Seriously, the exploits that they did on the show were phobias that are common among many people and of things or situations that we ourselves can choose to avoid and it doesn't make that strong impact on our daily lives. But there are fears within each individual that could be debilitating that it affects our relationships and our lives as a whole. These fears surface when a person face situations that demand decision-making.
I know of a couple where the guy is so torpe and has this fear of being teased by his family and friends if ever they will learn that he has a girlfriend. He had a relationship in the past prior to his present one but it didn't work out. Now, his present relationship is faltering because of the same problem but still he doesn't have the courage to face his fear. It's so sad that people sometimes let their fears dictate the course of their lives and force them to live miserable lives and cause a strain on their relationships. When I asked this friend what causes his fear, he doesn't know the answer but could only say that he feels uneasy, tensed and sweaty whenever he is confronted with such situation that he fears the most. Oh well, I can't understand it. How these fears come about is really a mystery. The psychology behind every fear. is what intrigues me. It ain't easy to face one's fear, I know all of you will agree. But we cannot let it rule our lives either because in the end, it will only leave us with one thing for sure, regrets.