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Why Do People Have Fears?

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Why do people have fears? Why do we let fear control our lives? I never thought I would ever get over my own fears. These fears made my childhood very difficult and hard to deal with. However for me as a young child, I was afraid of dogs, leaves, and the darkness. Being afraid of dogs was one of my biggest fears. One day I was walking down the street from school and I felt like I had walked upon one of the biggest dogs I had ever seen. The dog stood behind a gate taller than me. It looked at me standing there nerves and shaking. As he started to bark I felt something warm run down my leg. Every time a dog would bark at me I get scared. Another big fear of mine was a fear of leaves. Being afraid of leaves was not just my worst fear as a child, but it was a fear that I felt like I would not get over. The way colors changed doing the fall made me want to throw up all over the ground. I use to think that if a leaf would touch me if it would make me bleed to death because the edges looked sharp. I could just imagine myself getting rid of all the leaves all over the world. As I got older, my parents told me to look down whenever I was surrounded by leaves and jump up and down and crash them all. And it would be just like killing them. It took me a long time to get over my fear but it worked.

I am also afraid of the dark. I could not sleep In my room without leaving the light on. When I went to sleep in the dark, I started to imagine things like monsters and other things that would scare me. To me a monster was something that would eat you alive and not care. I was afraid that it would write my parents a note with my blood on the wall, and tell them that it took me. I hated being all alone in the dark; it made me afraid to sleep in my room. I would run and get in the bed with my parents because I felt safer there. When I walked by myself in the dark, I started to think that someone might try to kill or kidnap me.



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