Another Every Wednesday Post…
Since I’m addressing fears in 2012, I thought I would also note that I don’t fear some things that are fearful for many others.
For example, so far, I haven’t been fearful about aging. While I use sunblock and try to take care of my skin and hair, I am not fighting the aging process tooth and nail, as so many women seem to do beginning in their 30s and 40s. I may not embrace gray hairs though.
I’m not fearful of being alone. I’ve done many things solo from watching movies to eating dinner alone to traveling. While I think those experiences are usually better with good company, there are times that I really want to do or see something and not having a good companion didn’t stop me from enjoying things.
I’m not afraid of traveling abroad. I know many people who hate the idea of being in a foreign country where they don’t know the language. I always find ways to communicate and enjoy that newness and excitement.
I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of pain and illness but I have a morbid streak that thinks that when your time is up, it’s okay as long as you had lived a full, long life. Not sure how I will feel about this as I really approach the end of life though!
I’m not afraid of trying strange foods. I’m Chinese. I’ll eat almost anything. It strikes me as odd and a bit sad when I meet people who can’t even try things like chicken feet or smelly REAL cheese!
Do you not fear things that many others are afraid of — like bungee jumping or public speaking?