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Why do I just fear away from everything new?

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Last Updated: 09/10/2018 at 3:41pm
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April 25th, 2015 3:10pm
Most likely because you do not know what to expect, and choose to rather be comfortable in your own known circumstances, thus also missing out on good opertunities
November 2nd, 2015 5:40pm
It's natural for human beings to fear new things. The usual cause is oblivion - not knowing what comes after. But you really shouldn't worry. Later and tomorrow is a far away place. Live in the moment because every moment is a new beginning.
September 10th, 2018 3:41pm
Although necessary, change can generate stress and anxiety. Fearing change is totally normal considering that even though we know the situation we are in right now, we do not know how this will evolve. Fear of the unknown is a natural human reflex. However, it is important to remember that change is necessary to progress and better things might ensue it. The positivity of change might be instantaneous, or it might be a long-term process that will affect your life more extensively. Novelty in your life also means that you can also evolve and better yourself, and that negativity is never permanent.
January 28th, 2015 10:31am
Change brings us into contact with the unknown, and that can be scary. Our minds are hard wired to bring order and routine to everything we see. Just remember, the unexpected can be full of joy as well as fear. When you learn to greet the unknown with a sense of wonder, you expose yourself to the raw exhileration of true freedom, and the strength to transcend your fear.
April 17th, 2015 5:20pm
Changes are hard to accept but inevitable. Self validate and tell yourself you'll be fine. Have some confidence in yourself.
June 7th, 2015 3:53pm
Because you have it in your mind that everything new if fearful to me. Take it out of your mind and you will be just fine and try to see the thing in a good way.
June 11th, 2015 5:05pm
What we're afraid of is not that "everything new". It's not the change that we fear, it's the unknown that we're scared of. Often, it's easier to go on with what we're familiar with, and not taking a risk that might trigger a whole new sense of insecurity, anxiousness and self-humiliation.
November 17th, 2015 10:16am
I think it is kind of based on human instinct. New things are not as predictable as old things, so there is more room for speculation.
December 29th, 2015 11:12am
It is a fact that humans fear what they don't understand,as such it is our nature to hesitate from experimenting everything new
August 1st, 2016 8:16pm
The way I see it, people are scared of new things because they're unfamiliar. You know the saying that goes something like, "People are only scared of what they don't know"? That's what this makes me think of, and that quote perfectly describes this type of situation. Once you become more familiar with new situations, it's likely that you'll become more comfortable with them.
September 12th, 2016 12:59pm
Fear of the unknown is very common. In a new situation, you can't plan ahead how to act or react. Once you're in a new situation, it's no longer unknown!
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September 19th, 2016 3:34am
Maybe you fear change. Change is a good thing gets you forward in life. Don't fear to fail either if you don't fail how are you gonna succeed.
February 28th, 2017 1:52am
There are a lot of levels to this in society that make it totally understandable for you to shy from things that are different or new. Society trains us to seek the familiar, for example; also many children are taught that different equals wrong or bad (games like "which one doesn't belong") . Examine your own personal fears one-by-one for each new thing. What about it frightens you? What are you afraid will happen if you accept the new/different thing? As humans we want stability because the universe was made of organized chaos and that is terrifying. Once we accept our fear and the reasons beneath it, we can learn how to manage it and coexist with it, or even conquer it altogether. Think of something you love that you would never have known about if you hadn't tried it.