As Halloween approaches, the fear factor goes up. Kids begin attending haunted houses and different spooky locations to discover a thrill from their fears. But, some people live with their fears year-round and have to endure them every day. Students of LHS expand on what gives them chills and
frightens them. Michael O’Conner shares a fear that is common among many people.
“My biggest fear is spiders. They are just weird-looking, ugly, and scary,” said senior Michael O’Conner.
Although O’Conner has not had a negative or generally scary experience with spiders, he is frightened by the huge, poisonous ones that live in dark places. The small spiders do not bother him as much simply because he does not see a threat from
them. But, O’Conner’s fear is shared by many people as arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) continues to be a relevant fear.
Sophomore Camden Williamson takes a different approach to fear than everyone else, though.
“My fear is having fear. I try to not be fearful of anything,” said Williamson.
Williamson takes solace in the quote
by Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself”. He wishes to live a life that is free of fear and take pride in not being afraid of anything.
Unlike Williamson, sophomore Hunter Sutherlin fears failure, not only in classes, but in life.
“I fear failure because I want to turn out to be someone
and not fail in my life,” said Sutherlin.
Sutherlin wishes to make something of himself, and fears what would happen if he did not. He wants to be successful in his life, although he is not yet sure what he wants to do with his future. This is a fear that is shared between many people throughout the world.