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I Want to Face My Fears

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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...
    TheKSomers TheKSomers 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 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...
    AlliSnickers AlliSnickers 16-17, F Nov 7, 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...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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...
    k2123 k2123 18-21 Oct 23, 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...
    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...
    13MrHappy 13MrHappy 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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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...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 31, 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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    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...
    beancoco beancoco 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 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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    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...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 Response Jan 2

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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...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8, 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...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 12, 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...
    iamimagine iamimagine 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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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...
    Ladybug1321 Ladybug1321 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Change - 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...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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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    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...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22, 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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    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...
    cjwilliam cjwilliam 26-30, F Jul 30, 2012

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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...
    peppermint1821 peppermint1821 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 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...
    narsonratwo narsonratwo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 30, 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...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 17, 2013

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    My Fear - my fear is losingĀ love and being alone i want to face them so i could move on with my life i hope i get to keep my loveĀ 
    Sammieangel Sammieangel 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 26, 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...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F Oct 15, 2013

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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...
    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...
    broken1228 broken1228 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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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...
    tuesdaymarie tuesdaymarie 22-25 Jun 26, 2012

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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...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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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...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 12, 2013

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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...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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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...
    rockenon77 rockenon77 31-35, F Dec 29, 2011

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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...
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 2 Responses Nov 16, 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...
    schm schm 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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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...
    mistyparks27 mistyparks27 26-30, F Jan 7

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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...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Sep 1, 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...
    foxyloxy872 foxyloxy872 16-18, F Feb 16, 2008

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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...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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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...
    eaglescorpio eaglescorpio 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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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...
    Locknash Locknash 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 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...
    MarMar1487 MarMar1487 22-25, F Mar 3, 2008

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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...
    rms123 rms123 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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...
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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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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    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...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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