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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    Soo Scared Of The Ocean

    im so afraid ย 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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 could walk along the ocean all day. My uncle and aunt own a beach house and I used to love to wake up and see the waves of the ocean. I would walk outside and smell and hear it...
    riverz riverz 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I met someone very nice on EP but I couldn't hold it together because I was scared. He was patient with me great to me but he just got too close to quick. I hope maybe he will...
    oneredsock oneredsock 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Upon first sight of the ocean, my heart beats faster. Then as I get closer I feel butterflies in my tummy. The smell of the salt water brings a feeling of joy. The sound of...
    Ohwright Ohwright 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i just love it! the ocean give me some answers that i didnt know. i love watching ocean and thinking about life.
    sincos sincos 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have Arachnophobia, my heart will start pounding and ill start sweating when i see one, If one crawls on me or is near my i will literally jump and scream like a little girl...
    tommosuk tommosuk 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The ocean was and is my first love ... She excites me , she fascinates me , she scares me , comforts me and is my solace when's soul is heavy :) I live but a mere 30 ft from her...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    i live in Florida but the ocean is like 2 hours away from where i live. i want to move to miami so bad. i just love walking in the mornings and just setting there. hopefully...
    ocala1992 ocala1992 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The ocean has always been like a siren drawing me to it. It calms my spirit and awakens my soul.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    im so scared right now, i cant sleep, i heard the man who lived next to me yell at my another flat mate. i dont like when people use high note, he was cursing n pissed off. he...
    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Oh **** that. So what if I get attached? what if he leaves me? what if I get heartbroken? Am I really going to live the rest of my life fearing the consequences ? If that's the...
    psychicfrost psychicfrost 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm scared of relationships because I've seen fake ones more than I've seen real ones. Nobody is true anymore. I question if real love even exists. My now ex boyfriend cheated on...
    Livers95 Livers95 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it relaxes and puts to peace to my mind and body in as little as a second..one day I will live near the ocean and I'll feel like that always :)
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    The sirens blared, the sky turned a strange yellow, rain poured soaking flooding, and I could hear the strong winds. Tornado sirens are an audible reminder of mortality. I hate...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm scared. I'm really scared at the moment. I read for my life, I feel like I'm going to die.
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am scared. Me my 17 year old sister and 13 year old brother are gonna talk to my tablet addicted mother and my alcoholic father tomorrow.We are gonna tell them how we feel and...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    So.. Frank ocean might drop his third project the coming month. Im scared, excited and happy at the same time.
    eddcha eddcha 18-21, M Jun 27

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    I know that I'm only 13 but I think I have fallin in love before. It's just that when I did I got heartbroken! Ever since then it's been hard for me to trust any guys. Like are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26

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    It's not that I'm scared of the prospect of entering a relationship, it's that I'm scared of being in one and my partner leaving... It takes two people to begin a relationship, but...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I feel so unexperienced, such a pathetic little person in this huge world. My parents have made me scared of a slight change or challenge, I am a home rat, sitting and waiting for...
    Lltenti Lltenti 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm really obsessed with the ocean ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŠ
    emotionlessbitch emotionlessbitch 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Something knocked on my window a few mins ago waking me from my sleep and I'm scared asf. I went to see what it was and NO ONE WAS THERE, I went to go see if it was my cousin...
    peacemcmarion peacemcmarion 16-17, M Jun 24

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    I'm so scared of the future. I'm going to uni, but I'm so scared of making any wrong decisions. I'm absolutely scared to death that these wrong decisions will turn into a bad...
    notarikon notarikon 16-17 1 Response Jun 23

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    The reason is simple. I don't belong in the kingdom of love. Love isn't something my body, my mind, my thoughts are meant for. My personality is too complicated and sometimes...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    One day I will dissolve into your ocean and swim forever free.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jun 23

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    I'm only young, 19, but I am terrified of relationships. I have commitment issues. I can find a guy I love and obsess over him but as soon as he gets close to me (like as a...
    IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    One time I was away from the ocean for a good two almost three weeks and it drove me insane. Then I took a drive down to Tijuana and went by the Oceanside and it was probably one...
    axelyax axelyax 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 21

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