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I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

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    I Don't Get It.

     Where I live you always hear stories on the new about people being abducted, murdered, mugged etc. But strangely i never had any problems with anyone. I don't ever have any problems from people. I don't understand it. I never really avoid problem areas. I'm not really that...
    wardy131 wardy131 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    I Don't See It As Being Alone.

    I see it as be no different from walking during daytime. Well the only difference is that it is quieter, there's less people out there and you have the opportunity to star gaze and listen to the night creatures. That alone makes me feel comfortable and not really alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    Though I Should

    due to the area I live it and would not let and friend or love one walk alone, but I would. Simply because dont want what others do to effect how I run my life or what they say, like when its safe to walk or that I shouldnt walk or should have known better. Yes Im stubborn!
    CrazyPeas CrazyPeas 31-35, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Night Dweller

    I was never afraid to walk alone at night. I've always been at peace when walking at all hours of the night. I would do so until the next morning in fact. That's how I lost so much weight each summer. But I have always enjoyed the moonlight. It felt as though the moon was the...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Oct 1, 2013

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    I Walked Alone.

     I was a real hellion when I was young. I was also a major coke fiend and I don't mean soda. I was wild and I suppose that to some extent I had a death wish, danger was a rush. I remember that several times I'd pumped myself full of coke just itchin' for trouble...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I Love To Walk At Night...

    I have never felt afraid to walk at night by myself. Funny enough, it's always been when I walk at daytime that I have ever been harassed or bothered, because there are people around! I have been practicing Aikido martial arts for about 2 years now - so when I walk, I always...
    AikidoPony AikidoPony 36-40, F Jul 22, 2013

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    I Feel Calm And One With The Night

    I don't fear the darkness, but I do stay extra alert when passing corners or other people on the street.  I'm not scared of them, and nor should I be.  Sometimes I feel like I'M the dangerous one walking the streets.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    Can't Remember A Time When I Wasn't Afraid

    I remember when I was a kid I went to a summer camp and me and some kids were walking back to our cabin in the dark, and a few of them had flashlights, and I was all like, I don't need one, I can see where I'm going! I ran ahead of them in the dark and would've missed the turn...
    beautifulLove beautifulLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I’m Not Afraid

    I’m not afraid,I take walks,Alone at night,Down well lit streets,If I didn’t,I wouldn’t get out,No one wants to go!As a result,I go on my own,Breathe the air,Meditate,And return refreshed.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Aug 27, 2011

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    A Night-time Stroll

    I live in a very quiet rural area and at night there are no street lights of course, so it is very very dark once the few neighouring families have gone to bed and turned out the lights.  It's very black indeed.  I have familiar walks that I take with my dog during the daytime...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 10 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I Terrify Myself On Purpose

    Call it a weird psychological game or mental disorder or whatever, but I go outside at night and constantly imagine someone tackling me in the dark and killing or hurting me or stabbing me or some monster coming from the woods to attack me. It scares the hell out of me but I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2011

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    Apparently Risky

    I walk at night in South Africa in the city, I walk at night with lions and all wild things around with no rifle and no form of defence and I have no fear. If it is my time to die then I will die whether I am walking at night or sleeping in bed. I always find that if you drunk...
    SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

    I like walking alone at night, its calm, fewer noises, less people and vehicles. It makes me feel relaxed and at ease and helps me collect my thoughts when Im having a hard time getting things straightened out in my head. I realy love it when its a clear night and you can see...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    That's Part Of Why I Did Enter Afternoon School

    Instead of taking the bus at night to get back home, I always walk all the way back home, it's around 35 minutes, but I really like how calm it is at night, and even more while I listen to music.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2010

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    Pleasant Under The Moonlight

       Walking in the soft glow of the moonlight, so calm and mystifying, Its a great way to relax and see the world in a totally new light. I enjoy strolling through the darkness of winter, to view the  silhouette of tree branches that resemble...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    It's Peaceful

    When I was little I used to be a total chicken **** of the dark. Walking in it, sleeping in it. Just everything. But it wasn't really the dark. It was what could possibly be hiding in the dark. Now I can just walk around for fun. Usually to calm down, or be at peace with the...
    FalonWolf FalonWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    Not Afraid, Actually Prefer It.

    I am not afraid to walk at night at all..There are less people around and it's just more relaxing and calming to me.  
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Jalalabad

    It was a place in the darkestof ages still and we were hungry,my friend and me in this citywithout electricity. The restaurant was downtownif it deserves that nameand there was a strange chickenon the menue.  So we ate a plate.It was pitch dark when we leftno moon in sight and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I Walk Alone

    I live in a medium sized town since i was 8 when I learned to not be afraid of the dark. I hurd theys word one day when I was 8 The only thing to fear is fear it self. Thos word taught me not to fear and when I was 12 I started going for walking later than I useuly did but when...
    newfoundlandler newfoundlandler 26-30, M Apr 5, 2012

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    I Enjoy It

    I like to go walking at night. Only problem is that if i go in any stores, people will stare at me. Can someone tell me if there is something wrong with me walking at night listening to music alone ? I do it like every night but it's not like i do anything. I...
    WaggletonPTallylicker WaggletonPTallylicker 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    The Deep

    I have always enjoyed walking alone late at night.  There is something about it that's so...comforting.  quiet.  calm.  embraced.  From the time I was a young teen, all the way up to my age now, I have always preferred being out at night. ...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I Love To Walk At Night

    Even in colder weather I prefer to walk at night. Especially when the stars are bright. I am alert and careful, but never scared. It's very peaceful to me. There have been many times on the weekend when I can't sleep and have been out running at 2 or 3 AM with a heavy wine buzz...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Not A True Story...

    Jane glances at her watch as she leaves her friend Melissa’s house. She was supposed to be home two hours ago. Her mother is going to be angry…Quickly she runs down the steps to the sidewalk. The street is dark except for the pools of light cast by the street lamps over head...
    aliceisstuckey aliceisstuckey 31-35, F Apr 3, 2013

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    Im Not Gonna Fear These Streets...sorry

    I live in New York City...and not the nice parts. I am currently in the South Bronx and spend a lot of time in Brooklyn. It kinda makes me mad when my friends' excuse for not going somewhere is that its dark outside. I think that no matter the neighborhood this is dumb. Aint...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Certainly No Fear Here.

    It's not necessarily safe in ways, I suppose, but I have no fear of the night itself.. and eh, I'll take my chances with people.  Mostly I'm walking home drunk from friends' houses when they're too inebriated themselves to drive me.  It might be a good...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Love It

    I love walking alone at night, it's soothing.I just love the dark mystifying sensation you have when you go through the woods without any light, it helps me relax.
    TideToGo TideToGo 18-21, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Dog In The Ally

    I always walk alone at night with my ipod and a pocket knife. I have no car so i have no choice. tonight a stray dog confronted me in a ally. i stopped and he came closer so i pulled out my knife. we both walked by without any incident. It's always a good idea to have a nice size...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Mar 21, 2013

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    Could be because I'm a krav maga

    and firearms instructor and am always armed.....
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Not Afraid...hell I Prefer It.

    I have never in my life been scared of walking alone at night. There isn't a shadow, a stranger, or a threat that has evoked in me a fear during those blessed nocturnal hues. I've found walking alone at night it is I who tend to frighten the unsuspecting I come across. People...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    This may sound weird as everybody walks but I like walking in my free time. Walking, especially on rainy days just really helps to clear the mind and have the weight lifted off...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    i walk alone ... i talk alone
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I love going on walks at night, especially with friends. All of our best memories seem to start on long cool nights under a bright full moon. The essence is simply perfect.
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    I have been like this for many years and I blame it on insomnia. I end up spending hours staying awake at night and having little sleep before getting up the next day. But I wouldn...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    i think im deafly afraid of being alone i cant tell which is worse my fear of being alone or homeless.I just know id be scared.The world is a dangerous place for a woman if you...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am feeling so alone, no matter how many people are really around me. I have 2 kids and a partner. I also live in a house with my family, a total of 8 people. I feel I need more...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    2nd marriage. I am a REAL christian. I am alone in my marriage. Always being rejected. It has been almost 6 years. I tried to commit suicide 2 months ago. I took 50+ percocet. I...
    winterbutterfly winterbutterfly 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So when I'm home alone or taking a walk in the dark outside, I'm always afraid of being kidnapped or raped for some reason, and people who are aware of it happening to men too, don...
    thedaydreamer1020 thedaydreamer1020 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am a man who thinks men ganging up and harassing women is a big problem ,,,it is one that caused me a nightmare ,,, my wife,,, Ex now,,, would go to a certain Winn Dixie...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm not afraid anymore. I have just accepted it and now I'm moving on and focusing on my fishing. Caught that Saturday.
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My day is over. I'm not much on the day time during summer months. The heat and humidity are suffocating and miserable. Oh, but night time around here in the summer is absolutely...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm scared of the dark.. I don't know why... It wasn't a big deal when I was younger, but looking back, I realize that every night when I was going to sleep I always either had my...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just want my "friends" to leave me alone and stop asking me to go out with them. I wish they would just understand without me having to tell them how I feel; I don't have the...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Totally love the walking dead!!!! But have just found my new reading fix which is very similar to the walking dead in the form of author Jason Brant "The Hunger Series". Brillant...
    Casscat Casscat 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So, I'll be 18 in two weeks. Woohoo! I'm still afraid of the dark and I sleep my door locked and with my dog in the room. I have an aurora borealis night light that changes colors...
    XxSweetxSuffocationxX XxSweetxSuffocationxX 16-17, F Jul 1

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    So I go into Wal*Mart... Lovely place that it is.. my........... S.O. tells me I live in the Boondox... Far from Civilization, and I say it isn't so, but our Wal*Mart is one of the...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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