Neil Peart heard from a man that fear is what governs our actions, not hope or love or good intentions. We go to work for fear of not having money, we help each other for fear they might not do the same for us if we don't, etc. He gave it some thought and after observing those around him, he found it to be pretty true. He then wrote a 4 part series of songs about it, breaking it down into 3 different kinds of fear. Fear of yourself, fear as a weapon, and fear as control. It's cynical to think about it in that perspective but if you think about it, every facet of society is based on fear.
What do you think? Is everything really governed by a fear of something or do we make our actions on some other level?