4/2/14

Barophobia

     For this years A-Z challenge I have chosen to explore obscure fears from A-Z.  All of the fears I have chosen to discuss were the ones for each letter that I found the most fascinating, or interesting that would be fun to mess around with Laughing at Life 2 style
     Today's fear is Barophobia, which is the fear of gravity.  If you suffer from barophobia, and don't live in outer space, every day must be a total living hell because Earth is just lousy with gravity.  There isn't any way that I can think of to get away from gravity so I cannot even imagine how people suffering from barophobia function at all.  I imagine that every waking moment for a baraphobe on planet Earth is just filled with terror and screams.
     I for one have always found gravity to be very comforting.  I like the idea of staying securely on the ground instead of just floating away into space far away from my television and oxygen.  I like being able to set my glass on the table and know that it will stay there and wait for me to drink it instead of floating away like a 5 year old child's overpriced helium zoo balloon.  Gravity is great as far as I'm concerned.  I am personally a big gravity fan.  But I do not suffer from barophobia.  If I did I suppose that crying child's Mylar balloon floating away in the sky would be a comforting sight in a terrifying world where everything is pulled down to Earth by a force I could never escape. 
     

28 comments:

  1. VERY happy that my feet are on the ground (sorta)! Wondering what you have in store for C...

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  2. I didn't know this existed! Interesting. Looking forward to learning about more phobias!

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    1. Pretty wild right? Check back, you will discover some weird ones here this month,

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  3. Wow. Have people been documented with this? Or is it something made up for science fiction books. Can't even begin to imagine - well, unless I fell out of an airplane sans 'chute.
    Marlene at On Writing and Riding

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    1. All the phobias I'm going to cover originally came from a Time magazine list of phobias that I then double checked. I chose all the wildest ones. I've got plenty more really wild and interesting ones coming. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

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  4. Could it maybe be the fear of lack of gravity? I know the movie freaked a lot of people out... Many of my friends flat out refused to watch it.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Tales of Colors
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. I am dying to see Gravity. From what I researched it was the fear of gravity which was odd but your right the fear of the lack of gravity would be a valid fear.

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  5. I routinely check for things over my head that I would attempt to grab onto, should gravity suddenly reverse.

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    1. You must have been a boy scout to be that prepared.

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  6. Stoping by on the 2nd day of the #atozchallenge. Know you are going to have new blogging friends. Oh, I sent the worm joke to a friend who always tells a joke at the end of a meeting. She'll like this one. Have fun this month.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked the worm joke too. I hope your friend gets a laugh with it.

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  7. That would sure suck, if you have barophobia you are outta luck

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    1. You know you are right Pat, gravity is constant and you can't get away from that

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  8. Wow I had no idea this even existed. I love to learn new things. And knowing this, will come in handy one day...at a cocktail party, family holiday dinner, driving with the in-laws, when I have absolutely nothing to talk about. Love it.

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  9. This is SUCH a clever theme! I love it. And who knew there were so many weird phobias.


    An A to Z Participant

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    1. I have 24 more coming. Come back and check out the rest.

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  10. I agree, this is a very cool theme, one that one just has to come back to because one is just so darned curious about what comes next. So I will be your latest follower just so I can find out about all the stuff that scares people.

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    1. Why thank you! Welcome aboard!

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  11. Do you think that people with this fear find solace in the song "Defying Gravity" from the hit Broadway musical Wicked?

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    1. I'd like to think that they do

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  12. Okay, I'm just going to say it. This is one weird phobia. How do people get by with this? And how do they develop it to begin with? I really can't imagine having to life with this type of fear.

    You just trigger the researcher in me to find out more about barophobia. :)

    Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick

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    1. I really don't know it would be very hard to manage suffering from this one.

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  13. Indeed, that is a different one. May have to file it under potential sci-fi short story prompt.

    A to Z commenter
    From the Reading at Dawn blog

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  14. This post makes me fear NOT having gravity--is there a word for that? Very interesting--fun topic! I'll be checking back!

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    1. There should be. It would be super scary if gravity just suddenly ceased to exist.

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