Nosophobia is a mew word for me. I stumbled on nosophobia while aimlessly trolling around the Internet. Nosophobia is the irrational fear of contracting a disease. It applies to specific illnesses but can be used more broadly. I like exploring the world of words. This word gave me pause.
I have no particular fear of collecting diseases, though I think I have more than my share. Nophobia seems to be interchangeable with hypochondria. We all know those people. I find it interesting that we get used to what we’ve got. Futures are uncertain, but we know what we are up against. Certainly, we do not know what lays in wait for us around the bend, but our tolerance for ambiguity ripens.
I just do not have the time to obsess on what might happen. Do you? We have what we have. Nothing is going to change that. Human beings do have the marvelous ability to adapt and adjust. Maybe that is Darwinian. Whatever. There are enough real challenges to keep us busy.
I better not get another disease.