By Anonymous - 05/10/2012 02:02 - United States
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In this economy, you should be much more out-of-work-phobic, so sort your phobias out and deal with the little bug in the glass (and hope it doesn't escape, heh-heh-heh.) Or get some old lady to swallow it. I don't know why.
Why do you hate spiders? Most of them are harmless and they kill mosquitoes and other bugs. They're quite helpful. Kidding. Seriously, fuck spiders.
Why? What's wrong with liking an azaming animal that can do you no harm? Thinking about it, a dog is way more dangerous than a normal spider. But, ow yes, I forgot. They are fluffy and cute and spiders are not, therefore, they deserve to be hated, feared and killed.
29 all spiders carry venom except about 4. A lot of spiders venom just isn't lethal. It just causes swelling, soreness, or itchiness. But there are a LOT of lethal spiders out there. Just about anywhere you live had at least 2 deadly spiders. Lethal spiders have spread a lot because of shipping fruits and vegetables. But yes I do agree there is nothing wrong with liking spiders. I find spiders absolutely fascinating. Well just about any animal. But I do not want to cuddle up with one or see them crawling around my house.
#43- I used to be horrified of both snakes and spiders to the point that it completely controlled my life. I had to go on anxiety medicine. I got sick of being constantly afraid and decided to face my fears head on. Saying one can't help it is wrong. We tend to fear the unknown.
#54: It's just hive mind mentality. "They don't do as I do and think as I think? Punish!" It's exactly the same mentality that causes people to form inexplicable group loyalties and group hatreds over banal crud utterly unrelated to them like what types of cellphones people buy. It's one thing to argue, "Your thinking is incorrect, here's why." It's quite another to rear back and hiss at the mere existence of an opinion less closed-minded than one's own.
A phobia and a fear are really different things. For example, I have a phobia of vomit, and while I logically can't understand how vomit would be scary (especially when it's something like morning sickness, which is in no way contagious), my body doesn't say the same... As soon as I hear a noise that sounds like someone's gonna vomit, I really start to panic, and then I can't think of anything else (while it's the only way to fight the panic). By definition, a phobia is irrational, so even if you try fighting it, you might not succeed without proper therapy.