Spiders, Snakes, and Sharks, Oh My!
In any case, I’m thinking about the power of phobias today. Where do they come from? How do they get implanted into our giant human brains?
This question comes up from a song one of my favorite bands sings: Fear, by OneRepublic.
The lyrics go something like this…
When we were children we’d play
Out in the streets just dipped in fate
When we were children we’d say
We don’t know the meaning of
Fear, Fear, Fear
…wish I didn’t know the meaning of…
Do we get our phobias as children? Or are we born with some physiological predisposition? I’ll be researching these questions this week and I’m curious what you think. And if you have any answers I’d love to hear them…
Peace, Love and Pleasant Thoughts,
Posted on March 4, 2012, in brain power, cloud nine girl, Erika Beebe, fears, kids, phobias, spiders. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
My biggest fears are being touched when it's not on my terms, crowds, and – don't laugh – wind farms. They FREAK. ME. OUT. It's called anemomenophobia. I feel really threatened, uncomfortable, and creeped out when I see a bunch of those big, gross poles with long blades in the middle of nowhere turning… or not turning, for that matter. EEEEKKKK!!!!!