Fear is defined either as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat (noun) or to be afraid of someone or something as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening (verb). More often than not fear is a defence mechanism, to keep you safe, be that physically or mentally. Today I asked Fiona and Katy to tell me which one fear they would overcome if given the chance.
I’m a little bit scared of quite a few things. I don’t like spiders much, am not a big fan of heights and more often than not would take the stairs over getting in a lift. Being out of my depth in the sea isn’t my favourite thing if I can’t see the bottom and I’m unlikely to be first in line to hold a snake! But above all these, if I could be cured of only one it would be my fear of disapproval. I hate being disliked, in fact the only thing I hate more than being disliked is the fact that not being everyone’s friend bothers me so much. I’ll always want to know what I did or said to earn their distain and more often than not will waste lots of time and energy trying to convince them that really I’m rather nice.
As I’ve grown older I have learned that not everyone gets along, there really are such things as personality clashes and quite frankly some people are downright weird, all of which helps me cope when I find myself out of someone’s good books. However, life would be SO much easier if I just didn’t care, if I didn’t worry about what I’d done and what I could do and just nonchalantly put everything down to ‘live and let live’. So yes, if I could make one fear go away it would be that.
What would you choose?