Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ideophobia- fear of ideas

what is an idea really?

its a thought, a concept, or mental impression,
a suggestion to a possible course of action.

it is not corporeal or material
its not really anything
just a thought.

so why the fear?
perhaps it is merely fear of the unknown?

the power of an idea is infinite.

imagination is probably the singular most
important thing that we as humans possess

it allows us to see and
explore the universe.
to create and build
invent and innovate 
to entertain and explain
to grow and to thrive.

without it where would we be?

letting blood for the common cold?
writing with ink and feather quills,
still pushing carts with horses,
cavemen in the dark
or dust??????

this fear is what prevents society from being all that we can.

fear of anything that is not like us,
different oppinons, thoughts or feelings than our own.
subliminal messaging teaching our youth that different is wrong.
conform or be outcast.


"i wish that we could open our eyes to see in all directions at the same time"
-dcfc, marching bands of manhattan

maybe if we could all see everything all at once,
see the other side of the stories,
where people come from,
what they want in life,
if we could feel how they feel
if they could see what we see,
feel what we feel
then maybe we would finally understand
then maybe the human race stands a chance at not destroying one another.

just an idea.


  1. Interesting. I've never heard of this phobia. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.


  2. People who fear new ideas probably don't want to relinquish their own long-held notions. Just a thought.

    1. maybe i should've said ideal instead of idea lol

  3. great post! :)
    I suppose as writers we can't even comprehend the fear of ideas!


  4. Fear of ideas??? I would so be screwed if I suffered from this---- I can't imagine what it would be to live with....