13 People Opened up and Shared Their Perfectly Rational Fears

You’re being irrational!

Be honest with me, how many times have you heard that before?

Probably a lot, right?

Well, guess what? A lot of people have fears that are rational and that could potentially happen…so let’s cut them a break, okay?

AskReddit users shared their fears that they think are perfectly rational.

Here’s what they had to say.

1. Told you, Mom!

“Until 2020 my mom always laughed at my fear of virus outbreaks and aliens.

It’s been a…fun year and a half.”

2. Two things.

“The ocean. Seriously, its a big blue nothing full of things that can k**l you. Hell, even drinking it can k**l you!

And vehicles! 1,000 lb d**th traps moving at 70+ mph, the only thing saving you from being removed from the census is a little yellow line and a mutual agreement not to play bumper cars!”

3. I’m on board with this one.


I just moved to a part of the U.S. where venomous scorpions occasionally crawl into your house and hide among the clutter on the floor.

I don’t want to get stung; it would be painful but not d**dly to me.

My real fear is for my dog, who is far less likely to survive a scorpion sting, and loves to roll in piles of laundry on the ground.”

4. Very scary.

“Dementia is terrifying.

It’s eaten away at a few too many members of my family.

The one thing I’d h**e most is losing my mind.”

5. Looks that way…

“That future generations are not going to live as well as past generations.

They are going to have to clean up a lot of stuff.”

6. Loneliness.

“Spending my life alone.

Most of my close friends are moving away in the next couple of years and I suck at making new ones”

7. Hang on tight.

“My fear of heights.

I don’t have a problem with flying in airplanes, or riding rollercoasters, because I trust the machine.

I am scared of hiking (or going up to high places in general) because I know how clumsy I am, and thus, I shall be my own literal downfall.”

8. Very specific.

“Whenever someone eats my cooking, I’m afraid that they are vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/some other dietary/religious choice, and that I’ll feed them something they object to, or allergic to one of the ingredients and that they will go into anaphylactic shock.

I think about it whenever friends come over or I cook something for someone.”

9. Best of luck.

“Single dad.

I’m afraid of d**ng before my kids are old enough to look after themselves.”

10. Let’s hope not.

“Nuclear war.

It was a constant fear growing up in the 80s, and then everybody just forgot about it when the USSR broke up.

But the weapons and systems are still there and still ready to go on a moment’s notice.

MAD should keep anything from happening… but there have been some extremely close calls in the past and a colossal mistake could definitely happen.”

11. No feelings.

“The extent of my apathy.

I don’t feel worry about ANYTHING. Windshield smashed, nothing. PC breaking putting my studies at risk, nothing. Potentially being unable to find work, nothing.

The only time I can tell I’m worried about something is when it’s something major I can always tell in retrospect that I started acting weird.”

12. Can’t trust anyone.

“Untrustworthy lovers.

I’m finding it challenging to trust anyone in this respect after being cheated on and/or manipulated in the majority of my relationships.”

13. Uh oh…


Bears are fast, strong and smart and they have worked out how to open doors.

The time of the bears is almost upon us.”

What are your rational fears?

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