Two ways to deal with fear

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By sofs
@sofssu (14748)
August 8, 2016 11:48pm CST
There are two ways to deal with FEAR One is to Forget Everything And Run the other is to Face Everything And Rise Its easier to run , flee the scene and just exist for the time being . Its harder to stand up and face our fears. when we face our fears we would rise like a new person from the ashes of the fear we just defeated . If we choose to do the first we would be hiding all our lives under the shadows and gloom of life's difficulties. If we choose do do the second we may have to go through pain but we are sure to rise up victorious. That is my the thought I want to share with you today. Have a great day!
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@TRBRocks420 (59024)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Aug 16
You got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@TRBRocks420 Yes, that is a great quote from The script. Thanks for sharing it.
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@jstory07 (56302)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Aug 16
Try and face your fears head on and that will be better for you.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@jstory07 You will be happier for it.. I am sure.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Great thought! I'd choose the second of course.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@salonga We have nothing to fear when God is on our side, do we?
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@salonga Exactly.. if God is for us who can be against us.
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@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@sofssu Amen!
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• United States
9 Aug 16
i love 't :) yepperz, i think that perhaps too many're 'n that first mode? hidin' from their fears, shirkin' their responsibilities... fer myself, my dad always said i 'twas too stupid to be scared 'n reckon he was correct. risin' from those ashes 'tis a great feelin'!
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx LOL your responses always make me smile.. I am sure you are nit at all stupid... It is indeed a great feeling.. I had the fear of public speaking for years .., and when I faced it its become one of my biggest assets. I can speak for hours now without being afraid of anyone now.
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• United States
9 Aug 16
@sofssu oh i dunno 'bout that, lookin' back a smarter gal'd not gotten 'nto the pickles that i did, lol. i'm proud'f ya conquerin' that public speakin'. folks jest make me nervous 'n i tend to jest rattle'n...wishin' they'd all disappear. which's why i could ne'er be a stand-'p comedian (some think that'd be a good job fer me) 'nless i 'twas 'hind a curtain 'r somethin'
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@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx LOL I felt that way too.. But I guess I really had to struggle with that one for years. I decided it was time to slay that giant. It was easier than I thought it would be.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
I like this. I'm in the middle of deciding on something that will bring about a big change in my life. Your post made me realize that sometimes, we have to step out of our comfort zones to grow.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@moonchild117 I hope you make the right decision. Its rather difficult to get out of our comfort zones but honestly you'll never find how far and wide this world is if you get stuck in there. Best wishes to you.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@sofssu Thanks! I really need that. Like what you said, it's better to face the challenges ahead. Let's see where that takes me.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@moonchild117 You are so welcome
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@shubhu3 (11129)
• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 16
True.We must expose ourselves out there and challenge our fears.Then we will do things wr Never thought of in the first place :)
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@sofssu (14748)
11 Aug 16
@shubhu3 True, when we conquer our fear we gain true freedom to live.
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@shubhu3 (11129)
• New Delhi, India
12 Aug 16
@sofssu Yeah exactly. :)
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Aug 16
I always thought there were three options, Flee, Freeze, and Fight.
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@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt flee and freeze will belong to the first category and fight to the face category .. don't you think?
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Aug 16
@sofssu not sure, since flee gets you away to survive, fight can win it to survive, and freezing isn't really good for survival, unless you stay hidden
• Delhi, India
9 Aug 16
I think one should stand and fight one's fear but in a careful way because often a person gets into more trouble due to his carelessness. At the same I must also say that a little bit of fear is necessary for accomplishment of any achievement.
@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@angrajkarn Fears here are irrational ones.. like fear of public speaking. I used to be so afraid to stand up there and face the audience until I mastered the task , now I see the audience fear me when I look into their face, they fear me asking them a question and catching them unawares. There is a bit of anxiety before I speak each time.. but that is as you say good for me for it revs me up for the task.
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 16
@sofssu you have done well overcoming your fear. Not many people are able to do that. But how do you instill fear in your audience. I need to learn this from you. LOL
@shshiju (9050)
• Cochin, India
9 Aug 16
If we find the reason behind the fear half problem is solved. Face the situation and take wise decision than bold is good one.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@shshiju sometimes there is a nameless fear have you noticed?
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@shshiju (9050)
• Cochin, India
10 Aug 16
@sofssu If there is no reason for the fear there is a remedy to solve that fear. If we use it there is no more fear.
@skysnap (17580)
9 Aug 16
Some of the time there is mix in between the two.. sometimes you have to forget and move onn and then come back with more power to face it.. nature too have made this provision by introducting cowardice into animals including humans.. that;s why hyna and some fox come out as coward animals but when the pray is weak, they attack and kill. so fear is good if used in right way.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@skysnap They are not predators to start with - the hyena and the fox. If we do not deal with fear right away it grows if you have noticed. The longer you put it away, it starts taking a huge shape.. as it happens with superstitions and is carried forward through the generations.
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@skysnap (17580)
9 Aug 16
@sofssu that's true.
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@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
10 Aug 16
I like your way to decipher the meaning of the word "FEAR" ... and I agree that's ... Fear is not something that should be avoided, but it must be faced because actually the word "fear" taught us to be brave and resilient to face the problem.
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@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@advokatku Facing fears could help us grow into strong people. I agree.
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• El Paso, Texas
9 Aug 16
This is so true. We can't let fear get in the way of our happiness, and we cannot let fear win. I admit, I fear so many things, but if I cannot face up to them, there really isn't any point. I believe we should all learn to face our fears and triumph over them. I'd rather go through fear and rise, than hide from it and run.
@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@ellagotnailed Believe me sometimes facing the fear is easier than living in fear. I have had so many fears in my life.. but conquering them has made my live a freer and happier life.
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@nanette64 (12454)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Aug 16
A perfect description of both @sofssu . Even though I'm still afraid of heights and snakes, I've dealt with both several times.
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@sofssu (14748)
10 Aug 16
@nanette64 I deal with both of those too.. But now I know that they are dangerous and I don't have to push myself to do foolish things. But I never run away from hiking or taking a walk... we have quite a few snakes where I live.
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@epiffanie (8350)
• Australia
9 Aug 16
Yes indeed, it is better to face the fear and manage it well like everything else in life..
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@epiffanie Face your fears is indeed the best way tom live life.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21107)
• United States
9 Aug 16
I think that is wonderful advice.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@Tampa_girl7 Its not advice .. just a small reminder, since most people know these things.
@SIMPLYD (74015)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
I always go for the second one . At least when you have hurdled it , next time you already know what to do or how to avoid getting into that situation again .
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Well done .. you are right once you have conquered fear you don't have to search for excuses to avoid that situation again.
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@ilocosboy (28690)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
the best for us to do is the option two, face everything and rise. If we run, the shadow will always chase us.
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Aug 16
@ilocosboy That would be the best choice though at times everyone opts for option number one.