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People Break Down Their Strangest Irrational Fears
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Fear can be based on real dangers or past experiences, but what happens when it isn't?

What happens when fear goes beyond "healthy level of caution" to "abject terror"?

Sometimes labeled as phobias, those irrational fears can still be crippling.

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People Explain What Absolutely Terrifies Them To The Core
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Fears.

We all have them, but not all fears are the same.

There are things that make us a little uncomfortable, but then there are things that completely terrify us.

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People Break Down What Still Scares Them No Matter How Old They Get
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In theory, we're supposed to outgrow our childhood fears and settle nicely into a slow burning existential dread like a proper adult.

In theory.

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People Break Down Which Things Genuinely Scare Them To The Core
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We all have fears. Some are the spectacular phobia kind, things like spiders and heights. And other fears come from all the media we consume, the narratives of abduction and murder that dominate television and movies.

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Step on a crack, break you mother's back. I tell you that phrase has haunted me for decades. It was told to me by an adult who was clearly messing with my head, but the way he made me feel, my body has never forgotten so to this day. I jump over all cracks I see. Just in case. I'm also superstitious. You're welcome, mom. We all have fears that seem irrational, even to our own minds, but we just can't help being held hostage sometimes. Thank God for therapy and vodka.

Redditor u/SweetP1078 wanted everyone to discuss all the phobias and life anxieties that hinder the everyday by asking.... What's your strange irrational fear?

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