Fear is the greatest emotion that any human has And this is why The Media & Entertainment flood us with this through out our entire lives.
Fear, like many emotions, is very powerful. This affects us mentally and physically; personal and interpersonal consequences can arise from fear.
“Self-perceived vulnerability to ataques (attacks): owing to recent ataque episodes, poor sleep, recent stressors, the self-perception of being a
person with nervios (nerves)” (Hinton, Lewis-Fernandez and Pollack, 2009, p. 265) Which will lead to the fear of having a panic attack which then
leads to the increase of your anxiety and “(2) hypervigilant surveying of the body and mind for emotions and somatic and psychological symptoms
associated with an ataque” (Hinton, 2009, p. 265) and all this leads to an actual attack. Fear can cause dizziness, cold extremities,
hyperventilation, chest tightness, shortness of breath, shakiness, a feeling of bodily lightness even derealization. “Negative emotions and somatic
and psychological symptoms activate fear networks, namely, catastrophic cognitions (e.g., concern that racing thoughts indicate impending insanity,
that palpitations indicate a heart attack), metaphoric associations (e.g., the combination of dizziness and fear recalling sexual abuse suffered as a
child)”. (Hinton, 2009, p. 265) Therefore becoming this circle of fear and panic attacks that a person can’t escape from unless they calm their
fears. Fears can be paralyzing to people and affect their lives in many ways. With reoccurring attacks there are certain things a person might have to
start giving up like straying too far away from home, not being able to go places without a “safe” person, going out with friends and even
driving; basically giving up your freedom and now affecting your personal relationships.
Another way fear has affected human beings would be the relationships we choose to have. With fear conditioning we have been taught at an early age
either by experience or from our role models what to fear. “Beginning in the 1980s, media accounts and policy discourses increasingly equated crime
and race. The result is that ‘White Americans tend to associate criminality with people of color and believe that most criminals come from racial
minorities’ (Soss, Langbein, & Metelko, 2003, p. 400).” (Mears and Stewart, 2009, p. 34) Fear of being hurt, emotionally or physically, can keep
us from finding relationships that could be extremely significant in our lives; we don’t fear what we know. Mears and Stewart (2009) also stated,
“By contrast, Covington and Taylor’s (1991) study of Baltimore neighborhoods found that Blacks residing in predominantly White neighborhoods were
more fearful of crime than was the case among Blacks in predominantly Black neighborhoods, Reflecting on the Covington and Taylor (1991) finding,
Skogan (1995) observed that it accords with the idea that ‘Black residents of White neighborhoods [may face] threats or harassment and more often
[may be] the targets of humiliation and contempt’(p.68).” Also if you have experienced abuse in your life you might be fearful of people that
would match your assailant. Fear can really cause barriers with certain communication between people.
there is a entire series on this topic.
I like this Quote! dont know who its from.
There is a sheep herder and he tells all his sheep if you jump over the gate and Graze outside the Wolves will eat you. (This although my be true for
a few it is control so the Herder can keep his sheep)
^^^^^ AN example of People waking up to this in recent years, a clip from V for vendetta. Great Movie BTW