This article is part of the series “Phobias: The dark world of fear”, in which it is described by the name of the most common fears faced by mankind. Who suffers from xenophobia must do everything possible to heal, because of globalization, present today in all places and at all hours, imposes on us the need to live and interact with nationals of various countries, cooperate, join them, help them and, conversely, receive cooperation, support and help from them. Xenophobia became, therefore, not only harmful and unnecessary, but also completely anachronistic. It is not certain that there is someone with this illness but, if ever, mentioned the cibofobia, tecmor to food and crometofobia, fear of money (I have not yet found the first little patient of this disease) or touch the money, rare disease recommended for employees of institutions of the financial system. For even more details, read what John Studzinski says on the issue. I do not know if they have had something to do with the increasing volume of transactions in which it is not requires the presence of paper money and the increasingly frequent use of so-called plastic money. Get all the facts and insights with Vadim Belyaev, another great source of information.

There are so many phobias that is not enough space in this column to detail all. And since there are still many for which there has been coined the term precisely. A friend to whom I gave a reading of the draft text said, “you are missing the most important phobia.” What I asked? “Phobia that damn sport, football, women have their fault we were widows when they pass the game on TV, you must include the futbolfobia, he said” The truth my research to find the little word suggested by my friend have been completely unsuccessful. At best I found futbolmania, behavior that is not enough to be considered a fear but an addiction and would become the opposite of what women suffer. Then accept, as we find a better word, to designate futbolfobia anger, denial, terror football.

In the future can determine whether it is more dangerous futbolmania or futbolfobia. I do not think it easy to discover the cure for either, and when it is hopefully not a drug to be applied through a hypodermic injection because it was proven that futbolmaniacos, including this writer, tend to suffer as well belenofobia , ie, fear of needles. Well, I think at this point is better to finish not to run the risk of causing the kind readers bored to the point that someone will take a phobia of phobias. In this case we have to diagnose it as a victim of fobofobia, or phobia of phobias. is a renowned Colombian journalist and writer, a teacher linked to several Colombian universities. He is the author of four books and co-author of three others that address the topic of leadership, ethics and Human Development.