This assignment was troublesome for me. I have spent too much time in the last seven months dealing with fears, both real and imagined, and I needed a break, so this one is not my best, and it’s a little light on the development. But, since one of my fears is the failure to complete a task, here is the post.
Fear is an age thing – different fears for different stages of life:
Six years old – What lurks behind that door? Is that a monster under my bed? If I go outside in the dark will I get lost?
Ten years old – Will anyone like me? When my family moves, will I make new friends?
Fourteen – I don’t want to be dorky, but I need an A in math. What happens if I fail? What happens if the other kids call me a dork?
Twenty-four – I need this job. I know I can do it. Why are there so many people interviewing? What will happen if they don’t hire me?
Thirty-four – My kids are sick. I can’t send them to school. If I stay home, my boss might be angry and I could lose my job. What can I do?
Forty-four – I love my job, but I am so tired! I need time off. I need a life!
Fifty-five – Ten years until retirement. Will I make it?
They say we have nothing to fear, but fear itself. I disagree. There’s plenty out there to fear, and it will find you!