What Is Your Relationship To Fear

(Did your watch the VERY SHORT 46 second video above?)  How did it make you feel?

Halloween is only days away.  There are currently so many different types of frightful events going on close to us this time of year.  We plan on visiting one of the scariest Haunted Theme Park’s in New England tonight, “Spookyworld – Nightmare New England.”  This got me thinking, if we can condition our bodies to get used to something, build up physical endurance, learn new coping mechanisms based on our experiences, etc., would it be possible to be completely fearless when something jumps out at us unexpectedly.  If we were surrounded by this on a consistent basis, could we become desensitized?  I suppose it would take extreme personal awareness and a great deal of energy to not be startled.

1385475_10151729930198456_636669772_nSo what is the psychology behind this type of fear?  Why do we love it, even crave it?  Perhaps it’s the adrenaline rush, that thrill we get after reacting to something so unexpected and the joy of watching our friends jump where they stand.  Perhaps it’s different for each of us.

For those of you who follow my other blog, Where The Ghosts Live – The Haunted United States you may have already read that I recently visited an actual haunted house that is a hotbed for paranormal activity.  I didn’t have any problems with fear there, and I had a few encounters with the supernatural.  The problem is, that I am more afraid of the living than the dead.  With that being said, tonight should have me shaking in my sneaks.

What is your relationship to fear?  Do you like to be scared?  Do you seek out attractions like this so you can get that adrenaline rush?  Or does the thought of being frightened by someone in a mask or amazing makeup, or even a paranormal experience, make you want to run for the hills?  I want to hear from you…

Thank you for stopping by!

Missy Bell

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12 thoughts on “What Is Your Relationship To Fear

  1. I don’t seek out attractions like you mention, but I do love horror films, but I don’t know why I watch them! They scare me silly and I always have to go and do something else to distract myself before going to bed or else I won’t be able to sleep. Some part of my obviously enjoys being made to feel scared, but I think it must be the senile old aunt part of me 😉

  2. I really love the adrenaline rush I get from a good roller coaster ride or being on the back of a motor cycle as the wind blows through my hair!

    I’m not a big fan of scary movies or anything of that nature, not because they scare me but because I’d rather focus my attention on things more uplifting and positive. This just “feels” better!

    Healthy blessings,
    Gena

    1. Thank you for your point of view Gena. We always have to do what is right for us. I gravitate toward the adrenaline rush as well, such as roller coasters. It’s been a great number of years since I have gone to a theme park like this though. It should be interesting. Thank you for stopping by today.

  3. Going to Spooky World is a lot like riding a roller coaster. It’s relatively safe and harmless but the thrill factor is completely built in. There’s a terrifying scream from something that happens suddenly followed by that collective giggle or laugh that says, “whew…I made it!” I’m looking forward to tonight’s venture to Spooky World…followed by another episode of The Walking Dead 🙂

  4. For me, I don’t seek horrifying places and I feel uptight when I see scary masks. I like the fun in halloween with the children to dress in costumes and give out candy. That’s the extent of this kind of fear factor that I can deal with! If we are talking about different types of fear, that’s a different story. Thank you Missy for sharing this perspective about fear.

    1. I appreciate you stopping by. There are many aspects of fear. I thought I’d cover this type for Halloween. I’ve never really been a fan of Halloween myself. I always believed, even as a kid, that there was too much pressure picking just the right costume. I also greatly dislike two hours of the door bell ringing and dogs barking. I know, I’m strange like that. I do like the spooky aspect of it though.

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