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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love going to the beach in the ocean looking at all the different sea creatures. I also love building sand castles and seeing sunset even on a rainy day the ocean is wonderful to...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Wish i don't have to go to work so I can be at the beach anytime. I love the smell and the sound of the ocean.
    Jejejessica Jejejessica 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I love the sounds and the rhythm of the ocean's waves. It is very calming to me, and a great thing to relax and sleep to.
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    You said that I am bigger than the sea. I wanted so much to tell you that you are like the ocean. I am willing to dive in and I don't care if I drown. Because I know that I'll...
    Provinceana Provinceana 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I admit that I am scared for my future and what it will become. I used to have dreams of becoming something like an Astronaut or Aerospace Engineer, but as I get older I realize I...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    She never judges me, she never lectures me on why I’m so quiet, why I don’t get along. She knows something no one else knows, sometimes I even think she knows things...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just saw this story about 2 people who were in a relationship for almost 4 years and they broke up 5 months ago. I don't know why I got too scared, it made me realise how much I...
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    Some day..Id love to wake up and one of the first things i see (other than the person im in love with)be me looking out the window and see the ocean :) I'd love to be able to walk...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I used to sail my boat in the ocean naked whenever I got away from the harbor. Also did several naked houseboat trips with fellow nudists. It's a great experience. Many boat...
    Caljoe Caljoe 61-65, M a week ago

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    im scared that no one will like me .. because the ladyboys are rising and mosstly guys choose them.over girls.and my cousin is ladyboy and he got alot of admirers....im scared
    maryabcd06 maryabcd06 16-17, F Jul 26

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    List of people That Are scared of me Some of my teachers My neibor My other neibor avoids me One time my sister locked her door at night when I had a point where stayed up olmost...
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't show atleast I try not to but just thinking about going back in 48hours how these 2 months changed everything and still at night I get these nightmares that are breaking me...
    milind3012 milind3012 18-21, M Jul 25

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    I have had the pleasure of being nude on a boat before, but not on the ocean. This was on a beautiful lake. It was so cool and refreshing. Very calming... soothing... almost...
    SunnyDayze2 SunnyDayze2 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 25

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    It was just never meant to be for me. I'm unloveable and I know it. I don't have anything for people to love. And no one had loved me. I did plan to date starting from college...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    The waves splashing on the shore,the crystal clear waters,the pebbles,the sand,the small crabs getting inside their sand houses one moment and coming out the next,the shells,the...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 24

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    The ocean is so beautiful in the Bahamas I wish I could slice there in the crystal clear waters. It's so beautiful and nice.
    Theflaming Theflaming 31-35, M Jul 23

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    I grew up near the beach, and I have lived on an island in the Pacific (not Hawaii). I think the ocean is fantastic. I love to scuba dive, and the ocean below the surface is so...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I had been to a beautiful town which has some 4 beaches where I had bath just crazily... Last Saturday and Sunday.... I just drunk the ocean Lol... I stayed in the ocean for like...
    loverylend loverylend 26-30 Jul 22

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    The ocean: the long rolling waves that stretch to infinity. They hide a myriad stories, a million tragedies and yet seem so peaceful on a good day. Living on an island I am never...
    bramblehepworth bramblehepworth 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm scared to death and I just admitted tht to myself my grandpa, my best friend, had lung cancer and no matter how much I tell myself it'll be ok everything will turn out all...
    PrincessTiff1997 PrincessTiff1997 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hello people! I'm oceandock a salty water but no docks at all! thanks for Akindheart for this post about me, she has akindheart as well in real life, and an amazing friend, A...
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm not scared of clowns but my freshman year my best friend and I dressed up as Raggedy Ann and Andy for Halloween at school. We won a contest and scared this one girl so bad she...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    The ocean provides a peacefulness that nothing else does.
    Toribeth99 Toribeth99 13-15, F Jul 20

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    The ocean is pretty refreshing. I enjoy the waves and I also enjoy relieving myself in the ocean
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    What to do if your both scared but love and care about eatch other but your scared to try again bc you both hurt eatch other so you don't know what to do
    goldenlife2k15 goldenlife2k15 13-15, F Jul 20

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    i didnt used to be scared of it, maybe its just scared of dying alone
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    last time.. i asked a girl out....she was all good, pretty and nice,..but then...i found out she was with someone else i guess she didn't like me at all .And I"m scared that..if i...
    IsaacXavier IsaacXavier 13-15, M Jul 19

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