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Fear

Fear: Defined as being afraid of someone, something or a consequence.

Fear is a learned emotion caused by physical or mental pain or stress due to the loss of life, dignity, affection, communication, possessions, access, or privileges.

Fear when properly managed builds a strong personality and character. On the other hand when left unchecked, it can cause phobias and/or dangerous reckless behaviors. Fear can create mindless followers.

Parents, teachers and leaders wield the power of fear in their teachings.

Fear of severe consequences for those who misbehave, cheat, insult or maliciously deprive others works wonders for the good. Fear is indeed a good teacher. It is important for children to understand fear and for parents and guardians to manipulate fear. But fear should never be capitalized for the manipulation of OBEDIENCE, loyalty or to turn mature people into mindless minions and do things against their better judgement.

Last Updated on February 19, 2022

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