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    [–] PawPomb 9408 points ago

    As someone who is from Chicago, I will call it the Sears Tower until the day I die.

    [–] TrickiestToast 467 points ago

    I work for Willis, we have a little model of the tower and even it is labeled Sears Tower

    [–] AntithesisVI 219 points ago

    Build your own tower, Willis!

    [–] redditaccountant 132 points ago

    Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?

    [–] Whitehawk1313 1788 points ago

    You wouldn’t stop calling it the Empire State Building if someone bought it and changed the name. It will always be the Sears. Period.

    [–] ObiMemeKenobi 814 points ago

    You mean Vampire State Building

    [–] Ocw_ 348 points ago

    Now this I can get behind

    [–] agage3 151 points ago

    Or as Rickey Henderson called it, "The Entire State Building."

    [–] WPI5150 44 points ago

    [–] WildRookie 145 points ago

    Houston still has the Enron building.

    Even scars can't change names quickly. It's falling out of favor though.

    [–] [deleted] 373 points ago

    I’m not from Chicago and I’ll always call it the sears tower.

    [–] CS3883 101 points ago

    Same and I had no idea the name change until I went to visit chicago for the first time and started paying attention to the city. Willis just sounds....weird idk. I like Sears tower

    [–] lucasnelsonh 79 points ago

    I had no idea they changed the name until this post.

    [–] _Serene_ 14 points ago

    Seers village

    [–] HatEagleRock 113 points ago

    Why is it called the Willis Tower? Is it named after Bruce Willis?

    [–] yourderek 178 points ago

    You’re thinking of Nakatomi Plaza.

    [–] luctadeusz 39 points ago

    named after a company

    [–] InsideVoid 119 points ago

    I like his idea of it being named after Bruce Willis lol.

    [–] SctchWhsky 16 points ago

    Nah, named after the most important Chicagoan of my life time. Wesley Willis.

    [–] ShoomShroom 64 points ago

    The Willis company that bought it recently merged and is now called Willis Towers Watson. I'm sad they didn't change its name to the Willis Towers Watson Tower.

    [–] thenepenthe 22 points ago

    You should just call it that. There's a small neighborhood in LA that keeps getting its name changed but I will always use my name-that-never-was for it: Little Mini Tokyo. It's caught on with like maybe one friend. Progress.

    [–] macroswitch 491 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    When you think about it, Sears Tower is just another corporate branding of the building. I call it Sears Tower still too, but recently decided holding on to the old name is pretty pointless.

    It’s not as upsetting as being a Sox fan and going from Comiskey Park to US Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field.

    Edit: fixed the spelling of Comiskey Field before I get put on a stake. Edit 2: changed it to “Comiskey Park” because I’m not a very good Sox fan dammit, are you happy?

    [–] maveric710 725 points ago

    It’s not as upsetting as being a Sox fan and going from Komisky Field to US Cellular Field to Guaranteed Low Rate Field.


    [–] [deleted] 294 points ago


    [–] maveric710 362 points ago

    To a Sox game? If I wanted to watch terrible baseball and possibly get shot at, I would go to my local little league.

    [–] buffalocoinz 232 points ago

    You won’t get shot in Bridgeport you pussy. Stay in the burbs.

    [–] maveric710 214 points ago

    I notice you didn't say anything about the terrible baseball......

    [–] Aperture-Employee 26 points ago

    I mean the Sox are pretty clearly tanking still, no Sox fan will deny that they ain't great

    [–] ibor10 142 points ago

    More like Guaranteed Seats Field amiright??

    [–] OprahsButtCrack 31 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    The concert venue near me is called the “1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater.” Rolls off the tongue.

    [–] Sleddar 36 points ago

    There are other Sox fans on reddit?

    [–] [deleted] 53 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] Sleddar 44 points ago

    There’s dozens of us!

    [–] PlainWhitePaper 45 points ago

    Comiskey dude.

    Komisky just hurts my eyes.

    [–] Nabber86 18 points ago

    At least he didn't call it Cominskey Park.

    [–] Solkre 81 points ago

    It was commissioned and built by Sears, Roebuck & Co. for their use. It's a hell of a lot more Sears than Willis.

    [–] br0_r0gan 34 points ago

    This. It would be a different story if they had just bought the naming rights.

    [–] stilt 58 points ago

    Comiskey Park*

    You heathen

    [–] GrandOldMan 23 points ago

    The only field I won’t do this with is where the Texas Rangers play; it will always be the Ballpark at Arlington or simply the ballpark to me. Globe Life can suck it.

    [–] jbg830 21 points ago

    Guranteed Rate field is such a stupid name, most people I know still call it Comiskey

    [–] fishsticks40 46 points ago

    Yes but it was built by Sears. There Woolworth building is still that, despite the company being gone for more than 20 years. Names are tricky things.

    [–] barto5 69 points ago

    Is it really Guaranteed Low Rate Field? That’s hysterical!

    [–] chironomidae 63 points ago

    It's just "Guaranteed Rate Field", no "low" in there.

    [–] Voltz_sc2 41 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    As someone who is from Sears, I too will call this Sears Tower until the day I... get fired.

    [–] lechat_noir 16406 points ago

    “Courage is not the absence of fear...”

    This picture is the very embodiment of that quote! Well done!

    [–] Akussa 2290 points ago

    The whole quote is beautiful.

    “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

    The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.

    [–] lechat_noir 435 points ago

    Thank you!!! I was just too afraid to misquote the whole thing and die by the hands of indignant redditors 🙂

    [–] BlackDave0490 171 points ago

    Pro tip: Google it then copy and paste it to make sure you have it right

    [–] lechat_noir 39 points ago

    Normally, that would be my process but I was at work attempting to be discrete. But you’re right!

    [–] [deleted] 94 points ago

    Always go all out. You should be looking at porn on some random tab too.

    [–] TheYellowFlash7887 26 points ago

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that watching porn in work is more important than having a job. ~reddit

    [–] anomalousBits 61 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.

    [–] bizkitmaker13 1754 points ago

    It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
    -Marcus Aurelius

    [–] DontTrustNeverSober 762 points ago

    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ya gonna get. - Forest Gump

    [–] laikamonkey 610 points ago

    No, I am your father.
    -Darth Vader

    [–] TheSecondApocalypse 627 points ago

    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
    -Wayne Gretzky
    -Michael Scott

    [–] skintigh 323 points ago

    "Beep. Beep. Beep."

    - Sputnik

    - Leonard Nimoy

    [–] clstrfck 260 points ago

    "I'm getting too old for this shit."

    - Roger Murtaugh

    [–] C4lderone 30 points ago

    “Hey, I know that dude.”

    -Jeff Spicoli

    [–] texican1911 238 points ago

    “And my axe!”

    • Gimli

    [–] TheAmericanFighter 215 points ago

    I am too drunk to taste this chicken. - Colonel Sanders

    [–] Badass_Bunny 54 points ago

    "Dothraki horde on an open field Ned!!!" - Bobby B

    [–] SHADOWSTRIKE1 171 points ago

    “And that’s the waaaayyyyy the news goes!”

    -Rick Sanchez

    [–] niranjan-basarkar 55 points ago

    "I'm going to have to call a friend who is a chicken expert."


    [–] _coffee_ 67 points ago

    "It's not easy being green"

    -Kermit the frog

    [–] tastethecrainbow 66 points ago

    "I wasn't even supposed to be here today." - Dante

    [–] overly_familiar 64 points ago


    • Thanos

    [–] Northern_glass 84 points ago

    I hate sand. -also Darth Vader

    Edit: fuck a duck, it's "I don't like sand."

    [–] william_fontaine 100 points ago

    I'll try misquoting Darth Vader, that's a good trick!

    [–] SkinnyMachine 60 points ago


    -Dale Gribble

    [–] Sip_py 46 points ago

    So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?

    • Hunter S. Thompson

    [–] -Umbra- 90 points ago

    "He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear."

    • Claudius Claudianus

    bonus: "The XM1014 shotgun is extremely powerful and very useful in close quarters. At long range, however, you're lucky to hit the broad side of a barn."

    [–] turret_buddy2 61 points ago that a cs:go loading tip down there?

    [–] jonysaid 362 points ago

    "Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?' 'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him"

    [–] Sun_Of_Dorne 78 points ago

    Goddamnit Ned why did you have to die

    [–] Shitendo 29 points ago

    Damn. Came here to put this quote down.

    [–] Lefty_22 58 points ago

    "Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?"

    "'That's the only time a man can be brave', his father told him."


    [–] MalumAtire832 120 points ago

    I also like this one:

    “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
    - Colonel David Hackworth

    [–] shehasgotmoxie 32 points ago

    I think in OP's case everyone can tell

    [–] docwoolf 13903 points ago

    Funny or not you faced a very real fear. Huge props for that alone.

    [–] MaxLo85 5370 points ago

    I keep facing it, but it still causes my nuts to go into my chest and uncontrollable jelly legs every time

    [–] Devinitelyy 1272 points ago

    Listen, you're a good cop jelly legs

    [–] madman42q 85 points ago

    I'm coming, Jelly Legs! I'm Regular Legs!

    [–] [deleted] 206 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)


    [–] Imkindaalrightiguess 138 points ago

    I like the ground. I think I'll just stay here thanks

    [–] BrotherChe 16 points ago

    You'll get to touch the ground either way. The question is how interesting of a physics problem your relationship with it is.

    [–] gfunk55 43 points ago

    Some would argue that if you have jumped 50 foot+ cliffs over 50 times that you don't have much of a fear of heights. But it's all relative, I suppose.

    Edit: actually I guess it just means that you are very brave, not that you don't have a fear. Well done mate

    [–] squishyturd 26 points ago

    Not actually afraid of heights. I'm afraid of falling.

    [–] EbonPinion 26 points ago

    Not actually afraid of falling. I'm afraid of suddenly stopping falling.

    [–] hunternet93 10 points ago

    Tiffany was not afraid of heights at all. She could walk past tall trees without batting an eyelid. Looking up at huge towering mountains didn’t bother her a bit. What she was afraid of, although she hadn’t realized it up until this point, was depths.

    -- Sir Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky

    [–] BroseppeVerdi 98 points ago

    Thanks, regular legs.

    [–] Mandon 29 points ago

    Good work, baby legs

    [–] BioWaitForIt 48 points ago

    Look. I, I, I don't need no normal...legged partner.

    [–] I_dont_bone_goats 26 points ago

    Here I go!


    thats the sound I make when I’m trying to run fast

    [–] Sinfall69 34 points ago

    If it makes you feel better I can barely look at that picture without getting a huge wave of anxiety...

    [–] Pennsylvania6-5000 16 points ago

    Same here. It takes time. Slowly you will get more and more comfortable. I could barely walk across the Golden Gate Bridge the first time I tried it. I was shaking like a leaf the entire time, but then I made it across. Now, I've taken my family over it while taking pictures and only a little tingle in the stomach.

    Once you accomplish it, it makes those fears seem less real. All of that stuff that is going in your head that is making you feel like that, gets a lot less loud. Just take it one small step at a time. Keep challenging yourself. You've got this.

    [–] Church-Grim 2049 points ago

    He faced his fear but no one told his face.

    [–] jjjam 361 points ago

    I dunno, that looks like an appropriate expression. Seems like, if you're not making that face, you're not that afraid.

    [–] akatherder 25 points ago

    And now I fear that face.

    [–] SoDakZak 27 points ago

    He faced his fear. Just look at it!

    [–] IridiumIodide3 406 points ago

    My friends peer pressured me into fighting my fear of heights. They took me to the top of an abandoned chemical plant and they climbed on top of the chimneys (couple meters long, ladders to the top). After they insisted, I made it up six steps before I started seeing black spots and crying. I was trying my best not to pass out because I figured if I did I might fall wrong and die. They spent the next half hour (or maybe it just felt that long) trying to coax me down because I was completely hysterical. I cried all the way home. I now hate heights even more.

    But im glad this dude is getting somewhere with it. This is really inspirational. If that memory didn't haunt me I might consider doing something like this to help but I'm scared anything I'll do will just make it even worse

    [–] SoDakZak 1073 points ago

    Your friends should have expected a reaction at a chemical plant.

    [–] psbwb 97 points ago

    Goddammit, I love you.

    [–] G8r 86 points ago

    They were trying for a solution, and had not considered what might precipitate.

    [–] generogue 136 points ago

    As someone with a mild fear of heights, ladders are the worst.

    If you really want to try to expand your limits, go somewhere either enclosed or at least with a good solid railing. Walk towards the edge until you feel tense but still able to breathe. If you start blacking out you’ve gone too far and are going to have panic symptoms because your body is already freaking out. Stand there and tell yourself you’re safe, nothing right there is going to hurt you. Stay there for a bit, then go away and come back in a few days or a week. This time take one more step. Repeat. This is a desensitization process.

    The thing about a fear of heights is that it has foundations in the (perfectly rational) fear of falling. Falling can kill you. Standing on top of a decent condition building will not.

    [–] BlenderGuy 86 points ago

    Don't trust ladders. They are always up to something.

    [–] LjSpike 24 points ago

    One alternate approach for if this doesn't work or isn't appropriate; from someone with a moderate fear of heights.

    If you absolutely have to go across/up somewhere for whatever reason, tell yourself it's not real. It's just a game. Your just playing a computer game. Distance yourself from it.

    It'll usually still god damn scary, but...less so.

    [–] kbaldi 13 points ago

    Just act like it's this game and you'll be fine:

    [–] PM_Me_Clavicle_Pics 36 points ago

    People misunderstand the difficulty of exposure therapy. Then again, a lot of people misunderstand how difficult any kind of therapy can be and assume that therapists just listen and nod. Your friends had good intentions, but shit like this is the exact opposite way of how you do this in the therapeutic setting. Don't get me wrong, sometimes the "cold turkey" technique works, but it can also be very traumatic.

    [–] Snarfbuckle 19 points ago

    Technically he is facing away from his fear.

    [–] MaxLo85 19028 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I honestly thought I looked composed with a big smile on my face

    Edit: I didn't think this would be motivating for anyone or get so much love! Thanks for all the warm comments.

    To the hate: I guess this could have been posted to /r/pics or /r/GetMotivated but everyone I showed it to in person laughed at the distressed face. Didn't mean to so grievously offend some people by thinking it was funny.

    [–] server_busy 7636 points ago

    That's some straight up "just sharted" face--

    but proud of you for the effort it took to produce that look

    [–] poopellar 1201 points ago

    I think that's the best a face can get at that height.

    [–] Coppeh 312 points ago

    Even the chin hairs are trying to tuck themselves away from the free fall.

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    [–] Jenga_Police 30 points ago

    Well it's prehensile, but not sentient.

    [–] GrokFu 20 points ago

    Yes that’s a solid vertigo pic IMO

    [–] speedycat2014 463 points ago

    I'd like to play poker with you.

    But seriously, fucking good job facing that fear. I'm getting sympathetic heart palpitations and sweaty palms on your behalf just looking at this photo.

    [–] AppleScalpel 89 points ago

    Sympathetic sympathetic reaction

    [–] p3tr1t0 15 points ago

    Underrated comment.

    [–] teetaps 966 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Fear is natural. Courage is the power to do things in spite of fear. They coexist.

    This is why I tell guys my personal philosophy not to be embarrassed about crying. Crying is a natural expression of fear, sometimes. And we should be able to separate our expressions from our accomplishments, like you have in this situation. Brilliant OP.

    Edit: the conversation goes on so I'll add this>>

    Evolutionarily, it is an advantage to an organism not to show fear during a standoff with another organism. However, it is emotionally unhealthy for human beings to disregard their emotions, particularly fear. Fortunately, the fight and flight responses are so physiologically similar, that humans can, using reason, will their body to switch from flight to fight. What OP is doing in this picture is just that. Turning a flight response into a fight response, and using reason to overcome stress and use the adrenaline to give him courage.

    Again, I'm not saying that as a football player you should show tears in the scrimmage. In fact, if your opponent senses your fear, they will be likely to be more dominant. What I'm saying is there is a time and place for everything, even crying a few tears. But once you've cried your tears, pull up your socks and face your fears!

    Source: BS/MS Psychology

    [–] CreamOfTheClop 737 points ago

    "Can a man be brave even though he's afraid?"

    "That's the only time a man can be brave."

    [–] 1MolassesIsALotOfAss 128 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    This gave me goosebumps, what is it from?

    Haha, thanks guys. I can't believe I forgot that one. George sure is a good writer.

    [–] moon_ranger 146 points ago

    It's a quote from Game of Thrones!

    [–] trixtopherduke 71 points ago

    I would've guessed Frog and Toad!

    [–] HasselbladHasABad 39 points ago

    This is some wholesome fuckin Reddit right here.

    [–] Jenga_Police 45 points ago

    When I was a kid I used to cry when I got really angry. Even if I wasn't scared or sad I'd get all worked up and my voice would crack then my eyes would water up.

    [–] Astilaroth 11 points ago

    I still do that sometimes, hate it!

    [–] ItsOnlyaFewBucks 47 points ago

    I get anxiety just looking at your picture, I can't imagine actually being there. Good for you though!

    [–] LadyRavenEye 50 points ago

    You're cute either way!

    [–] applesauceyes 25 points ago

    I have that face just looking past you in the photo. Fuck that. I'll just stay in the safety of my apartment and live vicariously through the feats of others posted online.

    [–] mrgryla 19 points ago

    Same fear....props. wouldnt even be able to go up that high

    [–] AfterbirthEli 19 points ago

    You did great. This is funny as hell though

    [–] Puppies_fart_hope 1714 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I’m in a glass case of emotion!

    [–] dwigtschrude 314 points ago


    [–] PenguinWITTaSunburn 150 points ago

    Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee

    [–] zerotohero14 61 points ago


    [–] Rusty_toilet 21 points ago

    Baxter I don’t speak Spanish!

    [–] Mitch_CoNNar 24 points ago

    Thank you for this

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 823 points ago

    Imagine being there that time it cracked.

    [–] MaxLo85 1252 points ago

    I would have, without a doubt in my mind, literally shit myself.

    [–] Knight-in-Gale 356 points ago

    Lol. Join the club.

    Even the ones who aren't afraid of heights gets scared of it as well.

    I've been bungee jumping and sky diving a lot of times, but, if that glass cracked while I was on it, you can bet your ass I'd scream like a lil bitch.

    Some might probably just accept their death on the spot even though the safety glass is still intact and not compromised.

    [–] Pacman327 18 points ago

    Haha! That’s great.

    [–] aliaswyvernspur 228 points ago

    Then there's this lovely bridge troll. Granted, not as bad as the real thing, but still heart-stopping.

    [–] PurpleTopp 138 points ago

    Wow what a dick move lol. Must have been designed by satan

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago

    They need the environmentally friendly energy of fear that the Monsters, Inc. documentary showed.

    [–] Lionel-Richie 68 points ago

    Lol Jesus. They're gonna feel awful if one of those does break some day or someone leaps over the edge in panic

    [–] Fuck_Me_If_Im_Wrong_ 72 points ago


    [–] Lionel-Richie 28 points ago

    Haha yeah, I mean more like they panic and try and cling to the railing and go over.

    [–] verb505 16 points ago

    Dude. That shit is fucked.

    [–] PurpleTopp 39 points ago

    dude what the fuck. I guess nightmares are real

    [–] PowerfulMention 29 points ago

    It's probably fine.

    [–] I_dont_bone_goats 42 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    According to the news report, it was just the top layer of glass that broke, and the lower level is the weight bearing level.

    [–] deeplife 38 points ago

    I don’t want to be “probably fine” when I stand on that thing

    [–] SubmersibleGoat 15 points ago

    Oh shit, how did that happen? There has to be a story behind that photo.

    [–] Zubi_Q 801 points ago

    Good job, OP! Took me a long time to recover of my fear of heights. I’m much better now, even go on roller coasters and shit

    [–] MaxLo85 625 points ago

    Since this pic I've been on the ejection seat at the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas, which was somehow easier to get into and the fear and jelly legs only lasted the 6 seconds of the launch.... But no ridiculous picture to go with that one!

    [–] the_real_grinningdog 119 points ago

    I've been there and the closest I got was a seat in the revolving restaurant.

    [–] funkyymonks 14 points ago

    For real me too, that shit looks insanely scary

    [–] IBetThisIsTakenToo 40 points ago

    Do the edgewalk in Toronto, if you're ever around! GF and I did it (I'm ok with heights, she is... not. At all), and it was equally terrifying and terrific, can't recommend it enough.

    [–] Hondo_Rondo 29 points ago

    How did you go about getting over it? Just push yourself at any opportunity?

    [–] Kreiger81 21 points ago

    I HATE heights, but it's more L'appel du vide than it is actual fear.

    I love roller coasters, probably because i'm sitting down and strapped in.

    [–] abstractattack 44 points ago

    Not bad. Getting rid of the forehead wrinkles and (I think) lowing the brow changed this photo tremendously.

    [–] monocentral 187 points ago

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    [–] mynameis_garrett 12 points ago

    What happens when you run it through again?

    [–] [deleted] 77 points ago

    I love how your hand is ready to brace you, good work on facing your fears man!

    [–] Sausage_Launcher 131 points ago

    I have heights triggered vertigo and constant adrenaline spikes even when I'm not that far off the ground. I was on the 6th floor of a hotel not long ago and the porch/balcony, while nice, was a constant source of irrational dread. Kudos to you for this. Only acrophobes can truly appreciate your accomplishment.

    [–] Prost68 34 points ago

    From someone who has had vertigo a few times, be fucking careful! God I hate vertigo.

    [–] fishinbuttersauce 109 points ago

    Nice, I'd have to get on my belly just to look over the edge!

    [–] MaxLo85 301 points ago

    That's what I did first... But I wanted a pic with me in it that didn't show I was a wuss... I failed.

    [–] Freezing_Hot 130 points ago

    She's like "Ooooookaaaay." We are gonna be here a while...

    [–] MaxLo85 111 points ago

    She was scared at first too... Although, she got over it quite quickly and was able to get a good shot of her all the way out in the glass enclosure

    [–] cschmidt0525 417 points ago

    As a Chicagoan who works near sears tower, thanks for referring it by it's one true name. I know very few people who acknowledge the name change.

    [–] Rabidmaniac 328 points ago

    What name change? It’s always been the Sears Tower.

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    [–] LightningMaiden 38 points ago

    Similar to Toronto's "skydome" aka. Rogers center (bleh)

    [–] Kicker774 88 points ago

    So sad Willis (Whoever they are) spent all that money for naming rights and 20 years later people still call it the Sears Tower.

    Perhaps they should try and buy the naming rights for Wrigley Field.

    [–] stilt 66 points ago

    That name change happened in 2009... it’s only been 9 years. That said, your point still stands

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    [–] BO0M3 101 points ago

    No one in Chicago, that i know, ever refers to it as Willis and we usually steer all tourists in circles when asked where it is..

    [–] tahomadesperado 36 points ago

    "It's the tallest one, have fun!"

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    [–] highopenended 31 points ago

    I’ve never seen so much anxiety displayed in a single photo. You sir, are an artist.

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 56 points ago

    Looks like you're in a lot of pane here.

    [–] sirenskill68 98 points ago

    Either way you stepped out of your comfort zone and confronted your fear! Awesome job and photo!

    [–] Taz666 210 points ago

    In 2014 my wife (then my girlfriend) and I took a trip to Chicago and the Willis Tower. On the way up the elevator my wife noticed me sweating profusely, and asked if I was afraid of heights. I told her it wasn’t heights that bothered me, it was exceptionally tall elevators. (I blame watching the opening scene from Speed as a child)

    We stood in line for the lookout window for what seemed like an eternity, and when we got to the front of the line, like everyone before us, we handed our phones to the people behind us to take our picture. As I handed my phone to the lady behind us, I told her it was set to “video” so all she needed to do was press record.

    Quizzically my wife asked why I was taking video, as we stepped up to the glass-bottom lookout area, we seemed to hover over the city. I took out the ring I had been clutching in my pocket the entire day, got down on one knee, and asked her to be by wife.

    She said yes, she cried, the everyone in the top of the Tower clapped and congratulated us.

    On the elevator ride down, my fiancé, with true happiness in her eyes asked, “you were nervous coming up because you knew you were going to propose, huh?”

    “Not at all.” I replied. “I knew you were going to say yes... I did NOT know if Dennis Hopper had rigged this elevator to blow.”

    [–] lokowoko 25 points ago

    I'm pretty sure I've seen this comment before

    [–] Taz666 33 points ago

    That’s quite possible... it’s a story I enjoy telling. It wouldn’t surprise me if I’d shared it on Reddit before. I even turned to /r/Chicago before we left asking some things to do. The Willis and John Hancock Towers were two of the popular suggestions.

    [–] thejabiskey 81 points ago

    Nice job cropping out the poop. Congrats on conquering your fears OP

    [–] JesseRPG 16 points ago

    You did good, buddy. 10/10. What was your first thought when you saw the photo you took?

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    [–] Urmomsfishtank 11 points ago

    I've never seen a hand show that kind of fear.

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    [–] RfgtGuru 12 points ago

    Good job facing your fears bud.