Ever since I can remember I’ve been afraid of spiders, just like millions of other people in the World. However unlike most of those people I’m quite comfortable with my fear as I don’t believe it’s an irrational one.
Spiders are after all the perfect predators and had they evolved at the same rate as humans we’d all be prey to them right now. The spider has a scale speed faster that the cheetah, it’s armoured, it can see in every direction at once with its eight eyes, it has fangs which many of them use to paralyse their victims with poison, it can walk on all surfaces upside down and its home (the web) is nothing but a trap for capturing its prey.
They are the perfect killers, the perfect predators. Therefore I’m quite comfortable with my phobia. Reading this article on how people can be cured of their spider phobias through hypnotherapy I did stop and think for a moment maybe I should give it a try, but then I thought; what do I need to be cured of this phobia for?
Am I going to pick up spiders? No chance. Do I need to be around spiders on a daily basis? Hell no. So why would I want to be cured of my fear of spiders?
I’m genuinely interested in the idea of being hypnotised, but I think I’ll keep my spider phobia if it’s all the same with you.