A few days ago I asked generally about the fears that people have. Lots of people shared theirs and here is a brief roundup of what they said (all put here anonymously). Do you share any of those below? Can you add anything?
Heights and the prospect of falling, including gravity being reversed and falling into the sky, a certain type of insanity in other people, the idea of being buried alive. Probably lots of other things I haven’t thought of. Ghosts fascinate me, but I’ve never seen one, and I’m sure I’d be terrified if I did.
Random fears kindly supplied by others:
‘Being sick (vomiting)’
‘Living forever as the world gets dumber and more reliant on technology’
‘Flying daddy long legs’
‘Dogs, liver, clowns, beards, evening dress, gas fires and celery’
‘9PM at night, I walked thru the nursing home my mum was at, all the Red call-button lights on, with no responding nurses’
‘Brash colours, loud noises and all things garish are a huge assault on the senses’
‘I think my greatest fear is my imagination. Once I start to imagine a bad scenario I find it impossible to let it go until it is proved that it is just my imagination’
‘Heights, I feel is a very logical fear – you know, you could fall and be in a lot of pain for quite a while if it didn’t kill you. I think all of us fear the possibility of inescapable excruciating pain. And many, if not all of us, fear the unknown’