When you really fear something it can shade your perception on reality.

Centralia, Missouri
September 12, 2016 3:34pm CST
When you really fear something it can shade your perception on reality. Think about it. You fear something simple, say, water. This can keep you from swimming even if it's clear and there is nothing there. Or perhaps you fear abandonment, each slight, each careless word or whatever becomes a sure sign they are about to leave you, even if it's not true at all. It's hard to function. You may even know you aren't being rational. But it is hard to see past what your feelings are convinced of.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
This is so true. It affects your life in so many ways and can steal your happiness. You are so focused on your fear that you are not living your life and making the most of it. As difficult as it is we have to try and work through them.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
words of wisdom right there
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
13 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Thank you!
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@skysnap (18210)
12 Sep 16
Yes fear clouds the possibility of things happening. That's why we have to take life slow. and that's how things change slowly :)
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@Corbin5 (122327)
• United States
12 Sep 16
One must always keep in mind that feelings are not facts.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
sad thing is, I can know that, but still struggle with the feelings that are illogical
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@Corbin5 (122327)
• United States
13 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt I know. Feelings are just too darn real and hard to ignore. Swapping negative thoughts for positive thoughts does help.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
@Corbin5 or simply stepping away mentally with a distraction sometimes helps
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@Inyia1 (26)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Sep 16
very true. i fear having someone make a fool out of me and this makes me look at everyone with a skeptical eye
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
that can be healthy, at least until it prevents one from making any relationships due to mistrust
@Inyia1 (26)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt true but unfortunately it also keeps you from making any healthy relationships at all
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 16
@Inyia1 or it kills whatever you have managed to cobble together
@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Sep 16
So true. My biggest fear is heights. I have a real hard time with it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 16
I can handle them from say, a plane, but edge of a cliff? nope!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt I have no problem with planes or any kind of enclosed space that takes me to great heights. I just can't get to the edge of anything even when I do get up high.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Sep 16
@just4him that's pretty much me. looking out a window fine, looking DOWN, nope!
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@toniganzon (53565)
• Philippines
12 Sep 16
So true. That's why we have to overcome whatever fear we have and forget all the worries. It wouldn't get us anywhere.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
fear has it's place, it helps keep us alive, but after a point it does more harm than good yeah
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@marguicha (105864)
• Chile
12 Sep 16
Fears have little to do with reason. I fear earthquakes and even though my house is quake proof (as much as any house can be in my country), I still run out with every minmor quake.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
Dont know,I think fear of the earth shaking is rational, it's big and out of control.
@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Sep 16
Fear can settle in and destroy relationships, job opportunities, life in general.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
pretty much, it's crippling, and while it has it's uses biologically speaking, unchecked can be like a wildfire
@CoolPeace (1587)
• Miami, Florida
21 Sep 16
I aagree and fear keeps you restraint.
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@sofssu (17821)
15 Sep 16
Perfect love casts out fear.. That is from the Bible and I have found it to be true in my life.
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@Susan2015 (22151)
• United States
13 Sep 16
Yes that is very true. Fear can stop some from doing things they might want to do or try.
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@alberello75 (19915)
• Genova, Italy
14 Sep 16
What we see, it is often not the reality, but only our perception. Another person, who is not me, sees a particular situation (eg a danger) differently from me. Compliments for your background image
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
It does make it hard to function. The longer time goes by it gets worse too.
• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep 16
You are absolutely right...
@marlina (80439)
• Canada
13 Sep 16
Yes, fear can really stop one to make progress in life.
@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 16
You are right, I fear water, no matter how much I try I cannot swim and I do not even enjoy boarding a boat or a cruise ship.
@Tampa_girl7 (27396)
• United States
13 Sep 16
Fear is such a powerful feeling and can be crippling.
@JudyEv (140822)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep 16
Have you heard or tried affirmations? The idea is that you repeat what you want to believe until in time your brain takes on the belief. It might be worth researching a little.
• United States
12 Sep 16
I fear tornadoes with good reason!!!!
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
I agree with you fear can turn your world upside down but it doesn't need to be something bad for you.