Why Is Fear Holding Us Back? (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Fear – it’s an unpleasant and rather strong emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. It can keep us alive, but in most cases, it holds us back from leaving our comfort zone and enjoying life completely. In this modern day and age, there are many different types of fear. Young people are afraid of consequences and this is exactly why most of them are scared of exploring uncharted territories, like the world of HIV dating for example. Sadly, there are thousands of reported cases of people giving up on their potential companions simply because they’re HIV positive. This is just one example of how fear can shape our lives today. If you want to know what the other great fears of our time are, and how they’re holding us back, stick around and find out.

Fear Of Failure
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most frequent fears of our time. The majority of people dream about the big success and the slightest possibility of failure absolutely petrifies them. This particular fear creates certain limitations in a person’s mind and because of that, an individual is not able to perform in the best possible way. Some people are so afraid that they can’t even make the first step. Being afraid of failure paralyzes most of us and holds us back throughout our lives.

Fear Of Rejection
No one likes to be rejected, that is a fact! However, asking someone out is one of the most stressful moments in modern-day relationships. People are terrified of rejection and this fear prevents them from asking the question. This is rather ironic because if you don’t ask someone out, you can’t possibly know what their answer is going to be. Therefore, individuals who are afraid of being rejected are constantly floating in some sort of limbo of uncertainty and doubt which prevents them from being happy.

Fear Of Getting Ill Or Sick
These days, there are many people who have irrational fears of diseases and death. These folks are called hypochondriacs and, unfortunately, they’re simply not able to live their lives to the fullest. As we mentioned in the intro, some of these people are even afraid of dating others because they might get infected with some sort of STD. This irrational phobia is one of the biggest reasons why HIV positive dating scene is so neglected today.

Fear Of Being Alone
We have to admit that loneliness is quite scary. Millions of people all around the world are wasting their time with wrong partners just because they’re terrified of being alone. Since they don’t want to be single for a little while, they’re simply not able to find a potentially perfect companion for them.

Fear Of Being Judged By Others
Nowadays, everyone is absolutely obsessed with other people’s opinions. Young individuals just want to be accepted which means they’re afraid to be themselves in public or around other people. They would rather be fake than judged and this is exactly what prevents them from developing into unique characters.

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