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What is the ONE THING that frightens people THE MOST and why?

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What is the ONE THING that frightens people THE MOST and why?


  2. nikhilsukumar profile image71
    nikhilsukumarposted 2 years ago

    Most people fear loneliness and adversity and diseases.

  3. jainswati profile image73
    jainswatiposted 2 years ago

    There are many such things and it depends on individual what frightens the one most  like failure,rejection,ghost,diseases,death etc.

  4. Josh Ratzburg profile image85
    Josh Ratzburgposted 2 years ago

    I feel like most people fear failure over anything else. How many times does someone come out of a situation saying, "I wish I would have done this or that." We as a society have a hard time making ourselves do things when we feel like we are not good at said things.
    People also fear change, which I believe comes from the thought that it may fail. When things are working, we don't want to change it, even if there is a better way of doing it.
    I feel like that is also why we don't like to try new things, because we feel like we will fail at it.

    1. nikhilsukumar profile image71
      nikhilsukumarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Josh, I agree we fear , wish we could train children and adults on Locus of control which can be found in my article
      http://nikhilsukumar.hubpages.com/hub/T … Psychology

      This concept works in such cases.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    Uncertainty about what the future holds.
    For some people this entails getting old, dying broke and alone in a nursing home. For others it's having their mate cheat on them or leave them, losing a job and can't find another one, afraid to go to the doctor for a complete physical and lab testing, never falling "in love" or having a companion, failing health, and losing independence.
    After you get to a certain age you pretty much let go of all your phobias and focus on the "real threats" to your lifestyle and well being. Knowing you're running out of time to fulfill your dreams is often called a "midlife crisis" or as I call it a "midlife awakening".
    It doesn't help when people ask what will the world be like in 30 to 50 years from now and you {know} you won't be here! smile
    Throughout our lives deaths and funerals are for "other people".
    Truly accepting our own mortality scares most of us.

    1. nikhilsukumar profile image71
      nikhilsukumarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes dashingscorpio, very accurate observation, however science believes we could over live our days here. When humans become half machines with perfect artificial organs and brain loaded with our old memories like a robot.

  6. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    I think the one thing that frightens people the most is old age. People are so afraid of not being able to wash and clean themselves and afraid that someone have to do these things for them. Another thing that is frightening is having dementia and how to deal with it.

    1. nikhilsukumar profile image71
      nikhilsukumarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True. this fear is by far the most scary. Wish people could find ways to solve the riddles of such perilous situations.

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, Linda. That is a very fearful prospect indeed.

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    insects, no money, sickness, evil people.

    Depends on individual. I am afraid of cockroaches and death.
    These are the things that I fear most

  8. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    People fear becoming poor &/or impoverished.  This translates into becoming vulnerable & powerless.  Poor &/or impoverished people oftentimes exists at the behest of the government via health, food, & medical programs.  It also can mean living in subsidized housing.  Being poor &/or impoverished can mean having very little or no choices as to one's particular standard of living.

    It means being regulated to the least desirable aspects of life such as living in substandard neighborhoods, sending your children to poor schools, consuming inferior quality foods, &/or having poor or no quality of health care. It means having very little or no choices in life.  Being poor & impoverished details taking what is handed out & liking it.  No wants that kind of life.

    Being poor & impoverished is an earthly prison. Poor &/or impoverished people exist on the societal periphery, they are on the outside looking in.  Furthermore, when one is poor, h/she has very little freedom regarding decision making.  H/she has to be very conscious as to what type of decision h/she will make because of socioeconomic concerns.  It means doing without, even the necessities, not only for oneself but for one's family.  It is literally hell on earth. No one in his/her right mind wants to be poor &/or impoverished.