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Monday, April 11, 2011

Something you're afraid of

When I was a kid I was scared of everything. Everything. The strange thing is that now I don't really have any fears. Except for losing people.
In 31 years I have not lost anyone in my life I was close to. Well, kinda. A few years ago one of my former work partners died, his name was Rob. It was strange when he died because altho he hadn't worked with me in about 8 months he was my partner everyday for 2 years. About two years later another former partner of mine died.
I have had relatives die but none that I really knew.
I've always had a fear of someone breaking in at night and doing harm to my family. I think it came from watching too much America's Most Wanted as a kid.
I don't like being afraid, I think that may be my biggest fear, fear itself. A fear that if something does happen that I will be too frozen in fear to react.


  1. There have been studies done which indicate that people who watch a lot of TV are more fearful than those who seldom watch TV.

  2. As FDR put it, "The only thing we have to fear is ... fear itself!"

    So I guess we shouldn't fear?

  3. I just read this one now and ironically, I thought of Rob just today as I cut down White Oak from Connecticut Commons and went by his street. Tony Pags' name still comes up from time to time, both guys gone way too soon and both in their early 40's.