Dealing with My Fear

In: Social Issues

Submitted By Gojira14
Words 2964
Pages 12
Selwyn Dickerson II
Ms. Perry
English 1301
February 18, 2012
Social Significance Argument: Fear Fear and anxiety, two words similar but distinctly different from each other. One is more of a perception of thought while the other is more of lingering apprehensions in which the sources of may totally be unclear. Many times daily people everyday distinguish the two in many forms. Most people are aware that the science behind fear is a bit different than the science of anxiety. An example would be the sudden reimagining’s of imagery and scenarios when someone threatens to kill you with a gun, knife, or any other object (fear) is much different from the nausea, dizziness, and “butterflies” in your stomach when wondering if you passed a some kind of test or not. Many people today go through this and are alive but aren’t living to the fullest all due to inhibitions and limiters we consciously or even subconsciously put on ourselves because traumatic events that have had. It’s truly no way to live. All of us (Mankind and others) in general need to realize if we keep holding ourselves back for reasons of anxiety and fear than we’ll always be asking ourselves and even say “What if”? It does go without saying I am no exception to this fact of life. There was definitely a time in my life where I was dealt with these problems. It was in the summer of 2003. It was a pretty cool year. I made lots of friends and many things went without a hitch too. But there was that one moment in my life that made it a great year for me. During the summer because I wasn’t “old” enough to take care of myself I was still going to a place called the YMCA Northwest division. They had something called a day camp program where during the day they would go downhill and do activities that people would do when going camping. The only difference being is that they had a swimming…...

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