5 Things That Scares Me The Most. We all have fears, don’t we? A couple of days ago I came across an article that mentioned about facing our fears to overcome it. That got me thinking, what do I fear? Should I try to conquer it just so that I won’t feel afraid anymore?
Well, maybe there are some fears that one can try to conquer it to feel braver. Bungee jumping or trying an activity like flying fox could help you conquer the fear of heights.
But what if you fear of something that you can’t conquer, let say losing a loved one? How do you overcome a fear like that?
What Are The 5 Things That Scares Me The Most?
Here is the list of the 5 things that scares me the most. Actually, there are many other things that scare me too, but here are the top 5.
I have a fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia) or maybe I should say Herpetophobia because I do fear other reptiles too. But its worst with snakes, to the extreme that I feel scared even to watch a documentary or TV shows about snakes. If I did watch a TV show that has snakes in it or read an article about snakes, I would get nightmares.
I think that I won’t be able to conquer the fear of snakes. Why? Well, I live in a house that is very close to nature and there is also a river nearby. So once in a while, there is a high chance a snake can lose its way and come into the back of the house. I had quite a few close encounters with snakes so I should be brave by now right. But unfortunately no, because somehow the more I have seen it, the more my fear grows.
2) Sickness And Pain
I am scared to be ill. I am afraid that if I am ill, I will be a burden to my parents and to those around me. I am also scared to see my loved ones fall sick or in pain.
I fear physical pain more than I fear emotional pain. I feel that when I am hurt emotionally, I am strong enough to hide it from others. But it is different from physical pain. It’s harder to pretend you are ok.
I also get panicked and become full of anxiety when any of my loved ones are sick or in pain. When I see one of my loved ones being ill, I feel sick too.
I have a fear of dying and I also fear of losing my loved ones. Being an only child, my greatest fear is “What if I die young, who is going to look after my parents.”
I am very close to my mum. I can’t imagine life without her and I wonder how she would be if I go before her. Sometimes in the middle of the night, I would suddenly wake up to check on my mum to see if she is breathing.
Don’t get me wrong, my mum is not ill. She is a healthy and active woman. But since my late grandmother passed away so suddenly without being ill, the fear of death has somehow affected me.
4) The Unknown
Sometimes I wonder, how can I feel scared of something that I don’t know. But whether I like it or not, I have fears of the unknown. Looking at the world today, the word future can be horrifying. I am scared to think what will happen in future. What would tomorrow bring? How would I be when I am old? Would I be alone? Yes, all those questions scare me.
It wasn’t easy picking number 5. Between frogs and rats, I guess I am more afraid of rats. They run so fast and I would definitely scream if a rat ran across me. To some, they may be small and cute, but to me they are creepy….lol
Rats can be dangerous because they carry diseases. So being afraid of rats has its plus points too. At least I would stay away from them.
Being scared of certain things it’s not unusual or abnormal. Everyone is bound to be scared of something. As long as it doesn’t affect your daily life and it doesn’t hold you back from achieving your goals and dreams.
What are the 5 things that scare you the most? And how do you overcome it? Do share it with me in the comment section below.