Fear Is Not Enemy

Why fear is a good thing?

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We all want to be fearless because we think fear makes us a coward. It’s a hindrance between us and our bravery and it makes us less courageous. Now let’s imagine a fearless life, a life where fear will not exist and interfere with what we do. Imagine you are on a beach and you don’t know how to swim, but still, you are going into the ocean because you are not afraid. After all, there’s no such thing as fear inside your mind. And you are continuously moving towards the ocean, you have reached it, you can feel the water in your feet. But you are going ahead in more depths of water and you will keep going because you are not afraid of anything. Result of this bravery? Your death. Now imagine a life with fear, and you are on the ocean. Will you go into the depths of water? no, because your fear will tell you that you don’t know swimming and because you don’t know it so you can drown in water and die. Your fear will stop you to save you.

Let’s take another example. You are a student and preparing hard for exams because you are afraid of failing. You are afraid that if you will not work hard then you can fail so you are making efforts. Now imagine you are fearless and not afraid of failing. Will you bother about failure? Probably not, because you do not have any fear of failing or being behind. So now you are relaxing, chill, not working and preparing. Result of your exams? Your failure. Because you were not prepared so you didn’t succeed.

Fear is important because it alerts us of dangers and risks. Our fear helps us be on track, it lets us know about the troubles that we can face due to our lack of preparation for the situations we face. Fear is not our enemy. Fear is a good thing because it tells us about our shortcomings. We don’t need to be fearless, we just need to learn how to work with it, how to take advantage of it. Imagine how bad life can be without fear. Without fear, we will be doing all the harmful things that we don’t do now because fear stops us. After all, it makes us aware of the dangers. We need fear, it is an important part of our survival.

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Hassan Siddiqui

Hassan Siddiqui

Hassan is a heartfelt thinker who believes in the power of the written word to inspire action and enlighten our lives. He is the author of Twenty Bright Paths.