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