The Importance Of Fear

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“Everything you want is on the other side of fear” (Canfield, n.d.). Fear becomes an inevitable barrier that abducts the teenagers from their dreams and aspirations. There are various types of fears, such as fear of failure, rejection, and perceived inadequacy. These fears can be beneficial as they hinder us from performing unnecessary actions that will lead to unwanted consequences. However, fears result in weakening a person’s self-esteem as it consumes a person’s mind into thinking that everyone around is so judgmental and critical. Fears also limit the expectations and opportunities creating illusions of failure. But to what extent do all these concerns affect them? Although people can sometimes manage to overcome and face their most destructive…show more content…
In our society, failure has become part of our everyday lives because we have always been trained to get everything right from the first trial and not been taught to embrace failure as a “crucial step in learning” (Knudson, n.d.). Some people continuously have obsessive thoughts of making mistakes, which leads to “self-consciousness and fearing every possible thought, or intrusion that does not reflect a pure and right mind” (Leahy, 2009). Living under threat can also be one of the reasons why many people stop and give up their dreams due to them being scared to demoralize people around them. Not only that, but fears consume people’s thoughts and can “impair formation of long-term memories and cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus. This issue makes it even harder to regulate fear and can leave a person anxious most of the time.” (“Impact of Fear and Anxiety”, 2013) Furthermore, being surrounded by extremely negative people and listening to their negative criticism results in the deterioration of youths dreams and aspirations as they are continuously bombarded with thoughts of failure and inability to reach their long-term goals because we as humans care so much about what others think and say (Raghunathan, 2013). Also, the fear of taking risks acts as a barrier for possible long-term…show more content…
People are scared to make errors that might lead to destroying their dreams. As discussed in Robert Kelsey’s (2012) article, fears can have a tremendous impact on our career progression, and in fact, our entire lives; they set limitations to our abilities and skills. Furthermore, the argument that states fear as an illusion or barriers we create is unlikely to be true since fear is a spontaneous response that triggers our behaviors towards certain significant events that may be life changing and is, in turn, a crucial part of being a human ("Fear," 2015). Being scared makes people anticipate what may lie ahead rather than planning and evaluating what might happen. On the website, the Mental Health Foundation (n.d.), it was mentioned that fear is an emotion that everyone experiences and is a crucial part of being
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