Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2015, 06:12 AM   #21
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Romney, WV
Posts: 730
Quote:
Originally Posted by harley View Post
But the only thing I can think of that I'm really scared of is being stuck in a small space. I used to be a spelunker, but sometime as I got older (and fatter) I seem to have gotten really claustrophobic. Last time I went into a cave I got wedged in and panicked a little. Crowded elevators bother me, I usually take the stairs instead. I got stuck in a man trap at work one day, and broke into a sweat. I'm not sure how it happened. Adult onset claustrophobia.
Same for me, small spaces bother me now but when I was younger, no issues. My real fear is snakes, just can't shake it and have been this way all my life although not quite as bad recently. If by myself and I come across a black snake in the yard, I can use the hoe or broom to move it along so the dogs don't mess with it. My DW and I have a deal, she deals with snakes and I deal with spiders.
__________________

__________________
davemartin88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-05-2015, 06:44 AM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
DFA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Earth
Posts: 311
Claustrophobia and being buried alive.
__________________

__________________
DFA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:59 AM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, ONT
Posts: 4,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Spiders are good luck on boats, they keep any other bugs away. Never had a spider bother me, I won't let anyone kill a spider on my boat. They're more afraid of you, if you just leave them alone they won't bother anyone.
Late friend once slept over on his sailboat at Catalina Island - bitten by a spider - nasty wound.

Me...having lived in Australia....(and haven't been there for almost 50 years)....still shake/check any shoes in the garage before putting them on.
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:09 AM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, ONT
Posts: 4,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Heights, if I could conceivably fall somehow, such as off a balcony.
1978 I did my one & only parachute jump, in the unrealized hope that it would somehow cure me of a fear of heights......not a chance!

(Mildly proud that I actually let go of the plane's struts at 3,000'.......then again there was no way in hell I was going to disembark, and walk past the onlookers, with an intact 'chute when the plane landed.....death seemed like the preferable option. )
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Alzheimers
Old 02-05-2015, 07:15 AM   #25
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 355
Alzheimers

I saw it hollow out and slowly kill my Dad. I don't want to inflict that on my wife and kids.
__________________
jabbahop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:18 AM   #26
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,458
Old age poverty is always a concern, but my biggest fear is dementia or AD.
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 07:23 AM   #27
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,982
Right now, I am afraid of the Anthem data hack
__________________
Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:20 AM   #28
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by timo2 View Post
I'm afraid of being broke when I'm old
Same here.

But, in the sense of phobias, it's fish hooks. I was accidentally grazed by one when I was a kid; fortunately, it didn't lodge in my skin, but just looking at a fish hook will make me feel creepy.
__________________
athena53 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:23 AM   #29
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vermont & Sarasota, FL
Posts: 16,432
Snakes give me the jimmies.
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.
pb4uski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:38 AM   #30
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,703
Snakes.
Fire in the house (this one's really ingrained;perhaps from a previous life?)
__________________
Living well is the best revenge!
Retired @ 52 in 2005
marko is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #31
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,887
Anything to do with selling a house.
__________________
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.
Amethyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #32
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
imoldernu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peru
Posts: 4,616
Claustrophobia... not a fear, it's real!
and...
Ground wasps... 1963 unconscious and not breathing... thank goodness for hospitals and digitalis. 10 years of shots but when I get stung, use the epipen, and go to the hospital and sit in the emergency room for an hour... just in case.

Not afraid of dying, but in no hurry to do so.
__________________
imoldernu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 09:04 AM   #33
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,035
Something happening to my daughter or my grandsons . The skyway bridge .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg th.jpg (3.6 KB, 192 views)
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 09:07 AM   #34
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 342
I do not like to get close to snakes. However, if they endanger my life, I will fight (not run).
__________________
flyingaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 09:47 AM   #35
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by imoldernu View Post
Claustrophobia... not a fear, it's real!
and...
May I ask if this has been a life-long thing or something that happened later in life? I used to have no problems flying but now I cannot get on an airplane due to the feeling of being buried alive. Silly I know. Nothing to do with "how does it stay in the air" or "What if we crash". It's the claustrophobia after flying for 30 yrs.
__________________
razztazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 09:48 AM   #36
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,353
Falling through the ice on a frozen lake. Went through once about 7 years ago and now I'm afraid to even walk out on a frozen lake.

Used to be afraid of snakes, but that phobia subsided after a few run ins with rattlers in Arizona.


Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 10:06 AM   #37
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,887
One of my uncles recently died, 12 years after being diagnosed with AD (and the family knew something was wrong with him, long before then). The shell can be kept alive a long, long time, long after a person would have preferred to be dead if they were still capable of preferring anything.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbahop View Post
I saw it hollow out and slowly kill my Dad. I don't want to inflict that on my wife and kids.
__________________
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.
Amethyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 10:12 AM   #38
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 944
Office politics
wild fires
moving (from one house to another. ....ugh)
Black ice

Asteroids
__________________
Freed at 49. You only live once - live it
Donzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 11:30 AM   #39
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Live And Learn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,689
Succumbing to OMY syndrome for a third year
Being old and penniless
Alzheimers - in me, DH, mom or sister
Getting stuck in an elevator (but I ride them)

I love spiders and snakes and hopefully am smart enough to get close enough to admire yet stay far enough away to not get bitten
__________________
"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~
Hebrews 12:11

ER'd in June 2015 at age 52. Initial WR 3%. 50/40/10 (Equity/Bond/Short Term) AA.
Live And Learn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 11:38 AM   #40
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 588
Cluster headaches
__________________

__________________
devans0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are you afraid that the tax system will be changed to VAT, making a Roth a bad deal? swampwiz FIRE and Money 153 05-02-2010 07:08 AM
Are you afraid to touch your own money? kombat Young Dreamers 25 04-21-2008 11:56 AM
Are you afraid to look poor? Khan FIRE and Money 168 04-08-2008 10:14 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.