What’s Your Perfectly Rational Fear? People Shared Their Thoughts.

We all have irrational fears, no doubt about it.

But, on the flip side, all of us also have fears that are totally rational.

Me, for instance? I’m TERRIFIED of other drivers on the road.

I just don’t think people are paying attention these days when they’re behind the wheel and at least 50% of the folks I see out there are looking down at their phones while they’re driving.

It’s scary!

Do you have any perfectly rational fears?

AskReddit users spoke up and shared theirs.

1. Scary.


Out of all these, this is the one that scares me the most, I watched my great grandmother slowly forget her whole life and that would be utter terror to me.”

2. Now I’m gonna have nightmares.

“Getting stuck in a small hole in a cave head-first with no way of moving your arms or legs and nobody nearby able to hear your cries for help.”

3. True.

“Living in poverty or being homeless.

They say that money can’t buy you happiness.

But it sure can buy you freedom.”

4. Gotta take care of yourself.

“I’m afraid I will make poor health choices as a younger person that will decrease my quality of life in my late 50s-d**th.”

5. Fear of heights.

“Heights. Just trip and you d**.

I have to cross the highest bridge in my country to get to the store.. on my bicycle.. only a small metal fence between me and the awful depths..

I d** on the inside every. single. time.”

6. I agree!

“Irresponsible drivers.

You can just be going along, minding your business, driving the speed limit and obeying traffic laws, and BAM, some reckless person comes outta nowhere.

Completely out of your control.


7. Be careful.

“Falling down stairs.

This is also applicable after a few beers or when tired.”

8. Not a good sleeper.


Almost every single night I have some kind of vivid dream that’s not so pleasant.

Wouldn’t call them full blown nightmares but I wake up so drained and it prevents me from having the battery charged and just being able to have the mindset to tackle the day..”

9. You never know.


I’ve lost 2 relatives to it.

I’ve briefly talked to someone who has survived and recovered from one and it sounds like you’re better off to just d** from it than try to recover.”

10. I guess you’ll find out.

“One day, I’ll actually acquire everything I’m currently convinced I need, and none of it will make me feel happy or complete.”

11. Scared of the future.

“That I’ll fail one day.

That I might be fired, and won’t be able to get another job. That maybe ends won’t meet and I can’t make them, or that an opportunity will be offered and I’ll be too ignorant or stupid to take it.

I just really, really want to be able to live life to the fullest instead of living in a run-down apartment with no job and empty cupboards.”

12. Jeez…

“Motor neurons failing, but your mind is sharp as a tack.

It progresses over a number of months until you can’t swallow anymore and then you choke, asphyxiate, and d**, or your lungs can’t physically inhale anymore and you asphyxiate and d**.”

13. Lonely.

“That I’ll never be interested in a relationship and I’ll end up alone for the rest of my life.”

Do you have any fears that you think are perfectly rational?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

Thanks a million!