By Norma Zager
“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda, Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace
When Franklin Roosevelt said we have nothing to fear but fear itself, what did he mean? Did he mean simply we should fear the fearing? If so, why? The paralyzing effects of the negative?
Does fear make us weak? Frightened? Unable to think clearly under pressure? Probably all of those things, but so much more.