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Fear: A Battle Against Yourself

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[What We Fear]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/topics/fear  

 

What if fear was born from the not knowing why you were afraid? There is normally a definite object to be scared of when experiencing anxiety, but this is not always the case. A constant  overload of facts, figures and advice means that there is no way of being a part of everything in existence. We do not know what to do with all this information. There is no way that we will be able to please everyone that we know and do everything that can be done, whilst only being given a limited amount of seconds, hours, days and years. Having a need for more seems to mean that we cannot let go of what has happened to us and pounce at the first sign of a future. Many are afraid of being restricted to what they have right now. They do not want to miss anything.

The feeling of inadequacy is acknowledging what can be instead of accepting what is. Some do not want to settle and would chase their desires until death. Fear can lead to a search for more than just what we feel is a necessity, but also an attempt to find something that can never be what we envisage. Deceit makes us believe that what see as reality may not actually be true. We may think that doing a certain thing can lead to what we have been made for and help us to avoid being less than we want to be. It seems that fear has been adapted to be a natural defence mechanism in the fast-moving world we live in today. Consumerism and social media has promoted the idea that we are never enough and has prevented us from knowing when to stop wanting more. People are left questioning the limits to what they can achieve, but what some fail to realise is that we cannot go on forever.

Fear goes further than a one-on-one battle with a foreign enemy. We seem to be afraid of what we cannot do and decide to fight the person who has long been an ally. Ourself.

 

 

[How to overcome your fears]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/topics/
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