Fear. It’s such a base human emotion. All of us fear something even if we don’t want to admit it. In this post, I’m going to share with you some of the things that scare the living crap out of me.
Sharks are one of my favorite animals (wolves beat them out in that category) but they scare the crap out of me. The idea of being eaten alive sends shivers down my spine, but becoming somethings between meal snacks without even being able to see it coming is freaking terrifying. Their great, black, soulless eyes and razor sharp teeth both mesmerize and terrify me. They’re such interesting creatures. Maybe I find them so fascinating because they scare me so much.
I’m morbid that way.
I can’t even watch a needle on T.V. I literally cover my eyes like a child who suspects something might be lurking under their bed. I do pretty much anything to avoid getting a needle.
This fear at least has a reason though. When I was a kid, I had a needle break off in my arm. I bruised badly and my arm hurt for a very long time; or what felt like a long time to a kid like me. Ever since then I can’t stand needles. I’m typing this and the picture of the needle hovering above my words is making me feel nauseous.
Time to move on to the next one.
Heights scare me but especially heights experienced while on a ladder or some other object that I could fall from. Weirdly enough, way back when I was a roofer. Every day I faced this fear and it never got better. The money was good and I had a family to feed so I kept getting back up on that roof, but that didn’t prevent my legs from shaking.
Giving in to a fear of death and turning to a fictional deity to make me feel better. I feel as though this would compromise one of the very things that make me who I am. It would mean abandoning reason and trusting in superstition. I would rather face the reality of death than give in to my fears.
In a way, I guess you could say I’m afraid of fear. Fear that overcomes reason.
So there you have a list of 4 things that scare me. What is on your list? What sorts of things keep you up at night?