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Is there any way I can overcome my fear of sharks? Help!

Ok so, my family and I are going surfing on the beach this weekend. I have this HUGE fear of sharks and im afraid to go deep in the water because of the sharks there. I really want to try surfing but im so scared im gonna wipeout then sharks are gonna attack me. I know this might sound stupid but I am REALLY scared of that happening. Any ways I can overcome my fear?

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I guess Jaws isn't 1 of your favorites. Shark attacks are rare, the odds of you being killed by a shark astronomical, walking to your car & driving to the beach is where you should place your fear. Go out and enjoy yourself, see it as an adventure, you're going to out smart anything you come across. Sharks do not go after humans, it's not in their genes. Often when I dive I come close to many sharks, they check me out & return the curiosity, then we go our separate ways. Like most wild animals it wants to be left alone, as long as you don't bother them, they won't bother you.

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I have good news for you! Shark attacks are very rare...if they do attack, it's because they think you're a fish. And even if you do run into a shark you have a 90% survival chance. If they do attack, punch them on the neck and they'll probably leave you alone.
Have fun on your trip! Don't worry, shark attacks are extremely unlikely.

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Okay thank you so much! :)
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No problem! I watched Jaws and got all scared but then I read this book and it talks about how rare shark attacks are. Have fun on your trip! :)
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You have already heard this probably but just go. I am afraid of the same thing and i went parasailing. I learned you just got to go.

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try shark diving, its when your a in a safe cage in a shark infested waters :3

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Go online and find out what to do if a shark is coming towards you so you will feel more comfortable in a real attack, but you would probably get struck by lightning before a shark takes a leg of yours, don't worry

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Watch the movie soul surfer...Hahahaha

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Really tho do it
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That's a said movie but inspiring
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Already seen it lol. Thats actually part of the reason im afraid of sharks.
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Haha!:)
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Okay if the shark comes near you punch it in the nose but be careful he dont each your hand . Did you know ? More people die from getting hit in the head by coconuts .

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No I did not know that lol!
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My father told me this
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Do some research about sharks. You'll probably find that they are not dangerous to humans and that the chances of a shark attack are extremely slim. Avoid watching any movies or reading about horrific shark attacks. If you have already seen a movie about some sort of attack, just remember that Hollywood plays it up to make money and what happened is entirely unrealistic. The best way to overcome fear is to face it. Maybe go to an aquarium and put your face up to the glass of a shark tank. Some places even allow you to reach in the water and pet them. I know it sounds scary but it will definitely be worth it. Most importantly, don't ruin your vacation by obsessing about something that won't even happen. Fear is a state of mind. You CAN control it! Don't think about it and have fun! There is a quote I like to refer to when I'm stressed. "Worry is interest paid in advance for a debt you may never owe." But in your case, It is a debt you will never owe!

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Ok thank u for taking the time to type all that lol.
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First u need to talk to the life G at the beach the day u go and ask them is the beach is safe from sharks. Also ask them to keep a special watch on u and your family. But did u know that there is a anti shark stray out now that u can stray on before going in the water and they leave u alone? I'd look it up online if I were u to feel safer. Also if u hit a shark in the eyes that's supposed to get rid of them.

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If you get bit by the shark you become shark boy (taylor lautner) don't you want abs!

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Lmfao . And I forgot that was young Taylor in that movie .
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