are you afraid of lightning/thunder?

@rhane7315 (5679)
Philippines
June 19, 2008 10:37pm CST
it's raining hard yesterday and i see/hear some lightning/thunder that's why i came out and get an idea about this topic. for me, i'm not afraid of it as long as it doesn't strike me lol whenever i saw some lightning or hear some thunder, i see some people especially the women, that they would put their hands on both ears or i would hear them say "sh!t" or they would even scream a bit because i think they were afraid of lightning/thunder.
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@lkbooi (16107)
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
Frankly speaking when I was a little girl I was extremely frighten of both lightning and thunder. The flash lightning made me shivering. When hearing the thundering sound I felt that the house was going to ruin and I would rush to mom and seek for shelter. My mom would then hug me tightly and consoled me by patting my back gently. Of course now I am not afraid of these anymore.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Jun 08
Nope. It's afraid of me! I go outside in a storm and howl at the thunder and spit into the rain! ROFL
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@lilybug (21184)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I am not afraid of thunder or lightening. It does sometimes catch me off by surprise though and I just slightly. Like when the thunder and the lightening are so close together one barely stops before the other one starts.
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@Lock_Heed (210)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I love it! I look for it if it's near and wait after the lightning for the thunder. My kids cover thier ears but my wife and I are rather partial to it. the sound of the rain and nature itself can be euphoric.
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@jiangsl (378)
• China
20 Jun 08
Actually,I will be scared if it sudden do lighting or thunder.I also like this weather,it is interesting.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
20 Jun 08
No, not really. But I am afraid to be around or near glass and windows. I fear that the lightning will strike me down in cold.. I stay mostly quiet when these type of storms take place.
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@callarse1 (4808)
• United States
14 Sep 08
No, I am not afraid of lightning or thunder. I am curious to know if anyone has been hit by lightning and what the experience was like (if they are still living to tell about it). Lightning can be VERY loud if it's close to your location so that can be annoying. But I would only be really scared if it was inches from me. Have a nice day. Pablo
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Lightning - Lightning strikes
No, I'm not afraid of lightning and thunder. If I can see it flash I'm safe. If it were to hit me I doubt I would see it coming and it would be over so fast I doubt I would even know I was hit. If I woke-up then I would have to deal with it. I'm not going to run out in the open and take a chance on becoming a human lightning rod though. I do believe in coming indoors and avoiding tempting mother nature.
• India
21 Jun 08
to some extent yes some times no and sometimes really got scared
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I am not afraid in the sense that I tremble when it is lightning nearby. I don't go out in it and fly a kite though. I find stormy weather rather soothing and relaxing. When I had a porch, I would sit on it and watch the electrical display.
@elisa812 (3034)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I have really never been afraid of it. I actually really like thunder storms, so I get kind of excited if I hear thunder or see some lightening. I'm not sure why, but there's just something kind of exciting about it. I liked storms even when I was a kid. The only time they make me nervous is maybe if I have to be out driving in it and it's making it hard to see or drive.
• United States
21 Jun 08
I'm not afraid in the least bit about lightning or thunder. But I am afraid of losing my hearing if lightning comes too close and it starts thundering too loud. Actually, I kind of like lightning and thunder. It's a bit ironically calming, don't you think? Whenever i'm in a bad mood, or you got unexpressed, repressed or suppressed anger and rage, it's as if lightning and thunder know exactly how I feel.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
When I was a toddler, I was taught by my parents to dance when there's thunder so I wont be afraid. It's what they called "thunder music". We have passed that tradition to my niece and I'm trying to teach my toddler the same thing now --though needs a bit of practice. Rainy season has just started to kick in the country a few weeks ago. from my office seat, I come face to face with lightning itself to the point that I sometimes get out of my chair. Our building is glass on my side so I see everything outside. i also hate it when I see the long trail of lightning when I'm in the car. I end up cowering down. LOL! If only I could start dancing again when I hear thunder and see lightning.. but then I'd look like a lunatic too!! LOL!
@ersmommy1 (12607)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Usually I am not. But once in a while a loud bang will catch me off guard. Other than that I am fine. I don't cover my ears. I might have as a kid. My daughter does that now. Hopefully she will out grow it.
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Yes I have to say that I really love the rain - it's very calming and peaceful. However, I do not enjoy thunder and lightening at all! I'm not used to seeing it and it does frighten me! But I could take the rain all the time just without all the rest!
20 Jun 08
No it doesn't scare me as an adult though it can catch me unawares and make me jump. I used to get scared as a kid as I didn't understand what it was!
@freedomg (1685)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I love the great big storms we get here in Florida. We get a lot of that really great lightening that sprawls out across the whole sky. I do get startled when the thunder shakes the floor but my first thought is if it's that close unplug the computers fast. But no real fear for anyone but the 4 year old in this house.
• Romania
20 Jun 08
i am a woman/girl whatever, but i am not afraid of thunder/lightinng as you said :) not all of us are like this :) i am not afraid of thunder/lightning, but it is disturbing. especially if the thunder is very loud and the lightning is very bright and it happens very often. last week it rained almost every night and there were a lot of lightnings and it was very disturbing to my eyes.
• United States
20 Jun 08
I myself am afraid of lightning. I had an experience when i was younger and i got caught out in a bad storm and lightning hit something not far from me. I could feel the electric charge in the air,not to mention what it hit on the lake. ive been afraid of lightning ever since. it is not a force to be reckoned with. They say your chances of getting hit by lightning are extemely rare ,but it happens.
• India
20 Jun 08
ya u are right rhane they afraid .usually woman have little minds and afraid so very early and on little things .my mom too is coward of these things . but these things make us (men) feel more strong ?? ha ha ha