Responses on: "What would happen to you if you had no fear?"
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Informant #27159: If I had no fear, then my soul will experience a profound sense of liberation and will feel happiness.
Informant #27185: I would probably live out my life as an immoral atheistic democrat
Informant #27201: I probably would die in a silly situation that could have been avoided if I had rightfully feared it.
Informant #27212: It is possible a person would go astray without fear of reprecutions.I believethis for myself as well as others.
Informant #27220: I have very little fear as is, and at this time in my life there isn't much they can be changed.
Informant #27226: I would probly get myself killed, fear saves our lives sometimes.
Informant #27227: I don't know. Fundamental fears, no matter whether we're aware of them or not, drive us to acheive and be. I'm not quite sure what I'd do.
Informant #27238: Try more new things. Fear keeps me from taking risks even when the odds are in my favor, and/or the potential rewards are high. For example, I would define myself more uniquely if I wasn't scared of the social consequences.
Informant #27241: you cant be afraid of your fears you have to respect them and get over them eventuly
Informant #27257: I would endanger myself more frequently, and probably not live nearly as long.
Informant #27260: I would probably be compelled to do stupid things like drive even faster than I do now or ask out every girl I see.
Informant #27262: I might not recognize all dangers threathening my life. I would also be able to be more helpful and better, by more easily risking my life when needed.
Informant #27264: Then you would do anything in the world scary and not be afraid
Informant #27265: I would die quickly. I'm a firefighter, and fear/respect of fire makes one alert to uncoming dangers.
Informant #27278: There would be no 'life lessons' to be taught. There would be less excitement.
Informant #27296: I would have no instinct to survive, and eventually would die.
Informant #27300: fear is on of the many elements that make us who we are. our fears determine many of our actions. without fear we would be ruthless, nothing would stop us (mentally) from doing wrong. as a child, our fears stop us from doing many horrid things; without fear, we would all most likely die at a young age.
besides how fun would skydiving be if there was no fear involved?
Informant #27312: Life would no longer be interesting, but it would be more enjoyable.
Informant #27349: If I didn't have any fears, I guess I'd be more content with my life.
Informant #27352: I wouldn't scream every time I saw a spider.
I'd get to sleep better at night, and wouldn't have nightmares.
Informant #27354: you would appreciate life for what it is, taking the good with the bad and realising that in the end they are the same. Everything is everything.
Informant #27362: i would skydive, bungee jump, and do other extreme things without thinking something bad might happen.
Informant #27363: You will become a very "non intelligent" person because you will not fear the result of some action. That could end in something very wrong.
Informant #27366: I couldn't imagine not having any fear, because fear helps us stay away from dangerous things and situations and therefore having no fear would only be more dangerous, if that makes any sense.
Informant #27371: I have no idea, fear is an innate part of our biological cognitive systems. A person with no fear would most likely have a difficult time surviving even in our modern world.
Informant #27450: I would be confident, but unreal. I don't think there is a possibility of having "no fear". At one point in everybody's life, fear happens. Some think they are hardcore and have no fear, but they fear falling far, being captured by terrorists, pooping their pants in public or being left by a lover. There is no life without fear.
Informant #27478: I whould probly be dead because I whouldn't be afraid of the conseqences of my actions and that is not a logical way of living.
Informant #27529: Depends on the situation, but under the right situation I would feel strong or powerful.
Informant #27541: I think you would face everyting head on and get killed in the process.
Informant #27553: id lose. fear can be a friend , like pain or hunger. its not pleasant but its another tool for life.
Informant #27576: Probably would end up bring eaten by something large with big teeth
Informant #27590: You would be more likely to do stupid things and expose yourself to danger and hence be more likely to die a horrible death involving nails and razors.
Informant #27592: I would function much as I do now, except I would stop flinching when there was a wasp in the room.
Informant #27594: I would have a very bad life because now I know when I have to run for my life *runs*
Informant #27595: It's not possible, you'd fear having fears, because you'd want to stay "perfect" in that fearless way. So a fear would spring from it anyway.
Informant #27596: You would be harmed by situations, people or activities that you would have otherwise avoided.
Informant #27602: If you had no fear then you wouldn't ever be afraid to do anything and you would be respected more
Informant #27607: I would spend less time reacting and more time being proactive
Informant #27609: You would do anything that you pleased, with no regaurd to consequenses that pretained to you.
Informant #27615: You would feel that you could do anything, and it could get you killed or put in jail. People may hate you.
Informant #27617: I would long ago have done something very foolish and gotten myelf killed in some Darwinian act.
Informant #27621: End up getting myself in situations where I could be injured (or worse).
Informant #27627: Time could be spent more wisely but it may cause one to put themselves in dangerous situations.
Informant #27630: I think that it would alter an outlook on life in a negative way.
Informant #27633: Fear can be a useful tool at the same time that it can cause negatives. I would not want to be without any fear. If I had no fear, I would probably get more things done, but i would probably also do more things that are foolish.
Informant #27641: There would be no limits to what I would try, that would be very dangerous.
Informant #27652: Define fear, fear of what? Fear of growing old, missing a bus, living under an oppressive leader.
The word fear is too broad here.
Informant #27654: It is not natural to have no fear. Hence, if you had no fear, you would probably become insane.
Informant #27659: have a little meaning to life as you have little to conquer as fear brings out a challange sometimes for which people try to conquer in a good way that is.
Informant #27665: THEN YOU WOULDNT BE AFRAID OF DANGEROUS STUFF, AND BEING NOT SCARED WILL NOT MAKE IT LESS DANGEROUS. EG, WALKING DOWN A LONELY ALLEY ALONE IS DANGEROUS IF YOUR SCARED OR NOT. FEAR MAKES US TAKE CARE, THERFORE WE TEND TO AVOID RISKY SITUATION.
Informant #27667: injuries could happen, like if you had no fear of jumping out of a building or putting your hand in fire
Informant #27693: You'd put yourself in harms way without regard for the safety of yourself or others
Informant #27694: I'd get killed or in trouble because of something I should have been afraid of.
Informant #27696: It can result inerrors of judgement that could result in injury to me and/or others
Informant #27708: I would be ignorant of the dangers of the world and would die as a result.
My family would be killed due to our lack of knowledge on the real world.
Informant #27718: You'd probably be dead by the end of the week if you had none at all!
Informant #27729: Youd come unstuck somewhere - i,e fall off a bridge, call a big dude a ****
Informant #27730: every man has a one fear or another. hence a hypothetical case.
Informant #27734: nothing, i would live my life the same as i do now, i would jsut be more open to trying to new shit.
Informant #27736: I'd get in some serious sporting injuries. I might end up in jail.
Informant #27739: I would become better at doing my job of nursing, and have more self-confidence. I would also become a risk-taker, therefore putting my patients in danger.
Informant #27766: I would do some insanely stupid things, and probably die because of this.
Informant #27793: I would be dead in less then a month I think, because I would do such stupid things that I now wouldn't
Informant #27797: you would hurt much more people, including yourself. it 'll make you onvoorzichtig :)
Informant #27798: I don't think that's possible. If I had no fear at all, would I be a human then?
Informant #27816: I would kill everyone who made their questions unclear through the annoying use of too many negatives.
Informant #27824: Ehrm.. I dunno what I'm afraid of now. Nothing big, I suppose.
Informant #27833: I don't know, but I suspect I'd be a better--or, at least, far more prolific, artist, at least. I'm working on this, and hope to rid myself of at least the major fears that have kept me from developing further in my painting and music...
Informant #27899: The world wouldn't be scared of doing crazy things, such as bombing a country, not thinking about retalliation...basically apocalypse nowish.
Informant #27900: That's impossible. Although some will lie to hide their fear, it's still there lurking in the shadows.
Informant #27909: I'd forget to look both ways crossing the street and get hit by a truck.
Informant #27920: I would live on indefinitly much as i do now. To posess no fear is to live a contently and whole existance.
Informant #27935: I would die very quickly after I did something incredibly dumb.
Informant #28049: I wouldn't know what I would have to overcome to be get to my goals and proud at what I succeeded...all the mountains and roads...I overcame and with fear..it helps me see what I don't want to see, even when it's right in front of me.
Informant #28057: I would become an emotionless being, cabable of hurting anyone and everyone around me.
Informant #28065: people would become reckless. sometimes fear stops us from doing something we really shouldn't do.
Informant #28074: I would probably not know the difference between bravery and fear.
Informant #28085: Fears are always there in life, no matter what, whether it's fear of insecurity, fear of loss, fear of the alpha or the omega.. I can't really think life without fear...
Informant #28101: I would probably die of something from which I was not protected because I was not cautious.
Informant #28108: I could do more things, some things im just 2 scared 2 do cos i mite get badly hurt or worse.
Informant #28132: I would be more outgoing snd try more things because I would have nothing to hold me back.
Informant #28208: if i had no fears....i would be able to live my life more blissfully.
Informant #28217: I don't think this is possible. Although some people have *little* fear like stunt performers, etc. and they often end up killing themselves by doing crazy things. So maybe we do need some fear.
Informant #28218: Probably one would end up getting injured. Fear is the healthy way the world reminds us that life is 100% fatal and a very dangerous state to be in. Doesn't mean that we can't have fun while we're here, but if we had no fear I think the world would become much more dangerous and injurious to those within such a world.
Informant #28220: I'd be dead as I wouldn't fear walking in front of a bus or something equally dangerous
Informant #28224: You would put yourself at risk of doing dangerous things. It is logical to be fearful of certain things because they are dangerous!
Informant #28225: I'd spend less time worrying about my future, what other think of me and about the mistakes I've made in the past.
Informant #28230: You would not have caution, you would not have suvived childhood much less adulthood.
Informant #28231: I would be a lot more comfortable with myself, and a lot more trusting towards other people. I dont think I would regret as many things as I do.
Informant #28255: I would live in peace. My life might not be perfect, but I'd be freer and happier without my fears.
Informant #28256: I might do something stupid because fear often helps us realize our limits...
Informant #28259: I'd probably be eaten by a shark; or I'd drown; or I'd fall off a cliff.
Informant #28281: i'd be dead younger than everyone thought I would have been. we had a running joke in H.S. that we would all die by 21. I'm one of three of us alive.
Informant #28284: Um... If i had no fear, I would probably be more confident, yet still do a lot of stupid things. I would speak what's on my mind and not be afraid of what people think. Yet, I do not think I would be better off without fear.
Informant #28285: I can't really say, I have had fears, good ones and bad ones most of my life. Guess I wouldn't be who I am.
Informant #28287: i would do stupid things that would lead to my death very soon
Informant #28343: I think I wouldn't be thinking about what other people thought about me.
Informant #28361: I wouldn't push myself to do better. if I had no fear of not doing well I would just go into a job that I don't like and continue to be unhappy.
Informant #28367: I'd take more risks. I'd have more excitement, and perhaps I'd die sooner.
Informant #28378: You couldn't expand your mind to new things,and you'd be careless.
Informant #28380: I'd definitely jump off a lot of stuff. And I'd backanswer my elders and superiors.
Informant #28384: Everything would be different. I wouldn't be scared of my future of petty things, of the constant fear of Hell.
Informant #28386: In many areas I would have no reason to fight on, nothing to strive for, nothing to avoid.
Informant #28390: Nothing much really. Maybe more aggressive and risky than usual :D
Informant #28391: I'd probably fall off a cliff by accident or something trying to see over the edge cos i wasn;t afraid of heights...
Informant #28419: It would be come bolder, perhaps too bold. No fear also means: no fear for others, it could cause a lack of compassion.
Informant #28501: Without fear people would become more open to new ideas and become more openminded. Howeer, a lack of fear would also prevent a lot of people doing a lot of good things i the world, as there would be no fear of what would happen if they didn't do such things.
Informant #28517: i dont have fear it is simply a play on your minde that can be changed by chaneling it out.
Informant #28574: I think I would probably be the same person. No change. maybe only a little happier.
Informant #28646: I would take far more risks and leave myself open to more bad things like injury or rejection.
Informant #28682: If I had no fear... hard to say - I don't really have much fear. I am scared of dying but if I wasn't I don't think it would make me a better person. In fact, it might make me the opposite. I wouldn't live life so much because I wouldn't care about dying. That's one of the problems of religion.
Informant #28683: I'd be happier at times. Bored at other times though. Life, i think, for me, would be a bit simple without fear. I dont think my mood would change too much throughout the days, weeks, months, and years without fear. Life wouldn't be as interesting or even enjoyible because when you are able to overcome a fear life seems better to you, and you feel better about yourself.
Informant #28692: You would probably feel safer and happier to some extent, but some fear is healthy as it gives you goals and motivation
Informant #28706: well it depends, in some ways it'd make me happy more relaxed etc but on others it would probably kill me eg no fear of crossing road, taking precautions etc can be very dangerous.
Informant #28721: I wouldn't push myself so hard to overcome my fears - therefore i wouldn't be as ambitious.
Informant #28748: i would probably do something stupid that would end up hurting me or someone else.
Informant #28765: I WOULD PROBABLY BE ALOT THINNER AND MORE OUT SPOKEN. Probably would be happier relationship wise.
Informant #28818: I ouwld probably be covered in tattoo, slicking wasps, bums at the same time, and having sex DVDA constantly! Seriously man - i think some of these questions are stupidly worded, and everyone has fear, we are human - these are manipulated, as is another human trait, and everyone is human - so fear exists, it is a form of control em mass.
Informant #28821: I wouldn't have anything to strive for-I wouldn't have a fear of failure,therefore wudn't try as hard
Informant #28877: Wow. That's a really hard question. Well, I would have to say that having no fear would cause me to have this really relaxed moment. Like everything is put there for YOU. (Is there some way I can italicize?) But then I would start to fear fear itself, and that would make the moment go away.
Informant #29449: i would feel peace and happiness all around me,and thi+ngs goin right.
Informant #29653: you don't fear anything? you can then try anything without any restriction, and as you must know, fear is a natural reaction, a survival trait of all living, thinking entities. Hence, without fear, no limits, no restreints, yes, but also no survival motive in our acts ... sorry if I'm not clear, English is not my native langage
Informant #35994: If you had no fear at all you could end up in alot of accidents. Fear in alot of ways will stop you from doing something bad to yourself. For example, you wrap up warm for fear of catching death of cold. You don't stick your arm through the bars of the tiger enclosure at the zoo for fear of getting bitten etc. You watch out for your kid cos you fear it's gonna get hurt, without fear you wouldn't bother and it could wander off and anything could happen to it. I'd say having fear is good because it makes us cautious and it makes us look out for ourselves and one another.
Informant #36008: I'd lose a lot of the respect I have for life. More specifically everything in life that would require me to overcome fear first before doing it.
Informant #36021: you could get into a lot of trouble, not realising cosequences of actions
Informant #36024: i would blossem into a ripe grapefruit.
A MIGHTY GRAPEFRUIT OF WRATH READY TO EAT YOUR NON FRUITY SOULS!!!11
Informant #36031: i'd do everything i ever wanted. that could cause problems tho if doing it results in something bad happening (eg parachute ripping) fear makes us think of the consequences of our actions
Informant #36054: I would proboably have jumped off a cliff years ago, as i would have had no fear of injuring myself,
Informant #36064: i'm not entirely sure as i haven't found anything that truly scares me, or that scares me enough to make me do something that isn't true to myself.
Informant #36089: The balance between happiness and fear cannot exist without fear. Without the ability to choose happiness instead of fear, we loose part of our free will. We cannot be happy, if we dont know what its like to feel fear.
If i had choosen to feel no fear, i raise to the state, where happiness is the only existant.
Informant #36212: I would speak out against wrongdoing wherever and however it occured
Informant #36220: I'd be dead. it keep you from jumping off high stuff or trying to swim to far out in the water
Informant #36250: You might be a little happier and be able to relax more than if you had fears, but, on the other hand, you might also do some stupid things and get hurt or killed.
Informant #36251: i would die pretty fast because i would not fear the cars passing by as i am jaywalking. I would not continue to improve myself, because i fear faliure, i work very hard.
Informant #36268: I wouldn't worry about my parents getting mad at me if i went late nights on parties and if i drank once and awhile.
No fear would have allowed me to be more social and have a better social life, but the way my parents set up our household, we fear the parents and the parents fear the western society, so i don't get to do much.
Not very exciting or fair for both parties. Just leads to the kids rebellion (which is what i'm currently going through) or depression or anxiety or even suicide attempts at a young age (my little sister).
Informant #36269: you would live a great life, even if it was short (which is a good possibility).
and you would have no regrets.
Informant #36272: I'd probably have no sense of consequence and be a very destructive person.
Informant #36276: I would become a static, non-productive individual with nothing to work towards in life.
Informant #36285: I would be very boring. Nothing would be "new." Nothin to look foward to or not look foward to.
Informant #36410: I would probably live a very short life because in my opinion fear is what keeps people alive.
Informant #36514: I probally wouldnt be here today people fear for a reason, fear serves the purpose to ensue caution where its needed.Id probally be dead by now for not fearing being knocked down by a car ,not useing caution
Informant #36528: Fear is good, it can cause quality action if properly used. Anxiety is bad, it causes stagnation.
Informant #41017: I would've gotten things sooner in life
I would be more bull headed...
Informant #41067: i'd be a lot healthier without the bumps and bruises from chasing the adreniline rush!
Informant #41085: i would have a lot less inhibitions, i wouldnt let things hold me back
Informant #41086: You would try and to outrageous things, which cannot always be good for yourself.
Informant #41093: I would probably be a lot happier, but also in a lot more danger.
Informant #41121: I would be free to use my mind to resolve problems, rather than relying on a primitive system devised by nature, before my mind had developed.
Informant #41181: I guess perhaps I'd be more daring. I'd do things without worrying what people think about me.
Informant #41193: I suppose I'd be able to accept myself better. I believe that the first thing every person is fearful of is themselves, and what they can and can't do.
Informant #41296: Not sure, probably be able to get off my butt and do things, though I'm not sure it's fear that's completely holding me back.
Informant #41409: I might become less cautious about the things I do and put my own or someone else's life in jeopardy.
Informant #41451: mindlessly doing things not knowing if its already right or wrong
Informant #41521: I'd live somewhere else and probably be learning/earning more ;)
Informant #41541: Seeing as you have'nt set out any predifinition of 'fear' I can only assume that you mean it in the broadest possible sense. If I had no fear, I would have no fear of death ergo I would probably do more physically dangerous things e.g. jumping from the top of a tall building or something like that.
Short answer, I would die.
Informant #41570: If I had no fear I would probably physically lash out on those who oppose me.
Informant #41581: I would probably make some poor life decisions that would lower my quality of life, or perhaps kill me.
Informant #41591: life would be boring, you always need something to keep you on your toes.
Informant #41601: I could achieve whatever I wanted. Fear is always linked to failure
Informant #41618: you'd be numb, without fear you cannot have any other emotions
Informant #41634: Fear is a warning to yourself, it can protect and guide us, it acts if you like as a safety net, so no fear would be lead to a riskier life.
Informant #41745: I think I would feel invinscible but I am sure that I would have other constraints which would replace the fear, I think that our lifstyles dictate the need for fear - fear of failure, not beign liked, etc it acts somewhat as a driving force, maybe I would just be really complacent and not motivated at all if I had no fear
Informant #42147: For one thing I would be a much more shallow human being - without, for example, the fear of hurting someone else's feelings. Also, if I was unafraid of failure then I'd never get any work done.
Informant #42172: I'd appreciate the non-materialistic things in life a lot less,
basically if i didnt fear death in some way iwouldnt appreciate life as much
Informant #42284: you would not know when to be more careful and when to protect yourself
Informant #42299: Spiders would live, and I would be probably be pushing myself to the limits
Informant #42447: people would get hurt. fear protects at some level. ie if you aren't afraid of STD's you would have unprotected sex. that could lead to aids and eventual death. If i don't have a healthy fear of wild aniamals i would get killed walking up to pet a bear.
Informant #42682: I think that I would take more risks. Some of these would be good because at the moment the only thing holding me back is a rather irrational personal fear. However, some fear is natural and needed, if you are not afraid of some things then you will not stay safe.
Informant #42795: Would live a carefree life and take a lot more risks and would generally be happier but with more likely to get in crap
Informant #47952: I would probably take too many risks with my life and my money.
Informant #57705: I think I could do more things without thinking about them. Fear keeps us from running into burning buldings,jumping into frozen waters to save someone. Maybe we would have more heros if it wasen't for fear.
Informant #57739: you'd probably die, because in some circumstances fear is essential to survival.
Informant #57757: then id be psychotic someone who has no fear is someone is not afraid to get hurt not afriad to get hurt has no fear of getting anyone else hurt
Informant #57805: i dont understand the question. everyone has the ability to fear.
Informant #82158: MY LIFE WOULD BY VERY DIFFRENT I'D BE EMBRARREAED WITH NO FEAR?!
Informant #86015: I'd have no job, I'd spend my money on whatever I wanted, and I wouldn't care about others' opinions.
Informant #86028: I would live everyday not raelly knowing what is goin on in the world i would be clueless
Informant #86045: i would track down rapist and child molesters and kill them without fear of being sued or arrested
Informant #86076: There will always be fear of something, if not then we will fear ourselves.
Informant #86102: You'd have a lot more balls and would be able to do a lot of different things.
Informant #86117: I would live a trite and meaningless life without thinking about consequenses.
Informant #86126: Ignorance is bliss as the stupidity of fear erodes we come one step closer towards the one truth in the universe, that we are nothing. Keep your humanity sheeple, fear will keep you human, do you want to loose your humanity? Only the strong can see the truth, the truth isn't for the weak, your simple everyday fears of all dimensions and levels of your mind, free your mind of fear, love, hate, greed, free it all and see the truth.
Informant #86182: Be stupid. fear is a motivator, but can lead to madness and harm to yourself if you have no control over yourself.
Informant #86197: I would probably have done something and gotten myself killed.
Informant #86427: i dont have any right now, i was hoping that this quiz would tell me what i fear. there is none i know
Informant #86604: i would be a better person for myself, but worse person for others.
Informant #86614: You would probably end up dead or in trouble since just because you have no fear you can still hurt yourself or others, example someone has no fear of gun fighting and ends up getting shot, some things are meant to be feared
Informant #93496: everything would get better for me. I would be happier and nicer and enjoy life and others and be a better person and not hurt myself.
Informant #96229: I cannot imagine my life would be too different. I may not be with the same partner
Informant #112167: My response to a potential threat would be minimized, bypassing essential survival instincts.
Informant #182489: It'd probably not have as good instinct and get into loads of sticky situations. I'd also get a lot accomplished because I drowned out unproductive thoughts.
Informant #201401: My life would be a lot easier if I did not have so many irrational fears. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Severe Clinical Depression, and Panic/Anxiety Disorder. This array of mental illnesses makes attending college incredibly difficult. Without my medication, I am afraid of everything from small noises to being in relatively close vicinity to others. Some fears are good, such as the fear of the law that keeps people from stealing and being violent, but if I had no fear myself, I think I would be much happier.
Informant #216967: nothing happen I think it's ordinary things . fear of god is to obey his word means, like an obedient child to parents, obedience is not something frightening. there are children afraid to steal cakes for fear of being punished, it is a matter of mental development, but if he was an adult, then he will realize that it's not a scary issue, but the love and order issues.
Informant #222176: I'd probably die because I would do some WICKED stunts and crash and get my spinal cord stretched a mile long and I die from the unbearable pain and blood loss :D
Informant #363410: I think I would feel more independent and indestructible but I would not have the same values.
Informant #558035: You would die because fear is a natural survival skill which we are born with and need.
Informant #632867: I would probably go on and start doing things that as of now, I'm afraid to do, not only because I've heard as a teenager that those things are bad for me, rather cause I've seen others being negatively affected by such things in their lives.Here I talk about drugs and things alike.
Informant #771763: You need some adult swim lessons! You are mnsiisg out. We LOVE the water at our house. Slimy ocean bottoms and jelly fish and fish in general swimming are not my favorite things but we love swimming in lakes, rivers, the ocean you name it. I haven't been on a boat much but our best vacation ever was in Maui and a lot of it was spent planted firmly on the beach.Not that you are wrong, everyone can have different interests. I am just saying maybe if you were a strong swimmer you could get over your fear of drowning.
Informant #866222: I might make some irrational decisions, however I would be less anxious/stressed and more easygoing, possibly enjoy life more.
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