Essay On Fear

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Fear is described as, “the unpleasant emotional state consisting of psychological and psychophysiological response to a real external threat or danger, including agitation, alertness, tension, and mobilization of the alarm reaction” (Medical Dictionary). Fear contributes to our actions more than we know; it leads us to places we do not want to go. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering” (YODA, Episode I). The World’s dark side is like a shadow traveling across the rocky, graveled concrete; always there just following behind. It is always with us, it can come out of nowhere giving us goose bumps, making our palms sweat and our hearts beat twenty-times faster. We may be able to control…show more content…
“Physical health; fear weakens our immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility. It can lead to accelerated ageing and even premature Death. Memory; fear can impair information of long-term memories and cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus. This can make it even more difficult to regulate fear and can leave a person anxious most of the time. To someone in chronic fear, the world looks scary and their memories confirm that. Brain processing and reactivity; fear can interrupt processes in our brains that allow us to regulate emotions, read non-verbal cues and other information presents to us, reflect before acting, and act ethically. This impacts our thinking and decision-making in negative ways, leaving us susceptible to intense emotions and impulsive reactions. All of these effects can leave us unable to act appropriately. Mental health; other consequences of long-term fear include fatigue, clinical depression and PSTD.”(Sue Towey 2). The effects of fear are crucial; they are harmful and dangerous to our own well-being and onto others as well. It takes parts of our lives away we may never get

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