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16 Things That Seem Way Scarier Than They Actually Are

Donating your bone marrow doesn't have to be scary! Learn more about how you can save a life at DKMS.

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1. The Dark

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Playing with glowsticks? Watching fireworks? Enjoying a candlelit dinner? Thank darkness for making these AWESOME.

2. Public Speaking

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Just. Imagine. Everyone. Naked.

3. Bugs

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They're more terrified of you than you are of them. Did you ever think that maybe YOU'RE the scary one?

4. Flying in Airplanes

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Statistically, you could fly every day for the next 11,146 years and never crash.

5. Clowns

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Do they make you feel uncomfortable? Sure. Should you be scared of them? Nah.

6. Asking Someone Out on a Date

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Take your mom's advice: The worst that can happen is they'll say "no," but that does not determine your worth!

7. Or Being Set Up on a Blind Date

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Two words: Free food.

8. Public Bathrooms

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The place where true art lives.

9. Doing Literally Anything Alone

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Raise your hand if you've eaten lunch in your car to avoid sitting at a table by yourself? 🙋

10. Or Actually Being Alone, Ya Know, in Life

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More like #sorryimnotsorry, amirite?

11. Commitment

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Not all of us want to "put a ring on it," but taking little chances every now and then is good for the soul.

12. Taking That First Sip of Coffee

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Pro tip: Save your tongue by drinking your coffee between 155ºF and 175ºF.

13. Talking About Your Feelings

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LET IT OUT, SISTA!

14. Big Groups of Teenagers

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You've got your own job (maybe), your own car (maybe), your own house (maybe), and you can get into a bar (hell yeah), so don't let the hormonal adolescents get you down.

15. Riding in an Elevator With Someone You Sorta Know

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"So...yeah...the weather..."

16. Checking Your Bank Account on Monday Morning

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OK, maybe that is as scary as it seems.

Becoming a bone marrow donor is easier (and way less scary) than you thought. You have the power to save a life. No training. No expertise. Visit DKMS to learn more.