Remember Your Fears

Oct 23, 2017

On July 9, 2011, I made a list of things I was afraid of at the time. They included but were not limited to:

  • republicans
  • cars with NJ license plates
  • unpasteurized goat milk
  • robots (in general)
  • technology
  • deer
  • the dark
  • the night
  • wind
  • especially dark windy nights
  • the moon
  • hawks
  • bears
  • scorpions
  • rattle snakes
  • wasps
  • hornets
  • tarantulas / all spiders / anything with more than 3 legs
  • flocks of birds, any kind, but sparrows particularly (they have such sharp beaks!)
  • swans (they can break a man’s leg with their neck!)
  • comas
  • people with power
  • people with influence
  • people with money
  • people
  • bed bath and beyond
  • ikea
  • malls
  • lightning / any form of uncontrolled electricity
  • solar flares
  • asteroids
  • nuclear weapons
  • the bible
  • terrorists
  • plastic flamingos
  • herds of cows
  • fire ants
  • poison ivy
  • any weapon of any kind, but especially guns, catapults, tanks, and horses
  • cats / lions / hyenas / anything that lives on the serengeti
  • weevils
  • anything microscopic, especially atoms.

I suppose that if you were to organize these into broad categories, you’d get:

  • Animals (including and especially People)
  • Nature
  • Ideology
  • Capitalisim

Basically that’s pretty much it.

I also suppose it is good to remember what it is that scares you in the world.