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I Am Afraid to Take Risks

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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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    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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    The fears and thoughts in my head control me.

    Why do I have more negative thoughts than positive. One of the fears I have most is school and which major to pick. I'm scared to pick a major and find out half way through that it's not for me or I can't do it. I've never been good at school, but I've always tried my hardest...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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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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    God forbid if I'm in this state

    for another year. I've never been a risk taker but something needs to change and New York is calling my name.
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Dec 3, 2014

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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 *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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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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    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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    I confess I'm not good at taking risks,

    leaps of faith, chances. Not sure why. Doubtless previous experience somewhere along the line I expect. Once bitten twice shy and all that. Once in while though........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 8, 2014

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    So me and a few friends decided to go watch a

    movie pretty late. ( I love this girl that went with us ) so I ran up the stairs to sit next to her before my friend could, anyway. Later in the movie she nudged my arm off the arm rest and looked at me and laughed. I put my hand beside it and I was messing with my hand, she...
    seanlayton211 seanlayton211 13-15, M Nov 30, 2014

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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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    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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    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't exactly say "afraid", more like hesitant. I moved to Florida almost 2 & a half years ago & I left behind 3 people that I was very close with. I have made some friends...
    loloisaninja loloisaninja 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Resisting him is ready. I'm a very important guy because I know how to resist him. If he's in your mind insult him and fight back. Don't be a proxy and just forget it. If your...
    VolenoieFoote VolenoieFoote 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    i think i admire people who aren't afraid to be themselves because i am afraid. I think it takes a lot of courage not to be afraid of the backlash that comes with it. I want to be...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is an irrational fear of mine, just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am sarcastic almost all of the time and I don't think everyone would be able to handle it and what if I spoke my mind in front of my mother like the other night my elbow cracked...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    This is honestly a real fear that I have and it bothers me how scary I've let it bother me. I'm quite independent on all measures? however, as I'm growing older my fear of being...
    SimplyserendipitousXoxo SimplyserendipitousXoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just can't take anymore awful dates. It's almost like the risk isn't worth it anymore. Tonight I went out with this guy. We went to a bar, where we had one shot and one drink...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Before I start talking about this girl I think it is important to give a little background on myself. In high school I was a pretty good athlete and you could say I was somewhat...
    Santibruh Santibruh 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I’d been living alone for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    HELP PLEASE, I'm on day two of taking Topamax for Bi polar. I'm afraid of these side effects I'm experiencing; foggy head, tingling, warm body and moodiness. Do these subside as...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Very often we see people connecting death with meeting divine .That after death people go to God .Soul meeting the divine that's why many spiritual people are not afraid to die or...
    angelindian angelindian 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Don't run, but the idea of death has always fascinated me, just the idea that there is nothing, like you can't even think or anything (as you can tell I have no religious views on...
    poppytippy poppytippy 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just got this new pocket knife I really liked it. When my sister kept bugging I always said "I have a knife". Then she went into this box in my room and said "She'll never find...
    OtsanaWolf3344 OtsanaWolf3344 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I'm afraid to grow old due to more people dying and the physical effects of it, but I'm also afraid to die because at the same time I also want to live a long, healthy life and...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I want to share a verse to all of the strugglers in sin and in their relationship with God. But first i want to send a powerful message, and that is God sent his son to die for us...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Why Am I Sill Single? It is a question I am getting as I now enter middle age. I just think that I am one of the most selfish people I have ever met. There is no one telling me I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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    'Ignorant', 'too nice', 'weird', 'opinionated' etc. I admire those of you who are aware you have different qualities but don't give a flying **** to change it for anyone. It takes...
    anon0109 anon0109 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I’d been living alone for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm afraid to let someone in. What if the dark side of me is just to ugly? What if someone doesn't love every part of me that makes me who I am? What if they see every part of...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Its just a fact for me I have trust issues people and society. Ive been lied too, Cheated on and ripped off too many times in life. So its hard for me to trust. I try but it takes...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been on meds for 18 years. Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some...
    jks1981 jks1981 31-35, F Jul 13

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    From the day I was born to two years before my father passed away my father never hugged me. When I was a toddler dad laughed at the idea of hugging and shook our hands instead. I...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F Jul 12

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    Men at age 40 50 60 and beyond still fantasize about 18-20 year olds. they're young and fertile. they've got youth exuding from them! their natural beauty is so incredibly...
    magicalgirlintraining magicalgirlintraining 18-21, F Jul 12