We all have to face our fears one way or another

On Sept. 21 it was reported that a woman leapt from a moving car to avoid a spider, causing a crash. Sure, it does sound funny when you hear about it. I mean who wouldn’t leap out of a moving vehicle when a spider lands on your shoulder, right?

The problem is when you consider the fact that her 9-year-old son was still inside the car when she jumped out, and she left him there to try and stop the moving vehicle himself, before it crashed into a school bus. So on the one hand, I can understand her reaction, but on the other hand the fact that her 9-year-old was still in the car should have been a higher concern for her.

With Halloween just around the corner, the incident it does raise a good question about people’s fears and how they deal with them.

We all have things that we fear in life, regardless of what they are. It should be pointed out that getting a handle on our fears can be an important factor in our life, especially if it leads to the above situation where the person does nothing but react without thinking of the well-being of the people around them.

Thus, it is a good idea to see a doctor or find solutions for fear that can allow you to overcome it and avoid situations like this. That said, I feel that it is only fair to say that it is wholly possible that the woman in question doesn’t have any fear of spiders, and in fact was just surprised and shocked seeing it on her shoulder as she turned her head. Thus in the surprise and shock, she forgot about her 9-year-old child in the back.

In the end, while the woman’s response is completely understandable it doesn’t paint one in a positive light when the story is reported in the news or told to others via word of mouth. So I’ll end this piece by hoping that the woman and her child are both fine and hopefully safe.