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Overcoming Fear by Learning to Fly

I have many irrational fears. Spiders are by far the biggest, closely followed by the Steven Spielberg film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial .  Yes, you read that correctly.  No, I didn't confuse Steven Spielberg with Stephen King or mix up different films. I have a very genuine fear of that creepy brown alien. Irrational fears are hard to overcome, but what about rational fears like fear of flying?  Flying is a rational fear Flying isn't a natural state for humans. A fear of flying makes sense and it's most likely programmed into our genetic code. Of course, flying is scary. But that's what makes it exhilarating too.   Aged 13, I joined the air cadets . They visited our school to talk about what they did and it sounded exciting. And so, me and my friend Chantelle decided to check it out.  I didn't stop to once think about the fact I had a fear of heights, let alone a fear of flying. Back then, I had never even been in a plane. As I realised this fact,

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