Overcoming your fears

  • FS696

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    Sep 12, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
    Wow, it has been years since I have graced the realjock pages after all the drama I faced on here. OK, now to the post, what is a fear you have recently conquered or want to conquer? I ask this because I recently conquered a fear of needles and got a tat, and was wondering who else has overcome something.

    If grammar is bad its cause I'm on a tablet.
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    I have this weird phobia of bubble gum. The smell makes me gag instantly. I won't kiss my boyfriend if he is chewing it and he has to spit it out and wait until I'm comfortable to kiss him before I will.

    Tooth paste foam is another one. I can't fucking even begin to handle that shit. I brush my teeth, but I am meticulous and I don't let the toothpaste touch my skin or my lips. If it starts to run down the toothbrush (I am always watching) I toss it in the sink and rinse it off.

    I broke up with a guy because he wouldn't stop brushing his teeth in the shower.. He was one of those 'let the toothpaste go everywhere kind of guys'. I couldn't get past it ):
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
    Snakes, n have no desire to face it, that why ill neva move to australia, since i found out that out of the 10 most dengerious snakes in the world 9 of them resides there, that was it for me. because of that fear i neva watched anaconda. ull neva see me set foot on amazon like ever!!!!!!
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    SKM2 saidSnakes, n have no desire to face it, that why ill neva move to australia, since i found out that out of the 10 most dengerious snakes in the world 9 of them resides there, that was it for me. because of that fear i neva watched anaconda. ull neva see me set foot on amazon like ever!!!!!!


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  • mybud

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    Sep 12, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    Fear is the lack of knowledge...Attain that knowledge..The fear disappears....
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    Sep 12, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    I've got the fear of opening up on real jock - and I didn't have it when I first joined!
    And slugs.
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    Sep 12, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    I wouldn't call this recent but a fear of being alone. I love my solitude and independence and don't need to be in a relationship or looking for one to be secure. Before I would be upset because I didn't feel as though any worthwhile guy would find me worthwhile. I won't lie - I still feel as though I'm probably not for the type of guys I like but whatever. I'm not going to lower myself just out I fear that I'll die alone.
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    Sep 12, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    FS696 saidWow, it has been years since I have graced the realjock pages after all the drama I faced on here. OK, now to the post, what is a fear you have recently conquered or want to conquer? I ask this because I recently conquered a fear of needles and got a tat, and was wondering who else has overcome something.

    If grammar is bad its cause I'm on a tablet.


    Drugs and posting don't go well together. Think "drunk texting". Whatever kind of tablet you're on, consider not taking it before RealJock.


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    Sep 12, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin5days saidfear of being gay. still overcoming it though. it's tough.


    Mine is fear of being human, will never get of that though...
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    Sep 12, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    I ran out of medicine unexpectedly today. It will be great to not live with the side effects, but I fear the withdrawal process.
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    Sep 12, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!
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    Sep 12, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
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    Just a li'l historical-inside-joke that you, OP, should get a chuckle from ;]

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    Sep 12, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    I have a huge fear of speaking to a group of people. Sometime even just one person if I don't know them. I'm getting better at it but i've been this way since I was a kid.
  • Evilteck

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    Sep 12, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    I have a massive problem with bees and wasps. I am allergic to both and I really lose it when they come near me. I got stang once and it wasnt nice so now I just stay still and cry hahaha icon_redface.gif

  • Breeman

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    Sep 12, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    Flying - I'm working on it. I've been up a few times now. Still terrifying for me. I want to become a pilot.
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    Sep 12, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    Exposure.
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin5days saidfear of being gay. still overcoming it though. it's tough.


    right there with you, but its 10x better
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    I have terrible fears of:

    Spiders (like the big black spider widows ones)

    Snakes (urg, I don't want to go camping in the jungle)

    Fear of lost at sea/on a boat by myself with no survivor nor food or water (I'm such a city boy, I only sailed like twice, both times when we went to the open sea/water, I was shaking, feeling seasick and threw up twice) but a cruise I can do. (Lol, this is odd maybe because I loved movies like Life of Pi and Titanic thus creating this fear!!! Lol

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    Sep 13, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    I kinda more interested in the drama you faced. LOL!

    My biggest fear is heights. You can't just rationalize it away. It's an over-active survival instinct wired into the brain.
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:34 AM GMT
    socalx10 saidI have terrible fears of:

    Spiders (like the big black spider widows ones)

    Snakes (urg, I don't want to go camping in the jungle)

    Fear of lost at sea/on a boat by myself with no survivor nor food or water (I'm such a city boy, I only sailed like twice, both times when we went to the open sea/water, I was shaking, feeling seasick and threw up twice) but a cruise I can do. (Lol, this is odd maybe because I loved movies like Life of Pi and Titanic thus creating this fear!!! Lol



    My brother can do cruise ships on the ocean with no problem but he can't do smaller boats on the ocean while he has no problem with small boats on inland waterways, so I think it is the type of motion and not just motion itself. Also, he loves roller coasters. Go figure.

    On inland waterways the boat is usually constantly moving forward without much rocking and only bobs some or knocks around, depending on relative sizes, from the wake of other boats or wakes bouncing off seawalls and such but then it steadies itself once more. While a cruise ship can be in fairly heavy seas without much discernible motion on deck (though I happen to like when it gets a little rough, it's fun and then I sleep great). He's most likely to get seasick on a small fishing boat, drifting on the waves with no forward motion.
  • madsexy

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    Sep 13, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    The only fears I can think of are a) the fear of intolerance and prejudice; b) the fear of an injury that prevents me from being as physically active as I like to be. I do my best to take care of myself so (b) doesn't happen. But (a) is something I fear that we humans, in general, are losing ground on. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    Combine grain alcohol with an assortment of prescription pharmaceuticals. They don't have to be YOUR prescriptions btw.

    In about 12 minutes You won't fear anything.
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    madsexy saidThe only fears I can think of are a) the fear of intolerance and prejudice; b) the fear of an injury that prevents me from being as physically active as I like to be. I do my best to take care of myself so (b) doesn't happen. But (a) is something I fear that we humans, in general, are losing ground on. icon_rolleyes.gif


    a/ there's always going to be people who hate other people for whatever reason, just man up and toughen it up and fight back (if you fear this, they will walk all over you!

    b/ are you a football or soccer player? Lol, Do a less dangerous sport like swimming or playing tennis!
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    Yeah I agreed, I think it's the motion itself. A big cruise ship will not rock as much as say a small boat. I freaking hate small boats, what if I was stranded in the middle of nowhere and become Shark-Bait? Lol, this is why I avoid to go out to sea at all cost unless if it's a nice short cruise somewhere to Mexico.



    theantijock said
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    My brother can do cruise ships on the ocean with no problem but he can't do smaller boats on the ocean while he has no problem with small boats on inland waterways, so I think it is the type of motion and not just motion itself. Also, he loves roller coasters. Go figure.

    On inland waterways the boat is usually constantly moving forward without much rocking and only bobs some or knocks around, depending on relative sizes, from the wake of other boats or wakes bouncing off seawalls and such but then it steadies itself once more. While a cruise ship can be in fairly heavy seas without much discernible motion on deck (though I happen to like when it gets a little rough, it's fun and then I sleep great). He's most likely to get seasick on a small fishing boat, drifting on the waves with no forward motion.
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    Sep 13, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    socalx10 saidYeah I agreed, I think it's the motion itself. A big cruise ship will not rock as much as say a small boat. I freaking hate small boats, what if I was stranded in the middle of nowhere and become Shark-Bait? Lol, this is why I avoid to go out to sea at all cost unless if it's a nice short cruise somewhere to Mexico.


    I'm the reverse, preferring small boats to cruise ships. Though then the bigger concern is not sharks but larger boats.

    I've never crossed an ocean in one, wanted to, but I've been out of site of land lots. Haven't been in a while but I used to get such a peaceful feeling from that.

    Ships can plow you down and not even know it out there. (That wouldn't be the peaceful part.) Though now there is AIS which we didn't have. It doesn't show everything but between that and radar with an alarm on it, well, way safer than before.

    Here's the traffic site. It's kind of cool if you're into it http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

    We did once have a situation on a neighbor's boat, about a 65 footer on our way to the Bahamas from Florida on cruise control. I think I was the one who spotted it but I really don't recall all the details but there was an even smaller craft right on our bow just sitting in the water. We caught that in time for a course correction. But those idiots weren't moving, just sitting there like they owned the ocean. All they had to do was look at us, it was obvious no one was at the helm.

    The wild part is we were probably the only two boats in a 10 mile radius and so of course we wound up at the very same spot. Good luck is so random. Bad luck precise. Be afraid, be very afraid.