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I Want to Face My Fears

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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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    my greatest fear is ending up like a husk.

    I've seen it happen to others, they just become detached and they're unable to really...live it seems, they just fold into themselves, maybe that is an inevitability but i dont want the same thing to happen to me. So i desperately cling to that small little flame inside of me...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M May 13

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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 Nov 7, 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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    Maniiiiiiiiiii Maniiiiiiiiiii 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Once I faced my fears.

    ..and I got beaten up...the pathetic thing is she is moving back in...:/
    DoItLikeADude DoItLikeADude 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *What was the Most Dangerous Thing you have

    Ever Done?*The way we respond to fear has to do with how we see ourselves to be bigger than fear itself. This video has truly affected me... What I learned from going blind in spaceThere's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    During my adolescence I had a crippling fear of

    the dark & to this day I believe the townhouse I lived in was haunted. A nightlight provided comfort but to get up for a glass of milk or go the bathroom gave me anxiety & the noises made it even worse so I tried my best to avoid it. A shadow lurking in a mirror would appear...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F May 19

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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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 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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    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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    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 want to learn how to let go of some of my

    fears. I just don't know where to begin.
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ii Hate Poeple!!..

    ok.. its not a fear,, but ii really dont like people,, so hjudgemental,, always wanting to control others,, but ii guess, ii like the people on EP,, coz they have the experiences which allow them to connect without the constant judging,, ii wish people in the real world,, would...
    SmittenCherii SmittenCherii 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Overcoming My Fears Is The Greatest Esteem Booster

    Every fear that i have ever overcome is a complete esteem booster. Makes you feel good about yourself, makes you want to conquer and try anything also it makes you eager to excell and try more and more. Its very good when something you are afraid of is overcome with very little...
    moonlightheart moonlightheart 26-30, F Oct 7, 2010

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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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    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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    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 just realized I have no fears they're just

    overthought in my mind and now I can relinquish many burdens.
    lightning58 lightning58 18-21, T May 29

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    I No Longer Want To Be A Driver

    I just had a most awful dream. It was with me right down to the wire and i was living it all over and over till i let myself open my eyes and accept another day had befallen me. I had been pulled over again by them dam routine checkpoint road cops and i had all my kids in the van...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Someday

    Slowly but surely this wall is crumbling. Someday I'll speak out.
    swtsacrifice swtsacrifice 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    What causes the fears

    that you and I have? Does it always work to say "just get over it"? I don't think so. I think fears have an emotional attachment, and they need to be matured into... or away from. You can accomplish the getting over your fears by just doing it, and seeing that there really...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    Don’t be scared of making changes.

    Be scared of living the same ****** life because you didn’t change. And spiders. Be scared of them too.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Probably not being good enough thats probably the root of most of my problems..feeling im unlovable not worthy of love..I always wonder why people even like me people im close to...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeah, I'm really doing this. I'm done with being so alone, I'm even ok with a Boyfriend online so I don't have to be like this anymore. I want someone who is kind, funny and sweet...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    For those of my friends who wanted to add me on Facebook but I didn't have one... I now have a facebook account and am looking to add! :D
    MissCaraCarnageTheGamingGambit MissCaraCarnageTheGamingGambit 18-21, F 23 mins ago

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    I think I like this guy....but how do u know if u really like them We have lots in common, and it's not weird between us, plus he makes me do things I wouldn't do (face my fears...
    darecassy darecassy 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I did and it was a lit if fun. Want to try it with me?
    njguy888 njguy888 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I was so damn quiet in my class n was nt much popular.. I was always alone.. I loved to sing but my music teachers never would take me into the school music team for any...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I fear jealousy. It haunts my heart and makes myself disgusting and hateful all the time. I get jealous at the tiniest of things. Among the people I'm jealous of are my sister, my...
    ghostinme ghostinme 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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