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Be absolutely honest: what are you scared of

  1. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Apologies for original spelling mistakes.


    I am scared of:
    mice
    rabies abroad
    Malaria abroad

    and an ex girrlfrieind from Sussex.

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am scared of dying - not for me personally, but I have two elderly parents who have lost all but me of their three children through illness or accident.

      I often have suicidal thoughts that are tempered by their need for me.

      We were such a strong family once! My parents were and are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

      But there is only me.

      After they go, who knows?

      For them, I must live. For the six children I bore, I have to put up a bit longer with the disdain they offer me.

      Their minds have been poisoned by those closest to them now.

      I'm not at all sure I will survive the 'gap period' between my parents dying and their realization that their lives are surrounded by liars.

      And I hope this is that last word I ever speak on this topic.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Izzy, my heart goes out to you. This is such a difficult time to deal with. Please stay strong and know that there are people , even on hubpages, wishing you well.
        Your life is hard now but tomorrow you will be thankfull for experiencing stuff and coming through it. Life will get better for you. Truly wishing 2012 is your best year ever for you and your family.

        1. IzzyM profile image85
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you smile That is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time!

          It truly is a bizarre situation to be in, to be approaching old age with absolutely no-one to share it with, despite having had a large family.

          While I do not, at this time, feel ready to share the details publicly, I know I never did anything that deserved this final outcome.

          I loved all my babies, more than they will ever know.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well I like you, Izzy!  For whatever that's worth.  But like Senorjohn said, you have people who care for you here.  Some fairly good ones too!  smile

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I get that way too Izzy. My family is separated; in BC, in Scotland, and me here in Ontario. I am not particularly close to any of them or my nieces. I often get scared of what is going to happen to me too in old age.

            I never had children so I can't imagine how you must feel in that regard.

            Hey, if you feel alone come over here and we can be alone together in our old age smile

          3. Stevennix2001 profile image83
            Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It sounds like you lived a pretty hard life.  I'm sorry to hear you had to go through all that, but Seanorjohn is right that you do have people that care about you and respect you on hubpages.  I don't know all the details of your life, but I do hope that things have gotten better for you over time.  If not, then I hope they will soon. smile

        2. seanorjohn profile image81
          seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Izzy, please speak to someone you can trust about how you are feeling. All of us need to think about stuff and discusss it. Please don't keep things to your self.I hope you are not offended if I say that I will pray for you tonight. I will pray that God gives you strength to overcome all things this year and you will enjoy the years to come.

    2. kannanwrites profile image81
      kannanwritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Last one in your list is too funny!

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Believe me, you might find it funny, but I am telling you she still gives me nightmares. Thank goodness it was a time of technological innocence. Cos all I had to put up with was answer phone messages and letters and phone calls and knocks on the door and calls at work and messages through friends and listings in the local paper and ...... stones thrown at my window..... and my .... oh .

        1. kannanwrites profile image81
          kannanwritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Listings in the local paper, throwing stones..Ah...Ooh....Ouch!

    3. EyesStraightAhead profile image88
      EyesStraightAheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not fulfilling my destiny

      Losing either of my children before I am gone

  2. mikicagle profile image95
    mikicagleposted 5 years ago

    I am afraid of being alone. I don't mean for a little while-I mean being truly alone. I'm also afraid of being confined to small spaces.

  3. LoriSoard profile image79
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Sociopaths.

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      Muldaniaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      But society needs somewhere to walk, and to do so in the road would be very dangerous.

      1. LoriSoard profile image79
        LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha ha Muldania. Cute.

  4. bruzzbuzz profile image60
    bruzzbuzzposted 5 years ago

    I am afraid of snakes and of being caught in a tight place and unable to get out, as result of my claustrophobia.

  5. made2becourageous profile image59
    made2becourageousposted 5 years ago

    Although to some this may sound silly, I am absolutely terrified of being kidnapped. I am always checking my surroundings and looking over my shoulder to make sure that nobody "sketchy" is getting to close.

  6. anonimuzz profile image82
    anonimuzzposted 5 years ago

    I'm scared of never being able to fully enjoy life. Most of the time, I feel too detached from things. I can see how certain events should affect me emotionally, but I just can't feel as bad or as great as it should. I'm borderline indifferent to many situations that happen to me (not always, of course). For that same reason, I was never capable of falling in love, and yet I really do want to be able to feel in love with someone that understands me and can help me appreciate life more deeply.

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      Muldaniaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is actually a great blessing to be able to feel detached.  Far better than being too sensitive, feeling every negative event in our lives keenly or even to an obsessive degree.  I'm sure many people would love not to feel too bad, and would trade not feeling too great, if they could.

      1. anonimuzz profile image82
        anonimuzzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, yes, I'd always choose 'detached' over 'too sensitive', lol. But really, there has to be a healthy middle ground. I need to feel some more excitement in my life.

  7. dipless profile image84
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    wasps, completely terrified and it is entirely illogical just never been able to shake that one :s

    1. made2becourageous profile image59
      made2becourageousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      my mother is also terrified of wasps. She is highly allergic to them to. Im sure that adds to her fear of them. Lol

    2. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wasps are a menace and serve no purpose. Bees produce honet but wasps just annoy us.

  8. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Heights, centipedes/millipedes, water bugs and I don't care for slugs.  Living in the Pacific Northwest, I've HAD to get over my slug phobia, at least somewhat.

    When I was in graduate school, living in St. Louis, I'd get these hideodorous water bugs that would come in through the pipes under my sink.  These s.o.b.s were BIG- seriously like steroidal roaches.  I had these huge textbooks I'd throw at them (from far away, mind you).  You know the textbooks, those enormous Dictionary kinds you fall asleep reading.  Anyhoo, I'd slowly peel the book off the water bug and the darn thing would STILL be alive, take off and hide somewhere.  Their shells are very flexible, so it's hard to kill them.  Thank goodness I had cats.  CREEPY creatures.

    http://beneficialbugs.org/bugs/Giant_Water_Bug/giantwaterbug_on-hand.jpg

    1. LoriSoard profile image79
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ewww. Okay, I'm adding that thing to my list. <shuddering>

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just looking at that picture makes me shudder. I won't sleep well tonight. Must get that out of my mind.

        1. wordscribe43 profile image93
          wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm so sorry...!  We will just assume they don't exist where you live!

          PS:  I'm feeling all jumpy now and can't have my feet on the floor!

          1. seanorjohn profile image81
            seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            hey , that's ok. By the way do you know how I can put this post into the proper forum? I don't know how I put this in the wrong one.

  9. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Just click "report" on your first post and tell them your mistake.  They will move it to the correct category or you can request which one it should be moved to.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks wordscribe. I just tried that and hopefully it will change forum.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I tried to get it changed by pressing report but nothing seems to happen. Oh well!

  10. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I'm afraid of heights, and I'm TERRIFIED of tornadoes.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Tornadoes are terrifying. Heights .? That is a strange one cos I think as we get older we can get that fear. I recently thought better about climbing up a ladder to check the guttering. Got half way up and felt a bit giddy. Very surprised at that cos always ok about heights. But tornadoes, we luckily don't reaally get em in the Uk. Every time we have had earthquakes and stuff, I have always slept through it.

  11. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    The dark.
    Abandonment.
    Frogs.

    In that order.

  12. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    That life is a sick, sick joke being played on me by some diety with too much time on It's hands.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    The ignorant.

  14. bloggernotjogger profile image60
    bloggernotjoggerposted 5 years ago

    Cockroaches
    Heights

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    TrinityCatposted 5 years ago

    Heights
    Spiders

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    Muldaniaposted 5 years ago

    My biggest fear is of having blood tests.  Even the thought of it makes me feel dizzy.  I have to have one tomorrow, and my inner elbow is actually hurting in anticipation.

  17. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    My fears:

    Heights
    Dead animals
    Snakes
    Broken glass (I ran through a glass door as a child!)


    And because I'm a divorced person ...never having anyone fall in love with me ever again.


    WAH! sad

  18. hazelwood4 profile image81
    hazelwood4posted 5 years ago

    Spiders and snakes.

  19. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    Falling into one of those hot pots at Yellowstone and being essentially boiled to death.

    Some sort of Carrie-esque public embarrassment.

    Also bees. If I even hear buzzing I start shrieking and bolt.

    Yeah, I have weird fears.

  20. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    I am scared of snakes, in fact if I even see one on the television I wont be able to sleep in the evening because all I will see is a snake.
    My neighbour had a pet python and it escaped into the next house through the toilet system and scared the bloke who was about to have a shower sad

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    SanXuaryposted 5 years ago

    Of never seeing my son again. I realized that I had no choice but to excommunicate his mother or forever be cursed by her contact. The legal system is a crime and you can be legally harassed to the point of death. Even if you prove this is the case the court system is only about money. Everyday since he left is equivalent to a funeral. People who have no real interest other then selfishness claim your child and side with the enemy as if they have no feelings of what it means to the person he belongs to. Some other man will tell him to call him father as if stealing someone else's child gives him such a right. I pray every day that God will curse them and will destroy their lives until he is a part of my life again. Because they are evil and know what they are doing and do not even care who God is I am certain that he will hear my prayers. Yes there is plenty of proof that God is doing exactly this. I do not have to do anything at all but wait.

  22. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    heights, spiders, any kind of bug except for small house flies, death, failure, and rejection.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Stevenixx I am understanding the heights scare. I only got that fear as I got older. And I thought "Why the F am I am scared of heights."Hope I don't get any more fears as I get older.
      I used to be fearless.

  23. GmaGoldie profile image85
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    bridges
    heights
    & last but not least - mice really creep me out!

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      HubTubposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Claustrophobia - worst fear equates to being buried alive.

  24. sakshisingh profile image60
    sakshisinghposted 4 years ago

    Height
    Water


    &


    cockroach.... sad

  25. pisean282311 profile image59
    pisean282311posted 4 years ago

    religion undoing all great development human mind has done and taking us back to dark ages...

 
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