People are weird. We are. We’re complex creatures with insecurities and quirks on a journey to find out who we are. Embracing our individuality means acknowledging our hopes and fears. It's all very serious stuff until you hear what kind of fears some people genuinely have. I don’t mean to poke fun at other people’s fears… wait a minute, what am I saying? Yes I do!

Ever heard of Agyrophobia? It's the fear of streets. Streets. S.t.r.e.e.t.s. Streets. No matter how I put it, I still don’t get it. “Aaaaah! A Street! A big black river of DEATH! Get it away from me now! Eeeeeek!”. Try fearing the car that’s about to knock you to your death if you don’t get off that street like A.S.A.P.

Alliumphobia. Fear of garlic. Um, okay, but the only person exempt from ridicule for this one is Edward Cullen. The rest of you… WTF? What is that evil little clove of garlic going to do to you exactly? Oh noes - stinky breath!

You think you’ve heard odd? Well this one is a whopper! Arachibutyrophobia: The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Sigh. Humanity is doomed.

Then there are the things we’re all born with like: Agrizoophobia. The fear of wild animals. You should be afraid. Very afraid. Those things bite, and if you’re not afraid, well then don’t be surprised when that big cutesy wootsey black bear swipes your face off with its fuzzy paws. Now that’s worthy of a little pants wetting. Agrizoophobia. *Shiver*.

Despite my tactless intrusion into other people’s fears, I must admit that I too have unusual fears. I do understand that each person is different *blah blah* and we are all on our quest to harness that little thing called ‘individuality’. We find out the good, bad and weird things about ourselves and others.

We are afraid of the wrong things, sure, but we’re on the right path to self discovery.