ANSWERS: 30
  • Yes, too many good guys fear a knife in their back these days. :( The whole world is chaotic.
  • No. I believe that pure evil exists out there, with no reason and no purpose other than to cause pain and suffering. So even if fear were no longer an issue, I believe some people would still enjoy hurting others.
  • Maybe. However, I think we could all live in peace if we all overcame our pride and selfishness.
  • No, for fear is justified, and what justifies said fear is what stands between humanity and lasting peace. Evil does exist, and it takes many forms, but most notably in terrorism, especially with muslim radicals, but also with friends of radicals and/or arabs, such as Russia and Hispanic countries such as Venezuela and Cuba. Also, I fear God, yet it is a reverence kind of fear, and I am quite at peace.
  • we may not have fears, but we still can be greedy and have strong desires and opinions. there's no peace when everyone can't share.
  • That's one reason, yes.
  • I believe we'd live in Fear if it weren't for Peace.
  • thats a good point, but there is more to obtaining peace than the problem of perception of fear by humans. :)
  • The Chumash lived in peace for five thousand years without fear.
  • I consider fear (and its opposite... greed) to be side-effects, not the core issue. The core issue is false identity, from which fear and greed arise. Here's how it works: from the formless / borderless everything, we come to consider ourselves to be "this thing" -- i.e. our body, thoughts, memories (at the individual level) or our shared characteristics such as language, culture, political ideology (at the group level). Having defined ourselves as "this but not that", we've set the stage for potential conflict and ... most importantly ... *threats* to our existence. If I am this but not that, this can be threatened by that. Likewise, if we are "republican" but not "democrat", there is the potential for one group to be seen as a threat by the other. The same applies to greed -- if you have something, and it's yours and not mine -- I can want it. If I see myself and you as part of a larger whole, I don't have a sense that there's something missing which I should want, it's just about fulfilling everyone's needs. So a certain amount of this provisional identity is appropriate... obviously we can't all own the same shoes. But when it gets taken to absolutes and extremes, conflicts, fear, greed, divisiveness, nationalism, prejudice, and a whole host of related illnesses arise. All because we don't really understand who and what we are: part and parcel of the whole.
  • Yes I most certainly do, even envy and greed are a product of fear.
  • In the cold war, all life on earth stayed alive because of fear..
  • Yes, i definetly believe in this!
  • Sure, but we probably wouldn't evolve a whole lot. :/
  • Your question reminded me of this; one of my favorite poems: Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-- Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. Rabindranath Tagore
  • it would be a good start but not enough
  • Fear is the biggest motivator in humanity. Fear is the reason that we have religions, wars even greed stems from fear.
  • No we'd find a way to screw it up.
  • I'm sorry to say that but my answer is NO... because peace is disturbed by greed, nv and others... Fear mostly stable peace - Think about it.
  • Unlikely. Check out this site and you'll see why. This is like a petrie dish for humanity and you can't see anything but fights, bickering, criticism, bullying and everybody and his cousin trying to run everybody else's life, behavior, opinion and way of thinking
  • greed and jealousy would still exist....
  • Read The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker to understand the emotion, and then A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson to know that everything can be boiled down to love OR fear. So yeah, without fear, we'd live in peace, but it's part of the human experience.
  • Absolutely believe that humans will live in peace if it were not for fear. Fear is the root of all base emotions and motivations. I always felt that fear is evil and cowards are more dangerous than brave people. "Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."
  • No, we r greedy creatures and even if we were peaceful, we will always want more.
  • I think there would be much more peace if there was no fear. Maybe it would be total peace. Fear is one of the greatest wastes of life force, maybe the greatest. I really don't think people need fear. If people are aware enough, they can think clearly and act rationally without being afraid. In my strong opinion, there is no rational room for fear. Fear is used to control people and does no good. Even anger has a proper place in life, but it is not something that you should let control you. It is not something you should always hold in either.
  • Yes F=false E=evidence A=appearing R=real If you let your fears rule you, you'll never know peace.
  • Part of me wants to say HELL NO but really I think yes, because we have love too, yeah I know, and money! Love not fear has given you the opportunity to live and grow!
  • No I believe fear is what keeps many would be troublemakers in line. Some would be thieves won't steal in fear of either being arrested or violent reprisals from owners of said property.
  • No there are too many things stopping this. Greed, Envy, Hatred those are some of the things which won't allow peace.

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