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

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (12 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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


  2. nikhilsukumar profile image68
    nikhilsukumarposted 3 years ago

    Most people fear loneliness and adversity and diseases.

  3. jainswati profile image69
    jainswatiposted 3 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 image83
    Josh Ratzburgposted 3 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 image68
      nikhilsukumarposted 3 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 3 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 image68
      nikhilsukumarposted 3 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 3 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 image68
      nikhilsukumarposted 3 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 image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 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 image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)