I Don't Allow Fear to Stop Me

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    I can't let fear stop me.  If I did, I wouldn't be able to leave the house.  I'm scared of just about everything.   Not many people know this about me.  I put on my brave face every time I have to leave.
    boarderline boarderline
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    ;i Don,t Allow Fear To Stop Me

    ihave had many fears to deal with my ocd my dad, ppl in the projects but i always fight back i quite high school due to problems at home ,but i went back and got my ged and went to college,When we played football i was afraid of tackling ppl but i once missed a tackle and my dad...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    Two Sides

    I've come to the conclusion that fear and courage are two sides of the same coin. Fear without courage is cowardice, but courage without fear is insanity.Let me explain.Fear is a normal, healthy part of human life. It is our mind's instinctive way of telling us that a given...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jul 10, 2011

    What Is Brave, What Is Heroic, And What Is Fear?

    They say being brave is having the absence of fear in an otherwise fearful-stimulating situation. I say being heroic is having fear in an otherwise fearful-stimulating situation, and then ignoring it.   It is natural to fear. People fear things all the time, and a lot...
    KibblesNBits KibblesNBits
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010


    I would figure fear of heights is common right? I always thought i was afraid of heights... which is Acrophobia I went to an Army training... and the 3rd day i was there i repelled off a 60 foot tower. I did it 4 times! I guess I overcame my fears? or maybe i naver had...
    EmJay EmJay
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2007

    Or Do I?

    I have done SO MANY things in my life. Some things that other people are terrified of. However, lately, I've noticed a few things that I'm scared of I haven't done. Although sometimes it isn't fear that stops me, it's something else. But I recognize that there have been some...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    Mar 5, 2010

    Sometimes I Get Scared

    My only fear really is water. Throw me out of a helicopter, on a plane, heights, creepy crawlies - they're all fine. It's just water. I can't. I'm too afraid. I had an accident when I was 12 and almost drowned. Since then I've bee petrified o water. It's worse because I can't...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples
    18-21, F
    Aug 21, 2013

    Can't Let It Rule Me

    I am afraid of spiders so i saught out and held a taurantula. I am afraid of heights so I went parasailing and look over the edge of tall buildings. I am afraid of women so I seek them out whenever I can haha j/k :) I am still afraid of these things and they still affect me but I...
    Xeno Xeno
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2007

    Very Rarely These Days

    In situations outside of my comfort zone, (of which there are currently many), I am often not just uncomfortable, but scared s**tl**s.  If I allowed fear to stop me, I would get very little done indeed.  I already feel like I haven't done nearly enough, so it's just out...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Mar 25, 2008


    Fear doesn't stop me for very long. I just need time to think sometimes, but that is it. Just a little prepration.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Mar 21, 2010

    Face Your Fears

    How many times are you not happy because of the fear to try? Because the fear has stopped you. Very often, I think. The fear to risk makes us a hostage of our own negative mentality that we have created. I regret myself about the things I haven’t done, because I let the...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2009
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