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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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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 16-17, F Sep 16, 2007

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    I'm afraid the ocean

    as well...And yet I'm living right on the beach for four months for my internship. I grew up in the desert and that's all I've known for 25 years, so living next to a huge blue expanse that constantly makes noise is freaking me out!-I can't wait for this internship to be over...
    perkypup6260 perkypup6260 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    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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    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, 2014

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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 Nov 26, 2014

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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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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    I have not been in the ocean

    since I was 6 or 7. I'm just to scared. The Sharks the jellyfish, and tell me who wants to be chased my a creature in the water. A place you can not breath, barely see, sandy, if you get water in your mouth you get dehydrated. Thank you!
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F Oct 30, 2007

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    Just had two days by the water. When I set foot on a sandy beach the water and waves call to me. I can swim and feel so free in the ocean. It grounds me to be by water. Then I come...
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    Being on the Ocean brings me complete peace...
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    I love the smell of sea salt water, the warm sand under my feet as I walk, making my way to the icy water, soon to feel squishy sand between my toes. I love to stand in the water...
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    I'm scared Of future. I'm scared To go on with life. What if I'm alone in the future.. Can't let go of the past..
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    Because I was in a very abusive marriage, I am scared to try again. It has been three years since I escaped. For the first year and a half, I didn't date at all. I only...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I didn't used to get scared easily but now I get scared quite easily and I'm really jumpy I don't know why !
    Mistyclouds Mistyclouds 13-15, F a week ago

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    Scared of wasting my time. Scared for falling for someone that's going to screw me over. Scared of not being loved back. I'm not cold hearted I'm just scared & tired. Why is that...
    MissingMistake MissingMistake 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I want to get a bachelor's in marine biology but right now I'm staying close to home (which is nowhere near the ocean) and getting my bachelor's of English. Hopefully I'll be able...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    As Much as i love the Jersey Shore our beaches and ocean are way to polluted and nasty. I have been to the Bahamas 5 times and the Dominican Republic 3 times and the beaches there...
    ILF609420 ILF609420 31-35, M a week ago

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    Such a fascinating place! Especially the deep ocean it's a miracle that there are creatures that can survive the pressure.
    aurem aurem 13-15, M Aug 26

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    Whenever I look at myself, I get scared. Not in a way where I run and hide from my reflection, but I feel like I'm looking at someone else. And when I see my own scared eyes, I get...
    PiggyToe PiggyToe 13-15, F Aug 26

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    I don't know why I'm so scared of them, I have phobia of them and i get these anxiety attacks when i see them and I get restless. I wish I wasn't scared of them.
    yukishiro yukishiro 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Do you know this feeling when you watch someone so important to you grow older and older and older. And the older this person gets the scarier it is. The fear of losing that...
    aliveness aliveness 16-17, F Aug 24

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    my country is suffering from insecurity problem. i don't really feel scared before. but now i am so scared :(
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I love the ocean. Yes, I do. The sound, the smell, the mysterious vastness of it all. I love the sand between my toes and the seagulls screeching and swooping. I love to lay...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 23

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    I am scared of spiders not so much the very small ones but medium to large I am very scared
    susango1 susango1 31-35, F Aug 23

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    I've taken wrong decision entire my life, even my friends made fun of me I know I am stupid, but can't help my IQ is average (78 when I checked in online test), I am 25 right now...
    fool32 fool32 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    When I was 11 Me and my best friend Ruby were having a sleepover at her house and she chose for us to watch the Grudge together. I've never watched horror movies so I don't know...
    Kaylalie Kaylalie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    The ocean is only one body of water I pee in. In fact, I rarely go to an actual bathroom when I'm wearing my swimsuit. I just love being able to let go whenever I want!
    pmanbob pmanbob 31-35, M Aug 22

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    Most people are scared, Most people don't make any achievement because they are scared, Most people lose each other because of being scared, most people miss the chance because...
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    And some days I do.... Because I can. Not skiting but I'm just so so lucky & grateful that I can. :) This place is special. Our family house is on a hill with clear view of the...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    ... La mer Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs A des reflets d'argent La mer Des reflets changeants Sous la pluie.... I often find myself thinking of this song when I am...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    A month ago, I met this awesome guy who I met at work. He gave me his number and we connected. We talked about sports and our kids and our jobs, we have a lot of things in common...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 18

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    Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm so scared to go back because I had a very bad year ... last year. I'm afraid of screwing it up.. it was so bad last year I tried to commit suicide,.. So I'm super scared
    idkubutimkk idkubutimkk 13-15, F Aug 16

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