For example, when you love someone, you do not choose him/her according to logical parameters such as whether he/ he is rich or not, or, whether his/her characteristic is close to yours or not.
Mostly, you love him/her because you just love him/her, to put it differently because your heart says that love him/her. In this example, love, an emotion, is the key criterion for your choice. If we apply this function to another emotion called fear, which is regarded as one of the most fundamental emotions of our lives, we again get a similar result which means that fear directs us in our choices and lives.In this respect, when our lives and our emotions are strongly linked to each other, the question is whether these motions have positive effects on our lives, in other words, whether these emotions are positive or not. There will be many possible answers to this question for many emotions but if we take the fear into consideration in terms of positivist, the answer is yes, fear is a positive emotion. Why fear is positive is that because it results in many positive and beneficial consequences when mankind’s survival, psychologically, social well-being are taken into consideration.One of the reasons of why fear is regarded as a positive emotion is that fear alerts humans when they encounter a danger. Linefeed supports this fact by saying:” It alerts us Eureka-2 to potential dangers, like a predator or criminal” (17).
So fear is like a control and alerting mechanism therefore it protects us from many possible bad consequences. To prove this fact, we will examine what will happen if we have lack of fear. At this point, Linefeed comes with the answer that people who have lack of fear do not become frightened and they do not give the anticipated response to threats (18).To expand this idea, for example, imagine that you are faced with a dangerous stray dog and you love dogs as well.
If you have lack of fear then you may go near it and try to play with it but cost probably, especially if you are in Turkey, it will bite you and you will get injured. This example shows that without the positive effects of fear like being alert and protective, human beings cannot give the ideal response against threats and dangers then usually they find themselves in unexpected bad situations. Therefore fear as an alerting mechanism warns us for many possible threats and maybe it protects us from being harmed.So by offering this protection, fear serves us healthier and safety lives so that it develops and maintains our life quality. From this perspective, fear is a positive motion.
If we consider fear in terms of sociality, fear has many positive impacts and benefits, which make it positive, such as it contributes to maintainability of the public order and also has a positive impact on children’s education and more specifically it brings people together and make them feel a part of a group. The first reason why fear has a positive effect on social well-being is that fear has a contribution to the maintainability Of public order.In all societies (almost all), in order to protect and maintain the public order, they all have some rules and laws. Validity and strength of Hess laws are based on their deterrence which means frighten someone in order to hinder him/her for doing something wrong. For example, if someone intends to commit a crime, usually he/she becomes frightened from enforcement of laws like being imprisoned and then Eureka-3 gives up. So fear IS the key point here because it stops the person when he intend to do something bad and by this way it leads to maintenance of the public safety and order as well.
The second reason, which proves the positivist of fear in terms of social well-being is that fear has a very positive effect on learning process of growing children. This relation between education and fear is really similar to the relation between laws and guilt. Because the idea behind these aspects of life is basically if you do something then you will be punished or if you do not something then you will be punished. So actually, the idea depends on fear of punishment and by using this idea, people make other people do what is expected.If we adapt this idea to the education of growing children then we can easily manage children and direct them to the right paths or we can prevent them from doing mistakes. Linefeed helps us here by saying:” Fear is an essential socializing agent for parents and teachers. Without fear, children have little motivation to learn from their mistakes.
” (18) After all, we come to the point that fear plays a very significant positive role on children education. The third reason is that fear brings people together and also lets them feel like a part of a group.It is valid fact that people with same feelings and emotions want to be together and live together as well. In other words people as a social creature they want to be social and want to have friends.
So when people choose the other people around them, they choose them according to their emotions and by feeling a similarity because human beings want to live tit people who share the same feelings and emotions with them. In this respect, for instance, when watching a horror movie, because you all are frightened you come closer to each other than normal and then you can feel yourself as a member of a group.Burglar supports this fact with a very similar example that an aspect of watching a horror movie is the social influence of others who are similarly frightened so fear lets people feel like they Regal-4 are part if a group (CTD.
In Campus News). Under the light of these reasons, it can be clearly concluded that fear has a positive effect on social well-being. Furthermore, there are also some other positive physical and psychological consequences that derive from fear experience. Firstly, if we consider the effects of fear on our body, we will see that, like all emotions do, it causes many changes on our bodies.Linefeed gives a good description of these changes when she says:” When we become frightened, our heart speeds up and blood vessels constricts. ” (18). One of those changes is that fear makes people excited.
Fischer says that horror movies are one of the better ways to get really excited (CTD. In Begley). So depending on these claims we can conclude that fear can make us excited but owe this is positive is the question.
It is like when we are excited; our body secretes adrenalin to our blood and most people, especially young people, love this adrenalin experience although adrenalin may be very dangerous in high doses.Basically fear makes us excited and this happens to secrete adrenalin which makes people be happy so that is why fear is a positive emotion in terms of human physiology. The second reason why fear psychologically has positive impacts is that when a person watches a horror movie, he/she experiences some negative (according to others) effects such as fear. At the same time it is a fact that hen people watch horror films they also get pleasure so the question is whether there is a contradiction here or not.Actually, the answer is no because there is link between these negative effects and enjoyment. Levine and Hoofer support this relation by saying:” There is a significant correlation between negative effects and enjoyment” (Hoofer, Levine CTD. In Banking 384). After these enjoyment and negative effects, there will be a relief on human body interestingly at the end.
Campbell comes with an explanation that after those feelings there is a relief that follows Eureka-5 (Campbell CTD. In Begley). So, all of these claims show that fear has a positive effect on human psychology.In conclusion, as we examined before, fear serves us beneficially from the different aspects of life such as being an alert mechanism, sustaining public safety, being a beneficial tool for teaching and learning bringing people together as a group, making people excited and also making people psychologically relieved. When we categorize and examine these facilities of fear, we can conclude that in terms of human psychology, physiology, social well-being and life quality, fear has many possible, positive consequences.
So after all, under the light of all these claims it can be clearly said that fear is a positive emotion.