Humans of Sartell: What are our students most afraid of?
May 11, 2021
Sartell students were interviewed on Tuesday, April 27th, about what they are most afraid of and why.
Everyone has fear in their life. Whether it is a big or small fear or is recent or not, fears are an unpleasant feeling that sometimes takes up the majority of our thoughts. So what are our Sartell students most afraid of?
“I am most afraid of trying to figure out colleges and having to plan out my life.”
“I am most afraid of not trying, or not doing something that I may think I can’t do because I am afraid to fail. That is a fear of mine because I know that if I ever fall into that fear, I won’t be able to grow and be a better version of who I am now.”
“I think what I am most afraid of right now is the dark because there’s a never-ending possibility of what’s in it.”
“I think I am most afraid of bears or cougars. I have had a couple of encounters with bears while hunting and they always freak me out because I know how big they are. After I did a report on bears last year for Minnesota Wildlife [class], I have gained major respect for bears because I know that if I ever make one angry or threatened in any way, I am taking a huge risk in getting killed. Bears don’t often attack humans, but you can never trust a while animal.”
“Cougars just freak me out because they are a large cat… walking in Montana. My dad said he saw a cougar standing in a tree watching him as he walked down the dirt road. I’ve gone to a zoo and had a cougar try to pounce at me even though it was in a cage. All it comes down to is having respect for nature making sure you don’t step too far. We may be at the top of the food chain, but it can change pretty fast when dealing with wild animals.”
“I am most afraid of flying because I’m afraid it’s going to crash.”