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I Am Afraid of Dying

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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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    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

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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 Apr 11

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, as I said on my past experience, I'm still heartbroken over my ex. It's been 5 months, almost 6 since we broke up and to be honest I know it's time to move on. I've met a lot...
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 39 mins ago

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    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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    I am not afraid of dying and never will be
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I'm scared of my emotions, and I don't know what to do. I try to fight them, to lock them away, or eliminate them, but no matter what I do, no matter how logical I try to be, I can...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am afraid that my ailing Father maybe dying. I received a shocking phone call from my brother almost 2 months ago. He told me how my Dad was doing since I live so far away from...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F a week ago

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    I feel like I have so much to lose. I keep so many memories locked away and would consider myself a pack rat of good times. I write down things that make me laugh and things that...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm really scared of my family members dying. I'm a senior in high school and my dad died three years ago. His death was really unexpected so after that I was like "Wow, it's true...
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I am not afraid so much of death, it's dying alone that is my real fear.
    TheBoyFromSweden TheBoyFromSweden 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm more afraid of how I die than the actual dying.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I'm actually not afraid of dying, death is really just winning the game. I don't know, it just doesn't freak me out.
    ElizaKate ElizaKate 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm not afraid because personally I think death is a beautiful truth. I think personally that life is like a cage full of lies, you are trapped in a body and people are constantly...
    420blaze69 420blaze69 16-17, M Jul 16

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    Most of the time I'm not afraid of dying because I do more risky and exhilarating things. But once in a while I realize how scary it is that I don't really care if I die doing...
    marchz13 marchz13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm not afraid of dying because I'm alive now so I should be making the most of it.. When I die it's cause it's time for me to go yeah people will be hurt but they shouldn't be it...
    maddyfenbert16 maddyfenbert16 16-17 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm no afraid of dying, because other than taxes and gravity, it's the only thing in life that is certain, and what we all must accept.
    HopperMan56 HopperMan56 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well it does matter. I'm just immortal. So why should I be afraid of something that won't happen to me?
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    i always do something stupid at sometime. i think in other people's eyes, i look completely idiotic i hate whenever i get flashbacks of the shameful things i've done. last night...
    kathl33n kathl33n 18-21 5 Responses Jul 1

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    For so long, I've wished to end my life I thought it would be silly to fear death, but that's not it. When I was little, I almost drowned, not the panicky I need to get out of the...
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I've made a lot of great strides this past two to two and a half years or so, but I'm still super single. I still have yet to meet someone that I can talk to and click with and can...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I am ready. I am no longer afraid. I hope it happens very soon. Eternal sleep is so much more peaceful than life. I'm tired of walking through hell everyday, empty and alone and...
    Icarus1228 Icarus1228 36-40, F Jul 8

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    My heart may be beating, But my soul is dying. I am to broken to be fixed, everyone who tries gets cut on my broken heart. I keep finding myself sitting up at night crying...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I am terrified of dying. When I was younger I was very religious, and believed that if I was a good person I would go to heaven. Now that I'm older I'm starting to question my...
    CynicalSinner CynicalSinner 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    In my dream, when you're close to death, some company calls you in to be measured for your coffin, and to give samples of blood. I got a notification that it was my time to come...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Today is z first day i did not call you n hear your voice, I feel like am dying off. I wish I get back to the old times when we used to talk n laugh out loud . I do not know how to...
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am afraid of failure in almost every context I think. I am a writer who is afraid to write because I am afraid that people will not like it. More importantly, I am afraid they...
    Franklee206 Franklee206 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I don't know if people actually realize how much their words hurt me. I hate when someone tells me " oh you're alright" no I'm not alright dumbass I'm dying inside and you don't...
    mikaylahoguexo mikaylahoguexo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    wow what a title... but it is true... my friend, her sister has stage last of cancer... she is in the palliative care ward at the hospital... I have been going daily for about a...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm actually dying on the inside. My digestive system is shutting down. I'm scared
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I am so scared of being nothing...the thought of death makes me panic. I have severe panic attacks whenever I think about it. I feel like I am spiralling out of control physically...
    justaweirdo56 justaweirdo56 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I had strangest of the dreams. I saw myself dying :s. And to make things even more strange..... next day ( night) I saw my sibling making grand arrangements for their funeral.
    lonelyheartbroken lonelyheartbroken 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
    ILF777 ILF777 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everything around me is falling apart...we all live in fear...When you live In a war zone everything else looks insignificant ...I live in iraq...I have watched so many people die...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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    For various reasons: I'm afraid of child birth, I'm afraid of raising them wrong and not being able to care for them properly, and when I'm being honest with myself, sometimes I'm...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have an intense fear of rejection. I've reached the point where I don't even try to make new friends because I'm afraid if they don't like me then they'll judge me or make fun of...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response