What keeps us up at night? Often we are thinking about the goals we want to reach, reliving conversations of the day, and sometimes, in the way that happens after dark, dwelling on our biggest fears.

We hear a lot about the irrational or wild fears people have when in reality there are things in our everyday life that are just as, and sometimes more, terrifying.

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As FDR once said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". But I beg to differ--I have every right to be afraid of heights. I have every right to be too scared to go to the Empire State Building, and cry every time I play a VR game that involves being on the top of fake buildings. The fear is real, y'all.

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The day I thought would never come, where I would have to face one of my major phobias while writing an article for you fine readers, is here.

We will get to that later after my thoughts find a cohesive flow. Or maybe it could be I'm procrastinating because I'm already breaking out in hives as I type.

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Fear of the unknown is universal, and in most cases, it is what prevents us from experiencing healthy, personal growth.

If the things we fear are something that stifle us from improving our emotional and intellectual development, then we will never savor the gratifying feeling of empowerment that comes from accomplishment.

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Ghost, zombies, vampires, and other beings of the supernatural are terrifying, and we hope to never encounter them under any circumstances.

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