It’s the tale as old as time, the monster that lurks within the shadows under the bed, or withering in the corner of the closet. The child tremors until the parent checks the entire room, vanishing all doubts of safety. As a child, I shared these fears, but as I outgrew these demons I learned that the real angst was always hiding within my self; the fear of the unknown. It’s uncontrollable, and only discovered once time has revealed its destiny. It goes beyond the standard questions of why or what. The anxiety that fell upon me was so overwhelming it disturbed my everyday; making the future my personal villain.
The future is always impending, yet we always have the ability to change how we intercept it. Nonetheless, the severity of my …show more content…
Hours later and the rescuers managed to gather those who survived and injured. The wife who managed to escape with a few scrapes and bruises, now awaits to hear whether or not her husband will make it to tomorrow. The future holds all the answers, yet nobody can directly confront it. It’s there but it’s not a physical object, it is not something that can be defeated, only envisioned. As she sits there, waiting for the unknown to become transparent to the doctors working on this man, she sees the future she once dreamed about slowly slithering through her fingers. The things she once imagined, have already been changed forever. The unknown now holds all the power, will he survive or will all the plans they made perish forever? Not only does this circumstance harness the potential to destroy all the ideas they once shared, but it has the ability to virtually destroy this woman’s view on life in general. She must now search for all her hope, faith, and patience, as she awaits on the imminent news. On the contrary, the future isn’t the only villain in the picture, his sidekick, Unknown, comes in to assist as well; because no matter what happens in the future, it is unknown whether or not there will be repeat occurrence for this couple. What is she to do when the monster that fears the most is apart of her journey. The antihero flees unscathed, already embarking
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What are your fears? One of my biggest fears in life is failing. It is so hard being in college and also working two jobs. I rarely get sleep, and It seems like I am always behind on stuff. I am last minute with everything, and don't even try to be. Well part of it is procrastinating, but I am slowly working on that. In the article “the certainty of fear”, it explains your fears during your childhood, fear of conspicuous, and the result of having midlife crisis.
Several fields have studied the relationship between creator and creation. The most significant aspect of this research considers the difference between nature and nurture. Sociologists, psychologists, scientists, and other professionals have tried to pin down the exact distinctions between these two types of upbringings. In literature, the same questions have been asked and studied using fictional characters, most famously in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, in 1667, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in 1818. The complexity of the characters in these texts creates the theme of nature versus nurture before they diverge and arrive at differing conclusions.
Ultimately it is stressed that decisions have impact on the unknown, providing comfort as it implements two principles; that undesirable future events are able to be prevented and fixed and that desirable future events are able to be created. The comforting nature of these time travel principles illustrate that the notion of control alleviates fears as sublime ‘what if?’ scenarios are made possible and attainable.
I partially agree with Pangloss’s statement because we never know what the future holds for us and we can never predict our fate therefor what happens to you today (now) or what you have is the best you can get or have in your live. For example, considering
Some moments that ones have to experience can be traumatizing and harmful to the person's mind. These can affect one's actions and display signs of fear. Running away from these issues may have positive short-term effects, but as shown in Smoke Signals conquering the fear can have a much more superior effect on the mind. Sometimes condoning the issue can help one feel free and stable. Fearing one’s own past is something that should be avoided. This is a universal theme for the reason that all people have to deal with disturbing memories to some
Our want for control is a constant battle. We constantly strive to make an outcome the desired one. The Emerald Mile opens on an image of control as “the operator responded” to his job of powering the nearby cities “by pushing a black button” (Fedarko 10). If only control was only that simple. Yet over and over again the river proves that our attempts at control are void. I do not have full control over my future. What I can do is prepare myself the best I can for what I expect. This will hopefully allow myself to respond to the unexpected matters of the future with grace, instead of a panic.
Walking into the classroom, something just didn't seem right. The lights were out, blinds closed, and only one shadowy figure sat at the teacher’s desk. Just by the shape of the figure I could tell it wasn’t my teacher. A chill swept through the room making the hairs on my neck stand up. I began to sweat and my hands shook. I stood, staring at the shadow at the front of the room. I finally built up enough courage to mutter out “Who are you?” The figure then spoke with a deep, threatening voice “I think you know who I am!” This was true, I had met the figure a few years ago. I tried to escape the past, but it caught up to me. “How did the school let you in?” I asked. “Do you really think that I would come in here with permission?
As a result, the fact that my future hangs in limbo should come as no surprise, and although I understand the cruel logic of this system, I cannot help but eye the time as I write these words.
Knowing the future can have good effects, such as leading to preventing bad decisions or diseases, however, the negative aspects outweigh the positive things because it would lead to stress and take the focus off of enjoying life. Destiny is inevitable. In Spielberg’s Minority Report and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, the main characters learn what their futures hold. This causes fear and stress, as they do everything they can to avoid their fates. In “DNA as Destiny,” David Duncan wishes his DNA had not been tested. Although knowing the future can help lead to disease prevention, there are too many disadvantages of having this information, and causes a person knowing his or her fate more harm than good.
Thus so, I came to a revelation one evening whilst pondering my own existence. I have no real control of time. The past is unchangeable and the future equally uncontrollable. I have power over the present, but the present with every second that passes. What am I supposed to do about that? I can’t fight the natural passage of time! As much as this upsets me, it lead to my making unspoken promise to myself that I’m going to grow up and be better. I’m a firm believer in self-improvement, and although no one is perfect, I’m still running that course. There will come a day when I have to stop running away from my issues. I hope that there will also be a day when I’m at peace with that.
I understand what John Green is trying to say through Alaska here, but I have to disagree. Id anything, the future is extremely daunting, and I wish I didn’t have to think about it. I wish I could only focus on the present and forget about the future. I think I’d be under a lot less stress that way.
We may never predict what storms lies ahead but right now, we can check the weather ourselves. We might be wanderers to our own body, mind, and soul, but we are also the captain of it. We will never see the rainbows that are shining above the highest mountain if we are looking back. We should turn the other way and to not let ourselves lose sight of what really is important--living. We may feel like crestfallen now, but time will inevitably come, and we would grab our own GPSs and navigate our way through life. If we keep looking on the dark side, we would never see the light. Like they always say, what you see is what you