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What's your greatest fear in life?
I should probably start by telling you mine - what frightens me the most is to be living alone and not being able to look after myself when I'm sick or when I'm too old.
It comforts me to know there are people around me who will take care of me if something bad was to happen to me but to think that I'm by myself and a situation arises where I cannot take care of myself gets me really anxious.
For me, being alone in a bad situation is more of a worry than a fear. I think it’s because, as long as you’re in society, there will very likely be someone to help you. Extremes come out of people during hard times. And for what I have seen so far, goodness seems to be prevailing although people seem a bit shy (afraid?) to show their goodness while bad actions and thoughts, are much more ‘advertised’ and more easily catches people’s attention.
I don’t seem to have one great fear, but a multitude of small ones which come and go. Getting older not having done what I should be doing at each stage of my life is one. I’m not talking about achievements which have been developed by society to make you feel successful or not, but simply being in touch with things that one feels from deep inside. According to my experience, material achievements are quite compelling especially when one’s younger. But, a lot of these achievements may look meaningless when you’re at another stage of your life.
As for your fears, Gices, in a bad situation, perhaps planning and thinking clearly will alleviate some of that fear away (?)