Daily Prompt – Witness Protection

When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?

Well this is an easy prompt… I simply avoid doing anything scary or stressful.

I would LOVE to find enough courage to do something wild like Bungee jumping, or skydiving etc, but I actually think that it’s something that I would have to do all by myself… that way, if I end up making a mess in my pants out of sheer terror, then nobody else will know about it!!

I think that I would prefer to do something on my own first because then I’m the only one who will know whether or not I handle the situation well enough, or if I completely bomb out. I don’t necessarily like the idea of making myself seem vulnerable in any way, shape, or form, in front of other people. It’s not my style. I would very much prefer that I’m surrounded by complete strangers, because at least that way, I don’t care what they think about me – I don’t know them, they don’t know me – so their opinions don’t mean anything to me at all, particularly if it’s negative. If it were my friends, it would be a completely different story. I care about what my friends think about me. I care about how they perceive me. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it.

 

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