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I Am Afraid of Dying

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    Today I woke up but I didn't feel awake

    so I went back to sleep seeing as it is a saturday..... but I had a dream.. one of my worse fears is dying. Dying and not knowing what comes after, dying and not being able to see anyone, dying too young. Well my dream started off quite weird it started off at a cooking school...
    anger101 anger101 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    Death.

    I'm afraid of dying before everything I've been through pays off. I have always believed that all I've seen and experienced has molded me into who I am, and all my hard work will pay off. But I'm scared of not making it to a point in life where things are okay. My whole life has...
    dejaentendu90 dejaentendu90 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Coughing up blood & I'm in

    so much pain. All I can do is take these painkillers to stop the pain… I think I'm gone… rolling on the floor… messing up the carpet…
    AllLoveXOXO AllLoveXOXO 18-21, M Mar 13, 2014

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    Scared

    Im scared shitless of dying. Im not sure if im affraid of death as such - i think i might be more afraid of not living, not feeling, not thinking - that i will be no more. I lie awake at night and wonder, what it is going to be like not to exist. F***ed up right? If im dead...
    RafalS RafalS 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    When I was 20, I had it in my head

    that 37 was going to be it for me. I didn't, for some reason, think I'd see a day past that monumental birthday. Don't ask me why....I guess the number just appealed to me. Being the invincible youth that I was, it didn't frighten me in the least to think my life was...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    I'm Petrified.

    I first started fearing death when I was 9 or 10.My mom told me all kids went through that phase and I believed her.I eventually got over it and went back to living my normal life. But,in April,someone sent me a picture of a girl after the car accident that decapitated her.I had...
    ObscureAcrasia ObscureAcrasia 13-15, F Jul 7, 2009

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    I get intense feelings

    that turn into anxiety/panic attacks every time I think about dying. And it's over the silliest of things, I could be looking down at my hands and just randomly think "When I die, I won't be able to see anymore.." These overwhelming feelings of panic usually come at night, when...
    boyda12 boyda12 18-21, F Apr 3, 2014

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    Everyday I Am Plagued With Terrible Thoughts.

    I'm not a religious person... I don't believe in afterlife, I don't believe in heaven or hell... I simply believe that when you die, that's it. That has always been my belief... but for some reason unknown, I've become very afraid of that thought. I've been trying to imagine what...
    fiercetwilight fiercetwilight 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Afraid Of Dying, But Not Of Death.

    That's right. I'm afraid of the process of dying, but I am not afraid of what comes after that. I am afraid to leave my body and go off to where I believe I will go, but I am not afraid to settle in there, and greet the arms of death. I am afraid that I will suffocate, I'm...
    NostalgiaAndStars NostalgiaAndStars 16-17, F Jul 25, 2013

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    Woke Up From A Bad Dream...

    It's strange that a mental phenomena can cause your physical body so much fatigue. I shouldn't be so tired right now because I've gotten much less sleep before, but I haven't felt this tired in a long time. It's probably the bad dream I had last night. Dreams of dying are the...
    DatSwag DatSwag 22-25, F Sep 29, 2013

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    Coward Or Careful?

    My country is now crime ridden and no one seems safe.  I take ordinary precautions against crime and so I am not as yet paranoid. Last year my Brother In Law died suddenly and I again became concerned about my mortality.  The same thing happened when my Dad died. ...
    mortal mortal 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Terrified of Dying

    I have always been afraid of dying.  Not sure all the reasons why.  I know one of the reason is I have a fear that I will see my children suffering and I will not be able to hold them and tell them it will all be OK. The fear became stronger after I saw the movie "...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    I Am

    at one point of time i wasnt i was accauly excited by the fact of dying (i know that sounds sick but i mean it in a different way) i like to say i believe in god because i do but everyone around me dont and is alway trying to tell that there is no afterlife and it scares me like...
    ppwlover ppwlover 18-21, F Oct 24, 2011

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    They Want Me Dead

    I was in a Futurama type world, and my best friend and I were touring our newest home. We went to go find my family, but were stopped by 2 vampires. (Imagine the look of that ,oldy guy from Ghost Rider 2 wearing a black robe) It was like for a second I could see in a 3rd person...
    amorinaAAF amorinaAAF 13-15, F Jun 30, 2012

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    I Am A Little Bit

    The main thing I worry about is that the physical process of dying sounds EXTREMELY painful. Organ failure, lack of oxygen, and the brain shutting down sound like they will cause quite a bit of discomfort to say the least.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 31, 2012

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    PervertedlyWeird PervertedlyWeird 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Idc if it's just a carpender bee I WILL RUN FOR MY LIFE!!!! The only bugs i'm not afraid of are ants and ladybugs. But anything else will kill me. And me watching Fringer doesn't...
    Graebe309 Graebe309 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I am terrified of death of dying of loved ones dying. I become so anxious and scared and depressed. I have nightmares. I can't sleep. I'm afraid to go to sleep. Recently I was told...
    JKenagy JKenagy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Death is a natural part of life, the only thing I'm afraid of is dying without having of had my fair share of experiences with the world.
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am not afraid of death itself but of the pain I may feel when I die. What scares me even more than the pain is I don't know what comes after death. Heaven? Hell? Paradise...
    LoveIsInTheBlood LoveIsInTheBlood 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Its all I have been dying to express and say. Amazing how one song can say it all in how I am feeling. This is it, a song called "Winter" by a beautiful band called Daughter...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I feel like I'm dying. I somehow manage to go through my daily routines but I no longer feel like there's a reason for me breathe. I feel like I'm just existing, not living; and...
    ILoveWeights ILoveWeights 26-30, M Mar 29

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    Its not so much the idea of dying, but I actually enjoy them when they revolve around my suicide. Very intense and entertaining.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    Help me.... I'm a potatoe and I'm dying
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i had so much friends but i lost them all. i'm afraid of meeting new people because they will leave to just like everyone else. i'm afraid that i'm gonna lose all the people i...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Sometimes I look at my sister and I can't believe how different we are. When everyone says we are very similar I can't help to agree and disagree. She's so comfortable with herself...
    Amairany Amairany 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I sometimes feel so afraid of what to come. Anything, when I drove to gym in the heavy rain, I talked to myself, that was the only way, it's a silly fear no one else could...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    KittyBlue3 KittyBlue3 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My bf is thinking about at least 3 years studding in an other country and it won't be easy for me to move to that land and he knows it. He and a friend of his wish to go that...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I was always the one that eats the slowest and my mom never had the patience for me. We were supposed to be going to the beach. Because I ate too slow, I was left behind. The rest...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 Response Mar 23

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    Yeah, aren't we all? We are afraid of rejection. It's like it's better to not ask questions if we are afraid of the answers we will get. Envy those who can easily express their...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I just did something that I never really thought of doing. This pertains to my very first story on Experience Project, please do use that story for reference. I signed into my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 3

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    afraid of what will happen, if I speak up, speak out, let them know I'm hurting. but how do you tell someone who thinks you're perfectly fine, that you dread everyday before it...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F a week ago

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    I think my biggest fear is the fear of myself getting sick to my stomach or someone else getting sick. Since I was a little girl I have been terrified of it. Everything about it...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F a week ago

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    My heart is racing. My head is hurting. I keep thinking about how there's no one. There's nothing. Maybe I've been alone for too long. I've forgotten how to connect. Every part of...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am too afraid to do anything wholeheartedly. Sports, school, relationships. I can only dip in my toes, not jump into life
    thescruffofamoose thescruffofamoose 18-21, F Mar 22

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    There are so many different things I want to do with life. Want to really be in the fashion field also bar tending but I have this weird way of thinking . I even get job offers but...
    Lolabeautyy Lolabeautyy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    it's a scary road im afraid if you learned the truth you would stray...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    It's just I'm afraid they would touch sexuality and I don't normally say nothing
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am not afraid to go out and meet new people, on the contrary i am rather confident but because i have been rejected as a child all my life by my family i have that fear that the...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Lately I've been having this fear of losing those I love. Not just my family but my bf. It's also made me realize my own mortality. I haven't been afraid of death or loss since...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 27

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    Only afraid for not to full fill my responsibility..
    anantkrar anantkrar 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I am almost 25 years old. I am married and I have a beautiful 5 yr old daughter. My husband is handsome and perfect in almost every way possible. I have a beautiful 4 bedroom house...
    MrsRoker MrsRoker 22-25, F Mar 30