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I have a great fear of snakes. I have a great fear of a few things, but I will just stick with snakes. This may come from the fact that when I used to mow my parents’ yard, there were a couple times where there was a snake and I didn’t see it and the end result wasn’t pretty. The other time the snake actually slithered out from underneath the mower, and I ran like Forrest Gump. I actually have a hard time mowing lawns because of this fear, but do I stop mowing for the rest of my life? No. Do I ask that if other people are posting something on Facebook about snakes that they have a warning? No. This may surprise people, but the world doesn’t cater to everyone’s specific “needs”.
I don’t know when it happened, but the world took a twist. Everyone decided that they were the most important person and everyone needed to coddle them. The truth is this world isn’t here to coddle you. If you want that, go to your parent, grandparent, spouse, etc. but don’t expect everyone to drop everything and make sure they are fitting to your standards. I stopped expecting people to be sensitive about things with me because it’s not like people can remember what your fears are or what you struggle with, they are thinking about those things for themselves. The thing is, you know those things about yourself. When you get on social media, you should be preparing yourself for anything.
Only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~ FDR
It’s pretty much the same as not taking responsibility for your actions. You want to put the blame on someone else, you don’t want to have to do the work and you point a finger in a different direction when it affects you. The best thing to do is face whatever triggers you, maybe not directly, but try to understand it, research it if you can. I believe this is why we have so many drugs (prescription and nonprescription) in our society, we think that is the solution instead of facing things head on or dealing with it. Medicine wasn’t always around, what do you think people did centuries ago when they had anxiety? Don’t say smoked pot, because I’m sure that wasn’t available everywhere. I’m not one who likes drugs of any kind, natural or not. I think people need to learn how to deal with things, otherwise it’s a downward spiraling black hole, and you won’t be able to live your life without consuming yourself over things that the world won’t help you with. In my opinion, read the bible and pray about it. Sometimes you just need to pray for a peaceful mind and heart.
This post was not intended to offend anyone, this is just something that I don’t think is necessary and I think sometimes people have a hard time seeing outside of themselves. My blog is mostly intended to give different perspectives than what is out there.