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I Am Afraid to Take Risks

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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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    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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    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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    Risks

    Risks,They scare me,I'mĀ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband wants to watch me entertain strangers down the local park at night. The idea of him watching excites me but I am nervous about the possible dangers when multiple...
    Weareallcheaters Weareallcheaters 22-25, F Sep 12

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    I have social anxiety and i'm afraid of everything i do. To be honest i don't really know what to do anymore lately. Anyone with me?
    ninaaaxx ninaaaxx 13-15, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Can you blame me? Father walked out on us when I was 3, I was molested by a relative at 8, bullied from elementary school up until HS. String of intensely close friendships where...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 28

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    This is a silly thing to fear. I'm 39 years old, a veteran of two wars, and all sorts of other things that ought to make me fearless. Still, I'm afraid of rejection. It isn't...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have seen how it is when you start to grow up. You get more responsibilities and some of them can be good but there are others like paying for insurance, paying for bills and all...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Aug 22

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    " my whole life I've been telling myself don't be afraid and it is only now that I am realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid is like saying don't move out of the way when...
    rachnixon rachnixon 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    So afraid that I don't even take chances with people, but I don't know what's worse.. Not trying and having no chance of being rejected nor relationship.. Or trying and having a...
    emoscreamo101 emoscreamo101 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Because of something bad happening to me. There was a time when I trusted everyone, but now I don't trust anyone. It might be, because I have been taken advantage of by women and...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I am afraid of dieing without someone. I am afraid to be tortured. I am afraid of my only family member left dieing. I am afraid I will be stupid. Last but notleast I am afraid of...
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Seems to me that alot of men I am around want it all A wife , a mistress , a freak , a mommy , a nurse I can only be ten things at one time I'm afraid I will never find a man...
    applesnbananas applesnbananas 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Christmas day 2013 4:00 am I arrived at the hospital due to an inability to sleep, anxiety, and a side pain. I was told I had an infection and that is was severe. They were going...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 20

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    Now they do not tell you this after you 1st buy in Until you request. Most of our clients have attempted this support, then came to us. They squandered value time ... time they...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    One guest, who was vegetarian, stated which the menu was rather confined although the staff are so useful I am guaranteed that they will be able to uncover some thing to the flavor...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am afraid of showing my true self to the world... I sincerely show my feeling to my friends but.. I am afraid of being me.. I don't hate me but I'm afraid other people would hate...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart , i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    i am afraid of rejection thats why i put up with everything you say ... just so i wouldn't end up alone ... no matter how unfair and stupid your demands are i put up with them...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've got a new mix of pills to try and let me sleep for once but there are so many... I'm afraid I'll overdose but at the same time I wouldn't really mind it. I'm going to take...
    YeahIKnowImSick YeahIKnowImSick 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My name is mohaaa, am in high school, I like having girl friend but am afraid talking to girls and having fun with them COZ am afraid to be rejected. So can anybody help me out of...
    mabdulle1996 mabdulle1996 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I really wished I did....I wish I could take back my cutting addiction it sucks people will ask me at school "why do wear all those bracelets?" And I'm like "if u saw u would stay...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    So it's been a while since I've been here, it's almost the end of summer, and that means it's time to look back and reminisce. I've again stumbled upon something that has been...
    Zoey09 Zoey09 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I am afraid, there will be no one ever to love me. All I find around me are people who abuse my kindness. People who use me. It was like that ever since I remember and that's why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Or let's just call it "I'm not afraid" because I used to fear EVERYTHING. that's what anxiety does to you. you stay home one day it turns into two weeks. Can't leave your room. Can...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I'm afraid of dying a virgin. I'm afraid of dying without anyone to cry and miss me. I don't open to females. I'm not good enough. I haven't kissed a girl, seen a girl nude, been...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    In addition thereR17;s a cargo deck just previously mentioned the waterline that adapts properly for use like a transforming location and loading ramp for your Antarctica shipR17;s...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I know why I've been afraid to say it.. I'm afraid to lose him.. Even though I feel like I will never truly have his heart..
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I have a date on Saturday. The guy's cute and nice and whatever I guess, but I am so afraid. He's pretty muscular because of basic training and I don't know why but when guys are...
    sarcasm4427 sarcasm4427 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm simple not afraid of dying and I haven't been sense 7 years old. I know some of you are going say that bull **** but it the truth. I learn at very young age to accept death and...
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M Sep 5

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    When the ocean grew darker, the ones who once said they loved her run back to the land fearing her wrath. All promises are forgotten and all lies are revealed. But by the shore...
    iwantutoo iwantutoo 22-25, M Sep 11

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    I have a friend who is truly not afraid to be herself. She's blunt with her interests and doesn't care what others think. The first time she met my sister openly told her she was...
    blueamber blueamber 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Growing up, many strange things used to happen around me. I'm not sure when I began to notice this.. thing that was following me around. At first it was sounds, shadows, and...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm afraid to tell him how I feel about him, Mr. Boston. I am falling in love with him. I know he will be gone soon...never to return with my heart. I know I shouldn't have...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not afraid to make decisions but I'm afraid if I make that decision people will judge me on that decision I made
    sillyrose1994 sillyrose1994 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It takes a rare combination of Delusion and grace to roam freely, without the fear of consequence or danger to hold you down. The kind of crazy you only ever read about in books...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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