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    What is your worst fear? The most unimaginably frightening thing that makes you scream out of your mind? Your worst nightmare? I know Mozart was terrified of the sound of the trumpet. Apparently, whenever he heard it he would fall to the floor and scream as if he was being attacked by some ... thing ... perhaps ...

    Anyway, here are my worst fears, things that I could never face up to in my life.

    1. Railway crossings
    2. Lighting a gas stove
    3. Eating baby octopus
    4. Public swimming pools

    Now, what are yours?
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    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
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    Tsunamis - even before 2004 and 2011. I have nightmares about giant waves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Tsunamis - even before 2004 and 2011. I have nightmares about giant waves.
    How very interesting! I also have recurring tsunami nightmares and so do at least two other TC members I know of. I wonder what it is about tsunamis.

    Nothing freaks me out quite so much as the idea of tall water. But very tall things in general tend to unnerve me as well. Standing at the base of a tall building and looking up makes me lose my balance.
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    ^^^

    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    RIGHT!

    Tremble, CoAV!

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    Whoops. I accidentally put this in the wrong forum. Can some moderator please move this into the Community Forum for me?
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meaghan View Post
    How very interesting! I also have recurring tsunami nightmares and so do at least two other TC members I know of. I wonder what it is about tsunamis.

    Nothing freaks me out quite so much as the idea of tall water. .
    The problem is tall water moving very fast towards you.
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    Losing my wife. A recurring nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    The problem is tall water moving very fast towards you.
    That would be a problem. But I wonder why several of us dream about it. Regularly, at least in my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    The problem is tall water moving very fast towards you.
    Like this perhaps?

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    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    RIGHT!

    Tremble, CoAV!

    OK now that's just mean.
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    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
    ~Hovhaness

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    Swimming in the sea with fish. I overcome it every holiday I go on (albeit after a good few tries), but every time I go in the sea I get creeped out by standing on seaweed and things like that, thinking they're fish. :/
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    1. Nuclear holocaust.
    2. Being in a car crash.
    3. Being mugged on the street.

    I seem to become increasingly paranoid every day...

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    One thing I'd like to say is that I've been through various fear phases. When I was 13 or so, I was afraid of ghosts and dead people and death, and people close to me dying. When I was 14 and 15 I was afraid of having incurable learning problems and lead poisoning. When I was 17, I had a lot of general anxiety over life and the meaning of it.

    These days, the thing I worry about the most is sanity and mental health in myself and others. I'm afraid of my dark side, and the ugly side of human nature, the twisted, unhealthy, the cold and the unfeeling, this is the general aspect that gets me nervous. More specifically, I sometimes fear a circumstance that would lead me to commit a crime, most specifically murder or a sexual act. I wonder why I have this fear as I've never done anything deliberately so bad, nor have I a conscious desire to, I'm actually an empathetic enough person who cries from time to time. Does anyone know anything about this?

    I compensate for the more general fear a little as well, by being honest and open about myself and talking to people a lot(sometime too much). I like people to know me and I like to entrust myself to others, it makes me feel safe from myself in a way. The more specific version of it comes when I am very stressed and anxious.

    And I am one of the people Meaghan mentioned who has Tsunami dreams as well. I fear things larger than myself that could disturb the flow of my life greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    These days, the thing I worry about the most is sanity and mental health in myself and others. I'm afraid of my dark side, and the ugly side of human nature, the twisted, unhealthy, the cold and the unfeeling, this is the general aspect that gets me nervous. More specifically, I sometimes fear a circumstance that would lead me to commit a crime, most specifically murder or a sexual act. I wonder why I have this fear as I've never done anything deliberately so bad, nor have I a conscious desire to, I'm actually an empathetic enough person who cries from time to time. Does anyone know anything about this?
    It's interesting that you think this, because I am very often unnerved by the simple powers I and others have. Sometimes, for example, I find myself thinking about how I or a family member could one day get a knife from the kitchen and murder all the others while they slept. Everything seems so fragile, and we have such destructive capabilities. Don't get me wrong, I never, ever fantasise about these things; I don't want to do them and am upset and disturbed when they cross my mind, but I have these ruminations fairly frequently.

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