In today’s world, humans have not learned to live together in harmony. Many humans attack others to take their food, their land or their possessions. Therefore, we grow up in a world to be afraid of others. Instead of learning to live together as one human family, we are taught to fear others. During our development, we learn (create receptors) to read the stimuli in the environment. We move to things that offer growth and protect ourselves from things that threaten our lives.
Unfortunately, many people make money from our fears. The more fear we have, the more weapons we buy, the more armies we create. We give our money, food and possessions to others who promise to protect us. Therefore there is money to be made by keeping people in fear. Weapon manufacturers make the most money when two sides fight against each other because these corporations sell their weapons to both sides in a war.
Because people are taught that war and fighting is a way of life, then the population accepts this belief to be true. The evolution theory by Charles Darwin says that there will never be enough food to feed everybody, therefore, war is a way of life because people will fight to get their food. So the governments use the Darwin theory to justify war and violence as a natural way of life. If we believe that then we pay lots of money to protect ourselves. “Protection” is one of the world’s biggest business opportunities. For example, the corporations who own the weapons companies and also own the news/TV media. They use the news to make people afraid so that people will give them more money to make more weapons and a bigger military. There is profit in protection. These corporations do not make money if there is peace.
As a result, violence and war is encouraged because it is good for business. However, if people continue to be afraid by the news, their brain releases stress hormones into their blood. These hormones activate receptors to close the body down to the threats in the environment. As described in previous posts, when the body is in protection, the stress hormones shut off the growth processes.
The reason is simple: it takes energy to grow … but it also takes energy to protect yourself. If something threatens you, you want to have enough energy to save your life. When our minds are in fear, the brain releases stress hormones into the blood. These hormones shut down the body’s growth mechanisms to save energy, because the mind (through the use of stress hormones) has told the body to conserve all of its energy for “fight or flight” to save its life.
Fear is BIG business and therefore, the world is encouraged to live in fear so that corporations can continue to make money off of our need for protection.
What do you believe is the answer?