Each of us have experienced fears as a kid. Some of those fears crept into our adulthood. We consider them irrational, but we all know they are totally rational because if you’re not freaked out by any of these, there is something wrong with you.
1. Little People
NO. Not midgets. I’m talking gremlin, oompa loompa little people.
I sat in bed one afternoon to take a nap and I literally imagined a small, gremlin-like person walked around my bed to my face and just stared at me. Nothing else. Just staring. Who wouldn’t be terrified about that? I didn’t even dream this. It was an actual random thought in the middle of the afternoon….
2. The Closet
If my closet is even open just a crack, HELL NO. Because this is in there:
3. The Dark
When you hear a creepy noise in the kitchen in the middle of the night, please tell me you at least turn a light on. I can’t stand it in movies when the guy goes to check out the house and he doesn’t turn one damn light on. First, how are you supposed to see and “check things out”? Secondly, 95% of the time you’re dead.
But of course, movies like The Strangers ruined it anyway…
4. Insects Making a Home Inside My Body
If I’m wearing a dress or skirt, I cannot sit in the grass. I’m convinced ants will make their way up my leg, inside my underwear, and I’m sure you know the rest…
5. Roller Coasters
I always have, “Never have I ever been on a roller coaster” in the back of my pocket when I play the game. It’s a game changer for most. I refuse to go on a roller coaster. Go ahead. Judge me. Sam and I went to Santa Monica Pier a few months ago, and he so badly wanted to deflower my roller coaster experience. There is a small, yet in my eyes, a huge, roller coaster on the pier that looks like it was built 200 years ago, all rusty and squeaky. It may not have gone very fast but the last thing I want to die from is a roller coaster.
I know for a fact that I will never go to space. Even if the world was about to explode in a babillionfafillion pieces, and the government built these spaceships to evacuate the entire population from earth, I still don’t think I would go. Have you ever seen the movie Gravity? If not, here’s a spoiler alert! That part when George Clooney sacrifices himself and unclips his damn space suit or whatever from Sandra Bullock and he goes off, flying and twirling into nothingness, I could cry just thinking about it. Not because I liked his character, but the very idea of just twirling around in space with nowhere to go, just a slow and endless darkness of planets, stars, and giant rocks hurling your way until you run out of oxygen and die. And then I think, are there dead bodies just floating around in space? I don’t know. But I feel like there is something crawling out of my skin every time I think about it.
7. The Very Idea That I Could Do Something So Irrational That Will Change The Course Of My Life
Here’s an example: I’m completely terrified of heights. I can’t even climb a miniature ladder just to get something off of a shelf, which sucks because I’m ridiculously short. Anyways, the horrifying thought has crossed my mind when I’m on a balcony or on top of a very tall building, and I look down and think, “If I jump off of here, I’ll be dead. For sure.” Like, what the hell is wrong with me? I know that I am not going to jump, and I will do everything in my power to stay away from the edges but just the idea that something in my brain could just click on and I’ll go nuts and be like, “Okay, it’s time!” It’s probably the most irrational fear I have, period.
You would think I would be more scared about someone pushing me rather than me making the decision.
What are some of your irrational fears?