Having grown up 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean, it makes me a little uneasy to think about living in a state that touches no water. In 9th grade, I visited Nashville, TN, and the entire time I remember being painfully aware that we were entirely landlocked.
I started to wonder if people from states that don’t touch the ocean feel, well, claustrophobic.
According to Wikipedia, claustrophobia is typically thought to have two key symptoms: fear of restriction and fear of suffocation. I’m not necessarily scared of being suffocated in a landlocked state, but restricted? Most definitely.
The definition continues to read, “A typical claustrophobic will fear restriction in at least one, if not several, of the following areas: small rooms, locked rooms, cars, tunnels, cellars, elevators, subway trains, caves, airplanes and crowded areas.” I’m shocked that landlocked states isn’t part of that list.
I’ll write in.