Although they may look the same, fear and phobias are different. VillaRamadas explains the differences and how to deal with each one.
Fear is part of life and from an early age, we are taught to live with it. Whether through stories or popular tales like the bogeyman or the big bad wolf, the objective is to put fear in children in order to prevent reckless attitudes and transmit moral teachings. Feeling fear is normal because, on balanced levels, it tells us how to act in certain situations.
We all have a degree of anxiety or introversion and when it manifests it is usually accompanied by a situation of malaise. Anxiety can motivate and help maintain concentration and ability to work when we are under pressure. But when fear, worry or physical suffering starts to take over, then we may have an anxiety problem.