Humanity: Fear is in the eye of the beholder

Matt Brown

Caution: This blog may contain information that can blow your mind

Good evening and welcome to the blog that tries to explain everything. Today the topic is fear.

Now you must be thinking that you know what fear is, but you do not. If you think that fear is just in your mind or that it is just a feeling, you are deeply incorrect. Fear itself is you.

Let me start by explaining what fear is in the dictionary. According to Google, fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.”

According to it is “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.” And lastly, it is “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger” according to Merriam-Webster.

All definitions say it is a heightened emotion created by suspicion. But what if it is not an emotion, but a warning. All over the world fear takes the lives of people. Fear creates panic and chaos wherever it lies. In simple terms, fear is that heart racing pulse that happens right before something major happens. However, if this is the case, why do people say that you should not fear?

If we should not fear, then that takes away that warning system and leaves us somewhat defenseless. It leaves our imaginations open to plain ideas instead of interesting new ideas. It also drains us of our personality. If we are not to fear any longer, then we are closer to becoming the same normal Homo sapiens, for it is fear that defines us.

In conclusion, I say that if we forget our fears and relinquish ourselves of them, then we might as well work in a cubicle for the rest of our lives just like everyone else.