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I Want to Face My Fears

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    Don't we all fear the unknown? We have our comfort zones and what we are familiar with. Making a change that can disrupt that is a scary thing. One has to consider though if the changes are worth it. I for one have decided to take a leap of faith and change life as I know it...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    My Biggest Fear

    (READ MY STORY: "TOO YOUNG" IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS ONE!) Ever since then I never ever went alone in a room with any guy older that me! Not a day older... The only person I've ever told what happened to me those summers is: My crush(the cuttest guy ever... I think) and my...
    beancoco beancoco 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I Am Afraid of People

    I have lots of fears, but my biggest and most challenging fear is of people.   I am afraid of being judged by others so I tend to avoid most people.   One way or another my more serious interactions with others always end badly.   I don't have good...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Alone In The Dark

    Ever walk in the dark alone?I mean really walk alone. Not some bullshit five yard walk from the car to the front door.I mean utterly alone.Try it. I ******* dare you.C'mon, Are you afraid of who might join to make you feel less alone?Skeletons bent out of shape (literally) might...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Nah!

    Now that I think about it...I really don't want to face them. I'll keep them in the closet, under the bed, and...oh yeah...there's that one in the basement too.
    weekender1 weekender1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Fear

    Webster's dictionary defines it . . . .FEAR . . . dread; alarm; anxiety; unpleasant emotion caused by coming evil or danger; to regard with fear; hesitate; shrink from; revere. Feet frozen I stand before the forboding forest of fear yet again paralyzed in its shadows that...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Fear...

    ..was the thing that kept me away from everything else for most of my life. Now, after my therapy I am starting to live like a normal person. People who know me do not know about my problem. They think I am a normal girl just like everybody else who goes to work everyday and...
    MarMar1487 MarMar1487 22-25, F Mar 3, 2008

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    I'm Just Fine

    Two tokes and a bottle of jack, Gin and juice three lines and a fat sack, just to get level and kick back, rum and coke hits from the bong just to cope, when I'm down three of these take away my frown, I'm feeling lost but i got fifteen pill from blue to green, takes away the...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 17, 2013

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    Im Afraid Of Rejection.

    early in school(1-6 grade) i was bullied a lot, with thinks i don't care to remember, in the last part of school i just ignored everyone. i have always had very few friends even today six years after. being bullied killed my trust in others and i never truly let people in, not...
    Locknash Locknash 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself...

    We've all heard this saying. There's nothing to fear but fear itself. But how many of us believe this to be true? What is the purpose in fear? Some of us are afraid to be our true Self. Some of us afraid to fall in love. Some of us afraid to take the next step in our life, even...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Insight Into The Gaining Sight

    I could have said I knew humulity, but I would have been mistaken. Until I was humble enough look past my ways and beliefs. To admit my lifetime of efforts hadn't worked. It wasn't an instant, poof, cloud of smoke and "whala" But as I realized life doesn't fall randomly. Here's...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 12, 2013

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    Just Need to Be Strong

    I need to learn to be strong and face what haunts me each and every day. I have so much that has happened to me in my past. I am learning each and every day how to face my fears. I have a good support system in place and people there that will listen to me.
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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    What Is There Really to Lose?

     All my life I've been afraid. Afraid of people and their judgement, yet they have judged me and I'm still here. Afraid of humiliation and embarasement, which is always a possibility, and yet it is more what i regret not doing for this reason than the himiliation or...
    eaglescorpio eaglescorpio 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    To Meet A Whale

    I want to swim in the ocean. In the very middle of the ocean where it is very, very, very, very, very deep. Very deep. As deep as the mountains. The deepest place in the ocean. I want to swim there, just a little speck on top. That is one of the scariest things I can think of...
    tuesdaymarie tuesdaymarie 22-25 Jun 26, 2012

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    The Fear Of Noise And Falling Are Natural...allt The Rest Are Learned...

    Yup that's a fact all the resof the stuff in life we fear are learned fears... Fears none the less... I was once tossed out of the gunners bench in a Sikorsky Sea King SH-3H helicopter wasn't wearing my seatbelt...fortunatley as was headed out the door head over heels at 1000...
    13MrHappy 13MrHappy 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Resolutions Anyone??

    so, i'm not one for new years resolutions, but this year i really would like to accomplish some. of course i have the regular ones, lose weight, manage money, keep in touch, etc., but i also really want to face my fears in 2012. i mean, the world is supposed to end anyway, right...
    rockenon77 rockenon77 31-35, F Dec 29, 2011

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    I Have Ostraconophobia.

    I have not met any other person in my lifetime who has this fear, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people didn't know what it was. Ostraconophobia is the fear of shellfish, and I have been living with it for as long as I can remember. I have ALWAYS been afraid of crabs...
    TheKSomers TheKSomers 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    My Fears

    1. Spiders 2. Being Judged/Made fun of 3. Falling 4. Being forgotten/Ignored 5. Insects and reptiles
    Katisyourstruly Katisyourstruly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Fear Or Confusion

    the fear of failure.. ugh it kills me. failure sometimes make me question... Am i doing what im suppose to or should i change my ways because it does not suit me and try other things? .. if that be the case ill never finish what i started .But even tho i finish just to complete...
    k2123 k2123 18-21 Oct 23, 2013

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    Facing My Fear Soon

    my fear is being put to sleep and not waking up from an op. but i am going to have to face it in september as i have to have major spine surgery. i wish i didnt have to have the op but without it i could and may end up in a wheel chair im 30 i have 3 kids and a wonderful husband...
    cjwilliam cjwilliam 26-30, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Fear

    The darkness of it was taking over my whole self The power and pain of it was consuming me Feeding on my weaknesses and painful dreads Seeing horrible illusions in my head I couldn't escape it It left me crying In the dark All alone... Fear  
    narsonratwo narsonratwo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    everyone has fears that taunt them.

    My worse fear is the fear of the 8 legged spider. ewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those things give me the hebbie gebbies. How am I suppose to face my fears of spider. I want to be able to over come my fear of them but for right now until I find away I will still be squilling...
    mistyparks27 mistyparks27 26-30, F Jan 7

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    It's Time For Me to Just Do It

    I am a very shy person, and I know nothing will change unless I face my fears. Only when I face them will they start to lessen and disappear. I have wasted too much time already. I really want to take it to the next step in my life, start doing what I am afraid of...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Spiders

    I have no problem facing any of my fears. Except i have no desire at all to face spiders. They are nasty little things and belong under my boot. Even if i don't fear them one day i still hate them.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 12 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Friendly Beasts

    I've suffered from a lot of nightmares, both in my childhood and during my teenage years. One dream I've frequently encountered, has included a human-like monster which never fails to terrify the hell out of me! However, in one dream I decided that this monster was simply...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    I was a naturally fearful person.

    Though, out of all my phobias, I have two that I want to face. I have always been an acrophobic (person fearful of heights) and a bathophobic (person fearful of depths [water]). I seem to be the adventurous type, wanting to head down to somewhere myself has never been yet. The...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 Response Jan 2

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    Someday

    Slowly but surely this wall is crumbling. Someday I'll speak out.
    swtsacrifice swtsacrifice 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    I'm Afraid Of Too Many Things And I've Had It!

    Apparently I'm afraid of many things. And some of those things are slowing my life down, preventing me to live and do as I please.I'm afraid of- driving a car. I have driver's licence, but getting behind the wheel terrifies me- being wrong- not being good enough- not being smart...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    FEAR

    I have fear inside about everything about my life. I'm scared to face my life after being betrayed by many people until now. Fear inside the mind will lead to negative thoughts, in turn more failures may occur. I want courage and be fearless to face this world. Hope God will...
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Fearless Influencer

    That's what I want to be~Fearless Influencer~I want to see a place that needs change and be that change.. I want to voice my ideas that I know will help people. I want to speak up and tell people where they are going wrong I need to speak up against the injustice happening to...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Sep 1, 2013

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    Facing my fears is one thing I would like to do.

    It would help me grow and live life fully.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 15

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    Scared, Dont Know What To Do.

    I am freaking out right now earlier in the year I was madly in love with this guy in the military he ended up breaking my heart and dating some other girl a week before he was deployed. I then found someone else although it wasn't intentional we had the most amazing 2 months...
    peppermint1821 peppermint1821 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    I Am Afraid Of Myself...

    I want to face my fear of myself. I'm afraid of my potential, my abilities, my livability, my livelihood, my possibility ... I'm afraid of my doing, being, and it is debilitating. debilitating [present participle of de·bil·i·tate (Verb)] Verb Make (someone) weak and...
    schm schm 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Conflict

    i do not like being yelled at and always avoid conflict. i often let people walk all over me and struggle with being assertive, i don't know why i always think the worst is going to happen..it seldom does
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Want To Face My Fears

    It feels nice to have people who share similar experiences. Well I have been depressed for many years now and it started to take a toll on my daily activities.I used to be really bold and good at singing and giving speeches.Growing up was all about meeting my parents exceptions...
    rms123 rms123 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Fears and Phobias

    I have always believed in facing my fears.  I often go out of my way to face a fear so that it will no longer be one. I thought I had a fear of heights and couldn't even get onto the top of a step ladder.  To fix this problem I went rock climbing.  It was...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    How To Face Your Fears

    1. Instead of burying and avoiding your fears, find the courage to face and examine them. Often fears are rooted in uncertainty and insecurity. If we admit this, we can master them. 2. Try and figure out what is behind the fear. Is it a bad experience from the past – something...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I don't want to let irrational fears control me.

    I want to know why my thoughts scare me so much and I want to know why they started. I want to know why I feel so much guilt for having thoughts that I have no control over. I guess this is all part of suffering from OCD.
    Ladybug1321 Ladybug1321 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I'm Tired of Fear Running My Life...

    My fear of people and social situations has isolated me here in the dorms. I have no friends... But now I want to change that. I would just like to make one friend or two. Perferably, someone like me who is not social, quiet, and super funny and cute! That's my dream friend. haha...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Darkness

    I am what people call a nyctophobic (the fear of the dark). For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of the dark Yes I am aware that I am 21 years old, but we all have our fears. I can not remember what exactly made me afraid of the dark but what ever it was did a real...
    broken1228 broken1228 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Doesn't Everyone? ...

    Doesn't everyone? No one likes going through life constantly looking over their shoulder. And whether you're a gung-ho type person, and faces your fears with a shotgun and/or shovel; or whether you're the type to set up a bank account for therapy when you're only 20 - as long as...
    foxyloxy872 foxyloxy872 16-18, F Feb 16, 2008

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    Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

    ... or so "they" say.  Well, if that has merit (and I expect that it does), then I've wasted alot of my life already.  I happened to marry before I even signed a lease on my own.  There is a lot of "protection" in spouses.  And I have...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Flying

    I have a fear of flying. I'm afraid I'm going to die or something.... But today, at 7:35 am my flight is leaving. I am going by myself for the first time ever at the age of 16. Facing my fears :1
    AlliSnickers AlliSnickers 16-17, F Nov 7, 2013

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    My Fear

    my fear is losing love and being alone i want to face them so i could move on with my life i hope i get to keep my love 
    Sammieangel Sammieangel 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    Fear of Success...

    I'm afraid of attaining my goals. Right now is the last month until I go to the BookExpo in Los Angeles to sell my book to a publisher. My mom asked me what would I do if they reject me... that wouldn't bother me as I'm no worse off... however What would I do if they accept it? I...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Still Scared

    I am 21 now, and I don't have the fears I think I should. I fear things like money problems and doing well in school, but my controlling fears are more those of a five year old: fear of what's in the dark, fear of waking up and seeing something, fear of something supernatural...
    iamimagine iamimagine 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Standing Up For Myself And Whatever I Believe In

    I have fear of standing up for myself and whatever I believe in.
    derek40 derek40 22-25, T May 25, 2012

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