What Are You Afraid Of?

Can you imagine your life without a fear?

It would be dangerous, so fear is actually good (like you probably already know). If it’s in the right amount, of course.

Your fears can also tell you in which areas you need to do some work. I’d strongly recommend you to work with a therapist if your fears prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

What am I afraid of?

I’m afraid of loving people.
I’m afraid of being attached to someone.
I’m afraid of my thoughts and emotions sometimes.
I’m afraid of life and I’m afraid of painful death.
I’m afraid of snakes, spiders and some insects.
I’m afraid of some foods.
I’m afraid of some medical procedures.
I’m afraid of falling back to sleep after a nightmare.
I’m afraid of having a job. I’m also afraid of being jobless for too long.
I’m afraid of being my true self sometimes.
I’m afraid of relaxing and feeling happy sometimes.
I’m afraid of failing just as much as I’m afraid of success.
I’m afraid of hurting people, even unintentionally.

I’ve collected some cool videos about fear because I have absolutely no idea what more to write about the fear that wasn’t already told/written or otherwise served on the internet. πŸ˜€

I think this post isn’t nearly as good as my older ones were (and I thought these were bad). I’ll need some time to get back my old writing skills (and hopefully even improve them), I hope you can understand that.

What about you, what are you afraid of?

Further reading:
Cherophobia: Is Being Too Happy A Thing?
Erasing Fears & Traumas Based on the Modern Neuroscience of Fear

15 thoughts on “What Are You Afraid Of?”

  1. Having a fear can be very empowering if you face them. And as you noted in your post, it is good to seek help if your fear becomes paralyzing. For me, one of my biggest fears is not trying something out of fear.

  2. I really like the Ted talk. I have often felt like a terrible coward, but when I have made decisions that other people thought were too risky or unlikely to succeed, those are the times things have worked out. That quote about easy choices/hard life and vice versa…so true! I think a lot of us have developed our own coping mechanisms and whatever works for you is fine, assuming it is not harmful to anyone else. I tell myself no matter what happens, a hundred years from now it won’t make any difference. Saying this gives me perspective, like looking at the size of the Universe compared to one person on our tiny planet. I know it won’t work for everyone and maybe it only works for me because I am older. I think it helps to step outside yourself once in a while.
    And by the way…there is nothing wrong with the way you write. Your blog brings help to others who are struggling and that is something to be very proud of

    • This is relatable Hetty, for me, it feels very similar sometimes.
      Do you think you might also have areas where you’re very courageous too? “Everything” can be a mood killer in this context, talking from my own experience.
      I’d say that commenting on blogs about how we feel can be something quite courageous.

      • You make a good point about the word “everything” being a mood killer. I’m big on blanket statements or so I am told by everyone πŸ˜‰. I try to stick to my guns when I make a decision about what I believe or plan to do.

  3. Wow, you might have written “better posts” according to yourself, but this was a strong one! Made me wonder about my fears as well, as I recognized a few from your list… Thanks for sharing! Have a good day 🌸

  4. I think having the right amount of fear is absolutely necessary for survival. I think some people (like sociopaths) don’t feel fear and that can be dangerous for them and those around them. As someone with an anxiety disorder I also definitely think that if your fear effects your life negatively or gets out of hand you should see a professional about it.
    Really enjoyed the post!


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