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This is an independent study project on fear Throughout you will see how fear affects peoples lives and attitudes It basically draws to one important conclusion Fear is a very powerful force that can be both detrimental even fatal or can be beneficial and save peoples lives In short this ISP is a concise summary made up of information researched from books magazines Internet sites and interviews with people that strives to present fear as a powerful force First of all what is fear The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as An unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation or awareness of danger Fear however is not only strong it can also be paralyzing In 1943 during the bombing of London two hundred people were huddled in a shelter when a bomb exploded nearby blowing the lights out in the shelter Later all two hundred people were found dead in the shelter When doctors examined them they found that they all had stopped breathing These people had been afraid to die so afraid they ceased breathing They had died of fear Fear is the cause of voodoo deaths and contributes to the fatalities from cancer and heart disease1 June Callwood Emotions Fear therefore is indeed a powerful emotion one that can take livesAnother common question is Where does fear come from Well June Callwood in her book on lively emotions wrote this The root of many fears is the fear of being discovered of having ones true nature found out 1 For example fear of guns expressed by soldiers who commit suicide rather than deal with live ammunition may be the fear of giving in to the impulses of murder Callwood further stated Fear is a fence behind which people fell safer 1 Moreover three well-known magazines Parents Awake and Family pointed out that many fears are developed by observing others even more so the fears of others
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