What are you afraid of?

When I was growing up, the main question on the playground was "What are you afraid of?"  I was afraid of the usual things; the dark, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, etc. My friends were afraid of spiders and snakes. I remember thinking that they obviously didn't know what a zombie gnawing on a torn limb looked like, otherwise that'd be on their lists too.   I also thought that as I grew up, my list of fears would slowly but surely shrink. Instead, it grew. The thing about fear is that it's unlike any other emotion out there. It doesn't just go away. It g[...]