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I Am Afraid of Death

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    I admit I have a healthy avoidance of death.  I believe there is nothing once the heart stops pumping and the brain ceases to function.  Now, I know that since there will be nothing there will also be no sadness or fear of the nothing.  We get to experience...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    It's funny actually I'm afraid of death

    but yet I've tried to commit suicide. Find it odd how I was ready to give my life up bit it scares me so much to be dead
    Lildemii Lildemii 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I guess I'm so afraid of the process instead of

    what happens after. I know everyone does but that doesn't make me feel any better. I just hope when it's my time I'll return to The Infinite with clean hands and straight eyes.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Death Is Unavoidable

    I'm scared of dying for the fact that I don't like pain, I hate to think that I will die in a very painful way. If it were up to me I would chose to die in my sleep or so suddenly I wouldn't have to suffer, but no one gets to chose how they die. Another thing that scares me about...
    ItsEnough ItsEnough 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    I am deathly afraid of death.

    Even if it's a death of someone I barely knew, I burst into tears. I cannot accept the concept of death. I am 19 and everytime someone around me dies, I began to think about it. I think the person disappearing from the earth. I think of them never coming back. I think of them...
    blackbirdie blackbirdie 18-21, F Dec 28, 2013

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    At the end of it all - how much information -

    how many deeds - how many acts, how many people were benefitted in your life is what matters. Some end up in the hospital - because God/Creator wants that hospital support staff to live as well. So that's why they go there - think of it as helping the doctors/nurses/ cleaning...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    The Reason Is......

    is because first off, I have anxiety disorder and that was or shall i say is the thing that scares me the most, i don't want to leave any of my boys. I have 2 that have moved on in their own, but they still need me and i have 2 little guys that really need me. If you lost your...
    kimintheclouds kimintheclouds 36-40, F 3 Responses May 8, 2012

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    I'm scared of the unknown,

    I'm scared of losing the people I love forever, no body really knows what happens till it happens, What if this is really all there is. This life right here right now, I'm scared of there being nothing for me after I die.
    Taylorgangbby Taylorgangbby 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I'm scared to die, only

    because I wanna know how it happens... What happens when you die? Do you see a light? Do you follow it? Is it sad for you? Does it hurt? Is it scary? Will you be in your actual body? Will you know what's actually going on? Will you be able to think? Can you linger around on...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hearing about Paul Walker shocked me.

    Even though he was a celebrity, I couldn't believe it but I thought that stuff like that always happens. About a year ago, My cousin's best friend committed suicide. It shocked me too because someone I've actually met and knew died, but I also barely knew him. It still got...
    Alva35 Alva35 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Death haunts me everyday.

    I don't want to lose everyone, my memories, experience, and everything the world has to offer..... I can't sleep thinking how death will one day come, and even though i am living my life, ik all this fun will eventually end ;( it scares and haunts me more then anything.....
    InfinityHeart InfinityHeart 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have an unhealthy obsession with death.

    When I was about four or five, I remember laying in bed one night. I was having a difficult time sleeping so I let my mind entertain me. I stared into the black nothingness shrouding my room and pulled from it one startling thought. I am going to die. One day, I will no longer...
    VoraciousTurtles VoraciousTurtles 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    My Dad Is Getting Old, And I'm Sooo Afraid Of Him Dying.

    Ever since I was little, I would have a sudden random thought of losing one of my parents. I guess i'm mostly terrified of losing my dad. I'm 18 and my dad is 78! i know its crazy, i always have been a bit embarrassed by it though I shouldn't be. My mom is in her fifties  so...
    ronniecakes ronniecakes 18-21, F 25 Responses Jul 17, 2010

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    I Maybe Am!

    I always praying to God about sacrificing myself for the good of others, or may be I am looking for one way ticket of escaping from this so called "responsibility" in life. Just funny, but recently I asked myself, are you really that ready if the death reaper catches you? Given 1...
    Eureka85 Eureka85 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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    In the past I have tried to kill myself

    because of the tremendous pain that life was giving me. In those moments I never thought about the reality of death. In my calmer moments the thought of death scares me to the point of tears. I wonder why that happens most of the time.
    ran20 ran20 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I think death should be embraced.

    I don't think it's death people are afraid of, I think it's the circumstances; humans hate pain. I'm actually hungry for the knowledge to know what happens after death, even if that knowledge is temporary.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Death And Clowns

    There isn't much that makes me completely afraid and scared then when I am thinking about death. The thought of nolonger exisiting really starts to get to me. There are times when I will hold my breath and start to freak out. Not sure why that is, but I am very afraid of dying...
    CableDawg CableDawg 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    I Try Not To Think About It

    When I do, it seems incomprehensible that there will be a time I won't be here in this familiar realm. I shouldn't be afraid because I am a Christian who loves God and should think "now I am being called to Heaven'. But I guess there is doubt in me. I am frightened of when I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Too Young

    My mother died at only age 53. I am so afraid of the death part in general.  I know where I will be going when I died I am just afraid that is will hurt. I am afraid of leavin people behind. I dont wanna see my husband suffer nor do I want to look down and see him with...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    I Don't Know What I Believe

    I am afraid of death because I don't know what happens to us when we die. I am uncertain if I believe that we have souls and that our souls go elsewhere. That notion really seems kind of fairytale-ish. But it scares me to think that we just cease to exist. Because if that is true...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    I Fear Death

    ...more than anything in the world. When I am laying in bed I start thinking about it and it drives me mad.
    UrbanxXSugar UrbanxXSugar 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    I Can't Stop Thinking About It.

    few days ago my brother showed me a youtupe clip, it's one of those magician's act were the magician cut a lovely woman in half and put her back together, cut her head off with a chainsaw and.....lets just say he wasn't able to put her back together in one piece. that made me...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    NOT ! There is Birth

    and there is Death. Think of your grandfather/ father/ and now and your son and his son and so on.... It's a legacy they live behind. Your job is to leave the same behind when you die. You were given a time slot to live, and your time to perform on the stage was offered - DO...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    I'm so scared that when I die I won't be ready

    to and I'm even more scared I will be
    itsjareduh itsjareduh 18-21, M Apr 19

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    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Dec 28, 2013

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    I am 17 years old and afraid of death.

    I am fully conscious of the fact that my life is slowly ticking away. I am most fearful because, as an atheist, I do not believe in the existence of an afterlife of any sort (and do not support scientific views RE: NDEs) and therefore I believe I will merely cease to exist. This...
    DamianCray DamianCray 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 2

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    Fin.

    On June 18, 2006, my life changed drastically, not for the better or worse but changed. As I go on to tell you my story you’re going to wonder how I can’t say for the worse, but I hope by the end you will understand. The day started out like any other day, got ready to go to...
    evasanchez610 evasanchez610 22-25, F Nov 11, 2012

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    I still see myself dying.

    . Everyday the same visual in my head, different ways, torturous circumstances. It happens every day. First a scream in my head, then the lights flicker, I'm somewhere, doing something, and as soon as I think I'm safe... WHAM!.... The lights go dark... Silence... The sound of...
    EzraUlv EzraUlv 16-17, M Dec 5, 2013

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    Not Exactly Afraid of Death...

    It's not that I am afraid of death. It's not that I am afraid of dying I completely understand that death is apart of the circle of life. It's something else for me. I have talked to the closest people in my life about my feeling towards death and no one seems to have a very good...
    alishaa92 alishaa92 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    Okay this is probably literally the weirdest

    thing out there. Yeah I do believe in god and life after death. But it just scares me. Like what if your life isn't the way you want it? What if nothing goes right? And then I also have a feeling when you die it's all pitch black, you have no feeling, sight, you can't do...
    mxgconboyss mxgconboyss 13-15, F May 3

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    So Afraid

    I think about it all the time. Whether atheist or not people seem to all rely on nothingness or something good. What if it is something bad no matter what? I had a dream last night I was climbing a stone tower with millions of etched eyes on the walls. It was so small no room...
    LunaLunita LunaLunita 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Just found out my cousin is dying in the

    hospital... I couldn't imagine life if she doesn't wake up from her coma
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses May 16

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    Every Morning I Wake Up

    For the last two years I have been terrified of dying in my sleep. I would have panic attacks every night and didn't want to go to bed because I knew the terrible thoughts would be there waiting for me. How is it possible that my consciousness - the only thing I have ever known...
    thetortoise thetortoise 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Visions Of Death

    I've recently begun having intense panic attacks triggered by fears of death. This relates both to my own death and ill health as well as those around me. I'm currently medicated to treat bipolar II and anxiety. I have had panic attacks from an early age and experienced...
    tasheeta tasheeta 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    I Am Terrified Of Nonexistence

    For the last four years, I've been experiencing this feeling of dread and utter hopelessness when faced with the fact that when I die, there's a good chance that I--my consciousness--will possibly not exist anymore. Every personal victory, thought and memory I have will...
    Tea85 Tea85 26-30, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Fear of a Thing I Can Not Control

    Possibly the reason it scares me so much is because there is nothing i can do about it. Sometimes i get so deep into thought about it that i just want to break down and hide. It is almost a phobia, but i refuse to ruin my life by thinking about my death too much. Just to...
    jesskuhismynamo jesskuhismynamo 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    akisNick akisNick 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    I am. I really am. That's part of the reason

    I'm suicidal.. Because when I was about 6 or so, I planned to kill myself when I was in my late 20's, because I was afraid of growing up and losing people in my life. I don't know why I'm so afraid of death to be completely honest. And part of the reason of my suicidal nature is...
    worthlesssuicidal worthlesssuicidal 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Not death itself. That's a natural part of

    living. But certainly the manner of it. We'd all like to think we'd just pass away in our sleep. But there are just so many ways in which it could happen! Personally I just hope the manner of it is fairly painless and doesn't cause problems for anyone else!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Obsessive Thoughts Of Dying Everyday

    since the 25th of august i have been thinking about death alot... it went from acceptance to welcoming to complete fear.. it what i think about all day everyday..and i feel like at every moment i'm going to die..when i hear planes i think they are going to crash into my house...
    blackmagic88 blackmagic88 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Devastating News

    I can't believe how in one little instant you are reminded how precious life is. I never take life for granted - after losing my mom at age 14, losing many friends through the years, all grandparents gone by the time I was 17...I had learned the Lord's Prayer not by going to...
    PinkSugarplum PinkSugarplum 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    Probably From My Dad

      Who died when I was five. I have now outlived him. So not only am I afraid of dying and leaving my kids behind, I'm afraid of others dying and leaving me behind. It's irrational. So I breath. Come back to the precious moments we DO have here. And.. plan to live forever...
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Just Another Guy Afraid Of Death

    Almost everybody is afraid of death. It's a natural defense mechanism to help us stay alive. But there are some of us that think about it and worry about it more often than others, and I'm one of those people. I think I know where it stemmed from. 1. I had a friend that died when...
    AhhIdkAboutThat AhhIdkAboutThat 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    The scariest thing is knowing that

    once I die, I’ll simply be forgotten. Lost in the timeline of humanity, along with the millions of others who’s time had come, and they simply passed. Of course, the few close family and loved ones will miss you, but to a certain point, they will forget. I don’t believe in...
    brenanarookle brenanarookle 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    It Is Like Trying To Accept Health Problems As I Approach Death

    To me "Death" means less "Conscientiousness", less "Health" and "Sensory Perceptions. More illnesses and inconveniences with last stages of "Life" (In the Process). (It means facing the "Greater Forlorn"?) I'm hating it, while I love my moments in the Solitude of Serenity and...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Not Death Itself

    It's not dying that scaresme. We all die, that is the inevitable fact of the Universe. Us, planets, stars; it's even said that the Universe itself wil die one day. What scares me is that I'll die alone; I'll have no one in my life to be there with me when I go. That I'll have...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    I use to be afraid of death,

    maybe still... When I was 7-10 years old, i thought to myself what would happen when I died, would my family remember me? Whenever i would here even the word 'death', Id cry when nobody is looking, imagining my grave and where would I be, maybe nothing, a world of nothing I've...
    Crossfire14 Crossfire14 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    It'S Death Again

    It's Death again - He's always there -Watching, waiting - e'er the stare!Every time I look behindOr reach to pull the window blind,I catch a glimpse of grubby hood -A little clue to where he stood;The glint of light that caught the scythe.Perhaps if I could pay a tithe…But O...
    annie12550 annie12550 41-45, F Apr 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I just never ever been afraid from dying as it is life as no one stay alive forever, right!. I just saw a lot of funerals in my life and lost a lot in my 35 years as my life been...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Are you afraid of death, or does it appeal to you? There's no purpose to our lives. We don't even really know the true reason for our existence, is the is one at all. So, pain...
    nikkianni nikkianni 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm afraid of getting close to others or having a new best friend because my best friend died over a year ago. Not only that, I have had lots of friends who have died. Others, I...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 18

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    I don't know what's wrong with me lately. I'm having this huge fear of death and nothing seems to bring me joy, the sound of thunder and lightning seems to be sending chills down...
    YoungHeartOldSoul YoungHeartOldSoul 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Well I am not just because we will die someday, except for Chuck Norris (he's god) but well we all are gonna die and well I'm not afraid, if it is my moment I'll take it and well I...
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 19