This morning while working I was listening to the latest Freakonomics podcast on why it’s so difficult to say “I don’t know”. There was a brief moment where they were discussing fears. I laughed at one, scoffed at another, and nodded with understanding at another. This got me to thinking about my own fears, how stupid they may seem to others, and how I’ve built and planned my life to involve as little encounters with my fears as possible.
I’m afraid of throwing up and petri dishes growing bacteria. What are you afraid of?