Who Taught You Fear
“Fear leads you directly into the path of that which you fear.”
Fear consumes the soul, a person might think that fear is protection, but it’s not. But if we think of fear more as a cautionary measure, then we may better protect ourselves.
People are fearful to trust, to speak out, and to love. How are we going to teach and learn life when fear is such an abnormal attribute of our lives, as those things are today.
“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” -Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, 1813-1855
We live in a society that base their lives on the “Beautiful People” and our credit cards prove this to be true. The simple fact is, is that the department store will never care how you look, because they are after the sale; you could be eating dog food and their only concern is that they made the sale. But outside the store, the competition sits in wait, for that good looking participant in the self esteem builders club; looks good, till you realize that you are still just another face in the crowd. All your hard earned money spent, so that you can be judged for what you don’t have, you make a new friend, a relationship is formed, till the truth is seen. Then you fear loneliness and depression, when all you had to do is be you; give up to and nurture the good you inside, nothing else honestly matters.
“We seek our happiness outside ourselves, and in the opinion of men we know to be flatterers, insincere, unjust, full of envy, caprice and prejudice.” -Jean de La Bruyère, 1645-1695
Women too, as well as men, shallowness knows nothing of gender, it knows nothing of beauty or ugliness, shallowness is the face of a weak soul, deprived of thought filled nutrition. We base our cars, our homes, our attire, our lives; our children’s lives, on the acceptance of others. The frailty of the thought! Subsist in the soul, Yuppieism, the Upwardly Mobile, they should have taught society a good deal of what not to be, but society was too immersed in the false benefits of shallowness to learn. Now those same followers of the artful dealers of money and power, their seeking their youthfulness back, their innocence back, but why? Because they honestly bite at being social? Is it because of their lack of quality friendships? Or is it, because they have built a world where Honesty and Trust are four letter words to now be disconnected from in their mirror finish world that they built; and now are fearful of those very words. Old age in a world without morals, spooky concern of loss and destitution fills the wasted space between the heart and the soul; self taught lessons of fear and loss, it is, what it is.
“Everything that emancipates the spirit without giving us control over ourselves is harmful.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1834
In terms of the government, we would be dutiful in our responsibilities as citizen’s to be guarded in the trust that we give those on the hill; our freedom’s are worth far more than what those on the hill or society for that matter show for the sanctity of our lives and our freedom’s. But who are the major parts of America that seems so determined to push for more of the feared demise of America’s way of life? The Progressive Majority as well as the silent majority. Facing the true path in life is difficult, more so when following the promises of politicians, while taking the politicians words as truth.
What is the value of living without fear in this world today, that value is found in the understanding of the ground beneath our feet in relation to the refugee issues we see unfolding in other countries; soon to land on our own shores. Sure we should have fear of the people that come here from a threatening part of the world, but the fear should be controlled fear, mixed with knowledge, comparatively speaking, those of ISIS like mentalities will be as dreaded as the Vikings of old; in the sense that they don’t concern themselves with death, and they will leave blood no matter where they are.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?” -Patrick Henry, 1736-1799
George Washington for president, a vote for George is a vote for the land of the brave, and a land of the free. The thought of such a presidential candidate, but look out the naked window, at all the faces you see, and those on the stage, would any of those faces hold the same vision of concern for your freedoms as George Washington. No, we have too much fear to question those running or in charge of our futures; fear plus ignorance and blindness is equal to the chains and slavery that Patrick Henry was talking about, but fear plus knowledge is equal to an honest strength that the Progressive Majority fears. So the table turns, honest thought and a strong respectfully determined voice will annoy the followers mind, knowledge is never equal in the followers vision of the cause and effect no matter how humane the cause; the feeling of power is like a listing ship, once listed, the followers leap from the deck in search for another cause to empower them. Congress both of equal sides, yet it seems they don’t get along like people say they wish; but looking deeper, it could be said, and should be said that they both do get along in their own agenda well shadowed from the public. From a public too fearful to question their own populous action, nor question those that should never be given full control; but yet have stolen the control from the citizens while they hide behind their sleepy eye.
“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” -John Churton Collins, 1848-1908
Strength in ourselves, rather than a group, that is what gives us the determination to seek the betterment of life, in true Constitutional meaning, that betterment is ours by Right of passage as an American; but add fear to the life we live, we will miss the betterment of life every time. Warranted or not, fear in relying on friends comes from the truth of all that we see, the actions of others, news and entertainment venues; as well as the music we listen to. But we all want friends, it’s important to understand what friendship means; to put it simply, a friend is not someone that loans you a few bucks, gives you a beer, or flips you a couple of cigarettes to pass the time of day. A friend is there being supportive at any given time, for whatever the reason; but they won’t be there to supply the drugs or any other means of escape. Therefore, when your broke, down on your luck, or if war breaks out via terrorist or gangs; those very few people standing beside you are your friends. The rest are acquaintances, people you like, but people that you know inside that you don’t trust themthem be honestly be there for you. We live in a society bathed in a Detachment that allows anyone to simply walk away without thought of any kind of a real consideration, to life. The same as regrets are for the living, so to is guilt, both weigh heavy in the silent hours if not controlled via our understanding of life. The day that you can’t tell your family that you love them, in your heart and soul, a red flag should raise as you try to understand who you are, and why love is so meaningless in your life. Family is family, disconnection is so much a part of families these days, strength, independence, and knowledge in our social skills; our knowledge of life begins at home, at times we ask ourselves who taught us to be rude, to be short and condescending, or maybe we ask ourselves; who taught us to fear.
“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority: the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” -Ralph Washington Sockman, 1889-1970
When we as truly independent people in action and thought, and useful voice; when we face the truth of life over what’s considered to be truth in society; then and only then, will we show courage. As far as the majority, hmm, I wonder what that would be like, for some reason; this country’s Forefathers comes to mind.
“The future is purchased by the present.” -Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
Stand firm in your convictions, make them true to God and humanity, and never waver.