“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Fear is its own excuse” ~ Somebody Else
The only fear we have in common is croaking.
We were not born afraid.
“Fear, seed of all misery, murder and mayhem, disguises
ignorance as righteousness, hatred as a divine rite
parents promotes, permits and predicts pride’s perfidy.” ~ Somebody Else
it has convinced some
that there are “healthy”
versions of it on the lose.
“Good fear”! This of course is
Fear finds purpose
only when rendering
its subject helpless, inert.
Fear’s the minds sole weapon
in the mind’s war against harmonic change.
All neuroses are rooted in it save psychopathology
and socio-pathology. These may simply be “fear” incarnate.
Who can say?
A dropped valuable in a busy thoroughfare will only be retrieved by the pedestrian who first sees the traffic as the primary issue. The deer continues to give up its life that we may find a fourth option to Fear’s famous trio – Fight, Flight and the unsung, ever popular Freeze!