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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F Oct 30, 2007

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really am scared to fall in love, but with him it's different, it's like everything at once is okay in my life. Granted we have had a bumpy road. But I'm not so scared anymore...
    xoxostarburst xoxostarburst 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I wasnt b4, but ignorance is bliss. i took marine biology and aced the course  and one day went to the beach and couldnt get into the water. i hav a genuine phobia cuz now i...
    blackcherrybbw blackcherrybbw 36-40, F May 3

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    The last time I seen the ocean was August/September of 2013. I love the tranquility of it, I love to just stand on the shore and feel the salt air on my face. I close my eyes...
    Lori8151970 Lori8151970 41-45, F 3 Responses May 20

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    There is nothing more freeing than sailing along away from everything. This is no time to wear a restrictive swimming suit. This is the time to wear your birthday suit (naked as I...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 11 Responses May 9

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    Flat on my back I lay,Observing the changing colors,as the sun says good bye,and brings with it the day;It lays to rest in distant view;Where the water becomes the sky,Such is the...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses May 24

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    I would have been three year old when I had seen the ocean for the very first time & it was love at first sight. There is something superbly magical & healing about the oceans. I...
    flawlessreveriez flawlessreveriez 31-35, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    A kiss from a rose could it be,A light from a smile,to chase away the dark that shines in meWhen light kisses the bloomMy eyes are touched by light of dayDarlingrose comes to us in...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses May 21

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    I am getting the TGV South this evening, before sundown, so that I will get to Nice by midnight. I have keys to my parents home, and it's not too long a walk from the station there...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses May 23

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    ive only seen the ocean when ive flown over it once. ive been to lakes ponds and rivers. i love bodies of water. but something about the ocean is always calling me. life sprang...
    scarletwish scarletwish 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being in the middle of the ocean invigorates fear, and a curious nature. An ocean that swallows the light while and keeps it's secrets, deep - deep away from any humans, what do...
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M May 2

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    The ocean is where I can let the stress of life wash away. In the crashing of the waves, the cool salted breeze, and the sand beneath my feet my worries go away. Spent the better...
    Whatdreamsarelost Whatdreamsarelost 31-35, M 1 Response May 9

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    I really really love the ocean especially the beach it sorta makes me feel peaceful and it's funny to think you're standing at the edge of world you see the endless ocean...
    hurricanelucie hurricanelucie 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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    love to ***** off and swim naked in the ocean. so invigourating
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses May 2

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    I live in an apartment overlooking the ocean. It's the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I hear when I go to sleep.
    BlackWhiteGrey BlackWhiteGrey 31-35, M 3 Responses May 4

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    I get home after a big day at work the kids are waiting with there swimmers on and surfboard ready to go , reluctantly I agree to take them then suddenly i just feel amazing once...
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    I would like to live by the ocean sooner or later!
    extremeGod extremeGod 26-30, M May 7

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    I lived across the street from the ocean. I could see it from the front steps of my building. beautiful experience.
    chickpeasAndRice chickpeasAndRice 31-35, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I do live near the ocean but dont spend much time on the public beaches as their always crowded in summer and freezing in winter . We are however lucky enough to have 2 n-dist...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    One of the best things about living so close to the ocean is that I only have to worry about @ssholes on three sides of me. If they come from the fourth side I'll hear them...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M May 12

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    I leave on an Island so, ocean everywhere *-*
    portugalboy portugalboy 16-17, M 3 Responses May 13

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    Two elements of nature have the power to move me; the vastness of the ocean and the majesty of mountains. Here are some pics from one of my favorite spots, the Sea of Cortez, Baja...
    Mac7777 Mac7777 46-50, M 5 Responses May 13

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    My last trip to the ocean was to Port Aransas, Texas, at the top of Padres Island. I went there for my birthday last December, with my big sis. The beach has always been my...
    photogirl777 photogirl777 66-70, F 19 Responses May 13

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    I love the ocean so much I want to be there all the time mostly because I am a mermaid I know some people might not believe me but it's true I feel worried that someone will find...
    mermaidjoyprincess mermaidjoyprincess 18-21, F 5 Responses May 15

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    Oceans are very deep and wide. It just reminds me that there is more in life. Never lose hope and find answers. think deeply and wisely.
    Rose99228 Rose99228 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    I live near a city where a lot of people go for business trips. There are a lot of military bases in this area, and some major ports and transportation. So, when you tell people...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 22 Responses May 20

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    Being at the ocean's edge is spellbinding. No matter the time of day, standing there is the most calming and mentally rejuvenating time.
    00TheeDaddyDom 00TheeDaddyDom 41-45, M 3 Responses May 21

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