Fear What?

caterpillarFor today’s The Daily Post :

How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?

(Thanks, Nique Lektra, for inspiring this prompt!)

my immediate thought was, fear what?  I’d have a hard time thinking up something that I fear although after today, I had no trouble coming up with “I fear losing my children”.

I honestly can’t say that my life would be better or worse – if I had no children I wouldn’t have this fear.  If I didn’t fear losing them but still had them, well that would never be but if I didn’t fear for their safety I’d be careless with them and that would be a worse life….and probably a case for Child Protective Services?

If I didn’t have kids to fear losing I wouldn’t necessarily know what I was missing but since I do have them I know my life wouldn’t be as rich and full and meaningful as it is —-I seem to be having a hard time with this question – am I the only one?



  1. Hi, I struggle with this question too…as I do not have fears, I have a bit of hesitations…. and thats only because what I think I need or want, I don’t have yet, especially when it comes to money…My biggest fear happened to me when I was 14 and my mom passed…when a love one dies suddenly, it changes your whole outlook in life…I can get through anything after that..I’m not afraid of death or losing anyone because I’m very spiritual and know that I will see them again, just not in the physical form but they are always there…I would hate to die and not having fulfilled any of my dreams,… but this life is temporary and when your time is up, for you to go home, it’s your time…

    People try to do so much to stay immortal. People have a fear of aging. which is a natural process of life..It doesn’t matter how many surgeries they have, or the money they have, they are still going to perish one day.

    I know so many people that rushed to have kids and get married because of fear of missing out and fear of age and because of peer pressure. Now they wish they would have waited, not because they don’t love their kids, they just had no idea what that life entailed…they didn’t even know who they were….I don’t have fears that some people have like with sharing your body with another human being, because I’m not doing anything to worry about pregnancies or STD’s….some people fear getting tested, because they know they haven’t used protection and have had so many partners.

    There are all different types of fear, but maybe we are calling it the wrong name..I have reservations of getting into another relationship because I always wind up giving more, loving more…doing more…. I don’t want to be taking advantage of. I have reservations of starting a family or even getting married because, men now a days are a trip, lol. I’m not trying to be your mother or maid. I don’t want to marry the wrong man. Thats why if one takes their time. And truly gets to know that person and become friends, then it will be all good.

    But rushing into something. Not my style. When men rush thats a red flag and I fear for my life and run, LOL….Nobody should be talking about babies and marriage in 15 minutes or trying to lock you down. But I don’t have fears like that…I have dislikes, and reservations and hesitations, LOL… but I’m not afraid of anything really. This world is ours for the taken and we just need to make the most of it!

    The thing one is afraid of, or fear, they must do and you’ll get over it. I do have a weird phobia of dates, lol. They just look like big water bugs to me, LOL.. I can’t stand the site of them and don’t see how people eat them. I wish they looked another way. The same with beets, LOL the tail looks like a mouse. Now those are weird phobias or fears, lol…

    Other than that if I feel hesitant to make a move, i just go within and have faith and muster up the courage and ask myself why I feel this way and ask for spiritual guidance…”fears” should propel and motivate you! And the fear is only in our head… but its all trusting the process regardless of what it is.

    • Awesome comment – we think alike on so much of this: no big fear of aging or dying and the spirituality aspects I mean. I agree with you on the dates thing in that they do resemble water bugs but hadn’t thought that until you pointed it out, LOL. I have absolutely no interest in eating them and rarely even encounter them so they’re not a fear factor for me. As for beets – I LOVE beets…..love love love me some beets so if any show up to scare you please send them my way!!

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