What are you afraid of?
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
Ophidiophobia – fear of snakes
Acrophobia – fear of heights
Agoraphobia – fear of situations where escape is difficult
Cynophobia – fear of dogs
Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning
Trypanophobia – fear of injections
Pteromerhanophobia – fear of flying
Mysophobia – fear of germs or dirt
Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed spaces
Nyctophobia – fear of the dark
Nosophobia – fear of having a disease
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – fear of long words
These are just some of the common fears or phobias that humans have. You know you are afraid of something when you want to avoid it, get rid of it or even feel hurt in the presence of it. Fear is not something natural rather it is something we develop in time. We were all born fearless and as time passes, our experiences make us know and understand how the world goes, and that’s how our fears begin. Innocence is the beginning of every human mind and as fear develops in our lives, maturity arises. As much as how you fear things, for me, it comprises as how much experienced you have had in your life. Less fears, it means the less you have taken risks in your lives.
Fears are not determinants of weakness. Declaring your fears is the strongest attitude of a person. Why be embarrassed of fearing something when everyone else in the world have their own fears. A person having no fear is a robot. Simply, fear is generally a person being scared to be hurt. I remember someone told me that fear is not really being afraid of something, it is being afraid to get hurt. By being afraid to get hurt means getting hurt of this certain thing, specie, person or experience. We fear because we think we will be hurt and, to not be hurt means we chose to stay away from them and declare we fear them. But in reality we all link to one thing, we are afraid to get hurt.
Life is always composed of fears and without fears we can’t live life to the fullest. Fears give our lives excitement and the ability to be stronger. Facing them doesn’t mean we have overcome them. Fears will always haunt you and will always come back but learning from them is better because once you face them again, you can not pretend that you can overcome, but rather tell yourself that everything will be fine and accept that you are already facing the circumstance. I worry about those people who really are really afraid of some things that they end up seeking medical help just to overcome fears. I can’t blame them, but one thing is for sure, strength is a long road, you really have to go through it one step at a time. They might have taken a different journey but in reality we are all on the same page, running on through life to face fears and be a better person at the end of the road.
I am not afraid to tell people that I have lots of fears, I am even proud. Declaring what you are afraid of is something not others can not do. It takes a lot of courage and strength to admit your weakness. And during our weakness that’s when we become strong. This post is for people to realize that fears are not something that we can be ashamed of, rather it is something that we can be proud of. We should show the world the we can face fears, because the world will not just let us face them once, but a lot of times and with different levels. And as you go through it, you should learn from the last time you faced it so the next time you encounter it again, you’ll just laugh your fears goodbye. Fears will not fade but rather it will remain, but always take note to be stronger, not only physically but also mentally because fear will dominate not only your hearts, but also your minds. Confidence is the key and strength is your armor to fulfilling life’s goals. Never let your fears tear you down. Hold on to what you can do and show the world that you can!