The Tin line between Enthusiast and Fanaticism

According to Anna Jameson One of world foremost historian, I quote " Moral, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil."

Fanaticism has been attributed to being one of the lead cause of violence in the world today. It can be found in almost every aspect of life ranging from sport, work, religion etc. One of the rational behind the existence of fanatism is intuition.

What is Fanaticism?

Fanaticism is an extreme and often unquestioning enthusiasm, devotion, or zeal for something, such as a religion, political stance, or cause. A person who engages in fanaticism can be called a fanatic, and they or their behavior or beliefs can be described as fanatical. Fanatics are usually characterized with very strict standards and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions. religion fanaticism are most often defined by blind faith, the persecution of nonconformist and the absence of reality, Making them very difficult to reason with, and extreme to manage. According to Lawrence Wright There are many different rivers that lead into despair: there's poverty; there's political repression; there's gender apartheid - there's a sense of culture loss; there's religious fanaticism.

What is a enthusiasm

enthusiasm refers to intense enjoyment, interest, or approval expressed by a person. The term is related to playfulness, inventiveness, optimism and high energy.
Enthusiasm is often characterized with Passionate, Energetic, playfulness and crowned with success.

Difference between Enthusiast and Fantastic

Let’s begin with a general distinction between enthusiasm (intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval) and fanaticism (excessive, uncritical zeal or enthusiasm).

  1. A fanatic displays very strict standards and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions. Other Notable characteristics of a Fantastic includes;
  2. Enthusiasm is a personality trait that is positively infectious, and it doesn’t matter how you explore but it's most characterized by;
    Love to learn

High ranking executives understand the value of great staff. Great businesses are built on great teams made up of great people. As described above enthusiasm is a tell-tale sign of being an Xtra Mile professional and this won’t be something that goes unmissed when it’s time to scale a business and move people up the ranks.


In all area of life we are faced with choices, either to grow or to be stunted, to learn or to be static. Making the right choice is most conscience. Choosing what to love or to hete is always individual perspective. The line between Enthusiast and Fantastic is always forcing other to compulsorly accept your notion to life, which can only lead to intending chaotic individual cohabitation.

Respect and support for individual opinions and views are the key to a successful and thriving co-existance.

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