The Power of FearPosted: September 6, 2012
I watched Batman Begins the other day, and I love how the movie plays on the concept of fear. By the way, if you haven’t seen that movie yet, I strongly suggest you find some time to watch it. Christian Bale’s performance is super neat.
Moving on, fear is a powerful agent in our lives. It motivates us to do things that we sometimes aren’t even capable of doing. For example, there’s a story of a mother who was doing work around the house and when she looked out the window, she saw her 10-year-old son trapped under a car that was turned on its side. She ran outside and lifted up the car for her son to crawl out beneath it. She wasn’t a body builder or backed on steroids. It was the fear of her son’s death that enabled her to lift a freaking car.
Us humans fear most what we do not see. That’s why children (and some adults) are afraid of the dark. We don’t know what might be lurking behind that corner. Our imagination creates hypothetical realities that tease our minds into thinking that there might even be a possibility of the actual existence of those hypothetical realities. Horror movies enforce that idea by making the movie scenes as graphic and realistic as possible.
Other times, we fear something because we do not understand it. It’s what older businesspeople use to lure young businesspeople into financial traps by making them sign complicated documents with big words. It’s the convincing style of the older businesspeople that eventually makes the unexperienced ones sign the documents.
We know that a certain idea exists and we know that it is scary. For example, the spiritual realm that inhabits demons and other bad spirits. Most of us don’t understand that realm, and that’s what makes it so scary. That’s why movies such as Insidious or the Paranormal Activity series is so successful because it caters to a crowd that’s not familiar with that concept.
That’s why the concept of truth is so important, because that’s one of the ways to overcome fear. The world government holds its citizens in fear by making the media tell lies and by assuring its citizens that certain matters (such as the pharmaceutical industry or the traditional education system) cannot be tampered with because it’s too dangerous to mess with something that huge. People need to know the truth behind the lies that the world’s leaders preach. Otherwise we will never understand or see the truth in things, and we’ll forever remain living our lives in fear. The truth shall set you free. Fear keeps you captive. Seek the truth in everything and don’t assume that a person with an official title always tells the truth. In fact, it’s quite the opposite in most cases.