Cherophobia – Trisha

Cherophobia is basically the fear of happiness. Yup, I know it sounds a bit extreme and it is. People with cherophobia avoid feeling happy because they think that happiness eventually leads to downfall. I chose this topic because most people around me love the feeling of being happy, and the idea of being scared of happiness kinda shocks me. Teens with cherophobia can get minor panic attacks more than once a day, after all, they still feel happiness, they just panic when they feel it. I don’t personally know anyone with cherophobia, but I kind of wish I did, you know, to get some inside information on how they deal with it, and I genuinely think that teens or just people in general should get some sort of treatment for cherophobia because they won’t be able to live a normal, teenage life.

People with cherophobia are afraid to be happy because they believe that something tragic will happen soon. One misconception is that people think that just because they’re afraid to be happy, automatically means that they are sad all the time. Wrong. People with cherophobia feel happy from time to time, yet during those times they tend to panic and their heartbeat quickens, they often get shortness of breath, and they have major anxiety on top of all of that. After researching about this topic, I’m really thankful that nothing in my life has happened in order for me to be afraid of happiness. Overall, I think that cherophobia is a bitter-sweet topic to discuss with people because it’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s not an amazing thing either. That’s all, and remember to stay happy!

This illustrates a boy running away from a happy face, which is representing happiness

This illustrates a boy running away from a happy face, which is representing happiness