What happens when you put Whale junior in a shark tank?

Whale junior, Spanishbride and Spanishbride juniorPHOTO-whaleoil.co.nz

Whale junior, Spanishbride and Spanishbride junior PHOTO-whaleoil.co.nz

Whale junior turned twenty and decided that for his birthday present he wanted to overcome his childhood fear of sharks. Like his father he doesn’t do half measures and was not interested in viewing them from inside a shark cage. Diving with sharks was on his bucket list and yesterday he crossed it off.

 

Whatever you do, don't look behind you... PHOTO-Whaleoil.co.nz

Whatever you do, don’t look behind you…
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What are your childhood fears? Have you ever overcome them? How about your bucket list?

 


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  • JEL51

    I think the ‘Bravery Award’ should go to Mum for having the courage to watch.

    • spanishbride

      Very true, I didn’t like it at all but after seeing how calm he was it calmed me down nicely :)

  • Wasapilot

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U7rF4s4hAow

    Well done junior, no way would I do that.

  • Nige.

    Oh me oh my. There’s no way I would do that.

    Nice work.

    I guess my phobia growing up was of opening my mouth and showing people what a fool I am. I must have conquered that because now open my mouth and really am not bothered how foolish I look!

    • hookerphil

      How could anyone opening their mouth to eat a pie look foolish?

  • R&BAvenger

    Well done. My childhood fears? Meeting new people, talking to large groups talk to people I don’t know on the phone.

    I overcame these by deliberately seeking out employment in jobs requiring working with and for people, interactions in person and over the phone. I also trained as a trainer in interviewing and management skills.

    My fears are often still there, but I just feel the fear and do it anyway. It works for me.

  • Huia

    Good on him, its not easy to face a fear although it helps to have loving family supporting you.

  • Damon Mudgway

    My motto for everything in life now:

    “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”

    I still have trouble picking up wetas and spiders though.

  • spanishbride

    My childhood fear was the dark. My Dad tricked me by playing outside with me just before it got dark. We were running around the house having fun and he said, ” stop.” I stopped and he said, “are you having fun?” I said,” yes I am.” He said,” but it is dark.” I looked around me and realised that the sun was gone and it was dark. He said, ” but you said you were afraid of the dark.” Being a logical child I thought, he has a point, I mustn’t be afraid of the dark and that was the end of that.

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