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I Am Afraid of Dying

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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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    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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    Im atheist now but when i believed in God I was

    extremely afraid of dying because the concept of hell and heaven equally frightened me because neither seemed to much better than the other because you're stuck there either way. In theory heaven is supposed to be better but lack of certainty about what heaven was bothered me...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Sep 18, 2015

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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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    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 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The only thing in life

    that truly scares me is death. I just don't believe that there is anything after that, and I don't want to think of myself just disappearing. I try to make the most of this life.
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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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 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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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 2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    I'm afraid of too much attaching to people. its not like I'm hating them or something.it just I hate ended up getting heart broken.I broke up so many times and each time it felt...
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    telling a white lie is still a lie. don't be afraid to tell the truth, it will be better in the long run.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Noow I'm not afraid every one who want to se my pictures just message me I'll show everything no matter what
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Sexuality is natural, so no reason to be afraid or ashamed. I love everything sexual and talking about it and exchanging experiences is just fun. So dont be shy! ;)
    sxylaura sxylaura 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Its kind of funny, all my life. Every girl I was ever the least bit interested in...was always taken or unavailable. I tend to get stuck on one girl for a while and not really feel...
    Jason947 Jason947 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    YES! They certainly are! Hahaha it's so awesome too! I wanted to post this because I speak my mind on ep in a lot of debates about men, animals women's rights and so on. I...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to be afraid of being alone but I realise you have to be happy with your lot and being alone because being in a relationship will not bring long lasting love and the...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not afraid to say Jesus Christ is Lord.
    cobalt997 cobalt997 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    No one should be afraid of this. Everyone is different and i have met so many people who couldn't be more different to one another..
    SubmissiveKitty09 SubmissiveKitty09 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My whole life I felt like my life was coming to a end. My whole life I wanted it to come to a end I do not believe in depression I don't believe that I have any kind of chemical...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to be afraid to talk about what I feel and how I feel about my sexuality. Not so much anymore. It isnt healthy to not discuss your sexuality.
    kbrasswell kbrasswell 13-15, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate that I fall for someone so quickly... I've never been in love but this man that I'm dating now I think it's real && I think that I'm falling for him... Of course I'm afraid...
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    well you shouldn't be afraid of what people think cause what people think doesn't matter ??
    donnylevi511 donnylevi511 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The fact that I am afraid of commitment because of being walked away from once I put my all into it... I constantly drive people away!!! Sad but it's true
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Time calls us by a name we know none of, and brands us with it for life. Time is but a fraction of the sun dancing to discover and rediscover distant shadows carved to perfection...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am not afraid to walk this world alone.
    LexiMory LexiMory 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I volunteer I'm a shelter for battered women and children. last Wednesday evening a mother came in very badly beaten and with what turned out to be a broken arm. She had a 9 year...
    g4it g4it 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am afraid of sharing my feelings around me. Maybe thats why i am ignored all the time. Maybe i am secretive or that my smile is a lie. Is just a mask. I don't wanna be a burden...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Feb 1

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    I'm not really afraid I just know when it's gona be my time to go I'm going to have to face death alone.
    RobertXavier19 RobertXavier19 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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    i cant i just cant i had so much advice but i am afraid of rejection and then they would laugh at me an tell everyone else and they will say ew ur ugly and i want to change my...
    genericusername23 genericusername23 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Except I already have. The best friends I managed to keep throughout high school and some college...they are all gone. Of course, I blame no one but myself. I had a best friend in...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am a licensed educator who was never able to find a teaching job. I tried different things in my life but I have always wanted to teach kindergarten. I am afraid that because of...
    ahughes27 ahughes27 26-30, F Jan 30

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    I lost my best friend and my grandma in the same year. Ever since then I've been afraid of losing everyone who's close to me
    Thornton2 Thornton2 16-17, F Jan 30

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