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July 08, 2011

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Abby

I am the exact same way, right down to letting our dogs off-leash at the dog park. I try to think of it as more "self-aware" because I realize how many bad things can happen. I know that the best way to live is a balance between "daredevil" and "safe-side-Sally" but it's hard for me to push out of my comfort zone with potentially dangerous things.

A Super Girl

Oh I'm a huge scaredy-cat. I even have you beat in injuries...I think my worst has been a dislocated shoulder and a broken toe.

Mowenackie

I used to call my mother the Queen of Fear, but unfortunately, I inherited (or learned?) all of those tendencies. I wish I could be just a leetle braver because sometimes I really annoy myself!

Katie

I am the same way. Almost getting killed in a car accident didn't exactly help. Scotty ski dives, bungee jumps and zip lines, and doesn't think twice. Maybe its a woman-thing. I like to think we're built to protect :)

Solange

It's scary knowing how many bad things can happen at any given time. It's worse now that I'm a mom. However, I have done one fearless thing in my life. While in Interlaken, Switzerland my friends went canyoning and left me at the hostel since I was too chicken to go. I was talking to another abandoned girl whose friends had left to pursue random "daring" activities and we decided to not be chicken together. At that moment a group was leaving to go paragliding so we went with them. That was THE scariest thing I've ever done in my life. But it was pretty damn cool.
I'm still a scaredy cat. And I'm ok with it.

Julie

I've made it to 33 years old with not one single broken bone or ER visit for an injury. As you said "a healthy dose of fear" will carry you far! I'm am an "over-cautious" while my husband sounds like Colby - he's broken everything in his body at some point or another, it seems, and shows no signs of slowing down. Now that I'm having his kid (a boy, no less!) I cringe at the thought of all the injuries and possible scares that are in my future. Where's the bubble wrap?

Old Warrior

So, I'm guessing that you probably agree with the Incubator that my enjoying hurtling along at 500 mph, at 200 feet, in the mountains, at night, in a rain storm was excessively dangerous?

Achieving some level of balance is the challenge. I always thought that focusing on living a healthy, safe, cautious life as dying at the slowest possible rate. There just seemed to be so many things I didn't/don't want to miss trying when the opportunity presented itself.

Old Warrior

So, I'm guessing that you probably agree with the Incubator that my enjoying hurtling along at 500 mph, at 200 feet, in the mountains, at night, in a rain storm was excessively dangerous?

Achieving some level of balance is the challenge. I always thought that focusing on living a healthy, safe, cautious life as dying at the slowest possible rate. There just seemed to be so many things I didn't/don't want to miss trying when the opportunity presented itself.

Jenn

I am the same way and I call it my overly healthy sense of self-preservation.

Molly

This is so funny! The hubby and I are the exact opposite. He's got a healthy dose of caution and I'm the one who rarely looks before she leaps!

We're trying to figure out how to mix and match and find a middle ground. Obviously, we're together for a reason and can learn a ton from one another (not to mention drive one another nuts!!!)

Angela Noelle

Self-aware, yes, I like that!! Also, my dogs are kind of dumb, they really need me looking out for them!

Angela Noelle

Owww, dislocated shoulder! Yeah, I guess technically I just had a broken toe, but I had to wear the whole big boot thing for ages, so I've upgraded it to broken foot ;)

Angela Noelle

Haha, I used to make fun of my mom about being a scaredy cat too. Serves me right, I suppose!

Angela Noelle

Oy, yeah, I think a brush with death would turn me into a hermit! I like your protection theory though--makes us sound less nutty ;)

Angela Noelle

Woah! That's awesome!

Angela Noelle

Oh man, if I have boys, I'm just going to have to spend the rest of my life heavily medicated...

Angela Noelle

Yeah, I like your theory... in theory... But then I start crying when I'm 10 feet off the ground, sooooo... ;)

Angela Noelle

But look at us! We're still alive! That has to count for something...

Angela Noelle

Well, you just went and busted the whole Mars and Venus theory I was developing ;)

Emily Jane

This was so interesting for me to read right now as I just posted about the opposite of caution - a close friend and I were debating about risk vs. staying safe, and it's an interesting topic indeed! I tend to err more on the side of big giant leaps instead of caution, but he gave me a really interesting scenario that made me think: what if you had a tumor or something, and had 5 years to live, and you had to decide tomorrow if you were going to have surgery that would either give you the rest of your life, or kill you. And you HAD to decide tomorrow. What would you do? It's a really tough question to answer...

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