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I Am Not Afraid of Stepping Into the Unknown

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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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    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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    Eyes Closed

    Adventure: Persisting toward a goal; not knowing whether or not you will live or die. Not knowing if you will prevail or fail. Not knowing if you will reach your goal. To me, adventuring is the only way to live. Everything else is boring. I desire the unknown; I want to explore...
    Remand Remand 26-30, M Nov 30, 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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    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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    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 22-25, M Nov 26, 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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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Aug 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Venev Venev 46-50, M Jul 4, 2013

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    “The search for security is an

    illusion…this means that the search for security and certainty is actually an attachment to the known. And what’s the known? The known is our past. The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning. There’s no evolution in that – absolutely none at all...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 9

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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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    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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    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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