1. Gas Masks. This one actually came up just the other day when a friend pulled out his brand new gas mask. He is a weird kid. Generally, I have a little bit of a problem with people in masks, but it is not overwhelming. However, you put someone in a gas mask, or god forbid try to put one on me, I will seriously freak out. To me it is the single creepiest thing on the planet. There is no possible good that can come of ever having/needing/using a gas mask. Everything is bad. Just seeing one makes me really, really uncomfortable. I've never touched one and never will.
2. Blood. This one is probably rather common. I have something called vasovagal syncope. This is a syndrome that causes people to faint via certain triggers. I have two. When I become dehydrated and feel any sort of pain, I can easily pass out. Second, if I give or see someone giving blood I will get light headed. This is the cause of my logical fear. The illogical side arises when I see a needle go into an arm. If on TV I immediately turn my head. However, if I watch something Like Jason movies or Saw I'm fine. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Seeing blood purposefully removed from someones body just seems so unnatural that it scares me.
3. Cancer. I can't explain this. Doesn't run in the family. Haven't seen it in anybody I'm close to. I don't know...I guess I just picture it being something that happens to me. See number 7.
4. The Mets. If I never see the Mets win the World Series, that might just be the worst thing that could ever happen. It has to happen, it just has to. This is a genuine fear. It might seem silly, and I suppose it is...but IT HAS TO HAPPEN!
5. Being Alone. And by this I mean just simply being in a room or anywhere really for extended periods of time without the physical presence of another person. When I'm there and I am alone it doesn't seem to bother me as much. It really is the prospect of being alone beforehand that freaks me out. It's not a fear of anything happening to me. Generally, I feel safe all the time. It's just having nobody around to talk to, or help, or interact with...I don't know, it just seems like such a waste. It seems like you don't matter at that point. I always label myself a social person. Perhaps that is just so I don't have to be alone.
6. Women. Yeah, you scare me. If you had any idea how much of the world you control men wouldn't stand a chance. The power you have over me, and all [straight] men really, is beyond any power anybody has ever had over anybody else in the history of ever. Personally, I have been in situations where I was completely and utterly blind to how I was being treated because the women were pretty, smiled nice and tricked me into thinking they were good for me using their feminine form and lady weapons. I consider myself a rather stubborn, strong-minded male and yet still found myself in that situation unbeknownst to me. It's frightening when you think about it.
7. Bad Luck. I'm pretty superstitious for a person who is tends to be empirically inclined. I usually don't believe in things that can't be proven but I swear there is nothing worse than a streak of bad things. Also, I'm a poker player so I am convinced bad luck exists. As a gambler I fear any swings in the card gods. Also, I'm a Mets fan.
8. Financial Discomfort. Growing up pops was a cop and momz was a special aid school aid so while I had everything I needed and some of what I wanted, I could see the financial strain on my parents. My parents made a lot of sacrifices so me and my brother could have stuff. I don't want to have to make any sacrifices. I fear living paycheck to paycheck. And I fear retirement. I know how irritated and stressed I get when I'm financially strapped and it's terrible. I don't know that I could live a whole life like that as my parents did.