Do you have any irrational fears?
I had a list of fears written for this post, but when I went back and read them, I realized that they weren’t right.
They were things like ‘I’m afraid something terrible will happen to someone I love.‘ And ‘I’m afraid I will never feel happiness… that I will never have true love… that I will never have my happy ending.‘ And ‘I’m afraid I’ll have a car accident every time I drive.‘
But are those irrational fears? Or are they normal fears? I would guess that those are things many people fear. Well, maybe not the car one. That’s pretty irrational. But the others… those seem common… maybe normal. What’s irrational is deciding and believing that those things are true… guaranteed… done deals — that’s irrational. And that’s me. But I decided those weren’t the kinds of things meant for this question.
So I had to start over. And I realized that I do have a fear that is unquestionably irrational.
I’m afraid of dinosaurs.
Told you it was irrational. Dinosaurs don’t even exist anymore. What the hell goes on in my head?
p.s. — Jurassic Park was the most traumatizing two hours of my life. My mom loves those movies. What is wrong with her?!?