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What Is Your Deepest Fear?

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  1. SalixIncendium

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    What is your deepest, darkest fear?

    Do you think often about it?

    How do you deal with it when you do?

    What do you think the chances of the object of that fear coming to fruition?
     
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    I am afraid this will be a bit to personal answer, but my biggest fear in life is other males.
    I would say, I do not fear every male but I fear maybe 75 to 80 of them.
    I know it is unnaturally to fear like this but I had it since I was a child. I work on it to lessen the fear, but it's always there every day.

    How I deal with it? Try to not show my fear to them, it is not their fault. If my fear get to much to handle, I have to walk away from the situation. So the solution is on me, not on them doing something.
     
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    My body giving out on me.

    Yes

    Distract myself

    I fear they are pretty good.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about death.
    I am talking about being trapped in a useless body.
    I doubt that it will be a worse case scenario situation, like in Metallica's One.

    But my body is slowly "shutting down" (for lack of a better term).
    I have numerous medical issues.
    My legs are getting worse in that it is getting harder and harder to stand, let alone walk.
    The doctors best guess is that is some kind of internal allergen, but they have no idea what.

    Years ago I was diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back.
    The doctor said there is not much that can done about it and that it will slowly get worse.

    I have carpel tunnel in my left wrist, making it both painful and difficult to type, hold a phone, hold a fork to cut up food, etc.

    Add to the above my diabetes, Crohn's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, GERD, etc.
     
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    Discounting the concern for my children and their future, the consequences of brexit and humanity in general my deepest fear is...

    That Mike will turn up again (don't ask)

    Less than i did but i still have the occasional nightmares

    Hold my husband tight and weep.

    None but it doesn't make the fear go away


    Oh and thanks, you reminded me
     
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    Johnny Got His Gun...
     
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    I dunno. Fear changes all the time.
     
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    In mainly reverse order. I don't think about fears that much even when I might be in danger, since it is unproductive, and after being in many dangerous situations (physical activities) one tends to deal with anything like this before it has any effect - mainly from concentrating on the tasks to hand and the priorities in order to succeed at whatever. I suppose trust in one's ability tends to play a role, along with trust in one's companions if there are any. Apart from such situations, I don't tend to place myself where fear is likely to arise.

    I don't have any generalised fears other than those normally associated with getting old but they are not things I tend to dwell over.

    I have nearly lost my life at least twice but such didn't affect me that much, apart from immediately after the event - the causes being my own foolishness in expecting others to act sanely in one instance and an error whilst a child in the another.

    And I can't think of any deepest, darkest fear that I might have. I am a bit of a fatalist and stoic at heart. :oops:

    PS My 'unknown' bin tends to be rather full, and is the safest place to put any fears that might be worrying.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Taking a DNA test and finding out I'm not kin to me....
     
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    To find myself in our wonderful prison system would sure suck. Or being stuck in a poor man's old age home dying of boredom. So I guess the big fear is loss of autonomy. I try not to dwell on it.
     
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    Alzheimer's. It's in my genetics. I do what I can to prevent its onset.
     
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    That a significant chunk of humanity can only be contented by the suffering of others.
     
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    Loosing my freedom. I dont think about it unless I'm confronted with someone or something that tries to deprive me of that freedom. I make sure I give myself options and pace myself in decisions that don't need my immediate attention.

    The last, if I broke the law or my disability gets worse, I'd loose my freedom. Memory loss cause of seizures is a huge one. Becoming homeless cause I decided to get a full time job gets at me.
     
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    The Count of Monte Cristo is a good book if you haven't seen the movie first.
     
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    Torture. Sometimes. Sometimes drowning.

    I think about how much work and time it takes to learn to withstand torture, and I decide its too much work and takes too long. Its funny, but its true. When I think about drowning I think about how quickly the panic will end and hope that time doesn't slow down when I'm drowning.

    Most likely I will choke to death on some food. Torture is only likely if I become a public figure. Drowning is unlikely since I rarely swim.
     
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    Senility. Or, in general, mental degradation. But it's not something I frequently think about. Maybe once every couple weeks at most, and then rather briefly. It spurs me to try to live as fully as I can while I can.
     
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    Being a very social person, the idea of a time coming when I'd run out of company to share was a big one. I hated the idea of knowing no one to call, no one to see, and then it happened. The world changed, and it became impersonal. 'Friend' went from being a noun(a person whom you can enjoy and confide in) to a verb(a button you push on a major social media platform). Most communication seemed to be remote(and this was way before anyone heard of Covid). Through the years, I adjusted, though somewhat bitterly. After all, I wasn't truly alone; I've got my husband and children.

    But, of course, that's my new fear now. That my husband will die, and my children abandon me, and I'll sit forgotten in my house, with no one to share a moment with, and I'll only have the glow of a device to keep me company.
     
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    Literally & figuratively....it's being trapped underground...claustrophobia.
    So I don't spelunk.
     
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    I think my biggest general fear is fear of humans.

    I think about my fear whenever I have to go out.

    I deal with it by finding the right balance between being alone and and still interacting with others enough so that my fear won't get worse.
    My faith helps a great deal in this matter too.

    The chances of that object of fear coming to fruition? Well, it happens all the time. Even when people treat me well, I often feel uncomfortable around them. I'm doing a lot better than my former self though. I see progress.
     
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    I actually got over that fear by spelunking.
     
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    I got over it by spelunking on level ground...above ground.
     
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