the open water is a fear most people have.
can you swim 10kms?
can you swim 10km's injured?
would you bleeding in the water make you scared of sharks?
say you went fishing with a buddy, things went wrong and your boat caught fire/ sunk.
you cant see land, or any other boats. you are floating via lifejacket. all your bait/ food is now in the water around you along with fuel and other shit. that attracts fish, which attracts sharks. now if that doesnt scare you fine.
I think the whole drowning and just being left there to try and swim in some random direction and feeling of hopelessness is what scares people.
no help, no friends, nowhere to go. only way to kill yourself is drowning. fuck that.