When you were younger what were you afraid of?

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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

When I was real young, I was afraid of the monster that lived under my bed. After many nights of yelling for my dad to save me, he finally put the mattress and box spring on the floor. Problem solved.

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

Bridges over water.  I seen alot of bad wrecks on the galveston causeway bridge and i drive 30mph over that and most bridges over water

Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

Nothing !!!! Exept cracks on sidewalks cos when you step on them you break someone's back. That was a lot of stress for me when I was a kid.

Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

When I was a child, and I would wake up before my mom on Saturday morning, I'd turn the tv on to watch cartoons.....if Scooby Doo would come on the channel, I'd wake my mom up cos I was afraid to touch the tv to change the channel! (Yes, it was before the remote control!)

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

For me as a child and well into adulthood, I was absolutely terrified of death...it was a numbing, paralyzing fear.

I have been watching a Q about coping with death among younger participants on Blurtit, and not quite sure how to explain - but for me the whole perspective has changed now.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I was terrified of the dark all the way through my teens.  I finally got over it, and now I have a hard time sleeping if the room isn't dark enough.

Tinkerbell St. Basil Profile

Oddly enough, Church scared the bejesus out of me. All this talk about the body and blood of Christ and then to have to stare at a man hanging on a cross with a crown of thorns was frightening for a child. 😲

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
My brother and I were more afraid of getting back handed from the old man when we had farting contests in church ! LOL
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
@Tinkerbell St. Basil

Yes, we know a little more about child psychology now.

When I was in grade school, the missionaries used to come in and described how us sinners might be tortured in hell during the Church missions.

And the priests apparently told us who was sufficiently moral to deserve our vote.

Fortunately, we have come a long way since then---and we're still going forward.
otis campbell
otis campbell commented
Oh you go to hell if do this or that
Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

The dark, Jesus' father that image of him nailed to the cross disturbed me, ghosts, bee's and wasps, someone under the bed, mice,

Worzel Gummidge (although I still watched it), Jaws.

Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

Hello Roy! As a kid, I was brave and my parents have never wasted their time telling me stories that have been made up to scare. However, I might say that the sea was something that I have always avoided due to its unstable nature. I have never managed to learn how to swim and I still cannot stay calm if I am in there and it gets rough!

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Death---but only because of the terror it occasioned due to my introduction to it.

I was 7 when my grandmother died.  We lived in Montana; she in New York.  Everybody was upset about the death.  We went to New York "for the funeral."

I am sitting in the living room and my father says to get read, we're leaving.  I asked "where to." He said, "To see grandma."  I got all excited because apparently being "dead" wasn't a big deal.

I ran into the viewing room, saw her in the casket, and freaked out.

I do not go to a wake unless it is somehow absolutely essential that I be there.

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