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I Am Scared of the Ocean

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    I'm Not Afraid, I'm Not Afraid, I'm Not Afraid!

    I have been terrified of water that's deep enough to go over my head since I was a little girl and my best friend told me that the pike in the lake would bite my toes off.  Afterwards, as soon as my feet would leave the bottom of the lake or ocean, I would panic. I...
    crowberry crowberry 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    Deep Water In General

    I am scared of any deep body of water. Ill go in until it gets to where I cant touch the bottom anymore than Im done!
    kadairdavis kadairdavis 18-21, F Sep 13, 2010

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    Afraid Of The Deep Blue Sea...

    I'm not exactly scared of all types of water. I can go swimming at the beach, as long as I don't stick my head under. Anyways, I'm mostly scared of, Deep Murky water ~ have you ever been to a store where they sell live crabs & lobsters? Have you ever seen a tub of dark looking...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    I Never Swim In It

    I do love to walk around a shore or something, but I'm really scared of going into it. I'm scared of jellyfishes that are often in oceans. I'm scared because there are things down there everytwhere that I can't see. I could step on something poisonous all the time... And then...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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    Always Inviting Me

    In a way I am scared of the ocean. It's always there for me if I want a way out. No one would even ever know it was deliberate. I could just swim until I got tired and cold and fell asleep. I won't ever do that, though.. I'm not allowed. I have family, and true friends who...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    And why shouldn't I be?

    haha I've almost drowned too many times and grew up with ear infections that wouldn't even allow my head under water for a very long time. Not to mention we've only actually explored 10% of the ocean and most of the creatures in it look like terrifying gigantic aliens. Did you...
    MissMotie MissMotie 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    Why?

    It's kind of ridiculous, I'm nowhere near the ocean, and will probably never go near it...I guess it's those big sharks on TV perhaps...but I also think those are pretty cool. Or maybe it's because of all those other ugly things that can poison you or...something...
    Samaya Samaya 16-18, F Sep 16, 2007

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    Snorkeling Accident

    The ocean is so vast and the swells get huge and unpredictable. I was on my honeymoon and instead of going through the hotel we decide to go with a group from the beach who was a lot cheaper. Bad idea. They took us out to a cove near some coral and then the swells came in. My...
    busedorno busedorno 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Ouchy

     well the ocean hurts, when you are in the water and you are walking back, the waves knock you down into the rough sand. and the sand gets in places you don't want it to! and my friend found a knife in there once. it was scary!
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F Aug 23, 2009

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    Just think about not knowing what's under the

    water anything can be at your feet. Also humans don't know much about the ocean we are finding new creatures everyday. Evidence of megalodon and mermaids swimming freely.
    Mimmy17 Mimmy17 13-15, F Feb 7

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    the ocean is pretty and everything,

    I love to look at it and go to swim in it sometimes when im out doing something fun with he family and I don't want to be a downer so I just go swimming but I never go out to deep!. I don't know what it is about the ocean but it can be scary sometimes. especially when it's all...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    I have always been scared of the ocean,

    i know how to swim but I'm scared of sharks and jelly fish. People are like there is a small chance that you will ever be bitten. I say "say that to the people who were bitten" or "i bet the people who were bitten had the same thing said to them before they bitten."
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Eebie Jeebies

    I live in Florida so this is not so great, but it's just one of many fears I have. I liked the ocean when I was a kid, but now all I can think about it getting stung by a jellyfish again or being eaten by a shark. I'm never ever the farthest one out, because in my mind that's the...
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F Oct 30, 2007

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    Soo Scared Of The Ocean

    im so afraid  of the ocean i mean im ok with going to the beach to have a swim...but when it comes on to the ocean it creeps me out..i just hate the coral reefs and the sea weeds and some marine animals and the deep water..i think its bcuz i almost drowned in a pool when i was...
    cadeen cadeen 16-17 Jan 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    It's easy to let the mind become calm when under the trance of the oceans waves. It's easy to welcome clarity with sand between your toes. It's easy to get lost in the feel of the...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Not for the reasons you may think! At 18 I started reading the Koran..I read and read and read until I got to the part where all must tithe 10% except Mohammed (hmm funny I thought...
    quantumike quantumike 51-55, M 32 mins ago

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    Once I To This Small Town . I Think I Think It Was Called Cape Code.. The Ocean Was So Amazing , The Ocean Breeze Felt Like Gentle Kisses All Over Your Body .. The View Was...
    UniqueLiquee UniqueLiquee 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Sitting by the ocean is like therapy to me. I love the ocean.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    To me the vastness of the ocean is a reminder of God. So deep and imeasurable. Last time I went there it was to scatter some of my 22 yr old son's ashes. He died of drug overdose 5...
    Gr8terlater Gr8terlater 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    I'm scared of... probably hundreds of things in this world. Many of these fear came from my past, came from random moments and others were just because I had them. And most of them...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Nov 7

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    I wish I lived near a beach or an ocean, it would make life easier
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I love being anywhere near the ocean. The smell. The sound. The sheer enormity. The vast expanse of water as far as you can see.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    i looooove the beach. the sound of the waves. The ocean/beach is soo beautiful to look at ??
    Andrea408 Andrea408 22-25 Nov 5

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    I love to be in a recliner by ocean listening to the waves
    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M Nov 9

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    The ocean... the sun....the sky...the beauty of our world....all so captivating when it always tells a story.
    RacialRainbow RacialRainbow 18-21, F Nov 11

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    This partnership on renewables is one more step in our journey.” Building on DuPont's strategic advantages in agriculture, biotechnology and processing technology, the commercial...
    arvinnam arvinnam 22-25, F Nov 14

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    This partnership on renewables is one more step in our journey.” Building on DuPont's strategic advantages in agriculture, biotechnology and processing technology, the commercial...
    arvinnam arvinnam 22-25, F Nov 14

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    Theare are charcoal and thick black smoke colored clouds gathering above the rough ocean. Lightning can be seen striking the waves. which is followed by rolling sounds of thunder...
    GoldandSilverPawnShop GoldandSilverPawnShop 26-30, M Nov 14

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    I'm scared of falling in love. I'm scared of being friends. I'm scared of talking. I'm scared if social interaction because what if they judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm very scared of balloons. Especially the ones with helium. As a kid I ran out of the house when balloons were being popped by my mom. I can't stand the loud bang from a rubber...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Yup I get scared. I get scared after watch scary movies at night and I get scared when I go on a night time walk. My biggest fear is being replaced. I hate it but I can't help it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections, but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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    Every time I think about this my heart threatens to pound it's way out of my chest. Okay so I'm getting some feeling for this amazing guy. But I'm scared. And at first I thought...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Well I have to get test done on Monday to see if I have Leukaemia and lung cancer. My doctor is worried about me cause I have been bruising for no reason and he said that there is...
    Byebyebabe Byebyebabe 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I'm so F()$@ing Alone I know plenty of people in my life. I used to think I was alone when I was surrounded by people. Now I realize, I'm so alone because, I am alone. It's a...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M Nov 8

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    last year i was raped and im always scared ive tried to kill myself everyday and night since it happened i feel so scared and alone my body is all cuts and scars i dont know what...
    alanahlouise alanahlouise 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    ^ Of the results of my actions today and of never finding a significant other. I acted without thinking and did not handle a situation with my usual tact and grace. I'm scared of...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 22-25, M Nov 11

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    I'm currently home alone with my two dogs and there are a bunch of noises in the bathroom from the wind blowing things around but I'm still scared as hell. Every time I try to calm...
    pkninja pkninja 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    Its awful, feeling this way. Im TERRIFIED of being in a relationship. I'm scared that I will be played. I'm scared that I'll never be good enough, or pretty enough. When did this...
    Shanyyyy18 Shanyyyy18 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Im scared of never being good enough for my family myslef and friends im scared I mite go insane with evreything that goes through my head evreyones problems but there problems...
    angymagallanes648 angymagallanes648 16-17, F Nov 17

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    I'm scared of abuse when I'm in relationships with my girlfriend. Sometimes I don't like when she hit me or do stuff like abused me. It can be end up of our relationship. Cause I'm...
    shaqwanna shaqwanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Im scared of myself. i look in the mirror and i don't recognize the person staring back at me. i don't like her. we haven't known each other very long. actually, i don't know her...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm so scared of it somedays. People treat old people like a disease or like they are a joke. Just because of their outward appearance. Especially teenagers. It makes me so sad...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I know my other stories have been depressing and mostly me being so negative saying I'll never find love, or that happiness of a relationship.. well that's true, but it's just...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know what life has in store for me and I'm going to be leaving for college soon. I guess I'm just scared that I'll be living alone for the first time in my life. How do I...
    Coletteisawesome Coletteisawesome 16-17, F Oct 28

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    I feel like a white because I got raped. I feel like it was my fault. I haven't told anyone. I'm so scared they'll judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    A month ago, someone I know well passed away, I attended his funeral and we took him to the grave and I saw the whole ceremony till we closed the grave. Very strange feeling to...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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