What thing(s) are you secretly still afraid of, many years past when you should

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Laura Schneider profile image87
    Laura Schneiderposted 8 years ago

    What thing(s) are you secretly still afraid of, many years past when you should have outgrown it?

    I'm not talking about actual medically diagnosable phobias (I'll ask that question in a minute), just little things-- like being afraid of the mall-Santa after age 10, or being afraid of flying, driving after dark ( even though you do it all the time), ...

  2. ChandiKuta profile image62
    ChandiKutaposted 8 years ago

    White rabbits with red eyes! Someone gave my mom a white rabbit with red eyes porcelain figurine as a gift when I was growing up. I was so afraid of it! I refused to go in the room where it was. My mom had to lock it in a cabinet for me. Well, until that day I still find white rabbits with red eyes impossible to look at and guess what Alice in Wonderland is totally ruined for me.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image87
      Laura Schneiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha I never thought about it before, but I'm afraid of everything about Alice in Wonderland--just creepy-weird, especially the Jabberwocky. Brr. May no white rabbits with red eyes ever cross your path again!

  3. tsmog profile image76
    tsmogposted 8 years ago

    Great question with a wide array of diversity Laura. First, twenty years ago for me means age 38, so not childhood dreams regarding relational. That said, regarding a fear I either developed, learned, or was blessed with and did grow out of recently was a fear of falling. Odd too.

    1978 I was involved with a car crash. Experienced both anterograde and retrograde amnesia. What followed was some term as the cheesecloth affect or holes in the memory. Long story short, since that accident a recurrent dream was falling from somewhere, floating, flying, and not being able to land. I mean I remember many of those dreams, pondering more, and I could not land. Hence, I feared falling. I didn't mind flying or generally speaking heights, unless I felt like I was going to fall.

    I haven't had that dream for near to a year. It was always consistent throughout those years. Longer story, yet connected. Last year I went through a process termed spontaneous recovery regarding the amnesia thing. Maybe the second of third time too. What occurs is something triggers it.

    Then it is like watching two or more films going faster than the fast forward of a VHS or DVD simultaneously. One forward and one backward. When they meet it is horrific, since it is like having memory loss of that moment. Then I usually get sick to the stomach if you know what I mean, cold sweats for a day or so, and then totally exhaustion. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, so deciding if manic or that is tough.

    The closest I can liken it too is how I feel if I have a rapid drop of blood sugar. Yet, the last episode I checked glucose more often because of the feeling. You get to where you know if Glucose is high or low after awhile. So, that fear is not here now, yet I do not know if one could term it as growing out of it.

    That said, now having memories of childhood not remembered for those thirty or so years or having clear recall of them I will share more. Thank you for your time listening too.

    As a child my dad would be shipped out with the Marines. My fear was he would not come back. I knew it was temporary. When he went to Nam, I was angry. There was a lot happening in the late 60's then. It was hard to navigate that time period.

    I once shared with an interview with hubber marcoujor published here I "the thing I wish I could get rid of is the ghosts of anger." Those ghosts seem to come from the childhood. So, the current fear is revisiting fears I could not recall once.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image87
      Laura Schneiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooh, I love your line "...I wish I could get rid of...the ghosts of anger." I think you should write a poem about that, whether you submit it here or not.

      Thanks for responding to this odd  question. My goodness you've had it rough! Peace to you!

  4. nurseleah profile image85
    nurseleahposted 8 years ago

    I'm still afraid of the dark sometimes and definitely creeped out still by the Chucky doll from Child's Play.

  5. ChristinS profile image41
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    clowns still kind of creep me out  and although I find them fascinating creatures - spiders scare the bejeebers out of me.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 8 years ago

    As a child I was afraid of skeletons being under my bed. I could imagine them under there so clearly. I would leap onto my bed to avoid them pinching my feet with their bony fingers. I knew it was my imagination, but I would let it scare me!
          I still do this!  I will imagine scary things that are not really real and become frightened by them! It is ridiculous. I have to talk myself down and regain emotional composure. What  scary things do I imagine?  Like my husband fired the gardener just to annoy me! Like, so and so really doesn't like me, like, my cut will not heal... oh it's ridiculous!  But, I can get over it. I tell myself, "let go of tension, see reality!" Right now I am healing from a concussion and every emotional response is amplified. So, now it is really important for me to get this under control. (Hope this wasn't TMI!)

  7. profile image53
    paulina0posted 8 years ago

    Ladybugs still send me shrieking into the hallway yelling for someone to "kill it!"

    The thing is, I know exactly why they scare me, but whenever I try to explain it, I receive strange looks.

    For some strange reason, the facts that their wings are under their backs scares me. They literally have to lift their backs to get their wings out. And they tend to fly at you, rather then obey the unwritten universal law all humans and animals tend to follow, which is I won't bother you if you don't bother me.

  8. pagesvoice profile image82
    pagesvoiceposted 8 years ago

    As a grown man, husband, father and grandfather I am still paralyzed with fear over the sight of spiders. I have always been petrified of spiders and have never gotten over that fear. These arachnids just give me the creeps.


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://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

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)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)