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I Want to Face My Fears

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    Here I am... That is what I'm thinking now.

    When I look back I know I can be proud of what I overcame. But now I'm here... and the difference between then and now is that I do not have the same energy and perseverance anymore. I am only twenty years old and I feel outlived with still such a long time to go. I feel like...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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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 4 Responses Jan 9, 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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    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, 2014

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    This is a great video

    that helped me and can help others! Sky Williams is an amazing person and very motivational and funny YouTuber. I urge anyone dealing with depression/suicide as well to look up his video on that too. I know life is hard but "Fear" is just an obstacle! You can use it positively...
    JuiceBoxRebel JuiceBoxRebel 26-30, M Jun 16

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    Maniiiiiiiiiii Maniiiiiiiiiii 13-15, F Apr 27, 2014

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    I lost my talent. It was misery.

    I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about it. I lost that talent some years ago. The words just didn't flow the same, my mind refused to commit to other people's problems...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M May 5

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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 18-21, 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 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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    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 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    As I stand there and stare at the reflection

    that the glass window pane holds, a sudden disgust forms within me. It is the reflection of the one and only person I've come to hate so over the years....William. I'd never felt this disgusted about anyone, that was before I had seen what he'd really was....then it ticked a...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M Jun 7

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    So, I've decided to start writing in hope

    that I’d improve my English from this. Writing in English has been a big struggle for me ever since I went back to school from working. Every time I begin writing, I feel like my brain stops functioning as if I do not have anything to write about and I become extremely...
    applejang applejang 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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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 Feb 11, 2014

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    Once I faced my fears.

    ..and I got beaten up...the pathetic thing is she is moving back in...:/
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Does anyone like ear piercing?

    ...I just have tragus piercing today. I feel like I can overcome my fear after it done.
    Tikksunisa Tikksunisa 18-21, F Dec 16, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 25, 2012

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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 18-21 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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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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    I always hated speaking publicly,

    presenting or being the centre of attention in fear of loosing face. Still, I volunteered every time while at uni. Now, doing my masters I am one the best and most confident presenters. Only my closest friends know I still hate it and shake every time. I often take valerian...
    Sunflair Sunflair 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    We are dating for 2 months.

    .. I fall in love with him.... He makes me happy and sad at the same time.... Is dating an INFP guy this exhausted?
    sillykim sillykim 22-25, F Oct 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    Someday

    Slowly but surely this wall is crumbling. Someday I'll speak out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Do you have a fear of vomiting?

    i had it last night i had to grow through it. there was no way out. i felt like this is what life is all about. even if you don't want to confront your fear. situations somehow makes u to face ****.
    maubunt maubunt 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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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    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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    Hi... This is not easy.

    .. :/ Well... I have fear of bonding/going for a relationship. I'm kind of the forever doubting type of person... It's not hard to know were it came from, it are mechanisms I learned as a child to protect myself, and that I apply 'unconsciously'. I stand very consciously in life...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F Sep 21, 2014

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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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