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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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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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    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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    you want real? you want honesty? well there it is. I am scared. I do anything i can to not think about it. and it gets to be more than I can handle sometimes.
    stevecobb76 stevecobb76 36-40, M Jan 25

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    I enjoyed watching the Ocean's Trilogy with Matt Damon and George Cloony
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    I watched the Ocean's trilogy with George Clooney and I am wondering if people like them really exist
    TheHunterJ TheHunterJ 26-30, M Jan 25

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    deadpoetzombiedude deadpoetzombiedude 41-45, M Jan 23

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    TacoBellQueen TacoBellQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    So...I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he came inside me...I'm scared I'm going to be pregnant
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