Overing Fear in Our Daily Lives: Strengthening Self Esteem

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I agree that fear does drive me everyday. From early in the morning until I go to bed at night. I 'm afraid if I stay in bed and don 't go to work, I 'll be fired. I 'm afraid if I don 't pretend to like everyone at work that they won 't like me. I 'm afraid that if I tell my boss what I really think of his idea, he 'll find a way to fire me. I 'm afraid that if I don 't attend the parent meeting at school, they will think I 'm a bad parent. These are just a few of the fears that run through my mind.

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like to just tell people what I really think of them, instead of staying silent because I 'm afraid of what they 'll think. Sometimes I wonder who I 'd be if I weren 't afraid
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I fear they will be disappointed and not be able to deal with it. I fear they will grow up and not use their minds, as they should. I fear them not choosing the right path. Most of all I fear they will not be happy with themselves. The fears I have about my children are some of my greatest fears. I do not want them to be unhappy.

I have been at my mother in-laws house before, after a big dinner and I didn 't want to help with the dishes because none my of sister in-laws would. But, I feared they would be angry with me if I didn 't help, so I did. Had I told them what I really thought I might not have to ever go back there again or I might not even be married? Then that brings on another fear. Would I be all alone? Being alone is a terrible fear of mine. That is why I have five children. So I will never be alone when I get old.

My greatest fear of all is the fear of dying. I used to think about it all the time. How would I die? When would I die? Would it be an easy death or violent? What happens to me after I die? Will people remember me? Will people think good or bad things about me? It seems almost obsessive, but really it 's just a fear. I 'm sure a lot more people think about it than would admit. I don 't think about it as much anymore. I just put it out of my head when it pops in. As I 've gotten older I have plenty of other thing to fear now.

Since I have never been

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