Flying. I don’t care about how I’m statistically more likely to die in a car crash, and how safe flying is on paper.
You are encasing me in a huge metal tomb that fucking flies! Metal can’t fly. Birds yes, metal no.
“Oh but the air pressure over the wing is equal to blah blah blah”
I don’t give a shit, metal can’t fucking fly! It’s wings don’t even flap![/quote]
Have you ever actually flown?
I used to have alot of strange phobias as a kid one about elevators as the OP mentioned for me I was afraid of being stuck inside if it stopped working… Outgrew most of it with age, Someone mentioned flooding, If you truly want to recover from any phobia forever that is the way to go… cognitive exposure therapy but rather then a gradual build up its to expose yourself fully, there is an element of risk reward here…
if you take baby steps it takes longer and is sometimes prone to setbacks but if you are say afraid of heights then simply go somewhere up high that scares you senseless and stay there until the fear and sensations go away, then you will no longer suffer from an irrational fear. Avoidance cycles only help to increase anxiety and make things worst FYI, Face and recover… Its not like any of it actually places any real merit or threat and it can be silly t walk around half your life with phobias that can be cured in one swift strike. [/quote]
yeah I’ve flown a bunch of times. I refuse to let my phobia stop me from travelling.
I am no fun at all to be sat next to during the flight, especially during take off and landing. The rules for take off and landing are don’t look at me, don’t talk to me and don’t touch me.
I flew to Cuba a couple of years ago with my (now ex) girlfriend, and she made the mistake of trying to talk to me during take off. I practically screamed in the poor girl’s face.
Her own fault though, she knew the rules