B is for Bathophobia.
It’s the fear of falling from a high place.
This word can have many meanings. I choose to explain my view of this phobia.
It often happens that we create a persona, so bright, mischievous, funny etc. that we have to live with it. Not only live, but fulfill our daily expectations people have from that person.
E.g. A guy who once did not even exist for anyone in school suddenly got popular because he slipped on a banana peel and got everyone into laughter mode. He got a lot of attention, friends. He thought times were good. But then they expected him to fall again and again. At first he did it for the fun, later realizing how much it hurt him every time he fell. For the sake of having friends and attention which he craved for, he had to keep falling.
Imagine how much fear (Bathophobia) that guy lives in. He has to keep falling in order to not fall from the high place he has got among his so called friends.
Please don’t do such a thing. People expect, you don’t deliver, that’s life. But don’t hurt yourself to keep them happy.
The ones who want your company will always be by your side even if you have Bathophobia.
This post is written as a part of A-Z challenge 2015 where bloggers from all around the world will blog for the whole month, daily based on all the alphabets in chronological order. You can read more such beautiful posts on their website.