Nothing to fear but fear it self

Essay by gmooren7High School, 10th gradeA, April 2008

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Serves as a reminder to people everywhere that fear should not guide our actions, nor should they influence our lives.

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that we have nothing to fear but fear it.

He was right in many ways. It is in our perception of fear that we become scared.

People feed off of the fear and compound the problem by becoming more scared. Fear is a powerful emotion that is capable of stopping people dead in their tracks and of taking the words right out of their mouths.

Everyone has had to face it at one point in their lives.

Whether you feel it when you are over ten feet off the ground, or when a certain insect lands on your shoulder, everyone has had an experience with fear.

Fear is defined as an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by The presence or anticipation of danger When you experience fear, what is it that you're really afraid of? Is it what caused the fear in the first place? Maybe it is what can come to be because of that action.

Some people cannot even go into dark places, or swim in water when they cannot see the bottom, simply from the fear of the unknown. Other people fall into certain categories and have lifelong fears known as phobias. Everyone is scared of something, but it is in which it is perceived. There are three types of phobias- specific, social and agoraphobia. Specific phobia is the fear of a specific object or thing. My fear of spiders (Arachnophobia) would fall under this category, along with Acrophobia (fear of heights), another common phobia. The second category of phobia, social phobia, is the fear of social situations. And the last category of phobia is Agoraphobia, the fear of any...