- Fear that we'll destroy Nature
- Fear of food (allergens, additives, GM)
- Fear of medications (pharmacophobia)
- Fear of doctors (one of mine) and dentists
- Fear of traffic
- Fear of joblessness
A professor Rosenau argues that fear has been key to success in preventive medicine and that we suffer less fear today. Rotenburg points out that some anxiety can increase performance. But I guess what most strikes me is how much fear, anxiety and pressure we continue to feel even when our lives are pretty easy. I'm sure those whose lives are truly hard feel more fear and pressure, but it's surprising that the baseline for angst is so high.