Fear – Most Dangerous Enemy of the human being
Fear – psychologically is defined that every human being was born with two fears: fear of high and fear of noise and all other fears are acquired during human life.
The Eight Specters are labeled:
– Fear of Poverty, – Fear of Death, – Fear of Ill (pain) – Health, – Fear of the Loss of Love, – Fear of Old Age, – Fear of Criticism, – Fear of public speaking, – fear of rejection.
Every person on earth is afraid of something.
Most fears are inherited. In this chapter, you may study the eight basic fears which do the most damage. Your fears must be mastered before you can win in any worthwhile undertaking in life. Find out how many of the eight fears are bothering you, but more important than this, determine, also how to conquer these fears. In this picture, you have the opportunity to study our eight worst enemies. These enemies are not beautiful. The artist (our conscious mind) who drew this picture did not paint the eight characters as ugly as they really are. If he had, no one would have believed him. As you read about these ugly characters analyze yourself and find out which of them does you the most damage!
Observe that the eight characters are at your back, where you cannot conveniently see them. Every human being on this earth is bound down to some extent by one or more of these unseen fears. The first step to be taken in killing off these enemies is to find out where and how you acquired them. They got their grip upon you through two forms of heredity. One is known as physical heredity, to which Darwin devoted so much study. The other is known as social heredity, through which the fears, superstitions, and beliefs of men who lived during the dark ages have been passed on from one generation to another. Let us study, first, the part that physical heredity has played in creating these eight basic fears. Starting at the beginning, we find that Nature has been a cruel builder. From the lowest form of life to the highest, Nature has permitted the stronger to prey upon the weaker forms of animal life. The fish prey upon the worms and insects, eating them bodily. Birds prey upon the fish. Higher forms of animal life prey upon the birds, and upon one another, all the way up the line to man. And, man preys upon all the other lower forms of animal life, and upon man! The whole story of evolution is one unbroken chain of evidence of cruelty and destruction of the weaker by the stronger. No wonder the weaker forms of animal life have learned to fear the stronger. The Fear consciousness is born in every living animal. So much for the fear instinct that came to us through physical heredity. Now let us examine social heredity, and find out what part it has played in our make-up. The term “social heredity” has reference to everything that we are taught, everything we learn or gather from observation and experience with other living beings.