What scares me the most? Well, just to get the obvious out of the way, poisonous spiders and snakes are pretty terrifying. I don’t think I can write a blog post about that, though!

1. Being alone.

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog I’m autistic. Which causes me to spend a lot of time alone because talking to people is a struggle and trying to make friends is a struggle. One of the things I fear is being alone. Don’t get me wrong. As an introvert, being alone can be great. Being alone 24/7, however, with LITERALLY no one to talk to, is less great. The thought of having no one to talk to, or spend time with, for the rest of the duration of my life is an overwhelmingly terrible thing to think about.

2. Death

This one is kind of a weird one. I’m not necessarily afraid of death in the way that you’re probably thinking of. Sure, the act of dying (will it be painful or painless?) is terrifying (hopefully painless!). My real fear is AFTER death. I guess you could call it FOMO (Fear of Missing Out, if you don’t remember what that stands for). I’m terrified of not being here and missing out on what’s going on in the world, scientific advancements, politics, etc…

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Joshua Casey is an introverted autistic that enjoys video games and passionate about advocating for human rights, free speech, privacy rights, autistic rights, climate change, and child sexual abuse prevention.

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