What is more scary reality or the unknown?

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  1. CosetteClareese profile image59
    CosetteClareeseposted 3 years ago

    What is more scary reality or the unknown?

    With it being close to halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to ask what scares people. I would like to know if people are more scared of what they know to be true or the unknown.


  2. clivewilliams profile image84
    clivewilliamsposted 3 years ago

    reality.....the unknow is simply that unknown!

    1. CosetteClareese profile image59
      CosetteClareeseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Simple answer nice! Thank you! What if there was something you would really would like to know but could not. Like if someone you loved went missing. No reason why or knowledge of where they went. Not knowing would be terrifying.

  3. RLWalker LM profile image72
    RLWalker LMposted 3 years ago

    The unkown, definately.

    What is more scary, a T-Rex, or the blaire witch?

    What is not fully known or understood, invites the imagination, and no monster is greater than the one your brain can create when the right buttons are pressed.

    All the good horror film makers understand this which is why in a good horror film you may never actually see the boogyman until the end.

    1. CosetteClareese profile image59
      CosetteClareeseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are right! I loved the movie Boogeyman by Stephan Kay. It was rather funny because I had chills throughout that movie, but when I actually saw the Boogeyman at the end I was like the Boogeyman was not that scary! what was scary was not knowing!

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago


    It ALL depends.  To some people, what is real is more scary than the unknown because they KNOW that such things exist.  The unknown really does not scare them because they see the unknown as fantastical and unreal.   However, to other people, what is unknown is more scary because the unknown is strange and unfamiliar.  They do not know the unknown; hence they FEAR it.  What is real, they are not afraid of as what is real is familiar to them.  In essence, they can deal with the real but the unreal.....well.....

  5. tsmog profile image78
    tsmogposted 3 years ago

    It depends. There is a statement made by Donald Rumsfield used much with politics, business, and other disciplines. It may add some insight with the question. Possibly it may be applied toward the quandary of the supernatural realm too. It goes like this:

    There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know.

    There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know.

    But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.

    For me and open to thought is I feel the first two fall into the question's classification of Reality. The last falls into Unknown. With ponder discovery may share that all three statements are true. None are false. But, the last statement is downright 'Scary'.

    1. CosetteClareese profile image59
      CosetteClareeseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. It certainly was good insight on the topic.

  6. Nicholas Kan profile image61
    Nicholas Kanposted 3 years ago

    Both. The reality is what you're living in. Nobody is really fully satisfied with their lives. (spending half of our life studying and working then die). The unknown are scary because unfamiliar things tends to be feared.


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