We as individuals share the world with others we fear, hate, or envy. We inhabit the earth with individuals we respect, love, and admire. There are many individuals we can't quite figure out and this makes us disregard them. Why is it that we spend the most physical and mental energy on those individuals who fall into the negative categories of fear, hate, or envy? In this collection of essays, Leonard Clark explores the philosophical, psychological, political, and cultural manifestations of these negative emotional states. Why are we all so paraid, irritated and agitated?