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Fairy Fountain

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Every time I go outside I worry about what people think of me, or what they will say about me. I have these thoughts even when I'm at home. People following me, laughing about me, taking pictures and videos and turning me into a joke for the world to laugh at. I'm scared. I have these thoughts all the time. I can't live a normal life because of this.
 
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Sounds hard. Any way to get help?
 
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aww honey, we are here to help!
Tell us more.. About your fears and insecurities
 
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Have you been able at all to work with a therapist on this? I imagine this could be very helpful in pin pointing the origins of your fears and learning how to release them so you can move more comfortably in the outer world. Therapy is what I would recommend.
 
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Have you been able at all to work with a therapist on this? I imagine this could be very helpful in pin pointing the origins of your fears and learning how to release them so you can move more comfortably in the outer world. Therapy is what I would recommend.
Thank you. Yes, I've been going to therapy again and it always helps to talk to my therapist. I just still find it so scary to go outside because I know people could laugh at me. Then there are the worries of photos or videos of me being shared and laughed at. It happens to other people, so I'm worried that it will happen to me.
 
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People suck. Not all, but probably half. More than anything, that's what I've learned from 2020.
 
Fairy Fountain

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I believe that social media was a mistake. Not everyone is bad of course, but I feel like most of what social media brings is really scary and I am worried about the future.
 
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A lot of people really enjoy being rude. They enjoy laughing at others and talking about others. They enjoy feeling powerful as they get into their silly groups and make fun of someone. I won't let this control my life anymore. I am tired of bullies. I am tired of rudeness. I have trouble standing up for myself, but I'm going to try to stand up for what I believe in.
 
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I feel the same way. What helps me a little is talking to my therapist. We do cognitive behavioral therapy.
 
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I feel the same way. What helps me a little is talking to my therapist. We do cognitive behavioral therapy.
Thank you. Therapy helps a lot and I'm glad I started going to therapy again.
 
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There are so many bullies and you're so right about social media. Deleting my Facebook brought me so much peace. I worry about being laughed at too but then I remember the million and one things probably going through other people's heads as they pass me on the street and how insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things....which is quite a nice thought!
 
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I understand but for what it's worth so many people feel this for so many reasons. I wish it was this easy but be you and remember there are people who don't care about anything other then the person you are inside.
 

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