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zen_'s avatar

So the rain washes away all your tears, but does it ever really wash away all your fears?

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kenmc's avatar

No. It’s rain. It wouldn’t really wash anything without soap.

DeanV's avatar

Occasionally it’s acid rain and then it doesn’t fix much. If anything it just creates problems, so no.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

My therapist tells me the only way to get rid of my fears is to walk through them. I wouldn’t mind walking through a little rain. Maybe it would be refreshing.

BoBo1946's avatar

oh no, i’m scared of you! just kidding! Good question. Everyone deals with fears. Part of living. Fears just do not consume me. If fears did consume me, i would not be a happy person. I’m happy…so, i’ve control of my fears. They don’t control me.

talljasperman's avatar

not if your scared of lighting

BoBo1946's avatar

btw, the only thing that can wash away my fears, is me! goes without saying..i thought!

janbb's avatar

@hawaii_jake Interesting metaphor. Care to elaborate? How do you walk through your fears?

Trillian's avatar

Um….no. It also does not wash my tears, as that would involve crying outside in public. That won’t be happening. What’s up with you today? You are in a weird mood.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Being bipolar, I’ve had some unreasonable fears in my life. One was of parking lots. I had this dread of going to any store where I would have to drive through a parking lot.

So, I gave myself a step-by-step guide of how to get into the parking lot and into the store. I decided which aisle of the lot I would go down, and I decided I would take the first available space regardless of how far it was from the store. When I took this approach, I maintained my sanity and accomplished my goal of getting to the store and back.

That’s just one small example. But I can relate the step-by-step approach to so much that has happened in my life like coming out of the closet, learning to live sober, accepting my mental illness, etc.

Seaofclouds's avatar

No, but I sure wish it could. I have several fears that I know are irrational and I’d love for them to go away.

janbb's avatar

@hawaii_jake Thanks; I can see how that would work. I do something similar – when I can.

SeventhSense's avatar

Ok now I’m removing you from my fluther. Next you’ll be quoting Oprah.

CaptainHarley's avatar

At a personal level, I have only one fear: alzheimers.

zen_'s avatar

@hawaii_jake Just curious as to how/why that fear is connected to MD/bi-polarism?

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