The ocean is not for people. It just isn't. If it was, we'd have gills and flippers. I don't have an irrational fear of the ocean, but I don't go in it. I did once and I lived. I'm happy with that. The idea of having all of that water around me and no idea of what's around me is just too unnerving. The scariest part of the movie 'Open Water' is not when sharks start circling the abandoned divers. It's when they come up to the surface to see their boat leaving them behind without realizing it. Now, let's rewind a bit.

When the movie 'Jaws' came out in 1975, it changed the way many people viewed the mysterious deep. Much like 'Psycho' caused some people to be wary of showering. I hope they didn't give up bathing too, but that's another discussion for another time. It wasn't the movie that freaked me out. It was the book cover that did it for me. A shark as big as a building coming out of the deep to eat that poor lady just trying to get some cardio in. I mean, look at this thing!

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This video justifies my fear, thank you very much.

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