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What most frightens you?

Asked by flutherother (29145points) August 20th, 2010

We are quite fortunate. We don’t really have an awful lot to worry about. Not compared with people in many other parts of the world and yet everyone fears something.

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chyna's avatar

Not getting a job.

Austinlad's avatar

Ultracons and terrorists. (And I’m not trying to be funny.) Also gangs, skinheads, ultra-right talk show hosts, snakes ands scorpions, and Sarah Palin.

muppetish's avatar

Other drivers. I’m not afraid of motorized vehicles or getting behind the wheel, but I am terrified that I will be struck by another driver and find myself swimming in fire, glass, and crushed metal.

Lost many friends and family to traffic collisions and drunk drivers. I’m more than a little traumatized and have put off getting my license thus far. I’m not ready for the road.

ucme's avatar

Clowns! History teachers! Russian lady shot putters!!

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I don’t fear but hate flying insects ( except dragonfly s) I get all jumpy.
I will admit however i do have a fear of heights, I’m going to face that fear by jumping out of an airplane.

perspicacious's avatar

Flying, death of loved one, heights, liver

Aster's avatar

Dec 21, 2012 I guess.

Blackberry's avatar

That as I am typing this, more children are being taught creationism and to live by the bible. As well as many other things, of course.

Aster's avatar

@Blackberry You mean you’re frightened to death that kids are being taught to obey the Ten Commandments and that a Supreme Being created the universe? Yeah; I guess that’s the reason the world’s going downhill. It’s the Bible’s fault.

perspicacious's avatar

@daytonamisticrip—- Yes, it’s the scariest food I can think of. People actually eat it.

buster's avatar

Im scared of growing old and running out of fun. Im scared of photographs of mom and dad when they were young. Im scared of living my life waiting for a day that may never come. Im scared of madmen with bombs who think they are god.

Coloma's avatar

Running out of money.

I have enjoyed a really good financial run the last 5–6 years but it’s winding down. lol

chyna's avatar

@buster GA, it really made me think.

Blackberry's avatar

@Aster The same people that voted Yes on prop 8, as well as the same people that banned stem cell research were most likely taught these things growing up…...It’s sad that people are going out into the world unable to think for themselves…..So yeah, I guess I could say the bible is partly responsible.

gypsywench's avatar

I’m totally frightened of…
Far-Right-wing Extremist
Far-Left-wing Extremist
All Extremist
Glen Beck scares me a little.
People who use the bible and interprete it to fit their hateful agenda’s. Super Scary!

gypsywench's avatar

@Blackberry Have you ever seen the documentary Jesus Camp? It’s was so sad and scary it accually brought me to tears. It was shocking to say the least.

Seaofclouds's avatar

Soldiers in their Class A uniform (though that will be temporary).
Losing the people close to me.
Not getting a job back in the hospital when we move.

rebbel's avatar

I second liver.
And kalamari.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

There are a lot of things I worry about…another terrorist attack, natural disasters, global warming, just to name a few. In all of these cases, I hope that, collectively, we can deal with these scenarios.

On a very personal note, the one thing that frightens me the most is balloons.

Aster's avatar

@Blackberry I don’t think you have much to worry about. Prayer has been banned in public schools, “Jesus” is a word not permitted in many public venues, church attendance is down so things are moving in your desired direction. The world may just be a better, safer place with these developments. Give it a little more time.

faye's avatar

I second spiders! But mostly my kids getting badly hurt.

Jabe73's avatar

Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets (I’m not afraid of spiders, snakes or other critters but just those 3). I do not like being in crowded areas where it is difficult to move around in.

Blackberry's avatar

@gypsywench Yes, I have seen it; it is disheartening.

@Aster Good to hear, what state are you from?

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