“There is no illusion greater than fear.”

-Lao Tzu

Fear is defined by dictionary.com as, “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.”

No matter what your fears are, you can conquer them.

Just take a deep breath and put on a brave face.

What seems mundane to some can be terrifying to others. The only thing you can do is face your fears, because if you don’t, you will regret it.

It is important not to let anyone invalidate your fears. No fear is too silly or too wimpy; we all experience fear in different ways. Don’t let anyone convince you that your fears are irrational.

Many young adults fear going off to college for the first time. College can be scary in a variety of ways including being away from home for the first time, making friends, missing out on the things going on with your friends back home, and especially balancing the new course-load. One big fear that many college students face is fear of getting involved. Upon entering college, I knew the fear would eventually wash over me. But i pushed through. I tried my hardest to get involved, and have successfully done so with 3 clubs.

In fact, I have an interview today for an editing position with my school paper, something I would never dreamed or thought of applying for my first year of college. I have to put on a calm face and walk in, just hoping that bravery will overcome me and keep me from freaking out.

Some fear interviews, some fear deportation, and some fear their parents within the walls of their house. Some fear homelessness and starvation. It comes in all forms.

All of those forms are terrifying. People attend to avoid facing their fears, simply because of none other than fear itself. I believe it is important for all to stand up to the monsters that they fear, because it is only an illusion.

We create fear in our minds.

Therefore, we can overcome it. We just need to change our mindsets.

 

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