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  1. What a cool question! According to Freud, the development of fear neurosis is closely related to the unconscious system and the fate of libido. In other words, Melancholy in the dark is transformed into fear of the dark.

    Freud: “Neurotic fear is a transformed sexual libido”

    Children's phobias and the expectation of fear (and this is the key) in fear neurosis are two vivid examples of one way neurotic fear occurs. I will further illustrate the above.

    Freud believed that the child is afraid of a stranger, a stranger, not because of the danger emanating from him or the feeling of helplessness in front of him, not at all!

    This happens only because the child is determined and wants to see a loved and familiar face, mainly the mother's face, but instead of the mother's face, he sees someone else's face. The child is overcome by frustration and melancholy, while the libido that has not found application is translated into fear

    It is also no coincidence that the first phobias in children manifest themselves in the form of fear of the dark and loneliness when they are faced with the situation of the absence of the mother. It follows that infantile fear has little in common with real fear and is very close to the neurotic fear of an adult. Accordingly, both fears arise on the basis of unused libido

    So, the fear of children is very close to the neurotic fear of adults and replaces the object of love with some external object or situation

    I summarize with the main thesis:” The neurosis of fear is created by everything that does not allow somatic sexual tension to approach the mental one, which interferes with its mental processing ” Freud

    📖 To write the answer to you, I relied on:

    1. Freud's “Fear Neurosis”

    2. Freud's “Fear”

    3. “Fear and the Life of Drives” by Freud

  2. Live to be afraid? This is possible only if by fear you mean a certain excitement in connection with the expectation of surprises, whether they are favorable or threatening, a sense of risk. If so, then your highest value is chaos, along with the anticipation and surprise that comes with it. Live to be surprised. Live unpredictability. Don't know what to expect around the next corner, and be happy about it. Encourage surprises with your impulsive behavior in every possible way, and appreciate spontaneity. Similar views are found in the history of culture and in our days. Discordianism, chaos magic, and so on.

    And so to live in fear all the time, in real fear — no one can stand it.

  3. FEAR happens –

    reasonable benign controlled (helps avoid danger)

    and malignant unintelligent uncontrolled (creates panic and chaos of thoughts and actions, prevents you from avoiding danger).

    The FEAR OF MAKING MISTAKES-especially in important matters (exam) – is an example of practical fear, the eternal companion of a person.

  4. The fear of making mistakes is a very reliable compass of the right life.

    Lack of fear of making mistakes is a sign of dementia.

    War heroes say,”Only idiots are afraid of nothing.”

    Excessive fear is harmful.

  5. The task of fear, pain derived from it, is to guard the physical body. Fear not fame. Fear seems to warn you in advance – there is danger, there is pain, there is death. Here the mind must turn on, the mind must assess the magnitude of the danger and take appropriate measures. The trouble is, if fear takes over and subdues the mind, then a person does not make adequate decisions and actions when protecting his body.

  6. Perhaps fear is just a tool for learning. If stach is successfully overcome, I-rejoices(let's call it that, although the range is diverse) If the fear is experienced with negativity, I am disappointed. What will the Ego experience at the moment of death? The last emotion, but in strength, it will be akin to a supernova explosion. Melancholy or joy? One of these feelings will be imprinted on the fading consciousness. What is joy in relation to fear? Which emotion is stronger? Perhaps it is worth experiencing strong joy and wild fear on your own experience. Fear can always be overcome, and joy can be overshadowed) and from this point of view, fear is more valuable than joy.

  7. Fear is one of our ultimate motivators. A person may not have the will to live. But the fear of death among the living is usually present and quite strong. So, yes, fear is very important for all living things, from the simplest living organisms to intelligent ones.

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