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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    right about now.. me and "nobody cuz i am single" are sitting on the beach back to back supporting each other as we sit.. we just finished eating.. little toasty from the wine...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    I usually try to not think about it. So i was not sure i have fear of rejection. But i have to face on this problem..now. Yes..i am scared of rejection from someone i like so bad...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    People underestimate how bad my fear of the ocean really is. I'm a teenager and I would cry if you forced me to go into the ocean. I will not touch the water. I'm afraid of a...
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love the sea. She is my favorite thing in the whole world. Of course, my mother's entire family was born on the water's edge in Bermuda. My dad's side of the family was born...
    Felix112 Felix112 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Obviously, the ocean to me is the Mediterranean sea, but I have been to Bordeaux, I have dipped my toes in the Atlantic ocean. I should like to dip my toes in all the oceans of...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up at the ocean. I find the ocean very powerful and moving. As an adult, I hiked up many mountains, and they are also very powerful. I am moved by both, but I wonder if...
    HoraceGreenley HoraceGreenley 46-50, M Jan 18

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    I went to the beach on 1/3. I saw many old fishing boats which looked almost broken and no one would hardly be interested. But each of about 10 boats had a new year's ceremonial...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Jan 19

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    I love the sand and the smell of the ocean breeze, but the ocean and I have never been able to get along with one another.
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The ocean is a whole other world that I wish I could live in forever. The way it carries itself is amazing. The ocean is such a beautiful thing. I just can't seem to find the words...
    thunderkisses thunderkisses 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The ocean on the beach is like a second home to me, I've just been there so much, especially when I was growing up. We live really close to a beach too :) Awesome.
    THISarcane THISarcane 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I was swimming laps across the beach between two rocky head lands today. Perhaps a little further out than most people would be prepared to go. At one end a group of young preteen...
    wishingicouldlovemore wishingicouldlovemore 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    OMG yes I would. I would buy a house on the beach & have my bed facing the ocean. 😍
    moonela moonela 26-30, F Jan 12

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    Spent a winter in the Florida Keys one time. House was surrounded three sides by ocean.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I am missing Greece so much already... The best part of the break over there was waking up at the crack of dawn while everyone was still sleeping and walking down to the beach...
    MyHeartIsMyLight MyHeartIsMyLight 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I lyric by frank ocean is "Novacane, baby, baby, Novacane, baby, I want you **** me good, **** me long, **** me numb Love me now, when I'm gone, love me none Love me none, love me...
    ForeverLoved12 ForeverLoved12 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I miss the ocean and the beach. I loved laying there tanning and swimming. Oh the smell and sunrises or suspends enlighten ones scences
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M Jan 18

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    My family owns a nice cabin cruiser and we all take turns in operating the boat for fun in the ocean. Before leaving we all are in our bikinis and shorts. After we get the boat...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love having my quiet time near a quiet ocean, where there is only the sounds of trees in the wind and the water crashing on the smooth, sparkling sand. It gives you the true...
    awesome123124 awesome123124 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love the ocean, but I don't know how to swim.... Ugh, my life.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feeling the hot sand in between my toes, and the sun shining!while feeling the cool ocean breeze the smell of saltwater and seed weed.
    Jeesusblack Jeesusblack 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    WOW!!! Over 600 likes being nude on a boat out on the ocean like me. When I created this title I didn't think much of it, I just wanted to express and share what I like. I'm so...
    1alwaysnude 1alwaysnude 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    White sand, salty ocean breezes, deep sea fishing, is my fav spot emerald isle nc just thinking about it warms me up hate this darn cold snow!
    guylee guylee 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I'm shipping out tomorrow and I am so scared I'll be losing someone before I can get back. But it will most likely happen and I've spent so long preparing for that eventuality...
    bakeittwice bakeittwice 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have been in a relationship yes but I was to scared and shy so it wasn't really a relationship i had liked him for years and I missed my chances he's now gone. But anyway I got...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am probably one of the most ambitious person you will ever meet. I have so much goals I know for a fact I am going to accomplish in my lifetime but I'm running out of time. I'm...
    onetouchpop onetouchpop 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I'm scared of losing my 2 awesome little dogs, one of them is kinda starting to get old. Though she is very active. The youngest one is really active and she really likes me, she...
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm scared of guys I don't know why I just always have been its stopped me getting in to relationships I'm shy aswell. There is one guy I'm not scared of and he's asked me out...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Its not so much scared, its more worried. We're going to have a natural birth when we get pregnant. I'm kind of high risk (I have epilepsy and anemia) so there's one thing to be...
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Correction; I'm scared of falling in love again. I'm scared of the heartbreak that will come when we break up out of nowhere, I'm scared of getting too used and attached to him...
    Kayleehere Kayleehere 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    So I've been majorly overworking myself and spreading myself thin so obviously I got really sick. This is the third day I've been in my house with my mom and I'm scared to leave. I...
    Brokenandvulnerable Brokenandvulnerable 22-25, F Jan 19

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    I am really scare and depressed .I may be smiling in the outside but in the inside i am just slowly breaking and falling apart .Last year since I gotten depression it really hit me...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 16-17, M Jan 21

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    i'm scared. i am scared to count on him. he doesnt take care of himself. i cant change that. but we need to help each other. will it work? i will be alone in the apartment most of...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My husband terrifies me when he's been drinking. He becomes incredibly nasty and has even hit me at times. He doesn't understand that I'm anxious about him drinking because of the...
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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