questionsdo you have any realistic fears?

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Reminds me of my first question asked and I remember how excited I was to get those 22 upvotes, I thought that was a massive success, how naive I was.

My greatest fear is that I'll never be able to stop lichme, and he'll be #1 forever.

I already expressed my big irrational fear in my previous question, but a big problem I have is fear of breaking nails. Or having them ripped off. makes me cringe like no other, and I wish I never seen it because whenever I stub my toe or something I just imagine something similar to that happening. I'm trying my hardest to stop biting my nails but it's that nervousness that they will get caught on something or burst apart that keeps me biting them (that and my anxiety) Anyways I digress.

TL;DR: Breakage of the nails is a big fear of mine

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I don't know if I did this when I was a kid, but for as long as I can remember, I have been afraid that I would bite down on a fork while it was tilted sideways and somehow break my teeth. I just imagine that it would be extremely painful.

I also wake up in the middle of the night sometimes worrying that I will somehow let my children down (either through financial downfall or just being a terrible parent). My kids adore me and I would do anything to keep it that way (probably why I worry about it so much).

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I have an irrational fear of capitaliz....I mean capitalism. :)

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I'm scared of a lot here’s my list
1. Something bad happening to my son
2. Cancer
3. Not being able to provide for the family
4. Snakes
5. Going to jail
6. Being deployed (AGAIN)
7. Ignorant people

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@jseureau: Ignorant people!? RAR! RRRROOOAARRR!

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Alzheimer's. It's a reasonable fear. It runs in the family.

I recommend the book "Still Alice" which is about a woman with early onset Alzheimer's, told from her perspective. Fascinating, very well written, and the author is a neuroscientist. It's surprisingly upbeat.

http://www.amazon.com/Still-Alice-Lisa-Genova/dp/0595440096

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Having seen it happen, I definitely harbor a fear of getting my foot caught in an escalator.

I stand as far from the sides as I can, knowing that's how they get you! o_0

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i admitt i worry a lot
1. cancer--multiple kinds run in the family
2. diabettes--runs rampant on both sides of my family
3. finding my husband in the floor--physical disabilities including muscular degineration
4. going ape sh00t on my fatherinlaw--we are too much alike in the control freak area
5. "something" happening to my sister 15 hours away and not being able to get there
6. my dad getting sicker and not telling me
7. fire--had my home go up before
8. robbery--had stuff stolen from garages three times
9. getting serious injury from working on my house
10. never getting a boc

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Finally getting a BOC and then feeling like there's nothing else to strive for.

Is a BOC the end of a long journey, or just the beginning of a new one?

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My biggest fear is that I'll never be happy. I know life could be worse but it doesn't change my discontent. I'm unsuccessful in every aspect of my life and I'm having a hard time digging out of the hole

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@shrdlu: Parkinson's runs in my family and I am terrified of it.

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@captainsuperdawg: just so you know if you right click the little circle, you could select Copy video at this time. Then your link goes to the spot in the video you want to show.

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getting attacked/mugged.

I lost all hearing on my left side about three years ago, so I always worry when I'm walking alone at night that I might get attacked/mugged with the attacker coming on my left side. I would never hear them coming.

also, a little less realistic, I always check the back seat of my car when I get in, just in case a serial killer is back there!lol

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@jertyrael: Hey I've been there and you know what has gotten me thru all the crap?? God and the love of my family and changing my outlook on life and looking at things for what they are and not what I think they should be. Life is short and tomorrow is not promised you need to make the most of what you have.

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I have a fear of finding a dead body. People die every day and good number of those people do not die in a hospital. Someone always has to be the first to find these bodies. Ie: my uncle passed away in his trading card shop and later, some little kid came in to look at cards and found him. In the news, someone is always finding the 6 month old remains of a murder victim. Passengers die in car accidents and the driver can be trapped in the car with them for an hour. I just hope to never see a single dead body before a mortician has had their way with it. Statistically, however, there is a good chance that my fears will be confirmed.

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As a Tough Mudder I pledge that:
I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race, but a challenge.
I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
I do not whine - kids whine.
I help my fellow Mudders complete the course.
I overcome all fears.

So, nope. :)

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I'm afraid of my feet touching a dead body while I'm swimming in a lake or an ocean.

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Being unable to escape during a flashover.

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I'm afraid of heights up to a certain height, strange as that is, but it's entirely based on an overarching fear of pain. If I fall out a second or third story window, I'm going to feel the impact, and it's going to hurt for some time. I might feel the impact of the impact (yo dawg) for some time after that. On the other hand, if I fall out a twentieth or thirtieth story window, I'm still going to feel the impact, but not for as long before I die.

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I'm afraid of not being in control. It's not something that I'm always afraid of, but I do have anxiety when I feel that I can't affect the outcome of a situation. It's unnerving when you want something to end up a certain way, and that there is nothing that you can do to influence the situation.

@dcalotta: Are you doing the Tough Mudder this year? If so, which one are you doing (ie. where is it)?

@insightpatch: I'm the same way, actually. I don't think that it's strange. I've always said that to people that call me crazy for climbing out on ledges and such (when we're rock-climbing or hiking). If I fall from that height, I'm dead. Why worry about that? That's why I'll skydive but I won't bungie-jump. The latter can end up with severe injury. It's very unlikely that I'd survive a catastrophic failure during a skydive. :-)

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@relytyelgis: This year I've done both PAs and am signed up for NJ. I might try to find one in between. Last year I also did CO and NJ.

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@dcalotta: Nice. I'm debating doing the SC one this Fall (Oct 27 or 28). I'm doing Warrior Dash and the Marine Mud Run here in NC in a few weeks. So, I'll know how I feel about mud runs by the middle of June. I'll commit to Tough Mudder then.

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@onebaddoggie: I really hope you are not serious!! If the worst thing imaginable happens and that turns out to be the lack of a boc, you are indeed blessed beyond measure.

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$pid*rs, <------ Even the spelled word creeps me out!

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@relytyelgis: Register for TM. You won't regret it.

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Two real life fears at this current junction:

#1: Not being able to fiscally support my family

#2: Wife wont be able to get pregnant.

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@insightpatch: My sensei always said that he isn't afraid of falling 20 feet or less because he is confident that he could "roll" out of that without much damage. Anything above 100 feet does not scare him as he would be dead.

"Its the space between 20 feet and 100 feet that scares the s**t out of me!"

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I'm scared of getting lost in the woods. I run with a group of people every week, and I just make sure I always have them in sight if I need to fall back, and I never lead the group.