As the famous saying goes, there's nothing to fear but fear
itself. However, while this may have applied many decades ago, it is quite a
different case in the modern age.
People now have all sorts of fears and phobias that range
from the weird to outright crazy. The following are some of the common
the fear of being without your smartphone or being unable to use it for reasons
such as low battery or poor signal strength. Most people today spend most of
their awake time looking at their phones scrolling through posts on social
media and replying to texts. While phones are a great invention, they have
created a world where people cannot imagine life without mobile phones.
the fear of forgetting a password. Given the hundreds of passwords we're forced
to remember, a growing number of people are feeling phobic about forgetting an
they have made it considerably easy to remember passwords and recover them when
lost. But still, there's always the chance that you lose one forever.
the fear of Facebook. Facebook is the largest and one of the oldest social
media platforms with over 2 billion worldwide monthly users. However, there are
a small fraction of people who are afraid of Facebook and will never risk
opening an account or even opening the website.
the irrational fear of texting. According to a study by Experian, the average
18 - 24-year-old smartphone owner sends more than 2,000 texts and receives
about 1,800 texts. Looking at these statistics, it's clear why texting can
become so overwhelming for some people to the point that they fear it.
the fear of joining the slowest line. We've all been there; you go to the
store, banking hall, or DMV and find a bunch of queues leading up to the
service you seek. They may look the same but deep down you know one of them
will be the slowest one. Some people really fear that.
the fear of opinions. In our modern world of social media, it's easy for people
to share their opinions about various aspects about your life especially if you
are one of those people who share everything about their lives on social media.
Some of the opinions expressed may not be too kind, and some people are afraid
of such opinions.
the fear of travel, particularly in the modern means of travel such as
autonomous vehicles. The fear of riding in modern vehicles is called amaxophobia or Ochophobia. A lot
of people are also afraid of flying especially with recent reports of modern
Boeing airplanes taking a nosedive recently. This fear of flying is called
pteromerhanophobia or aerophobia.
are many more fears people keep coming up with, but if you want to live a happy
life, you can't let such fears weigh you down or prevent you from having fun.
us, what weird fear do you have?
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