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Kill It With Fire
lj_bot wrote in writersblock
Do you have any unusual fears or phobias? If so, what are they? If not, which phobias do you think are most bizarre?

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Do you have any unusual fears or phobias? If so, what are they? If not, which phobias do you think are most bizarre?

I'm highly arachnophobic, but I think that's a pretty common fear. I was fairly proud of myself for traveling to Australia this past July, especially considering that I hadn't been able to get my hands on a Kevlar beekeeping suit like I'd hoped. Fortunately, we didn't encounter a single spider on the whole trip!
I think that phobias about things that can't possibly hurt you might come from an even less rational place, but that's probably splitting hairs; the point of a phobia is that its inherently irrational, or at least taken to an irrational degree.

You are right it's much easier to understand when people are afraid of spiders, snakes, the dark. In fact those are instincts and they used to be quite healthy when we were still trouping through the jungle. But then, somebody who's phobic of germs will tell you that they pretty well hurt you too... :-)

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