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Phobia? Or just good horse sense?

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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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At the risk of selling my self short here, I describe myself as" not afraid to die",
when required by conversation. I can bolster that with relative knowledge that, I
have gone skydiving and jumped from a perfectly good airplane, the first chance
I got . Even paid extra to avoid the tandum trap.(as I call it)

Here's the thing k, I have never been and I will never be a surfer. I think back of
my younger years and shudder at how stupid I was, to have ever gone in the ocean.
I never knew how big sharks were until Jaws came out.
If you ask me Skarks are freakin monsters bra. The things we all feared as little people. To avoid monsters to me is a smart thing to do.

I will never leave the soil underfoot at present. Not by air nor by ship. Not afraid
of death, at the same time, not looking for a horribly fearful death either.

To go in the ocean where you have some visability (skindiving) I could do that with
out much fear at all. The visability factor has alot to do with it. Not being able to
see two ft. in to the water, with monsters swimming about?

Well to me that is just nutty or asking for it. I don't believe for one second we are
supposed toi be out there. This is proven as fact for me everytime someone
washes up on a beach somewhere missing a few body parts. Another thing is
just how emense and deep the ocean is. Do we know about everything that's out
there? NO! Not by a far a cry. It for me is a place that was meant only to haunt
your dreams, not your reality.
I will never get in a plane that is going over the ocean. I think people who choose to just arn't thinking straight.

There are a few people who would say this negative thinking.

There are those who call this a phobia.

I call it Good Horse sense.

I will respect all analyses.


MONSTERS?








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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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Definitely a phobia. Fear of the unknown.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to accept the fear and overcome it. With practice, the fear becomes less and less.

edit: typo.

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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Definitely a phobia. Fear of the unknown

You say "fear of the unknown" yet it is the knowledge that has brought the respect as I call it.

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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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I am afraid of holding my breath as long as possible again because i know ill just be disappointed by the time on my stop watch.

Sharks aren't monsters anymore than we are. In fact, they probably kill less consciously than many of us do fully conscious of doing so, they just clean up the sea a little more efficiently. Youtube centipede vs snake, that's pretty harsh stuff, on top of others.

but brotha, i too am afraid of the ocean. but there's a saying, do that which you fear most. .. and no pain, no gain.

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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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I understand the "Not going in the water" thing, It's something as a species that is just in us.... to be afraid of the ocean.

But to not get in a plane that's going over the ocean?
That's crazy... that limits you so much.

Where can you fly without crossing oceans?


I actually don't like flying, that's my personal thing....planes bother me.
It's the not being in control of my own destiny kinda thing.... like if the drunk, horny captain crashes... I have no say in it.
My life is in his/her hands.


At the same time, if I have to go far away... and a plane is the only way, I have and will do it.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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but brotha, i too am afraid of the ocean. but there's a saying, do that which you fear most. .. and no pain, no gain.


To be honest it's not like I would die from fright if I got tossed in.
I have been out there before.
I just don't think it is worth the risk.

Hey Blup What's up?



like if the drunk, horny captain

Sure does seem to be the stereotype.
Funny!

I can say if it was a must I could hang. Slamming into the earth or
water, what's the diff? I know, not much.
Just not my most popular idea.



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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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I know that feeling. But I'm quite scared of water. Drowning, being attacked by sharks... w.e. Either way I can't have my head under water.
I think its more drowning than sharks where I live though.

And I wouldn't go into the water where there are some massive sharks because no matter how small the chance, I wouldn't fancy being bitten. Or eaten. Or drowning.

Same as I wouldn't go into a river with pirhanas. Or crocodiles (but I do like crocodiles) Or in the bush with lions. Just incase they're hungry at the time and fancy me.

I think I'm just a big coward


I'm not scared of death. I just don't want to tempt it to happen so I try and be as cautious as I can.

But facing facts; no matter what you do, you're risking something. Aren't you?
Or am I just MASSIVELY paranoid?


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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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I think I'm just a big coward

See I absolutely disagree with you calling yourself a coward.
I think that all sounds like normal, thinking, rationale.



posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Thank you
That does sound better than 'coward'.

I just like to keep out of the way of things that are dangerous that can be avoided.
Like I drive, but I have to drive to get places public transport doesn't (and there are places like that where I live)
But I haven't been on a plane for a number of years. Or a boat. Because, right now, it's unnecessary.

So yeah. I just try to avoid unnecessary risks, really. And I think playing in shark water is one of them


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posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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So yeah. I just try to avoid unnecessary risks, really. And I think playing in shark water is one of them

We are of the same contention. How could I let you call yourself a coward?



posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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I just try to do what I feel like doing at the time and consequences usually take care of themselves. I would say though that if you avoid something because you do not want to get hurt is pretty d@#$ smart.




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