Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Forum: Fear Factor

Halloween is coming up soon, and it's got us thinking about fears - both real and imagined.

What are some things you're afraid of? The dark? Ghost stories? Failure? Losing the people you love? What is your own personal fear factor?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do I fear? That’s a good question! As a mother of a child with many health challenges, I fear not getting it all right. The dozens and dozens of judgment calls I make each day keep me on edge. What/when/how to feed her, which set of advice and medical opinions are correct, which supplements will help, which will harm, is that a hive? And when things get bad, exactly at what moment to pack up and go to the ER.

I used to feel like a gazelle with a fragile baby trying to make it across the savannah against all odds. Now things are better: I feel like we are crossing a really nice meadow, but there are mines scattered throughout and each guide points a different direction. So thanks for asking! That is what I fear.

frau sally benz said...

From when I was really young, my biggest fear was to die alone, which is really bizarre if you think of it because I was about 9 when I first remember having this fear.

Now, I'm not so afraid of that anymore, mostly because I love spending time by myself. *sudden realization* Did I start learning how to enjoy time by myself because of my fear of dying alone?! Strange.

Bridget said...

I think my greatest fear is loneliness. Experiences are just so much better when shared. I think my response to this question also has a lot to do with the "Where the Wild Things Are" movie I just recently saw. (The characters in the film don't want to feel sadness or loneliness.)







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