2006 — 6th Grade 5th Place
Aman Bal, Michigan
Fear. A principal we are all familiar with. A perspective of a
situation that the world has used a countless number of times
to help with any problem, however small, and retain the fragile
balance of emotions our way of life depends on. Fear is the reason;
the reliance that ensures the guard on terrorism, war, and a host
of other things is justifiable. Fear is plausible. Plausible in
the sense of the ideal, person, or act that we fear, whether it
be the fear that one man will rule the earth, that god will not
accept us in heaven, or that sacrificing our lives for religion
is right, however uncultured and primitive.
In the eternal conflict regarding the influential power of fear
and hope, I have chosen ear only because without it, the civilized
world as we know it would collapse. Civilizations would cave in.
and people would be driven to suicide and murder only because
the Monarchs and Prime ministers who pledged to keep their own
country in order did not fear rebellion, poverty, and starvation.
They would not fear laws being broken, for they would have no
laws. They would not fear war, global warming, and the extinction
of animals across their territory because they would not care.
All of this would happen because we never used the emotion of
Fear has helped mankind on such a daily basis that I think it
is a needed belief.
Fear comes in the reincarnation of a good student, fearing bad
grades and what their parents will bestow upon them if they do
not receive them. Fear also comes in the appearance of a working
man, who fears the state of being poor.
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