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I Am Not Afraid of Stepping Into the Unknown

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    I Don'T Believe...

    I don't believe in fearing the unknown. If you don't know, figure it out.
    MirrorsTruth MirrorsTruth 22-25, M Feb 26, 2013

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    The Opposite

    i just find it deeply inviting i want to jump into the unknown try everything once, have been hurt before thats makes me a little inhibited but i really really love to explore new things or try radically different experiences, find it exciting, hopefully i will never change
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Apr 3, 2008

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    Lucky

    So long as I have my lucky hat with me. I shall be perfectly fine. My lucky hat protects me wherever I go and I have my complete faith in it to steer me away from dangers.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    Scared

                         I used to be so scared of the dark. Well not really the dark, but the things hiding in it that I couldn't see. I used to be scared to even go somewhere I've never been. The thought of death scared me because I'm still young and I have so...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Poppycock

    The truth is i am terrified. But each and every day i battle my fear because i want happiness. I want love unbound by rules and regulations. I want mystery and magic. I need passion and fire, a life full of desire. So battle my fear, i face the unknown, and one day i will boldly...
    lunazule lunazule 41-45, F Sep 17, 2012

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    From A Dream

    I am definitely scared as **** to step in the unknown, but then I do it anyway. Age 22: take a semester abroad in a Country you have barely heard of. Done. It was the best 6 months of my life. Age 22-27: have a long distance relationship with a person you met during the semester...
    kant801 kant801 31-35, M Nov 27, 2013

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    Great Things Are Before You

    an unfolding principleawakening of intellectperfectly natural and properbe on guarddo your own thinkingexceptional spiritual unfoldmenthave experiences which will enableunderstand somethinggreat discomfortthe right road to knowledgeglimmerings of consciousnessand dark...
    Caprika Caprika 46-50, M Jul 4, 2013

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    Hesitant Perhaps... But Not Afraid...

    It's human nature to be wary of the unknown... but how can you fear what you do not know?  I like to just go into the unknown with my heart and mind open... and if its not all rainbows and butterflies well such is life... if you never try then you'll never know... and as GI...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Im Scared

    I'm scaredall i know is nowall i know is herewhere i am right nowi don't wanna gointo the unknownbut i cant dodge itits inevitablethe future is like a dooryou don't knowwhat can be behind ituntil you step into iti just wishthat time can freezeand it can stay comfortableit can...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F Oct 4, 2011

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    Dare To Evolve.

    I think people are afraid of the unknown simply because they don't know enough about it. Most of the time they're not willing to even learn about it and I think this hinders us from evolving.
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Don't Forget to Breath

    I know the next moment is not guaranteed to us. We can't be sure that our next breath will come. We can pretend we don’t know this and assume that it will be there. I so often feel like Ahab leaping into the unknown with my dagger. I throw all I am into the next moment...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Why Fear It?

    When you think about it, every single one of us, unless gifted with the ability of seeing into the future, steps into the unknown every single day, so why would I be afraid of it? Fears are useless, because, regardless of being afraid of the unknown, we have to face it on a...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F Jul 6, 2012

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    You May Say I'm A Dreamer, But I'm Not The Only One!

    LIFE, what does this mean to you? Many of us are afraid of stepping out of our comfort zones and exploring or trying new things. This is because it is scientifically proven that as human beings we are afraid of change; we prefer the known opposed to unknown. But the question I...
    missYuvi007 missYuvi007 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Well, Maybe a Little.....

    But I think I need to explore my boundries, push the envelope a little.  I have been living in comfort for far too long and I think I need to explore a bit outside my comfort zone.  What will I do?  I'm not sure.  Any suggestions? 
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    Come What May

    I don't care what life decides to give me at this point. I've been handed so many things I've had to deal with, I've become used to tucking away expectations and just pushing myself through the dark. I have no idea what lies ahead. I don't know where I'll go, where I'll end up...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F Jul 3, 2011

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    Unafraid

    No I am not afraid of stepping into the unknown, as I know it is only unknown as long as one hesitates.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Nov 26, 2012

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    Hallway

    This dark path; I can hardly seeConfusion, Absolute InsecurityI take a step into the AbyssNo footing,I take a little tripFall on my Facecrack my jaw like a whip It's easy to turn around,Go back the way I came,Its so much less dramaticWhen everything stays the sameBut I see a...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Jul 27, 2011

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    But why? You fear something that hasnt even happened. People are so afraid of having so called negative experiences. We avoid certain experiences because since they are not...
    Lindsbenz Lindsbenz 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Death is nothing I fear I have loved I am a father I have been over the globe and many adventures Death for me is a natural step into the void into the unknowns and onto the...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days 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...
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    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not at all afraid to die, I'm afraid of tomorrow
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M a week ago

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    As long as you are happy with yourself you should not feel alone. Instead the other people should feel fortunate if you let them into your life. Easy to say, I know.
    jokeres jokeres 56-60 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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    It's so easy to fall into comfort. I know I can do more, but I feel that if I try, I'll not succeed and if I give my all, of course I'm going to be upset. I honestly do not like...
    colormepnk colormepnk 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    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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    I am almost 18 and my mom says she'll take me on my birthday to get my first tattoo. I really like them but sometimes I'm afraid that it's so permanent and maybe I'll get sick of...
    tansontans tansontans 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    These days there are many disasters occurred in China. Two days ago, Tianjin industry had a blasting bombing and today another place had a terrifying explosion. There are many...
    jessyung jessyung 26-30, F Aug 17

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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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    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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    Why is that people are afraid of dying?? I mean is going to happen right it could happen today right now or maybe even in a hundred years, the truth is that you are dying since the...
    maeve106 maeve106 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I honestly don’t understand how someone can be so perfect, yet still have so many flaws that are easily spotted. Why is it that I am so attracted to this kind? My heart is just...
    BrokenAndUseless BrokenAndUseless 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I think deeply and I know what I think about many subjects on a very complex level but sometimes my thoughts come out jumbled or I will say what I mean incorrectly (more than your...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I am afraid of rejection. I get depressed and suicidal if someone says they're busy or they don't have time for me. Yet when a person assures me they won't leave, I instantly push...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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