First off, let me introduce myself.
I’m Gin (or Merric, call me by the name you like the most). I joined this forum yesterday, but lurked around since summer 2013.
Basically, the title says it all: what is the one thing that you are most afraid of, the thing that would leave you a gibbering wreck if it ever happened to you? This isn’t just talking about phobias, either; feel free to put some perfectly sane, rational fears here as well.
Allow me to go first.
What I fear the most in my entire life is drowning or the feeling of suffocated. I had near death-experiences earlier in my life, four in total. 3 of those are dedicated to this fear alone. I try to summarize my most recent encounter, which was last year when I was in Barcelona. When I was in Barcelona with friends and all that, we decided to have a little competition for the fun of it, and went out swimming in the sea when the yellow beach flag was risen. We weren’t the most fit of swimmer so when we started to tire the danger of the situation started to kick in, as we realized that we could no longer swim back due to the strong currents reeling us back in with every meter we managed to move forward. Strong and most of all frequent waves started to hammer us down in the depth of the sea, faster and faster till we began to panic due lack of oxygen. We frantically waved our arms, sacrificing precious energy. In the hope the life guard or anyone for that matter, would see us.
We survived that day only because the currents steered us towards the pier, where we could hold on to the foundations of the wooden pier itself, no one died that day. But it was really close. But I still have nightmares of that time.
Care to share your fear now? Thanks for taking the time to read this, whether you’ll post a response or not.