In response to The Daily Post prompt: What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
In general, I believe we all have common fears: the fear of death, whether of our own or of someone we hold so dearly (God forbid); the fear of realizing our dreams– or not (reminds me of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist); the fear of failure; the fear of the unknown; the fear of falling in and out of love… and the list could go on. As for me, a lot of things seem frightening. But most of it, if not all, are manageable. These are fears that I can deal with– after a few deep breaths and a great deal of courage, of course. To give you an idea, here’s a few.
There are fears that I like to stick around. Like my fear of death-defying rides and my love for such. To spin around dizzying heights at great speed, with feet dangling, heart racing, and voice shrieking in delight. Classic!
There are also fears that I have to live with– just because. Like my fear of streets, highways, and other thoroughfares. The anxiety and palpitations whenever I’m faced with road intersections or pedestrian lanes makes me stand stiff. Irrational but it’s something that some poor souls have to deal with day by day.
As for the all time cliché, the fear of ghosts and of horror movies and stories, I rest my case. Need I say more? Although, more than the sight of those vile creatures, the sounds and sound effects scare just as much as the thunder over lightning. Those moans, howls, hums, and that ominous thud which makes a preface to a heart-stopping scene. And, yes, my overly playful imagination is partly to blame. Oh and by the way, didn’t I tell you Temple Run is just as terrifying, too? Ha ha, I never really liked the thought of someone chasing me to death and I remember throwing my friends’ phones while I’m at it!
Finally, the thing that scares me the most. These little plump, soft, squishy, and squirty creatures are my archenemy— be it a worm, larvae, or a caterpillar (to think they turn to be gorgeous butterflies 😦 ). I’ve dealt with slimy snakes, those scared me too, but unlike them I won’t have to worry if it’ll burst the minute I touch it. An exaggeration, I know, but what can I do? I can’t help it. *Sigh*
How about you, what scares you the most? 🙂