Hey there! This is a lil thread to discuss your phobias or fears, and why you have them. I thought it would be very interesting to hear this from other people! (I’m hoping I’m not breaking any rules or screwing up by making this thread–I’m a lil nervous since this is the first time I’m doing this!)
I’ll go first. Despite being in high school, where you’d figure I’m more or less mature, I’m still scared of the dark! I’m not sure at all where this fear stemmed from, but I do remember the first time I realized my fear.
I was playing manhunt at a friend’s house, and running around desperately looking for a hiding spot with my two friends. We ran into a little laundry room, the only place we could find, and locked the door. It was pitch-black–I couldn’t see anything but a very tiny light on the washing machine. (Even then, if I put my hand right up in front of my face, I wouldn’t be able to see it.) I started freaking out and saying, “Turn on the light, turn on the light!” My friend turned it on for a moment, to let me adjust, and then turned it back off. He didn’t know how intense my fear was and just wanted to win the game.
So I start panicking, hyperventilating and searching for something to grab on. My friends formed a little circle around me to try and calm me down. I remember leaning on my friend’s shoulder, trembling as he rubbed my back and told me, “It’s okay.”
And after all that fuss, we ended up being found anyway! Game aside, that was the first time I realized my fear. Now, go forth and share some of your fears if you wish!