Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Fear Factor

Posted by The Queen Bee at Thursday, January 29, 2009
For a couple of nights this week, I was able to take a glimpse of Pinoy Fear Factor's episode where the participantes were challenged to face one of the most common fears that people around the world share, the fear of snakes, rats and frogs. I tried to watch the show with my full attention however, the sights are just so disturbing that I don't have the heart to stare at the monitor for as long as I could. I was already horrified by just taking a look at those reptiles swarming at their bodies. Ewww, it gave me goosebumps. It made me think, it's really hard to earn money these days. hehehe..

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.


AbBy on January 30, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

hello...bitaw nel, one of the things i learned going through a lot of emotional disturbances lately was that you really have to face it, accept it. then as if by miracle, you'll feel lighter. the thing with ur friend is he doesn't want to just accept it...and that's really so bigat sa dughan...grabe.


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