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April 1976

Panophobia

A fancy word that means you're afraid of everything

I CAN'T SAY exactly when I conquered my phantom fears. I once made a list of all the phobias in the medical dictionary and decided that, at one time or another, I had suffered from every one of them except "fear of open places." I guess that made me a candidate for panophobia: "fear of everything." It is a long road from there to the blessed feeling of emotional security and stability I now enjoy.

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