Daily Prompt: Fearless Fantasies

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How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?

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I’m not sure how my life would be without fear. I know this much if I wasn’t afraid of anything, I’d do things that I normally wouldn’t do.

To me the fear element in me keeps me from doing things that are dangerous. I wouldn’t buy things on credit if I know I will not be able to pay my bills. I wouldn’t go for a walk in the middle of night in a strange city. I am very cautious which I feel is good for me.

Then again certain things  happened in my life makes me afraid of dogs. It happened when I was very young,my sister wrote a note to her friend and gave it to me to take it to her. It was early evening, the friend lived close by, I mistook someone else’s house as hers,  and walked along the driveway, I saw a bunch of dogs on the front veranda, somehow I suddenly got scared and felt they might come after me. I started walking backwards all the while watching them. The dogs thinking me to be an intruder, jumped down, barked viciously and came towards me, I was so frightened I kept running and screaming. That was the day, fear of dogs was permanently entrenched in my mind. I  haven’t been able to overcome this fear.

I guess if I didn’t face this fear of dog at such an early age, I wouldn’t be afraid of dogs.

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