Hey Pandas, I am wondering what one of your biggest fears are. Share your thoughts with your fellow pandas!
My ex-husband passed away several years ago. I sometimes fear that something will happen to me, and my kids won't have anyone before they're grown. We don't have much family.
Dead things. I know it’s irrational, but if I see a dead animal that’s bigger than the average spider, I freak out. I have a hard time even going to funerals. I know it’s a Stupid fear, but I’ve always had it. (Also, could some one tell me how to make an all pandas post I want too but I have no idea how)
Right now I have COVID, got it from a patient who coughed on me. My fear is giving it to my husband who lost a lung from cancer.
Dying and not having anyone to look after my animals the way I do and love them the way I do1
The ongoing mass extinction and current loss of most species on this planet. That the inevitable change comes too late. The death of global coral reefs and rainforests. That the destruction will just go on and on until everything is dead.
My biggest fear is never having a family of my own, being alone and/or useless.
Okay... first who da fq is downvoting ppl sharing their biggest fears? Like wth? Secondly, being left alone. It's happened a lot and those were the worst times ever. Like being left alone when I don't want to be, people leaving me behind, ext. I don't really have any other fears besides that.
Drains, idk why but they scare me. Also mirrors and eyes in the dark. Getting covid that would make me miss xc races and school. My last one is loved ones or friends dying.
My biggest fear is deep water and drowning. It kinda sux coz there is a lot I would love to do that involves deep water, I just need to find a way to get over my fear.
Dying alone. I am 56 and have been alone my entire life. Bullied by family, coworkers, my entire life. I wonder what the point is anymore. Why I exist at all.
I can picture myself being an old lady living her entire life just watching TV and only leaving the house to grocery shop.
What is the point.
Dying. I know it has to happen eventually, but I'm still afraid of when I'm going to die.
When I fail in the responsibilities given by Mom. I feel terrible even on silly mistakes. I want to be a good daughter.
My biggest fear is that my parents will find out that I’m bisexual. If u have any ideas on how I could cope with this please share in the comments...no hate comments please...
Watching my mum die again. She survived death twice now: once when she was hit by a car at 18, then almost 7 years ago. Those 7 years ago I watched her heart stop for a minute. I only have my mum
My cat dyeing. He is my life and soul.Hes also a senior.So I'm going to lose my soul at some point.
RATS. Freaking rats. My irrational fear started when i watched a tv program when i was 6-8 years old (not sure). There was a man who hung upside down. He was forced to wear a black bag around his face and that was tied with a rope. And hungry RATS were put inside that BAG. He started screeching and yelling out in pain for an hour (HOUR). The bag was removed with the now satisfied rats and the man's face was completely CHEWED OFF! That show ruined anything I ever thought about rats and gave me recurring nightmares. And that's how I am scared of rats for a little more than a decade now. p.s.the fact that there were a lot of rats where I lived didn't help at all.
my biggest fear is my horse leaving me as he is my best friend and we have been through so much together. he is my rock.
I fear that I am wasting my life. I've had a diagnosis of depression and everything seems too difficult. Getting out of bed on a morning is a major achievement but there's still this nagging, constant thought that I will reach old age with nothing to look back on.
My biggest fear is being alone and something bad happens to me. Wether it is falling in the fire pit, drowning, or just plain falling to my death. I also fear swimming is deep water. I don’t like not being able to see the bottom.
I'm afraid of having a second psychotic break.
I have no backup in life, and I don't think I have the skills to survive living on the street.
Losing my mind. to Alzheimer or another neurodegenerative disease and losing who I am.
Freakin SPIDERS!!! I was really bad about them in my younger years. I have nightmares that I'm locked in a room with high ceilings and there a thousands of them of all sizes all over the ceiling and walls. When they start repelling from the ceiling in their little commando tactical gear (irrational I know but it's my fucking dream) I can never get away from them no matter what weapons I have. When I was a little kid, one of my jackass brothers would grab a piece of lint off the carpet and throw it at me yelling "Spider!" I would scream and run then we would hear my mom yell "Rick, quit throwing lint on your sister!" Yeah, good times. I eventually got even with him but that is for another time.
Drowning or smothering I think is terrifying even though I have done an open water scuba course. The thought of running out of air down there is scary but your with a buddy so its not so bad.
Fear of losing a loved one. Honestly, who does not have this fear. I worry when I see the gray hairs on my dog and feel like I am not paying enough attention to him. Yeah, anxiety, depression and autism combined is a terrible combination, especially when it comes to thinking about stuff like this
Being judged. I am a teen, and I feel judged everyday.
Being left alone/forgotten
Being unloved by family
Deep Open Ocean
And the grand old one...
Death. Not death, but what happens after we die.
Being lazy and useless. The bane of my existence is work, I take pride in my work ethic, people know and acknowledge me for my work. If I don't work, than I have no purpose. If I have no purpose, I just spiral into a pit of disaster. So yeah.
This is going to sound really dumb, but butterflies. I don't even know why.
Also having everyone die. But butterflies and I run away screaming when I see one
Babies with adult faces.
This is a time of grief for you. Life is your own journey no one can walk for you. You will suffer more by thinking about past and future. Best thing is always stay in the current moment. This is the moment you live.
Stop thinking what happened in the past or what will happen in future. Think only about the current moment. By doing this you start addressing the immediate necessities. Address them based on your experience and situation. Always plan to improve yourself.
I know that it must be an obvious thing to be scared but i am scared of death. I don't want to die fast i want to die fighting for my life
one of my biggest fears is some sort of zombie apocalypse happens and we dont have anywhere to go and then we turn into chickens and then my dad is a zombie (it was one of my dreams but its still scares me and i hope it doesnt happen )
3. Nuns (I'm not even Catholic)
(Distant) 4. Failure
In past years I had 3 pets: a parakeet, a dog and a cat (my sister's pet). Parakeet and dog died; their final days were really painfully due sickness. My fear is that the cat died also with lot of pain. Due Covid, sister is in another country unable to return. Also my fear is to tell her her cat died painfully.
I'm scared to death of relapsing and becoming addicted to porn again.
Honestly, it's being forgotten from existence when we die. It kind of makes it worthless to go through all of life just to die and be forgotten.
My anger exploding. If I build it up too long it'll just hurt everyone, but there's not really an easy method to get rid of it for me.
Sharks, I really shouldn't have watched Jaws
I'm a very anxious person in the first place, but hoooohhhh lordy reading these resurfaced so many fears I forgot I had, lmao. My top fear (I think...?) is being vulnerable. I'm scared of opening up to and trusting people with my emotions, because last time I trusted someone, I experienced something that should never happened to an innocent, 4 year old girl. I also have a kind-of fear of asking for help from others, especially when I really need it.
My 2nd is being alone, all by myself, and left with my thoughts. I'm scared of what I might do to myself, because I really depend on others to distract me from my thoughts. I can't stand the thought of not having someone to have by my side, to talk to, to support each other.
#3 is probably failing and having to come back to my father with the failure. He is really narcissistic, and just is horrible with dealing with the failure of people he knows. When someone he knows fails at something, it makes him think less of them, and he talks about it and jokes about them behind their backs. He mocks me and my sister if we do badly at something, and he yells at us and complains (VERY loudly) about it to our stepmom while we're a room away.
4th fear is becoming like him. I'm horrified of that, because sometimes narcissism runs in genes, and both me and my sister are actually scared of becoming like him, and picking up/developing some of his traits, haha. I fear this even more, because I've already found myself showing little hints of his personality.
My 5th fear is not being able to protect the people I love. I wasn't able to protect myself the 1 time I really needed to, and I can't stand thinking about anyone I know and love facing something so horrible and not being able to feel safe. I've always been a little on the naturally stronger side, so I can protect myself more now, but I couldn't back then. On the plus side, I'm working out to get stronger. I just want everyone to feel safe where they are, without having to worry about being assaulted/killed/hurt.
My 6th and probably last fear might be drowning. There's really not a really effective way to get out of the situation of which you're drowning. You're under the water, and no one's going to see you unless they've got a sharp eye. The chances of you pulling through decrease exponentially the longer you're under water. No thanks, not my cup of tea, lmao.
House fires, It may sound not so bad but it is my number one fear in the whole world.
Blood. I know it's kinda silly, but I have a valid reason. I tense up and get really uncomfortable. Even when I think about it, I get scared. As I'm writing this even.
My biggest fear is heights. I have actually passed out a couple of times.
As a musician, one of my worst fears is messing up on a solo, be it in a live concert with an ensemble(such as orchestra or band) or screwing up quite literally as a soloist standing or sitting in front of a large group. I would be even more afraid if I get grilled by either of my private instructors afterward.
Snakes even read one's scars me 2death
killing bugs. I don't know why, it's stupid, I'm not even afraid of bugs- but the act of killing them is absolutely horrifying to me for whatever reason. therefore pretty much any bug I see ends up being transported in a cup back to the outdoors lol.
I have an irrational fear of slugs. I can see one and start crying, my husband has to remove them and tell me where he put it so that I can calm down. I know that it’s a stupid fear and that I can out run one but it is a very real fear to me.
seaweed but not on shore under the water and feeling it glide by your foot and thinking it would either
one drag you down
two be a jelly fish
The things IN the dark. Not THE dark, the things IN the dark. Please understand the difference
That is easy. Outlive my son. This should happen to no one.
That evil will win at the end of the game.
When I was in the Marines we had a presentation about fear. It was discussed a lot. This presentation was particularly about going into battle and how it was normal to experience fear and how to cope with it. The Marine presenting did a great job of normalizing fear and reassuring Marines that they didn't have to suppress emotions; that we could all rely on each other. He asked several people to discuss things they are afraid of. When he asked one hardened Master Sergeant, the MSgt replied, "I ain't scared a shit". I believe him. I've tried to reach that goal ever since then. I feel that I'm close.
I've always hated spiders that I don't know. I'll be uncomfortable if one of my teachers/friends owns a pet spider, but it isn't that bad.
Looking for a spider in a garage though.... It scares me beyond belief. I know they're supposed to be 'helpful' and all, but when my dad found a huge black widow....eghhh
For me it is tunnels, The feeling of tons of earth above my head ready to colapse. Can't drive through tunnels.
Also wasps but I am allergic to them so they are dangerous to me
I have a giant fear of failure. It sucks because whenever I fail I absolutely breakdown for about an hour.
frogs and toads I know this sounds outrageous but when I was young frogs would always chase me and the same with toads. they also gross me out. whenever i see a frog or a toad while walking ill just spin around like a ballerina and go the other way. i swear there out to get me
Drowning. I even panicked during my baptism at age 7 (Baptist-they fully submerge you). I never learned how to swim and I'm still afraid to learn. I've been in pools many times, so that is facing my fear a bit. 10 years ago, I braved going down a water slide, and panicked because I couldn't feel the bottom of the pool after I came up (I was told it was not that deep). I had hit my head on the bottom of the pool, but didn't know it until the next day, when I found a large bump on my head. No more water slides for me!
My fear is being stuck in a tube not being able to move with my hands down by my sides all alone. Left to rot but worst of all, having an itch and not able to get to it!
i have a few big fears:
wasps and hornets
That I'm not good enough and will keep disappointing myself and others.
Basements. It's one of my triggers still too. Unless it's furnished I don't handle basements well. So much fun considering I live in Tornado Alley. I've legitimately had to argue with myself out loud about taking shelter before.
I also fear heights...well more the sensations of falling. The height itself makes me nervous more than scared. I know everyone keeps telling me the landing hurts worse but that but wrenching sensation while you fall gets to me.
Those are my big two.
One of my biggest fears are of spiders. Even if a spider is on the ceiling I freak. Also, when I have something over my face like a face mask I feel like I can’t breath.
Snakes Spiders and Crawling Things
Outdoorsy person here-- lots of normal fears about either myself or my partner getting hurt while climbing or mountaineering (my partner fell down a crevasse two years ago). One of my more unreasonable fears, though, is falling into a pit toilet (like the ones at campgrounds and trailheads).
My greatest fear is bees and wasps, ok the reasoning when I was a smol kid I was playing around in my backyard and I saw a bug. (I was big into bus then) It was a wasp. I tried to grab it (I didn’t know what it was) I made it mad it flew straight at me. It stung me like an inch away from my eye.