What were you the most afraid of when you were young?

China
April 1, 2011 8:45am CST
Before i began my school life,i usually went out with my elder brother playing with our playmates. At a time when we passed by a neighbour's doorway,we saw some big geese inside.we tried to come over to have a look,but the geese all reached out their long necks for us,immediately my brother and i was so frightened that we had to run away! But whenever i was playing somewhere,as long as i heard thundering,i would run home at once while sobbing or crying!i was so coward,and the most frightening thing was thundering! What about you?
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@sweet_pea (3324)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
Being left alone to sleep in the dark. I can't sleep alone at night without somebody beside me in bed and that somebody has to wrap their arm around me. I just feel safe when somebody hugs me while I sleep. I just feel safe from ghosts that I fear in my childhood.
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• China
4 Apr 11
Hehe,every little girl is like that before she grows up.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
19 Apr 11
I was scared of that too.it took me a long time to stop being afraid of the dark :)
• China
19 Apr 11
And did you stop it until you had a boyfriend?
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
i am afraid of geese too. we had some in our yard when we were small but they would always run after us every time they see us. i am so afraid of lizards too and other people's big dogs. i am so afraid of them even up to now.
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• China
2 Apr 11
But you've never been scared yet.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
ive never been scared yet? i wouldn't even say i am scared of something if i didnt have any experiences
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• China
3 Apr 11
Hehe,you will be brave enough some day.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 11
Childhood fears are pretty interesting and sometimes funny. When I was a kid, I was always afraid when the wind blows in the cemetery and it blows away the leaves from the trees. I was so scared that I would run to our car. The funny thing is, there was one time when someone who's really pale was jogging in the cemetery grounds that he looked like a zombie. I thought it was real. Aside from this, my family was scaring me with my mom's doll when she was little. The doll was around 3-feet high and it was pretty scary. I would go and peek at the doll inside the closet and like tell it to be kind to me, lol Also, I feared looking at mirrors at night because there was a horror film that showed ghosts and ghouls on the mirrors. There's a mirror by the stairway that faces the first flight of the stairs and I would either look down or close my eyes until I get past the mirror.
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• China
2 Apr 11
There's another coward person before me,hehe.but i don't like seeing horror films at all.
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
I used to be afraid but of course, not anymore now that I'm grown up.
@patgco22 (35)
• South Africa
4 Apr 11
I never thought that one day I will be afraid of thunder,or I was not thinking that I am afraid of it until some years back. When I was young,age of 10,11, when the thunder is about to start far I used to go to bed and sleep until is gone then the rainbow came with beautiful colors, for so long that happened. Now at this age I am afraid of thunder, reason being, lightning just entered my house by window and myself and my daughters were so afraid, as a result of that shock my little grand daughter slept until she woke when it was gone, when she woke up, she said did we see that sharp lit because she is still young she did not know that it was a lightning out of thunder, so I am afraid of thunder even before that, so to say, it is not about age to be afraid of something, it happened,sometimes you do not know how.
• China
4 Apr 11
Yes,even when we are grown-ups,we are still afraid of thunder somehow.if we don't know it,maybe we aren't afraid of it.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
4 Apr 11
Thing i'm most afriad was should be adults. As i'm quite short bck then, the sight of adults, standing big and tall in front of me, especially when i can't see their face, makes it more scary to me. It's as if i've entered a dark room, whereby i hear voices, but i can't see anything. It's worse when the voice is deep and loud. Dark room is another phobia of mine but not now anymore.
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• China
4 Apr 11
Haha,it's so funny to face a tall man.when i was in love with my gf,sometimes i didn't dare to look at her big brother,he's more than 2 metres,i had to look up while i was talking with him.
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• United States
3 Apr 11
I had seen a house burn one time and grew up afraid our house would burn and we wouldn't all get out. I even slept with my door open and my bed facing the hallway with the other bedrooms so if anything happened I could make sure we all got out okay. We never even had a tiny fire but I was terrified of fire. I could watch a movie with a campfire and have bad dreams at night even...
• China
4 Apr 11
Yes,having experienced a scared thing can always give us a lesson.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
flying cockroaches.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Hehe,look out!
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@jazel_juan (15759)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
worms...snakes...millipedes..and all those crawlers.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Of course i was afraid of snakes,too,but didn't really come across any danger from them.
@gstitzer (104)
• United States
2 Apr 11
When I was younger I was terrified of this reoccuring nightmare I had. Something where there was this clock on the wall that when the electric would go out and everything was pitch black it would open up to reveal a face that would stare at you and paraylize you with fear that you couldn't move at all. As a result of this I was scared everytime the lights went out and also became frightened by clocks hanging on the wall. It's odd that 20 some years later I still remember this dream but am no longer afraid of it.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Hehe,you are a gtown-up now and fear nothing.when i was having a nightmare,it's so hard to wake up,and i was very scared...
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
When i was young i am afraid of being alone like my parents were living me for work, or to be lost in a place or streets that are unfamiliar to me, because one time i was lost i was about 8 or 9 years old and i was so afraid not to find my way to home, but glad to find our home after hours of walking in unfamiliar sideways, i was blessed.
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• China
2 Apr 11
I hope you are always lucky.i've ever dreamed that i couldn't find my mum till my mother woke me up.Good luck!
@CONDLAUR (134)
• Romania
1 Apr 11
When I was little I was watching Scooby Doo. An episode was the "The good the bad and the ugly". On the episode was a monster. I had the same exactly nightmare for a long period, that the monster came in my house and talk with me and somehow wanted me to go with him. But always the monster figures out to be a neighbor of my grandma. i all the time at the end of the nightmare told him to come back. And he really did in the next exactly same nightmare. For some period I stop watching cartoons but after a while the nightmare did not come any more so I was happy. Hope after saying this the nightmare will not come any more after 16 years.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Haha,i believe that you were just talking of the devil and he would appear!you just wait and see!
• India
1 Apr 11
Hi friend, I'm also afraid of thunder during childhood.But I'm very afraid of one more thing during childhood.Our toilet was out of our house during my childhood and whenever I have to use it in the night it was most fearing for me at that time. Happy mylotting.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Hehe,that's really a fearing thing,too.Have fun!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Apr 11
When i was a child i was afraid of big dogs. My one brother and i used to deliver the sunday paper in our neighborhood. there was one house that had a big dog with a beware of dog sign posted on their fence. My brother would make me deliver to this house.You never saw anyone move faster than me. The dog was probaably friendly but he certainly looked fearsome.
• China
2 Apr 11
In fact you just frightened yourself.Have fun!
@neenie (344)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Thunder was a huge fear of mine too! Up until I was like 16 years old, I used to go sleep in my parents room. When I was too old to sleep in their bed, lol, I would go sleep in their closet. It's funny now that I moved out of their house, it doesn't bother me as much. I just use it as an excuse to snuggle with my boyfriend ;)
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• China
1 Apr 11
Hehe,now you have a new protecter while thundering.and now when there's a huge thunder and lightning,i just stay in bed if i'm at home.Have fun!
@jaiho2009 (38996)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
I am also afraid of lightning,but i love to play in the rain when i was a kid. I love dogs ,but i am afraid with other dogs (neighbors dog) I have this fear when one dog bark at me when i am calling my friend at the neighborhood. I just ignore the dog because like i said...i like dogs...then suddenly,the dog comes near and i felt the fear so i run as fast as i could. Since then,i am afraid when i sees dogs that i am not familiar with (not owned by a friend) Have a great weekend
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• China
1 Apr 11
I can see nobody isn't afraid of the dogs that isn't familiar with,including me.Have fun!
@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 11
When I was in elementary school I usually walked home from school. One day the biggest dog I had ever seen started to come up to me. I had never seen anything like it and I move away quickly. It came after me barking. I began to run. I kept running until I was on my street. I could hear it behind me. I got closer and closer to home. As I reached my yard I looked around and the dog was still there. I ran in and got my grandmother. SHe took care of the dog. I don't remember being more scared when I was young.
• China
2 Apr 11
What would you do if you fell down while running home?
@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 11
Probably get upset, scoot along on my behind until I could get up and run again.
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• China
2 Apr 11
Maybe it never let you stand and run again.
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• United States
3 Apr 11
I was afraid to stay in the house alone. I was this biggest baddest thing around but scared of this. Now I treasure every time I can spend together.
• China
4 Apr 11
Hehe,what a chick!
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
19 Apr 11
staying home alone can be scary expecially if its late at night.
@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I feared the usual things for a country kid, snakes, the neighbor's bull, and having to cross a rickety bridge to get to school when the creek was at flood stage. I had nightmares about that bridge.
• China
2 Apr 11
Haha,i had to confront all the things that you listed above,i didn't dare step on the small rickety wood bridge!
@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
3 Apr 11
I had to cross that bridge, as there was no other way to get to school. I don't remember being afraid except when the creek was up. I was greatly relieved when my father rented another farm on the other side of the creek the next year. I still had nightmares about that bridge, though. Sometimes that bull would be chasing me, and there would be planks missing from the bridge floor. In my dream, I could see the roaring water already touching the bridge beams.
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@shaggin (43269)
• United States
24 Apr 11
Thats kind of a cute story even if it scared you then. The only thing that really scared me when I was young was the dark and even now I am still pretty scared of it. I cannot go out in my back yard when it is dark. I have trouble even going onto my porch where the street light shines lol.
• China
25 Apr 11
So if you have to go out at night,do you always want your bf or hubby to accompany? I never fear the dark.When I was young,I had to walk along the path in the dark to the road to go to the movies.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
19 Apr 11
the thing I was most afraid of when I was young was big ferocious dogs.Actually to be honest with you I am still kinda scared of dogs because it seems like dopey trainers dont put their mean little animals on leashes! ugh
• China
19 Apr 11
Yes,a big dog really scares me when it's barking to me or walking after me anytime.