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strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties - Webster's Dictionary
"Fear" is basically feeling threatened by something, not wanting to embrace something but to run away from it.
The opposite of "Fear" would be excitement, wanting to embrace something and wanting to run towards it - like you just can't wait to do it.
- with regards to this, if you were a slave to your surroundings then how can you be accepting everything? Do you mean immediate surroundings? Or galactic surroundings? Multiversal surroundings? How far do these surroundings go you would be slave to, and what about the internal opposite of surroundings, whatever that would be called
however, total acceptance of everything leads to being a slave of your surroundings.
Affection or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.
Further information: Public display of affection
Numerous behaviors are used by people to express affection. Some theories suggest that affectionate behavior evolved from parental nurturing behavior due to its associations with hormonal rewards such as the release of oxytocin, the bonding hormone from positive social interactions. Research also verifies that expressions of affection, although commonly evaluated positively, can be considered negative if they pose implied threats to one's well being. Furthermore, affectionate behavior in positively valenced relationships may be associated with numerous health benefits. Other, more loving type gestures of affectionate behavior include obvious signs of liking a person. Affection can also shape infants' brains.
George Homans (1950) proposed that positive sentiment increases the propensity of people to interact and that familiarity gained through affection increases positive sentiment among them.
, also from Websters. How are you seeing this as opposite? Extreme is but another word for strong. I will conceed that aversion is the opposite of attraction, but remember, that is only part of the definition. Since this is focused at something, it requires a personal tie. Apathy is the opposite of all portions of the defintion, not just of it. Hate is just as strong of an emotion response as love, just at a different end of a scale. Apathy is zero response with zero personal tie. As such, I believe your personal defintions are skewed.
to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward