Fear causes people to live a gray, nondescript life. This is caused by lack of wisdom within the individual due to tyrannical leadership during the youth years.
The current USA government is a prime example of the tyranny that generates a gray, nondescript lifestyle for individuals. Under the current radical concepts being embraced by the federal government, the individual has no right to choose.
This denial of personal freedom to choose then leads to a manifestation of lethargic and apathetic thinking. With this growth of unmotivated individuals, the disinterested cancer spreads a deviant rudeness through the society.
While the adventurous individual easily recognizes that passive, emotionless people are more vulnerable to loss of self-control, the weak individual does not possess the wisdom required to seek adventure. Society recognizes the weak and the strong, but seldom repairs the weak due to the apathetic fissure within the society. It may be caused by our lack of faith in our neighbors. It may be a result of the apathetic political process. But more likely it is due to the huge increase in welfare-slavery that has descended upon the USA.
The apathetic individual is easily conditioned by tyrannical government, so the politician continues the welfare-slavery as a means to control. The weak apathetic individual normally gravitates to a feeling of cowardice. Through lack of positive inner power to change his own destiny the welfare-slave easily throws away his natural right to liberty. The apathetic welfare-slave will gladly surrender his liberty and support surrender for his neighbor to anyone promising to relieve his need to reason, plan a future, and assume personal responsibility.
The demands of liberty scare the apathetic individual because they must possess the internal power to pursue their own desires. This means they must challenge any opposition to that plan. The apathetic person does not recognize the true worth of the capitalist world because they do not understand that capitalism is based on the natural law and principles of self-achievement.
While some individuals prosper through learning to overcome the fear of society, many continue to seek only the gray, nondescript existence because it is much easier to rely on others for advancement and direction. This is why the USA society has currently reached a dangerous level of destruction. This in turn has continued to fuel the fear of those who are apathetic.