4/31 What’s fear?

4. What are you afraid of

The usual things people are afraid of… Getting hit by a car, living life alone, spiders, losing one of my senses, having to pull all of the hair out the bath plug so the water can drain again, not picking the right flatmate to live with next…

It’s a funny thing, fear. As author H. P. Lovecraft so rightly said “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” In a nutshell, that’s what the future is… unknown. And that’s how it’ll always stay, no matter how hard people try to predict what’s in store for us… you’ve just got to roll with it. 

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#9: You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.

I don’t think I actually have one fear that is greater than another, so with that in mind, the three things I would be faced with include a giant spider (you know those really fast runner species i.e. not a tarantula – even though they are scary!), the thought of losing my family and failure. These three things terrify me the most in life, but I would think I share these with the majority of the population. I mean, who honestly likes spiders?! In all seriousness though, I’ve mentioned previously how much my family mean to me and I know that I would be completely lost without them. They’ve made me the person I am today. Plus, no one likes to fail at anything – even though some people may choose to act cool if something hadn’t gone to plan, inside they are utterly devastated and thus have the strong determination to succeed next time. It’s simply human nature!