Fear Of Getting Stung
When people see bees or yellowjackets or wasps flying nearby (or maybe not-so nearby) they feel a bit of fear about getting stung. I think some folks believe these things are actually flying around solely in pursuit of people to sting. If you think about it in a logical way, it’s silly to think those bugs spend their days out hunting people to sting. They have more primitive things driving their actions: basically they just want to find food and produce progeny. Everything else is incidental.
Most negative interactions with other humans is also incidental. You don’t always have to worry about getting stung by them either.
While there are absolutely crooked human beings out there who are trying to find ways to con and swindle you, for the most part humans are also driven by more straightforward motives of finding food and producing progeny — along with a few other motivating drivers like finding shelter, earning money, and trying to buy the same stuff their neighbor down the street owns.
Don’t let a fear of getting stung prevent you from meeting new people or seeking out new experiences
Not every human is out to screw you over, not every client is trying to beat you down on price, not every car dealer is out to rip you off, and not every insurance agent is trying to gouge you for the highest premiums.
Some people (most of them!) are genuinely trying to help you and are offering advice they believe is in your best interest — but like the clumsy bee or the yellowjacket that has been blown off-course, a few of those people are going to inadvertently do something that feels like you’re getting stung and you will want to swat at them.
Just like waving your arms and attempting to swat those flying pests might very well result in making them more aggressive and target you for an intentional sting, swatting out at a human who didn’t realize the mistake they actually made in offending you could result in a more aggressive response.
Instead of the other person becoming aware of their faux pas and try to recover by helping you, they may feel you are trying to sting them and take some aggressive and panicky swats at you!