Every once and a while, I am eager to an unforeseeable chance, to have a long lasting talk with one of my dearest friends about different aspects of human psychology; I recently found myself asking about something I consider to be one of the most common psychological cancers, escalating in different shapes around the world.
And after considerable time for research, questioning, reflecting and discussion, I concluded that psychological diseases are becoming an increasing common widespread, and where fear is the main driving force behind such diseases and existing disorders. However, official statistics do not reflect such conclusion!
But it is only fair to say that a lot of doctors in psychology sciences agree to such statement; fear became a phenomenon in many communities due to varied reasons, one of which is the existence of false practices in the upbringing of children, due to parental ignorance in such matters, and where many of them take wrong approaches by practicing intimidation against their children, affirming such practices to be in favor of their children’s protection, keeping them away from any unforeseen risks; it can be the easiest way to dealing with smart and active children eager to discover the world around them! but being overprotective is the worst way for upbringing, by planting seeds of unjustified and paramount fears, those fears stay rooted in the psychology and mentality of individuals throughout their lives, curving them from becoming courageous and passionate human beings searching for knowledge, becoming disengaged people, with no initiative or drive, afraid to search, and try unaccustomed approaches, to be creative, invent or discover.
“Fear can be caused by an incident or a drastic situation experienced by children and not followed by a healthy approach of fondle, lacking the necessary knowledge, wisdom or awareness needed for proper parenting”.
According to psychologists, such disorders or diseases are an increasing epidemic within oppressed populations, subjected to mistreatment and injustice, which in turn, creates inner fears within people, regardless if it may or may not be justified, reaching extreme stages where brothers fear each other and sons fear their fathers, some are even scared of their own shadow! In such environments, individuals are vulnerable being exposed to deep psychological diseases, it was even found that the spread and intensity of such disorders are rapidly increasing with growing levels of oppression in different countries of the world.
they also found that, parents who suffered from different levels of fear in their past, will likely reflect it on their children, even in the silence of unspoken words and their stillness before their movement, children pick up on parents emotions and embrace them in their own primitive imagination, to translate life and everything revolved around them, in order to become a psychological reference throughout their lives and the window they see the world with. Those fears can be inherited from generation to other, there are even evidence and studies indicating the possibility of many inherited fears, that are passed throughout hundreds of years ago, and where research is still to be continued…
Fear is an enemy to human progress, development and creativity, and nations that has increasing reasons to have fear, become paralyzed, unable to succeed progress and be creative or even original.
And in order to explain the role of fear in controlling human behavior we need to understand how does fear affect our physiological, neural and mind system.
Regardless to the kind of fear we encounter, the natural physiological reflex is blood flowing from different body organs to the muscle system such as the legs and arms, to assist humans in situations of escape, running, self defense or fight, if the reflex was unwanted, unsuitable or convenient for the event or situation, this kind of natural physiological reflex is clinically called (Sympathetic system) associated with many other changes such as, high blood pressure and heart beats, amongst other physiological changes that would be necessary in some events or situations! although it is psychologically harmful with recurrent of a certain event or situation on long periods of time, the neural system controlling emotions in the brain will motivate the body to produce hormones to help them be in a preparation state, and forces humans to direct their mind power and concentration at the fear center of the brain while overlooking everything that follows from information and data to be perceived.
The brain relays on analyzing events and situations depending on specific information that limits the process of thinking, which is another image of “temporary” stupidity or specified by time or place, but this temporary fear can become a chronic disorder and an intellectual paralysis, that is why we see nations in fear, being overwhelmed with intellectual paralysis, defects, fatigue and weakness, and where success, creativity and progress is truly rare.