In my previous post, I spoke about Happiness and Sadness as part of the 6 basic emotions.
Today, we are continuing with Fear and Disgust.
Do you know this saying “Do one thing every day that scares you” ?
Besides the fact that I am not a huge fan of “poetic” sayings like these, I don’t have THAT many fears.
The ones that are worth mentioning, are a fear of height, of the dark and of pain.
Another type of fear is nervousness.
I used to be terribly nervous before an exam and even more so, to hear the result.
I was a very student and I wish I could have just accepted that instead of always striving for being the best. It’s not like all of that matters when you are in your 30s.
Though I am usually a bit awkward around people, a large part of my career I have spend teaching technical courses. I guess I am more comfortable speaking when it is about facts.
And then, there is anxiety.
Luckily we are living in an era where people are more aware of mental illnesses, but I still feel that actual understanding is lacking, especially at workplaces.
Most people just want the title of “manager”, but the actual responsibility of taking care of your team is less appealing.
And I don’t think hiring more female managers will solve this issues.
It is said that women show more empathy in general, but it just isn’t always possible in a business environment.
I have been a vegetarian since the age of 9.
And, don’t worry, I am not trying to convert anyone in a vegan.
In fact, I wouldn’t even recommend it. Most likely you will end up with an iron inefficiency.
Me being a vegetarian was born out of pure disgust.
The house where I spend my childhood was very near a pig slaughter.
Every morning I would hear the poor animals scream and the smell was awful.
My sense of smell seems to be stronger than average anyhow.
If yours is too, here is a trick I have picked up from all the true crime books I read:
Detectives always carry a bottle of Vicks VapoRub with them in case they find a corpse. If you put a bit of it under your nose, the smell will be less intense. So I always do that when cooking!
Hygiene is something I value a lot.
I choose to remain living with my parents during university.
And even though the connections were really bad, I still preferred it over a nasty student flat.
It is no surprise either that I keep our apartment extremely clean and tidy.
But what disgusts me most of all is seeing how some people treat each other.
I can understand how some rude things can be said in the heat of a moment during an argument, but bullying someone “just because you can” is something I just can’t understand.
Do you have any fears?
What makes you nervous or gives you anxiety?
What do you find disguising?