I was asked to take part in a psychological survey and one of the questions I was asked was "What are you afraid of?"
We all have fears over something, that fear can make us seem irrational to some whilst others admit to that fear too.
I thought long and hard, I was asked if I was afraid of mice, rats, spiders heights and all the usual fears people have.
I admit to not liking rats but I am not afraid of them, nor snakes (It was funny as the woman said "Snakes" and I pointed out there was a Royal Python in an aquarium in the corner of the room and she almost ran out!)
After thinking about it I gave my answer and that was that I was afraid of fear itself.
She thought this a very strange answer but I explained that I did not like insecure heights - like a ladder fully extended up against something but not tied at the top. However rather than allow that fear to take over I would make myself climb that ladder.
Only one person can conquer fear and that is the person who is afraid. Irrational fears that take over one's life must be terrible - fears like those of being afraid of snakes, spiders or cattle are not irrational as all can endanger one's life!