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I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

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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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    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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    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’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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    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 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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    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Jul 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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't leave your bed. Can't leave. Can't. I used to be so afraid of needles, of pain. Until I met him and he taught me. Well, at least I...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    I like walking alone i like to walk in the silent place i like to walk thinking my past future, the way i am, the way i should not and with happy ending
    blackytale blackytale 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's just easier to walk alone for me but for some its not ,I was like never really attached to anyone Im not entirely sure why but I guess I didn't really need anyone back then...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Aug 12

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    The morning began slowly. I generally like to be on the path early. It just starts the day out right. But I felt lazy this morning… the kind of relaxed state that is...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    So, walking alone outside at 2am when a random guy comes up to me, holding a pack of paper-towels, and says "Excuse me, did you say a blood-covered man going this way?" At least I...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    So the other day I was going for a walk at night (btw I bring a knife everywhere) and I saw a group of guys so a started walking in the shadows so they won't see me. They were on...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    A good walk always helps you regain your thoughts. It not only helps you burn some calories but also can relieve a lot of your stress. I enjoy walking late night on streets when...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 18

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    i'm not being selfish or something, but i just want my friend back... recently this best friend of mine just met a new friend online. they happened to be in the same school (and...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 22

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    As always. This is my life. How idiot how stupid I am. I am looking streets, all friends going out, drinking something, laughing. I am just walking alone for several years. People...
    monerap monerap 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    it's so relaxing to just lay down and stare out to a starry sky. there's just something so soothing about it. & driving around or walking at night with headphones on is just...
    Troxx742 Troxx742 13-15, F Aug 12

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    "I like to get drunk alone on the weekends, and just play video games, because it's honestly more fun to "party" by myself". A friend of mine sent me an internet meme, with that...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    Okay so I feel really really alone right now :c I used to hang out with my mother every night but ever since her boyfriend moved in we never talk or see eachother and it's killing...
    SolarSkyDiver SolarSkyDiver 16-17, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    He doesn't love me anymore. I have always taken his love for granted, so when I realized it was gone it felt like my chest was crumbling and my heart was just squeezing itself so...
    Iamsad1234 Iamsad1234 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Luxury Course doesn’t should do Together with the size of your ship, but somewhat The category of journey. A luxury ship to Antarctica offers lavish lodging, spacious...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    As an introvert, I enjoy being alone sometimes. Being around people for long periods of time can be quite exhausting. I like having time to myself to reflect on things and be alone...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F Aug 13

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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 6 days ago

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    I lie awake at night with thoughts of suicide and self loathing... I wonder why I was given life when all I have done so far was barely make it by and breathe. My body is weak...
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 14 hrs ago

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    Last night I fell asleep at 6am and awoke at 8am from this nightmare. I have really bad sleep paralysis from my anxiety right now. I was at my grandmothers house. She was...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Ever since I was a little girl I have not been afraid of darkness, monsters, or burglars, but social rejection. It started in the sixth grade. My family made a big move and I faced...
    RubyAnaBelle RubyAnaBelle 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I usually walk in the morning before breakfast or in the afternoon before dinner. In the morning the walk seems to push me to accomplish all kinds of chores and projects . It's...
    luluoly luluoly 56-60, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Gosh I am terrified of the night. My sister went away for 5 weeks and I hated sleeping upstairs alone. Seeing her bed empty gave me the creeps and I'm was so afraid something...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 20