Top 10 Things that are Beautiful and Scary

In life, there are many beautiful things us humans are able to witness or feel, but many of these things are also scary.
The Top Ten
1 Space

The first time any astronaut goes into space, it must be so scary. Anything goes wrong and you're a goner. Seeing the Earth from up there must be beautiful though.

While outer space is fascinating to learn about, being out there all by yourself can be pretty terrifying.

Space is fascinating and incredible in so many beautiful ways. It's also extremely terrifying.

2 Volcanoes

Seeing pictures or videos of an erupting volcano, let's say in a documentary, seeing all the fire and the lava come out of a volcano looks beautiful, but at the same time it's scary when you think of all the damage eruptions can cause.

The city I live in (well sort of) was pretty much built on land from erupting volcanoes. They are dormant for now but it could change.

Volcanoes look really cool.

3 The Ocean

Should you ever go exploring underwater, you'll see some amazing animals. But if you're worried about meeting any dangerous ones, the ones you'll most likely want to avoid are sharks, and barracudas, and eels. (Oh my)

Looking at the ocean can feel calming, but when there's a storm, it's the complete opposite. Not to mention that if you've seen shark movies like Jaws, just being on a boat can feel scary just knowing all the creatures that are living right underneath you.

4 Wild Animals

The wildlife on Earth is one of nature's most beautiful sights. But while animals are beautiful creatures, at the same time they do kill each other, of course it's by no means a horrible thing as predators have to eat their prey to survive, it's how life works, but many predators are scary. If your favorite animal is a bear, I can guarantee you you wouldn't want to come across one while taking a walk in the woods.

5 Love

Love is a beautiful thing, but at the same time it's a very scary thing as you never know what is going to happen. You do get a lot of memories from it though, hopefully good ones. And it's not just scary when it comes to romantic relationships, it can be scary when it comes to family members, maybe someone in your family lost their way or has issues in their lives and it can feel scary.

Love is definitely scary.

6 Lightning

Seeing lightning bolts in the sky is very pretty, if you've ever seen some of the pictures photographers have taken of lightning storms, you'll know. While they do look pretty, believe me, hearing that thunder hit can feel very scary.

7 Fire

Fire can be a destructive force, but it can also look beautiful. For example, sitting next to a campfire is relaxing and you often can't help but stare in the flames.

8 Dreams

In my opinion, one of the most terrifying yet incredible things in the world. Every night, the knowledge that whether I dream of magical, happy lands or terrifying, bloody deaths is completely out of my control sends shivers down my spine. A nightmare is a horrible, horrible thing.

True. I've had dreams where I just explore beautiful and odd places, funny dreams with talking inanimate objects and fictional characters come out of nowhere, and a few dreams where I was in a near-death situation (crushed by garage door, falling into a lava pit, in a building under attack by aliens, etc.)

9 Forests

There's nothing quite as beautiful as mother nature, but while forests look beautiful, they are filled with dangerous animals as well as poisonous plants, depending on which part of the world you live in.

10 Sex

The first time is terrifying at first.

The Contenders
11 Humans Humans (Homo sapiens) are the most abundant and widespread species of primate, characterized by bipedalism and large, complex brains. This has enabled the development of advanced tools, culture, and language. Humans are highly social and tend to live in complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to political states. Social interactions between humans have established a wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which bolster human society. Curiosity and the human desire to understand and influence the environment and to explain and manipulate phenomena have motivated humanity's development of science, philosophy, mythology, ...read more.
12 Tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of the scariest and most dangerous natural disasters on Earth, but many photographers have been able to capture beautiful pictures of tornadoes.

In a weird way yeah.

13 Women
14 Mountains

From afar, mountains look very beautiful with their many rock formations and their snowy peaks, but if you ever have to climb one, you'll likely find them less beautiful and more terrifying than anything else. And let's not forget that in certain parts of the world, many people have died to an avalanche, killed by tons of snow that came right off those mountains.

15 Flying
16 Darkness
17 Fiction
18 Rivers

The scariest thing about them is that some of them can lead you to the top of a waterfall

19 Life
20 Storm Clouds

Seeing a storm coming in can look beautiful, but hearing thunder and seeing how sinister storm clouds often look, it's not a reassuring sight.

21 History

History is an interesting subject and many people love to read and learn about the past. Unfortunately, there are parts of history, or certain historical figures, who are downright scary. Past wars are a great example.

22 Dogs The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, by hunter–gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture. Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. ...read more.

I hate bulldogs one broke my leg once I hated it and I was bleeding a lot. I HATE THEM!

23 Music

Music is amazing but sometimes it can have scary lyrics and be really loud. Sometimes your friend can catch you red handed when you listen to an inappropriate song.

24 Heaven

Imagine you're in Biblically accurate Heaven with all the angels. That would probably be startling along with all the other supernatural things happening around you but you are free of suffering. If you were on Earth and suddenly saw Heaven in your physical body you would be much more terrified. - holaday

25 Death

How is death beautiful? I don't know who added this, but this is def not beautiful.

Switching between wanting to die and scared of death every day

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