Top 5 Things to be Terrified Of!

People are afraid of all sorts of things. There are seriously so many things on this planet and beyond that just flat out scare the crap out me…like Adrian Peterson blowing out his knee…again. But really, think of everything we still do not know. I think that is where fear really comes from, the unknown. So, with that being said, here are 5 things I am scared of:

5. The Ocean – What the hell is down there? I mean seriously, we have nothing that can even go to the bottom of the ocean. We have no idea what is down there. And to even think that something can live down there under all that pressure is mind blowing. We live on this planet and share it with millions of other species, and yet, it wasn’t until just a couple years ago we knew there were actually such things as giant squids in our oceans! The fact that you cant really see in an ocean is also scary. Humans just do not belong in the water, but we also love the water. There is a draw there. But the fact that the ocean can claim lives in any number of ways at any moment is something that is quite frighting indeed.

Ocean views gallery

Some Ocean views from Windland Smith Rice. These are pretty pictures…but do not let the beauty mask the danger…

4. Autoimmune disease – I think the thing that scares me the most about autoimmune diseases is the fact that basically this is a disease where the body attacks itself. Seriously think about that. Your body, a machine that works without you thinking about it, decides that itself is not good enough to have around (scientifically, the immune system becomes confused and begins to recognize a certain part of your body as a pathogen, even though it is not) and starts to attack itself. That whole concept is frightening to me. How can your body just become wrong? How can something you have no control over just start making wild accusations claiming your liver is now a pathogen? It makes no sense at all! It is truly scary since it could happen at any time. So is the next one on the list…

3. Dying – Can anyone even comprehend what that is like? Seriously, take 5 seconds and try to pretend to even fathom what this step is like………Did you do it? Are you not terrified? What happens after? Is there something after death? Do we have spirits or are we just gone? I have NO ANSWERS!! JUST ONE MILLION QUESTIONS!! See, this is terrifying!

One of my favorite paintings ever, called “Death and Life” by Gustav Klimt.

2. Space – This one is so awesome and so terrifying. You know how we have no idea what is in our ocean? Think about that but on an amazingly incomprehensible level. Like the Doctor said once, “This is one corner of one country on one continent on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond, and there is so much, so much, to see.” Space is terrifying in the sense that it is awe inspiring. It is scary because, if you are in space, you could die if ANYTHING goes wrong. If I go grocery shopping here on Earth, about 30 things could go wrong and that could just mean I get home 5 minutes later or forget some eggs. In space, it means you check in at the number 3 spot on this list. But holy cow, Space must be the most beautiful thing out there. I would love to experience it in my lifetime.

1. Love – Yup. I said it. As a 25 year old male, I am a coward when it comes to love! I think most people probably are. You have to ‘put yourself out there’. Then you have to awkwardly date someone. And then even if you really like them, you have to hope they really like you. And then you go out and and you guys fall in love. But that still doesn’t matter. There are very few things in this lifetime that humans can invest in more than another person. Time and energy, stories, events, personal items…And then kids. A family. But all those things can be taken away by something you are not in control of…another person. The person you trust and love more than anything in the entire world can, in theory, one day say “Noooooope, I am done with this.” Then what? 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri. Well, that is a ton of people that decided they loved one another only to decide later that they don’t. So, congrats to people that have found true love out there and are happy with one another and will be until they hit number 3 on this list…but for now, I am just going to stick with conquering my fear of Space first…why? Bring it home for me Boss:

(Also, I totally dance like he does in the opening shots…Maybe that is why I am so afraid to love.)

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