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Your Greatest Fear

Back when the internet was still kind of novel and people still made HTML websites (remember them?, I had one), I thought that silly little flash animations were the coolest thing. (They’re still cool. But there’s even cooler stuff out there now). For some obscure reason I still remember this one, which talks about β€œyour greatest fear”:

Foamy: Hey, what’s your biggest fear?

Germaine: What’s yours?

Foamy: I asked you first.

Germaine: Um, I think my biggest fear is having the world blow up because idiotic politicians can’t come to a simple agreement of leaving each other alone.

Foamy: Psh, how typical of “teen angst”, bleh.

Germaine: Well, what’s yours?

Foamy: Exploding teeth.

Germaine: What?

Foamy: You know how stuff shrinks and expands when it comes in contact with hot or cold?

Germaine: Yeah…

Foamy:Β MyΒ biggest fear is eating ice cream, and then drinking hot coffee, and having my teeth explode due to the extreme change of temperature. Kind of like when you clean out a hot glass coffee pot with cold water, sometimes they shatter.


I thought this would be a good conversation piece. What’s YOUR greatest fear?

In my case, I think my greatest fear would be to be unloved and left alone in some sort of irrevocable, permanent way. It’s a pretty subconscious thing so I don’t think my mind has worked out all the details, but at that point I suppose I sort of curl up and let myself die in an unthinkably dejected and desolate manner, and it’s the worst thing that could possibly happen ever.

Also nothing happens after that because I’m somehow *irrevocably* unloved and it cannot get better, ever, ever, ever.

Pretty horrible, huh? :p

So what’s your greatest fear? ‘Fess up and don’t forget to lay it out in all its gory detail. They’re actually quite funny when examined closely.



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  1. M says:

    To stop growing. Like, literally, to stop evolving. Living in a perpetual state of stagnation and senility.

    I think our individual fears are reflections of ourselves. For example, I’ve never had a fear of being alone because, being an only child and never having friends closer than at a conversational or hanging-out level, I’ve never really been any thing but alone in my entire life. And I don’t cry about it because I’ve never really known anything else. But, I guess, because I am alone I don’t have anyone else to push along my evolution, which makes stagnation a very real possibility for me. See what I mean about the whole reflection thing?

  2. Andrew Gubb says:

    Yes, I do think our greatest fears say a lot about us. I think my fear of being alone says a lot about how I’m the sort of person who’s called to be very social – in my own way – and bring people together. Until I woke up as a person, though, I was frustrated in that, and was very alone for a lot of the time.

    Also – I don’t know what if any connection this has with what I just explained – I think I picked up this fear partly from my parents. Both loners, and my father would tell me that if I did such and such I’d probably be alone forever and no-one would accept me. I think most of all I picked up his fear, which sucks. However, mostly I’ve kicked that fear’s ass :3


  3. C A says:

    That I won’t find my soul mate OR I already have but don’t know it OR if I do I won’t be theirs… (How’s that for an Indigo answer?:))

    • Andrew Gubb says:

      Pretty good πŸ˜‰

      I met once who I *think* was my twin flame but we didn’t end up together. It tore me apart.

      I don’t think it’s the be-all-and-end-all to existence though. Twin flames aren’t always compatible with each other in their physical incarnations. It sucks a bit but then again, love and romance can be incredible even without a twin flame connection! Try polyamory πŸ˜‰

  4. Cody says:

    Mine is probably being humiliated in front of a bunch of people and then somehow noone wanting to be my friend after that, so I’m alone forever. Of course, that probably wouldn’t happen…

  5. Kez says:

    I’m afraid to sound whiny (see what I did there) but the thought of life continuing the way it is now- pretty terrifying for some reason. I know its a process I need to go through but it’s taking it’s sweet time. Stagnancy is also terrifying , that and being to ill to support my family when they get old and sick and I’m only 24 why am I even thinking of this!haha, I thought I found my twin flame once, I could feel him before I walked into a room and found out he was there but that turned out pretty horrible :0

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