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Everybody is afraid of something.

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    I’m afraid I’ll wake up one morning and be 21 again.
    Then I’ll have to go through all this crap all over another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    I’m afraid I’ll wake up one morning and be 21 again.
    Then I’ll have to go through all this crap all over another time.
    I'd probably be reading this from the comfort of my yacht if that was the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUSA View Post
    I suggest that you study Stoicism. There are lots of videos on YouTube about it.
    Oh, and I would agree. The problem I have with various mindsets is like "just missing" a Lincoln Town Car on your motorcycle. As you make distance between you and the car you realize you were inches away from death.

    Now, you don't immediately return to your usual jovial mood, something like that might haunt you all day.

    I found this principle strikes me sometimes. I get into a jam at work or with a drunken townie who should get into a jam for the sake of mankind. These types of stresses do not dissipate over a second cup of coffee.

    But I will thank you for offering a suggestion. I'm home alone today as my wife and SIL go to the movies and shopping. I'll research this Stoicism.
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    I'm afraid of running out of beer and tar snakes on sharp curves. A big ole tar snake will shake you up and ruin the whole day and the rest of the ride, or worse.
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    Everybody is afraid of something.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    Oh, and I would agree. The problem I have with various mindsets is like "just missing" a Lincoln Town Car on your motorcycle. As you make distance between you and the car you realize you were inches away from death.

    Now, you don't immediately return to your usual jovial mood, something like that might haunt you all day.

    I found this principle strikes me sometimes. I get into a jam at work or with a drunken townie who should get into a jam for the sake of mankind. These types of stresses do not dissipate over a second cup of coffee.

    But I will thank you for offering a suggestion. I'm home alone today as my wife and SIL go to the movies and shopping. I'll research this Stoicism.
    You have to understand that it is rational and normal to have some sort of reaction to a real threat such as the near miss of a car. Once the threat is gone, the emotions you felt should subside rapidly.

    Fear of the unknown (anxiety), that which could happen but probably won’t, is irrational. There is no actual threat but you feel the emotions nevertheless. Practice recognizing when the emotion starts and with rational thought, realize it will pass in a very short time. Eventually you won’t feel like you are on the edge of a cliff all the time and can easily handle the unwanted emotions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    I'm afraid of running out of beer and tar snakes on sharp curves. A big ole tar snake will shake you up and ruin the whole day and the rest of the ride, or worse.
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    (Slippy giggles as his friend Chipper squeals like a 4th grade girl who just saw a spider in her Justin Beiber lunchbox! )
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    The only irrational fear I have is, getting into another firefight and having a jam/stoppage.

    When in the service the only other fear, outside of the same one everyone else had, of being hit,

    for me it was having a tooth ache, sounds simple but very unnerving,

    I had prior to service entry, an impacted wisdom tooth, it was abscessed and the side of my face was swollen up.

    Dentist used a hammer and chisel to break it up for removal.

    It was hell getting that thing out.

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    My biggest fear is giving up before I am ready. Many things I have done and do have a limit. You just can not do them forever. I watched way to may people give up way to soon on things they enjoyed doing. I have left some things behind knowing they had run the course. I can live with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUSA View Post
    You have to understand that it is rational and normal to have some sort of reaction to a real threat such as the near miss of a car. Once the threat is gone, the emotions you felt should subside rapidly.
    That's where I am right now. I've had time to get some perspective, go have coffee at the cafe' and joke with friends. Having said that I think I was shaken for about 12 hours.

    Now, I also know what a "near miss" is and the amazing statistic that I am still alive. I should write a book for this condition, I'd entitle it, "The Car Fender And You." I think Bantam Books would set me up for life considering the way Millennials wander around in traffic.

    But I think we also have a service to impart on those clueless hordes who actually expect Madison buses to stop dead in the middle of the street so a Chicago co-ed can stroll at her leisure.

    And here's another facet. They say that if you offer something new, seven strangers will recognize that value. Now add another twist, you know how guys be brag and act cool, but think of what some of the guys thought this morning.

    They might say, "Yikes, Chico got scared and said so right in a forum where 10,00 people from the USA and Europe read our stuff!"

    And frankly, they are absolutely right. I think I was shaky at the start of any and all confrontations, but that doesn't mean we should all just give up. This is the masquerade we men proffer. Everyone is bold and determined--that is, until the knives start to click...
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    Like most guys, I think the concept of "ego" enters into our daily lives and helps define us. Along with that issue, is the problem of facing one's fears. That's where I am today.

    I am a hypochondriac. I have been since I was a little boy. I have a good doctor and a therapist (whom I just went to see) and perhaps that's why the old bugaboo churned up again. Of course, as you know, my 70th birthday comes in April. The "round number" might be hitting me.

    Oh, I take good care of myself but nothing I do, or ponder or do research upon ever satisfies the fears. The abject fear can hit me during a sound sleep or just walking out to get the mail. And this state is an embarrassment as well as a terror. Even if I passed a string of tests with my doctor--and that happens--I would still leave his office wondering if I was really okay or just in "the early stages."

    I wish my fears would be something I could face and beat. Lots of guys have had a loudmouth in their lives who belittles them or implies they are simple cowards. And in that scenario I would happy to face a real commodity and get the condition over and done. But hypochondria isn't that kind of confrontation. One minute you're on top of the world and the next minute you're wondering if these are your final days.

    As stated, everyone is afraid of something. This is my problem, and many tell me things like, "We're all going to die someday just live life to the fullest." Sage advice, but not a simple mindset when you're in the midst of a panic attack. I'm glad I can come here and unburden my problems. Thank all of you.
    Good theraputic puke session right there. I have only acrophophobia (above two feet)..Arachnaphobia (but only big hairy spiders) and Anthropophobia (except a few of my old drinking pals or wild wimmen.) Otherwise I have been tested by professionals and she say I am a bit impulsive..which come to find out is a special gift to help handle compulsive folks. Now back to The Tourist dilemma..I like the inscription on the Hypochondriacs Head stone..It say. See I told yall I was really sick. Rough paraphrase on that.
    https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-peopl...nthropophobia/
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