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I Am Afraid to Take Risks

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always fear about this I have been single for about 6 months now and as I get older I see more and more pepple around my age or even younger getting engaged or having kids and...
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    Back when I was in 2nd grade one morning in April or May of that year we had some really nasty thunderstorms pop up while I was at school. I remember looking out the window and...
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    My grandma passed away Sunday and my family is trying to kill my mom because she got all of her possessions and the full inheritance, meanwhile up here my stepdad and me are...
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    Tales from the Darkside (6/10) Movie CLIP - Cat's?: http://youtu.be/KhfsAokR-D4 I'm afraid this is how I'll die. i even have a kitten that looks just like him!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I need attention I'm afraid of rejection text me
    redrose09 redrose09 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Pretty sure this either causes or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me...
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm not at all afraid to die, I'm afraid of tomorrow
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F Aug 24

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    It's not like I really want to die or something. But there are things that are much worse than death. Many people are forced to undergo unbearable suffering because euthanasia is...
    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I'm not afraid of it, but I'm also not interested in it just because it's mature. I really don't get people who come here for physical gratification. Doesnt all text, stories...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T Aug 21

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    When I was a little kid, I was at a relative's house with a bunch of my extended family members, and someone was planning on setting off fireworks in their backyard. Unfortunately...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I love Jason voorhies!!!! I am not afraid of Friday the 13th! but, I might be scared of camp crystal lake
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 20

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    I am not afraid of it and honestly thats mainly what I am here for. My friend told me about this site because it helped her explore her sexuality and talk to a lot of cool people...
    emmastewart emmastewart 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    Not at all...I know posting mature stories occasionally will draw some of the crowd that is only here for that...I understand that, and I am a big girl and can handle my own lol...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 17 Responses Aug 19

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    So very afraid. I want to gain someone special to me but I don't want to lose a friend. I want to share my feelings to him but I don't want to push him away.
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    It really does depend, but I generally feel very very uncomfortable if I am in a room with men only or if a guy is near me. I am gay and am attracted to men but I am afraid of them...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Afraid of it? I actually enjoy it. Pushes my arousal button and gets me going. It's one of the reasons I'm here.
    SultryAmy SultryAmy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 17

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    That is why I am so detached. I fear a lot of things. Being hurt. It takes a lot of time to break down these walls I built inside my heart for me to fully open up to you physically...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    Three days ago my mom was texting her bf... With my stepdad in the room! I was so pissed off because my sister just had surgery, I had lived with my grandparents all summer, and...
    happymusic33 happymusic33 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my...
    teknon0513 teknon0513 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    If you think about it the human body is the one thing nobody should be ashamed of. It would probably motivate people to take better care of themselves as well.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M Aug 16

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    Very, very afraid. Rejection and abuse have probably played a big part. From both family and everyone else. An unwanted sexual encounter at 14 with an older woman also kind of made...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 Aug 16

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    I was never afraid of them, but definitely for them.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm afraid I will end up alone. since I did the mess up thing to the girl I love nothing feels the same. I feel she is going apart and away from me. why on earth did I think I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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