Fear affects everyone in different ways. However, I believe that generally fear only constricts us from reaching our full potential. If there was no such thing as fear, life would be simple and easy to breeze through. Fear allows us to think through our decisions before follwing through on them. Nevertheless, if our life consisted of only fear, we would never do anything exciting. Therefore, life would be boring with too much fear yet life-threatening with too little. Somewhere in the middle would be ideal when it comes to a "fear-o-meter" for life.