I think that people are controlled by fear very often. This fear can be fear of something, someone, or yourself. Sometimes you can surprise yourself or if your self confidence is low then you can surprise yourself. It has happened quite a bit in history but I can’t think of one spasific one.
This is a really great point.
As a defense mechanism, fear was designed to improve our chances of survival. This was vital when we were hunting in the wild, yet in today’s complex and rapidly evolving landscape, fear often makes us vulnerable to manipulation. Fear is used to control people in politics. It can mislead us. Just pick a reason to panic, and politicians jump on it. Whether it be terrorism, etc.
Yes I agree that when people see an opportunity to scare others and jump ahead they take advantage of it.
I agree that fear is very manipulative.
That was very profound. Nice job.
Fear is often used for tactics in politics and everyday life. Such as in ww2 books were burned and people were threatened to be killed if they didn’t join the nazis.
That’s sad and disappointing.
True. I just read a book about that.
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Fear is put into people by others to make them feel unsafe and be controllable. The KKK did this to intimidate blacks to not vote back in history. We shouldn’t give into fear, don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Ya I agree
That’s true. I like this. Especially not being afraid to be yourself
Fear is used to control the population. An example would be a sign on someone’s property that maybe said don’t trespass or ill shoot you. 9/10 time they won’t shoot you but if does make you fear about getting shot so you don’t risk it.
Good real life comparison.
Ya no one wants to get shot
Fear is very powerful and if you keep them in fear of the leader or at least in fear of the consequences of breaking the rules. People will listen to what ever you say because doing what they want is better than the consequences.
I agree that, in some situations, leaders can be very feared.
I agree with that.
One example that I though of was torture. Way back when they used torture to get information out of people, and the reason they always gave it to them was their fear that they might get further tortured.
We had similar ideas, I agree.
That that was a popular way of manipulation.
Fear creates an urgency to obey the person who has control over you. An example is the Nazis over the Germans. The Germans listened to the Nazis because the Nazis forced them to with the fear of death and torture.
You avoid your fears. It’s not like you’re going to walk up to a snake and stand on it. Fear is used as a self defense to keep us away from danger. An example in our society is when people who are afraid of offending someone choose to avoid it by not saying anything at all.
Fear has controlled people in countless scenarios throughout history. For example, African Americans, even after the abolition of slavery, had fear instilled in them daily by whites. Their right to vote was even put in jeopardy due to fear. On a more relatable scale, often times we as humans are afraid to simply be ourselves, or to stand up for what we believe in due to the fear of rejection and judgment. Fear is extremely suppressing, and is a state of being that is not easily overcome.
We don’t like to stand out.
I do think that we often have the fear in ourselves perhaps even more often then it is used intentionally against us
Yes, that’s good.
Fear is used against people because when someone is scared about something, they’re less likely to do that thing. An example of this is early American civil rights. If someone “colored” used the wrong waterfountin they’d be used as a public example and thrown in jail. This would make the others not want to disobey the law and this would keep them in “their place”.
I like how you stated that.
Fear controls people in so many ways such as if you want to pick up a new hobby but fear can talk you out of it.
I agree with this answer.
I feel the same way, so many people have the fear that they won’t be good enough in sports or other events that they limit themselves to their true capabilities. We shouldn’t do thus we should always push ourselves to the limit.
Fear can be used to keep people submissive because it can make people more timid and make them feel helpless. Fear can also be used to make people think that something will harm them so that they don’t do something or go somewhere.
I agree that fear can make people timid.
I think a lot of people ar controlled by fear. An experience I thought of was taking hostages in war. They scared them into telling them information to destroy their enemy.
That is a good example!
Yeah, no one wants to get hurt. It’d take a super strong will to not break and spill information.
Fear can make people think that something worse is the solution to something bad. It can also control people because they are afraid of a punishment. One example in history is when the Germans thought it was a good idea to give Hitler more power because they thought he was going to make them the most powerful race and country in the world.
That’s a good example
That is a good example.
American uses lots of different ways to keep people afraid and submissive for example, jail time for example, or money fines and even executions. Religion has been a big item in the past such as the Jews.
I didn’t think about the religion aspect of it.
People often have fear used against them to keep them from doing things other people don’t want them to do. Such as the Nazis who kept people afraid so they wouldn’t rise up.
That is a very good point.
Fear is used when something someone loves is threatened, whether by a person or an outside force. This threat causes the person to do things they don’t want to do. One example is early slavery when slaves families and themselves were threatened to be whipped.
The American slaves were very repressed.
That’s a good example.
Fear is used to keep people submissive because humans fear the unknown. Most threats consist of the saying, “keep quiet or else...”.
We don’t know what’s going to happen so we abide by the secretive and unclear guide lines given. According to the article about Columbus that we recently discussed, he used very severe punishments if he was not given what he wanted.
It isn’t interesting how you connected fear and ignorance. I didn’t think of that but I like it a lot.
It is interesting sorry. I blame auto correct
Fear being used to submit people is not very effective. It is very easy and does not require very much attention but it inspires revolt. Examples from history aren’t very prominent because most of them do not last long at all, I personally cannot think of one.
That’s a really good example
When we are afraid of something or someone, we don’t want to have that fear upon us and threatening us. We live protected and cautiously when we fear. I think that one example nowadays is living in the status quo.
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People don’t want to get hurt, physically or emotionally. If they go against what is seen as socially acceptable, they can be outcast and looked down upon. One event in history like this is segregation. I’m sure a lot of people didn’t like what was happening, but they didn’t speak up beacuase of fear.
I feel that fear does control our life because we hesitate and make choices based ok our fears.
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