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I Am Afraid to Take Risks

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    I *must* Try!

    I usually never take risks..of any kind. When i occasionally do,it leaves me feeling extremely restless. Just today i showed my hand to a palmist (just for the heck of it)...he told me,surprisingly,what i know myself...I give up too easily, far too soon than i should in order to...
    zecchini zecchini 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    Sometimes Its Good Not to Take Risks

    I'm not a big risk taker b/c I believe in Murphy's Law,If it can happen it will". Look at the money lost in the stock markets, what a price to pay for those risks taken. However, I did take a risk of coming to your site to ask for help today not for myself put for the...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F Jan 3, 2009

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    Cant Risk To Actually Live !

    My story with risk basically comes down to that I am so afraid of failure. . I mean. . What if I took a risk and failed. . I am so much of a perfection freak that I can't bear taking a risk just because of the idea of "what if I did this and it went wrong". . So am...
    HebaRashed HebaRashed 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    But I Am Willing To Take The Risk With Fear In My Heart

    life can be scary especially for young adults like myself whom have to take on new responsibilities that we never had growing up. i'm scared. it's time to leave the nest and i am scared but i am gonna do it. risks are necessary for change, otherwise life is boring:/ and that's...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    It's Pathetic

    Every time I see a girl that I find attractive I manage to convince myself into not to do anything. These voices haunt me. "She's out of your league" "She has a boyfriend already" "She's tired of people hitting on her"  and my favorite...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I'm An Idea Person...

    and I hide behind those ideas, steering clear of putting them into action and possibly failing.  I fear the risk-taking, just because it can lead to failure, rejection, etc.  I know in my heart that it could lead to success as well, but have no confidence that it will...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 5 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    Constant Conundrums

    I am faced with making a huge decision. To pack up and move from Portland, OR to Kalispell, MT, or try to have a long distance relationship, or end a relationship with the best person I have ever connected with in my life.  I would be following my...
    riddlemethis522 riddlemethis522 22-25, F Jul 11, 2010

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    Stupidity

    I'm afraid of everything. Really, it's true. Even getting up in the morning is scary. It's not way up on the fear-scale, but yeah. Creepy. What if it'll be a really crappy day? I assume this stems from having had (to some extent still having) social phobia. I don't put myself...
    nahald nahald 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    It's Like If I Make a Change and It Doesn't Work Out, It'll Be My Fault

    If I take a risk and it doesn't work out, I will have created a bad situation for myself. If I don't take risks, I can blame other things, situations, and circumstances for my problems. I guess not risking anything is a risk, but it isn't true that the greatest risk is...
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Cant Risk To Actually Live !

    My story with risk basically comes down to that I am so afraid of failure. . I mean. . What if I took a risk and failed. . I am so much of a perfection freak that I can't bear taking a risk just because of the idea of "what if I did this and it went wrong". . So am...
    HebaRashed HebaRashed 18-21, F Oct 16, 2009

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    Risks

    Risks,They scare me,I'm open-minded,However,I don't like risks,Love the safety,Of the safe-zone,Who can blame me?Been bitten,Many times before.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 14, 2012

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Sometimes I just feel fear... with no obvious reason... future, death, loosing dear people, thinking about past and knowing it will never be same... that makes me so afraid... i...
    caramellacrisby caramellacrisby 22-25, F 1 Response 37 mins ago

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    Fear of the unknown. It’s a vexing quality that nearly every person seems to possess. It’s a fear that has stifled the lives of all that have known it. I’m certainly no...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been so afraid of messing up my life, I've forgotten that it is okay to do exactly that in life. I've been putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Judging myself too harshly...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I've been pushing away. I do like some guys, but when they actually take on the urge to ask me out. I get scared, afraid. So i reject them on the spot regardless if i hurt them or...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Know Thyself.me was just scrolling through the experiences here and accidentally joined in. Did try to leave the group with the hope to read the message - "We are sorry for You...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    i am so terrified to have kids. my husband really wants us to make kids now. and my mom and his mom are pressing on me. i'm 30 years old. i am supposed to want children like any...
    pro0ject pro0ject 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I'm having problems with my sexuality.. I'm afraid of being wrong, i'm afraid of the world, the people around me, my friends, my family will judge me and i'm afraid of being...
    Anjedlopez Anjedlopez 22-25, F Apr 3

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    This is something I'm getting better at the older I get! :) But I truly admire the bravery and confidence it takes when someone is not afraid to be themselves, is not afraid to be...
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Is this wrong?? I'm not afraid of it all ... Torture a little but actual death no.... It's never a threat, sometimes it's a hope just to escape it all... If I had to take my life...
    DrChante DrChante 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Not really afraid of it any longer....I don't put myself in situations to be rejected. It has happened so many times in the past year that I can't take it any more. My soul has...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    NOT ! There is Birth and there is Death. Think of your grandfather/ father/ and now and your son and his son and so on.... It's a legacy they live behind. Your job is to leave the...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    90% of the time, I am afraid of people. I do not allow myself to get close to a lot of people, because I am always worried about getting hurt by people. I have learned over the...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I always think love happens more often when you least expect it…Love is a powerful emotion…and it is great to be in love! But so many of us spend our lives with walls built...
    19Mariya77 19Mariya77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don't know if this is normal but I'm kind of afraid of men. Not that I have a bad experience with them, but, still, they scare me. No man has treated me badly in my entire life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 2

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    I don't even know why? Im ok with being alone I even needed at times a break from people,but after a while of not talking to the people im close to or care about I start to get...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I'm not just afraid of a guy rejecting me, although I am. I am also afraid of my friends and family rejecting me and I feel like they already are. I am always afraid to arrange...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My hair is finally 3/4 of the way to my lower back. I haven't gotten it cut in almost two years. Since it's taken me soooo long, I'm afraid to get it cut. I'm scared the stylist...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I had so much faith that everyone was going to work out. I was determined to commit myself to my relationship with my Saviour and trust that whichever path He takes me is the right...
    puberro puberro 70+, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I am afraid to talk to people. I am afraid that this is the wrong place to talk about the real me. Most of all, I am afraid to sleep. I spend all of my time in the room...
    mm60907 mm60907 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. I have loved and been loved. But sometimes love just isn't enough. Not when you push that person away... When you push them away so much that...
    maraselene maraselene 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Which I shouldn't be. I've been told I am fairly attractive. With that said, I don't look like a model. I live in a very shallow city. If you aren't supermodel in shape, and...
    ozwyn ozwyn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Well for the last 10 years I have been married and over the last 3 years I now fear my wife emotionally. Since we had our first child life has slowly gone to ****. After our first...
    cyborg333 cyborg333 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    (from some website) 12 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love Researchers have found that an in-love brain looks very different from one experiencing mere lust, and it's...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I already took a slight one, now i am thinking something very dangerous. I am not sure what my family will do to me....i have only wanted freedom my entire life and now i am old...
    Sierce Sierce 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been hurt so many times by my friends, family, and everyone else. I don't know if I can take the chance of getting too close, getting too much hope. What if they hurt me too...
    LostAngel12 LostAngel12 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am afraid of the dark. Although I'm not exactly sure why, I have two theories. The first is because of the things that have happened to me in the dark. Things I'd rather not say...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Im afraid of my ex boyfriend :( we split up because of stuff he has done and how he treated me. I was devastated, but now, I see things from "everybody elses point of view" (which...
    dulldotty dulldotty 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I am always afraid of hurting those who I care about, and those who care about me. I am always afraid that I am going to do, or say something that will hurt them, that is why I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    They say you have to love yourself and being alone with yourself before you can truly appreciate life and love other people. I have been stuck in an unhappy relationship for two...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I get intense feelings that turn into anxiety/panic attacks every time I think about dying. And it's over the silliest of things, I could be looking down at my hands and just...
    boyda12 boyda12 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I don't fit in anywhere, but here I felt accepted. In real life I'm the type that judges myself a lot and all because I can't accept the person I am. So as a result I crave for...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm afraid I'll be alone because I mess up any opportunities I've managed to get. Being shy and not very attractive didn't help me in school. I never had a date until I was 21 and...
    itssmee itssmee 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered. I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6