So what are you afraid of? And why are you afraid?
The first question has many answers. Heights, public speaking, cockroaches, cancer, the list is virtually endless. Everybody is afraid of something. Probably lots of somethings. Mostly we go through life coping with our fears, learning ways to live with them. But everyone is afraid of something.
The second question doesn’t have so many answers. Why are we afraid?
For me, I think I’m afraid of the unknown, and ultimately I’m afraid of the unknown because I’m afraid of not being in control.
Maybe all of our fears are like that. A person who fears heights is overtaken with the dread of falling—losing control of their balance and within seconds, their life. A fear of public speaking puts you in a spot where you are the center of attention, but not in a good way. Death, and all the ways we might die, is the ultimate loss of control.