Fear Versus Boredom

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Fear vs Boredom

Every single person feels bored or scared from time to time. Many may consider fear and boredom the same thing for they both cause people insecurity, depression and health problems. However, if that is the case, why do people respond less to boredom than they do in fear? Although the two emotions have similar effects, the causes and solutions for each of them are significantly different. In order to deal with these two emotions successfully, it is important to know about their similarities and differences. Generally speaking, there are three effects of fear; a lack of concentration, health problems and mental illnesses. A person who suffers fear is unable to focus. In some serious cases, one may have a panic attack and which will drive them away from working productively. “Panic attacks can wreak extreme habit on someone’s emotional confidence and physical well-being. The days that come after a panic attack the person will typically complain of being extremely tried and unable to focus on very simple tasks” (Health Fitness Articles par 5). Moreover, fear will bring health problems in the long run because it creates anxiety, which cause extreme stress and eventually destroy the body system; “Fear causes worry. Worry makes you tense and nervous and affects the nerves of your stomach and actually changes the gastric juices of our stomach from normal to abnormal and often leads to stomach ulcers” (qtd. in Carnegie 22). Furthermore, fear may cause sadness and can ultimately lead to mental illnesses. For example, students, who are very concern their academics, may worry about failing an exam, which in this case creates a psychological fear in their minds that they are actually failing in school. As this type of fear continues to grow on a person, the accumulation of the negative emotion may cause him or her total depression. “What causes insanity? No one knows all the answers. But it is highly probable that in many cases fear and worry...
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