion I do think that being feared is way better than being loved. Often kings or rulers of empires in history are feared by people and the outside invaders are also feared by many people, that how they take over land. When you work at a company, you’re usually scared of your boss because he could fire you and he could give you a raise. Also, my uncle went to boot camp because he was going to the marines, and he told me that the people there try to scare you. They try to scare you because they want you to obey them. Just like in the movie “Alive in Wonderland” In conclusion, as you can clearly see, it is better to be feared than loved. When you are feared, you get more attention and if you are loved, people usually use your kindness against you. Fear is used to gain power, to make people obey
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