What are you afraid of?  

bipolybabe 56F
10715 posts
7/10/2006 12:01 am

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What are you afraid of?

"What are you afraid of?"

My friend wickedeasy asked me that after reading one of my blogs. (See [post 418616])

I thought about it a bit.

I am NOT afraid of:



-open spaces

-men named "Norm" (only nervous about those who consider themselves "normal").

I AM afraid of:

-heartbreak and sexual rejection

-looking stupid

-dying before I'm done.

The question is...

Shall I allow my fears to limit me? That is the test of my lifetime.

What about you? What are you afraid of? Do you let your fears limit your life?

(c) 2006 AskAphrodite aka BiPolyBabe


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Looking0100 55M

7/10/2006 1:08 am

I voted for you and Amber.

I am not afraid of any insects or arachnids. Though I do not want them in my living or working space. I can easily tolerate them outside (in nature). I used to be afraid of people (generally). But not anymore, as of about a few years ago. Now, I can freely share my feelings with people and not be afraid to express myself.

I am also not afraid of heights (acrophobia), open spaces (agoraphobia), gay men (homophobia), closed spaces (claustrophobia), or any other phobias (not listed below). I am not afraid of rejection of any kind. I do not like it and have a little difficulty dealing with it. But definitely am not afraid ot it. I would not be on this site if I was.

I am afraid of dogs and water (more specifically, being immersed in it). Until about two months ago, I was afraid of telephones (though I never knew why). But, a very good online friend helped me to overcome that fear.

I am not afraid of the following, but do have a little worry over it: tiny insects and spiders crawling into one of my facial orifices. I do not stay up worrying about such things. But, every once in a while (like this post) I think about it. I do not know what I would do if such a situation happened for real. These creatures are small enough to easily fit into any crevice, yet I have never heard of it happening. I wonder why.

Jon C.

toothysmile 51M
16517 posts
7/10/2006 1:12 am

i am afraid of sharks; it's why i don't swim out more than 300 yards, even though i love swimming.

Mermaidslut 51F

7/10/2006 3:04 am

I am afraid of hurting those I love, with what I say or do. I am afraid of tyrants. I am afraid of my ex, though less and less every day now as finally my PTS is calming down. I am afraid of pathological liars. I am afraid of body builders, and the smell of gyms, because of my ex. I am afraid of money, because of how greed changes people especially if their power over others is what gains them money. I am overcoming my fear of money, because I am also afraid when it limits my ability for caring for those around me. I am afraid when other people get angry, because the potential inside me is to fight back and I hate fighting because I had a friend commit suicide after a fight once on the phone, when I was a teenager. So mostly, I am afraid I will always say the wrong thing, even if it just comes down to saying no to stand up for myself, like I did to my friend before she hung herself.

wickedeasy 68F  
31113 posts
7/10/2006 5:53 am

i am afraid that my fear keeps me from becoming

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

runzwithknives 61F

7/10/2006 6:23 am

I am not afraid of snakes, or spiders.
I am afraid of being loved and of loving.

rm_Pebcac80 43M
104 posts
7/10/2006 6:36 am

Not afraid of insects, arachnids, that other kind of stuff. That is, not in the irrational kind of way. I'll move out of the way of a pissed off bee, of course, but I can walk by them if they aren't after me and not run

Not afraid of heights, death, speed, public speaking.. done all of them (lterally) and still, here I am.

My biggest fear is dissapointing others. When someone tells me they are dissapointed, it's just crushing. And if I even think that it's going to happen, people can bamboozle me into going way overboard to prevent it.

rm_sexxikritter 53F
2715 posts
7/10/2006 6:47 am

I am afraid of dying before my son grows up and of him dying before I do. I think that fear makes me live each day better though.

I am afraid of growing old without someone by my side. That may actually make me throw caution to the wind in my search for that soulmate.

I am afraid of rejection. I don't let it keep me from living, but it does make me hesitant.

LookandWink 64M

7/10/2006 10:18 am

I fear nothing save this ... to be alone.


7/10/2006 11:45 am

mice eeeeekkkkkk

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

jst4fun915 35F

7/10/2006 12:43 pm

I'm afraid of most bugs, especially spiders. I'm afraid of not being with the love of my life. I'm afraid of losing my children, or not doing my best by them.

sassy1296 52F

7/10/2006 2:07 pm

I am afraid that I am not doing enough for my children. I am afraid of being alone when I am older. I am afraid of heartbreak and rejection but know with each comes a little more strength in me.

Package1971 47M
1051 posts
7/10/2006 3:27 pm

Goats - beady eyed little peckers...

bipolybabe replies on 7/10/2006 5:19 pm:
How about if those beady-eyed litttle peckers--goats--looked you in the eye and told you what a big dick you have!?!

Would you be more or less afraid?


florallei 100F

7/10/2006 5:10 pm

I am afraid of evil people killing innocent lives and can't do anything about it.

spacecadet561 61M

7/10/2006 8:01 pm

I'm afraid of idiots behind the wheels of automobiles, fanatics with nothing to lose and a whole world to destroy, and the next dinosaur-killer-class asteroid to hit this island earth.

I'm not afraid of work. I'm not particularly afraid of dying.


libgemOH 57M/53F

7/10/2006 8:33 pm

Most days, I'm afraid of life and living it and things changing. Then again, I'm afraid of not having a life to live (not death, but no life) and everything staying the same....

The old saying goes, Courage is not lack of fear, it's keeping on going in spite of the fear!! -B

ncfantasyseeker 47F
22 posts
7/10/2006 11:43 pm

Fear... the kind that keeps me up at night? The kind that invades every day of my life? The kind that makes you sweat?

My fear... is that when it's all said and done.... I will have been nothing more than the "pretty one" they labeled me as a child.

The others were "talented one" "bold one" "sensitive one" "smart one" yada... yada....

That is my fear... and I face it and fight it... and occasionally, well..... occasionally I beat it.... I look at my life and say "takes more than looks to do THAT!" LOL... then I go out and find something else to conquer to prove it again.

In the end... as long as my kids do not think it... then I succeeded.



7/11/2006 3:40 am

rude people getting there way..

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

meerkittykat 43F

7/11/2006 9:11 pm

I am irrationally afraid of snakes.

While it's not a fear, per se...I think I would struggle for eternity (whatever that entails) if, for some reason, death befell me and my mother would have to bury me. That should never have to happen.

TeddyBaral 54M

7/11/2006 10:39 pm

Like most people I'm scared of many things but I'm only truly afraid of one thing in this world. I'm afraid of knowing when I'm going to die. I know that sounds really odd since we are all going to die sooner or later. I'd just rather not know when.

I've never been criminally disposed but the thought of being under the death penalty and knowing that, for example, this morning at dawn was going to be it would scare me to death. lol

shooter6343 54M

7/13/2006 1:07 pm

I fear nothing..Life is as it is..I choose to live it good...and where the chips fall they fall..fear doesn't enter into any equation.

fingerlickin_69 43M

7/15/2006 8:31 pm

As far as the answer to the specific question posed, yes, I would say I "limit" things in my life. I don't jump out of planes or off cliffs with a string attached to my body. I don't ride a motorcycle. And I don't do drugs. I think I have a normal fear of pain, but death on its own doesn't particularly cause me to fret. The thing is, with the above examples, I don't feel like I'm limiting my self by not doing them. I'm perfectly comfortable with the idea of never plummeting to the ground, hoping my parachute opens. I'm afraid of "open" heights (e.g. high open-air balconies), but not planes or skyscrapers. The only thing I wish I could do but am afraid to, is deep sea or scuba dive. I tend to be afraid of fish in the water with me, especially if I can't see them coming (murky water). That is a shame.

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