When you’re a human, there are so, so many things to be scared of. Poisonous spiders. Snakes. The idea that nobody outside your immediate family will ever love you. The dissolution of the middle class. Instagram going down. The Really Big One. Losing your basic human rights. Losing your mind. Losing your HBO GO access.*
For Americans, the biggest fear, apparently, is corruption of government officials, according to a recent survey. (Other biggies from that study included cyber-terrorism, economic collapse and corporate tracking of personal information. Basically, we’re all really paranoid.) But actually, when you use the super-scientific metric of Google searches, Americans are mostly afraid of things like God, heights and other people.
I – Word Understanding
dissolution – disappearance ( in a slow manner)
biggies – important / top
II – Have your say
1. What are your fears?
2. Here are some of the most common fear-related Google searches in the America:
* Fear of death
* Afraid of love
* Fear of people