There is one constant that reaches across relationships, religion, race, politics, the news, business, world affairs, and medicine-and this common thread is called a threat. A threat can strike fear, motivate, inspire change, crush, and rally people to do and act in ways that are not always predictable. Animals respond to threats physically, through noises, chemical releases, and physical changes in the body, driving a behavioral change in the animal. People who feel threatened are often driven toward action. So...are threats good or bad? Are they needed to drive certain behaviors? Are we stagnant or complacent without threats? Are we lawless without threats? Do we plan our lives around the promises of the future or around threats toward the future? Are our future and hopes dashed and drowned out by uncertainty and anxiety? One has to wonder if threats are essential to sustaining continual progress by mankind. Learn how the various sectors of society are affected by threats in this unique and thought-provoking study.