Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism responding to pain or the threat of danger.
Fear is the ability to recognize danger, flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) or freeze or paralysis response is possible.
Fear is frequently related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance.
Fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation.
Fear can also be an instant reaction to something presently happening.
Most common fears: According to surveys, some of the most common fears are of ghosts, the existence of evil powers, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, heights, water, enclosed spaces, tunnels, bridges, needles, social rejection, failure, examinations and public speaking.
Causes: People develop specific fears as a result of learning. This has been studied in psychology as fear conditioning.
Brain: There are studies looking at areas of the brain that are affected in relation to fear. When looking at these areas (amygdala), it was proposed that a person learns to fear regardless of whether they themselves have experienced trauma, or if they have observed the fear in others.
Creation: Fear is affected by cultural influences and historical experience, especially during childhood
Fear of the Unknown: Something that a lot of people are scared of is the "unknown" such as the hereafter, the next ten years, or even tomorrow.
Many people are too scared to take the path they want to, because of what may lie ahead.
Most people would rather teach things they've been taught than go and do research on something new. This can lead to habits such as procrastination and under achievement.
Informal usage of
faith can be quite broad, including trust or belief without proof, and
"faith" is often used as a substitute for "hope",
"trust" or "belief".
Depending on the religion, faith is belief in a god or gods or in the doctrines or teachings of the religion. Wikipedia lists many religions. (This ebook written from that angle)
Faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence because it is in the future and not yet occurred.
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