When can fear be good?

Jump to Last Post 1-13 of 13 discussions (13 posts)
  1. YvetteParker profile image68
    YvetteParkerposted 7 years ago

    When can fear be good?

  2. Family Fun Faith profile image60
    Family Fun Faithposted 7 years ago

    fear can sharpen your senses and heighten your focus, and keep you from making a rash decision

  3. profile image0
    ExoticHippieQueenposted 7 years ago

    Fear can be very good when you are about to do something that your inner voice tells you is not good for you, dangerous or just plain stupid.  Always listen to that little voice because if often knows more than you do.................

  4. EyesStraightAhead profile image79
    EyesStraightAheadposted 7 years ago

    When it motivates us to better ourselves. For example, if a fear of being raped helps a women to be more aware of her surroundings, learn self-defense, and be careful about selecting partners, this is good. If a person doesn't want to fail and consequently pushes himself to excel in all he does, this can be good if not taken to an unhealthy level.

  5. Danette Watt profile image84
    Danette Wattposted 7 years ago

    Fear can be the motivation we need to make changes in our lives. For instance, fear of dying from cancer might prompt someone to quit smoking.

  6. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    When you fear God. People think you need to be "scared" of Him but the fear the bible refers to is of respect, trust and honor. As a wife should fear her husband. As a child should fear his/her parents. Its the ONLY kind of fear that is good.

  7. edhan profile image49
    edhanposted 7 years ago

    When you have fear in the outcome for certain things, it maybe good. For example, if you fear of the outcome effect of drugs then you will steer clear from it. So this is a good thing.

    Fear of danger will prevent you from taking unnecessary risks. So it can be a good thing as well.

    Certain fears need to overcome whereas some will be better off with you.

  8. samadaslam profile image60
    samadaslamposted 7 years ago

    Fear is good if you are doing something wrong and fear stops you from doing something wrong

  9. ptosis profile image64
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    In the 1960's Eleanor Gibson and Richard Walk did experiments by placing a baby on a transparent top with a checkerboard design that was dropped from the baby's level to the same pattern a few feet below the glass. The babies would stop at the visual cliff and would not crawl past the 'edge' read more

  10. Naomi Jayne profile image58
    Naomi Jayneposted 7 years ago

    all the time, its needed every second!
    We must ahve fearas a base but when it starts to take over our lives thats when we coudl have problems.

  11. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 7 years ago

    Fear brings out a different reaction in people.  For some fear is a plus, because that is the driving force that gets them going.  For others fear will destroy because they do not think, they act and everyone knows the reaction that brings if done wrecklessly.  Then there are those that give into fear and allow fear to "win" so to speak.  There are other examples, I just can't think of them right now

  12. YvetteParker profile image68
    YvetteParkerposted 7 years ago

    You all have given some really good examples of when fear is good. Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful comments. I agree that some degree of fear is good as long as we do not live our lives consumed by fear and afraid to really live.

  13. tehgyb profile image83
    tehgybposted 7 years ago

    I believe true fear is simply the human mind's response to danger: a survival instinct.
    Not a single person on this planet has ever been truly fearless, and those who were, are dead.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)