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What Is the Greatest Fear You have Overcome?

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I no longer fear scorpions

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Spiders and the hub I just wrote. the guts are hurting me on that one.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        gotta read it and must add another fear Ive overcome similar to the scorpions is

        my x mother in law- whew.  freedom

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nice I was scared of mine too. She looked and sounded like the lady that played the wicked witch in wizard of oz... TRULY.I was terrified of her.

          http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Abuse-Anonymous-Hub

          This is not a fun hub, like I do, and no ads. It is a difficult read a story I have never told the full of it till now.

        2. marcel285 profile image70
          marcel285posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I same, i was shit scared of my bf's mum..well don't have worry about her anymore!! She appears to have no emotion, and i was intimidated by her and she made me nervous, because she is super smart. She is one of the top 10 smartest people in NZ- my country.

    2. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fear of death. My own one. I think LOL

      1. nadp profile image77
        nadpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Death was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of this forum.  It's a really big one for me.  Have you found any ways of overcoming it? I'm hoping that as I age (as I will hopefully have the opportunity to do!) I will be able to reconcile with it.  And you?

        1. Misha profile image73
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I too think it is the biggest fear for everybody, whether people realize this or not. And the first thing to overcoming it is to realize that you have it and that it controls most if not all of what you think and do - and looks like you are there already.

          Then you naturally want your life back, and from that point it just becomes a question of technicalities. How do we overcome our fears? We face them. And when we look at them long enough, we see them for what they are, and they subside and go away. That's the only way I know smile

          1. nadp profile image77
            nadpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Misha.  What you say is very practical advice.

      2. Aya Katz profile image86
        Aya Katzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think we ever overcome fear of death. I became very aware of my own mortality -- and that of people I cared about -- when I was nine. The summer when I turned nine I was totally focused on death. Then I "got over it" by focusing on other things. I'm not less afraid of death now, than before. I just think about it less.

        1. Misha profile image73
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Aya, as I said above, the only way I know is to face it, not to hide it. It takes a while (years) to realize that there is nothing to fear, really - no matter if there is an afterlife and/or reincarnation - or not. If there is - there is a whole lot of new (or may be old LOL) things to explore after death. If there is not - then what to fear? smile

          Sky, ROFLMAO, too cute smile

          1. Aya Katz profile image86
            Aya Katzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The thing to fear is not the process of dying, but the non-existence that is its result. To me, when I was a child, contemplating my own non-existence -- not just after I died but also before I ever was born -- was terrifying. To realize that the world would keep on going just as before, but I would play no part in it, was to come face to face with my own insignificance. The idea that I'm not important scares me more than anything!

            1. Misha profile image73
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              And I was not talking about the process either. smile

    3. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Success/Failure...How are you, Kimberly?

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image74
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    My father.

    BTW-for those of you who are afraid of spiders...Psychoanalysts (esp. Freud) said that spiders are symbols for our mothers...I just learned that this weekend, and thought I'd share.

    I wonder if scorpions are fathers? wink

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, my brother actually hates spiders. He did not even remember that he brought a big one home in a jar from Florida and kept it in his room for years, to scare me with it so I would not tattle on him. I left that out of the hub I wrote on him, but may have to add it

      it took him a long time to love our mother, she was sick a lot and that can make children angry with the person. he got over it when he grew up... or did he?

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps he functions with it better...But the residue remains. Isn't it interesting how symbols work and have meaning? Thank you for sharing that with us! smile

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      scorpions are arachnoids(spider family)  they have 8 legs...

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, but they also have that great big stinger. I'm SURE Freud would have considered it phallic wink

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    I no longer fear heights

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    The only true fear I have that I have had to overcome is trusting someone else to do something for me. (and not screw it up)

    I was forced to trust my life in the hands of others, that was a very tough fear for me to face and overcome.

  5. marcel285 profile image70
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    I have an irrational fear of birds and fish..even dead ones. Once when i was home alone, i discovered this dead bird that my cat had dragged in. My bf was away, so i called my boss, and he came round to my house to get it out!! I wouldn't even walkpast it..Still havn't gotten over those fears.

    I was afraid of the dark up until about 2 years ago!!! At 17-18 years old, i would wake up my bf in the night to come with me to the toilet!!! Because there was no light out there, it was an old house and the power was a bit dodgy.

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      ashkha8066posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      awww im still sooo scared of dark ,how did u overcome?

  6. defenestratethis profile image57
    defenestratethisposted 7 years ago

    Losing my mind. Now Im afraid of finding it.

    1. figment profile image78
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i like that

      1. nadp profile image77
        nadpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very cute!

  7. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 7 years ago

    I have this really great fear that my life will be average. I hope I'm destined for greatness and have no regrets in life.

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    Jared in Vegasposted 7 years ago

    When I was a little kid I was afraid of breaking my arm, then one day during junior high football practice it happened. It hurt just as bad as I knew it would, but the sympathy you get while it's in a cast is awesome. Plus there was a guy in the emergency room that accidentally cut off his thumb with a chainsaw, so the grass is always greener I guess.

    1. figment profile image78
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      awww....that's a cute story

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    these are really cool

  10. Cly Walsh profile image57
    Cly Walshposted 7 years ago

    Most recently, well within the past year anyway, I finally overcame my fear of the dark. Some would say it's pretty sad to have an intense fear of the dark when you're 32. I say - it was horrific and glad that it is finally behind me!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Awww {{{HUGS}}} Phobias aren't rational, or else we could easily control them.

      Congratulations on getting over it.

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was the same, I now sleep with the light off smile

  11. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Spiders...
    Kill Kill Kill Killlll!!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *puts on her best Viennese accent* Und vhen did you relise you vanted to kill your mother? wink

  12. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    thunderstorms
    being alone

  13. premierkj profile image67
    premierkjposted 7 years ago

    My greatest fear is being a failure. I'm also afraid of the things I have to do to be successful. I'm pretty screwed!

  14. Madison22 profile image60
    Madison22posted 7 years ago

    I overcame the fear of big dogs. A while back I took a job dog sitting 3 big boxers, and now I absolutely love all dogs:)

  15. calpol25 profile image72
    calpol25posted 7 years ago

    My biggest fear was thunder and lightning, when I was younger I used to hide, close the curtains play my music loud.
    Not good for my neighbours but great for me, now I have got older it does not bother me anymore and I like to watch it now.

  16. donotfear profile image92
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    My acraphobia (fear of heights) has greatly improved since I climbed the fire escape Aug 24, 2004 in Los Angeles. YOu can read my hub about it, My Reality Show Experience: the whole story.  Anyhow, my fear has greatly alleviated thanks to a kind and loving God who opened the door for me to experience such validation. It controlled my life but now is way down the list on priority fears.

  17. jonathanacosta17 profile image58
    jonathanacosta17posted 7 years ago

    when both my children were newly born i was deathly afraid to hold them. so scared i might hurt them. now my 3 yr old wrestles  me while my baby girl pulls my hair out.

  18. Sa Toya profile image76
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    I'm still afraid of silly things like spiders.

    My greatest fear, still there I know I will face it one day...it's inevitable, I've made peace with that but till fear it.

    Another I'm hoping to get over at some point...soonage

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      {{{HUGS}}} Fears can be hard to conquer, but I'm sure that when you're ready to face them, you'll knock them outta the park. Best of luck!

      1. Sa Toya profile image76
        Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile Thanks for the Hug I do love a good HUG...tell me about it fear's a thing and a half smile

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smile You're one of the tough ones smile I just know you'll get past it.

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    blatvaposted 7 years ago

    My step father..  But I think if I ever met him again, I wouldn't be afraid anymore.

    I might punch him though...... Here's hoping I don't have sharp objects in reach either haha..

    Still kinda don't like spiders. But theGlassSpider helps there tongue

    *waves at her 'pider friend*

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image74
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *waves back* Just trying to make the world an easier place for all of us to live wink tongue

      I hope you're having a good day.

  20. ksha16 profile image61
    ksha16posted 7 years ago

    Fear of constipation. Now its all smooth

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Im afraid of Gollum....

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    StormRyderposted 7 years ago

    CLOWNS!!!!!http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz343/FreddyKruegerGirl13/pennywise.jpg

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for that...I almost screamed!!  lol

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yikes that is one scary clown! lol

    3. manlypoetryman profile image68
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/03/pennywise-the-clown.jpg
      Yikes...lol ! (StormRyder wrote: CLOWNS!!!!!)

      1. figment profile image78
        figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        that's pretty scary

  22. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Whoah!! Scary doesn't describe this clown!!!  He's IT!!!  Yikes!

    For me, being alone, especially in the dark out in the middle of no where, surrounded by bush, no lighting and no telephone or communication devices.

  23. figment profile image78
    figmentposted 7 years ago

    Bad weather!  After surviving Katrina, I can handle any bad weather.  Although, I didn't have it as bad as so many others...

  24. Dalyinx profile image84
    Dalyinxposted 7 years ago

    I think disappointment is a pretty big one.  I used to not do things because I was afraid I'd end up disappointing myself or not performing up to the standards I set.  Recently, I've realized that it's pretty hard to fail at anything if you try enough times.

  25. HubChief profile image63
    HubChiefposted 7 years ago

    fear of being a loser
    accepting my faults and
    saying "hey, sorry, i screwed up!"

  26. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Rezident Eveel  7


    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iuVs5Vx3-qs/SdtKxwqyLBI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/HXkyEO4OosA/s400/zombie-cat-pic.jpg

    1. figment profile image78
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      o, that's wrong

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    don't laugh but I have a great fear of crying, like I won't stop and it hurts, I try to avoid it at all costs, unhealthy I know, but I fear it. hmm:

    1. figment profile image78
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      how sad lyrics

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I know but I can overcome it one day just not this day smile

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lyrics, quick story, I heard that song Don't Cry Out Loud and amde it my mantra as everyone hated that I could not stop crying once I started. I toughened myself up and became like steel... Then the day cam when I should cry, needed to, wanted to and prayyed I would and the tears would not come. It became so hard, everyone thought I was completely heartless and self centered and my heart was breaking but no tears would come. It took six months of solid prayer to get God to give me back the ability to cry and I will cry, even if it makes others uncomfortable. Not crying is what kills ya.
          Yes it hurts and you can't swallow and the lump in your throat is so big, but being unable to show others your feelings can be an emotional hell I would not wish on anyone. Especially you.

  28. Alota profile image59
    Alotaposted 7 years ago

    Small minded people

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm fanning you right now for that - you rock chick xo

  29. Alota profile image59
    Alotaposted 7 years ago

    thank you lyrics, but I dont know if I will be staying....we left on mass the last forum I was on as the complainers spoiled the fun for everyone else....I see you have them here as well trying to control everything.....I think these people are the lowest form of life.....if they lived in a small village they would be peeping out the curtians minding the neighbours business.....pathetic....thanks anyway.....actually I think I will write to the hub pages team and ask them who is actually running these forums....the busy bodies or the people who want to interact and share knowledge and fun.....

  30. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Censorship     sad

  31. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Not having enough quiet time to think...write...simply be !
    And yes, cockroaches..! wink

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    running out of money

    1. figment profile image78
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would be scared all the time!

  33. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I was scared of heights, so I jumped out of a plane. I also did a cage fight that raised my fear level.

  34. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    public bathrooms - now I'm not afraid, but I still don't hate em!

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OK girl, that is so true - good one mega

  35. Ann Nonymous profile image60
    Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago

    The fear of fear...and I owe it all to God!

  36. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    The greatest fear is death and I agree with what Misha said

    corollary to that is that I am fraid top die before my children gets to know what they will do or at least reach the age of 18

  37. marcel285 profile image70
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    I'm on the path to overcoming a fear today. Being alone. My man broke up with me last weeks, after a 5 year relationship. He just left about 20mins ago. He's going back to our home country, NZ. I am in Australia. Iv'e lived in this town with him for about 8months. I know some people through work. But the closest thing i have to friends here, is 2 60 year old men whom have a soft spot for me.

  38. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I've overcome the fear of pidgeons...RATS WITH WINGS!!!!!!!!

    They hound you for food and they drop shite on you from a great height which is just very disrespectful...naughty birdies!!

  39. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Panic attacks & driving.  Driving would be the big one.  So I fear that I'll have a panic attack while driving.  Sheeesh.

 
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