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I Am Afraid of the Future

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    I don't want to go anywhere I don't want

    anything to change. But I can't do anything about it... Everything is different. The future is a scary thing. And I'm terribly frightened to find out what's ahead of me.
    7Bird 7Bird 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    What Am I to Do?

    I'm a junior in high school. I cannot cower behind these incessant piles of college mail any longer. I'm taking the ACT in two weeks. My future is lying in wait before me. But what am I to do? There is a certain college I am interested in. Shimer: The Great Books College of...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    I'D Really Love Some Advice

    Of course I'm frightened of the future, what intelligent semi well adjusted high school kid isn't? My problem is that I have little idea of what I want to do, what my lifestyle should be, where I even want to go to college and what contribution I want to make to the world. I need...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Frightening Future

    I had the worst childhood imaginable. I was so happy to leave home at 17yrs old and leave the state to move to CA. Every time I try something new, it turns to crap. I have the worst luck ever. I'm hoping what I'm working on now will be successful, and my family will think twice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Think About This a Lot

    it scares me... though i feel positive about it at times.  i'm normally fixed in my ways, happy with being single, not having much responsiblities... happy-go-lucky me... these lead me to worry about my future.  my fear is that i may not be doing the...
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I will be 18 in a month

    and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I feel like I am too emotionally ****** up to handle college, or a relationship. I wish I could put life on pause for a while.
    kyliethain kyliethain 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I'm currently fifteen,

    and I have no idea in which direction I should be taking my life. I have no particular talents or any interests that my parents have yet to shoot down. Even in high school now, I'm extremely stressed due to large workloads of homework. I'm not particularly intelligent either...
    Celstie Celstie 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Worry List

    Have no fear, for I'll be here Here or there, but surely near We'll wipe the slate clean you and I We'll aim only hearts Up into the sky And when we come to that pivotal day take my hand and wash the scars away And we'll go on. I swear. (A quick poem I wrote up after having a...
    ltuthill ltuthill 18-21 May 21, 2013

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    Afriad On the Future

    I'm afraid of whats going to happen, not like death but just like not being good enough for what the future dose hold. Im in high school now and im failing  out of my history class leading to a loss of credits.
    PingTheChimp PingTheChimp 16-18 Mar 24, 2008

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    Especially about a particular upcoming change

    in my life, college. I'm already getting letters from colleges, and I'm attempting to check them out see if I like them, but Idk where to go from here. I'm so confused and so lost, the only thing I can really think to look at is simply just to make sure they have the major(s) I...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Would You Be My Wife?

    That's a simple thought. Could I have sat down once and thought it? Could I have worked at it? Planned for it? Even just a little? It wouldn't have taken much. But no. Be a stubborn self absorbed ******* instead. How did that work out for you?
    farmallcub51 farmallcub51 26-30, M Nov 11, 2013

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    So Much Ahead Of Me

    I'm a senior this year. I'll be going to college in the fall. I'm excited about it, but it terrifies me. What if I don't know how to operate in the real world? What if I choose the wrong major? What if I'm miserable? What if I screw up in life? I'm so scared! I have so much time...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Ominous

    Palm reading, astrology, horoscopes, etc all have one thing in common, they give you an idea as if our lives are pre-determined against our will. This idea frightens me. Whenever I see things involving ways to determine what's ahead I back away, because I feel as if nothing good...
    osgo osgo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Everything Is Too Clear

    I recently spoke with a good friend about my issues at college and why I am so unhappy here. She mentioned something that really resonated. She said that college was making her miserable, too, because she could see what she will become in the future, and where life would go, and...
    arsonbunny arsonbunny 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    Terrified

    This fall, I'm going to college. From what I can tell, it's a great college. The statistics are great. Everyone who has gone there or knows someone who went there says it's great. I've visited it several times. I know it's a great school. And it feels like a great fit for me...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Jul 14, 2013

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    It Could Be Very Dim

           You might think me a nut job. Yes I have my quirks. Yes I think outside the mainstream box. I read a lot. I question a lot too.  I read a lot, probably too much. I am a tireless seeker of facts and knowledge. I wanted to share some things...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    I Have No Idea..

    I find it kind of freaky because I have no idea. I could die tommorow and never live to be 18. I could live till next year but never have a family of my own. It is kind of like all my dreams and hopes could be taken away just like that. They may never happen at all. What really...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    My Future Is My Worse Nightmare

    when i was a kid i had so much hopes so much dreams, but i grew up now and i see the real world nothing but a miserable deep mud hole where Survival for the richest. i had a rough childhood and my life right now is much worse than you can ever imagine, so i am realy worry about...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Oct 24, 2012

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    I'M Scared.

    I am afraid of the future because I don't know what I'm gonna do with my life. I know I'm still young, but I have no idea what I'm gonna do. I'm not good at anything. I wish I could be a writer or a poet but I'm not good at stuff like that. When I was younger I wanted to be an...
    aggy10 aggy10 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    But I Still Look Forward To It

    Sometimes I worry about it more than I would care to, but deep down I feel that everything is going to be okay.
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    What Else Can Go Wrong

    Perhaps it is because I am turning twenty soon, that I start to feel anxious about my future. Events at my old college led me to postpone school for a year. However even during this time off, I cannot relax. I am constantly thinking about my next plan and how to get to my goal...
    rosmarijn rosmarijn 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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    This thought haunts me every minute of every

    day... There are over 7 billion people on the planet right now and we have the audacity to think we matter (paraphrasing Watsky here). Out of all those lives, those stories... What's going to make mine matter? I've never said this aloud, or even let myself think it, because...
    Liv4laffs Liv4laffs 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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    My Parents

    My sister asked me to make an doctor's appointment for my father in the web. I got very annoyed even though it would take only a few minutes. This does not bode well for the time when I have to take care of my parents. It is very likely that they will move in with me in a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2008

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    My Future Is My Worse Nightmare

    when i was a kid i had so much hopes so much dreams, but i grew up now and i see the real world nothing but a miserable deep mud hole where Survival for the richest. i had a rough childhood and my life right now is much worse than you can ever imagine, so i am realy worry about...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    Afraid Of What Lies Ahead

    I'm scared for my future, but that makes it exciting for me, not knowing what lies beyond. Something terrible could happen, God forbid, or it could a life-altering experience that changes us for the better. I'm afraid of what will come when I switch states next year, but I know...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 Jun 21, 2012

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    SO, I really love this boy.

    Today a friend asked if I would rather have along distance relationship with him or date someone here. i would rather have a long distance relationship, and that is saying a lot because I think long distance is stupid. IT's really weird. In health were talking about...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

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    History Has Repeated Itself

    I do have some fear when it comes to the future. I have had history repeat itself in my life a few times and almost exactly and not within my control. Obviously we all have a little anxiety over the unknown. I just am scared of living through the same events again.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I really want to grow up

    and become an adult. I want to be a fashion designer. I just want to finish high school and go to L.A for college. But what I most afraid it's went I have done college. What if I don't find a job or if I fail in my job. I really nervous and I don't want to be nervous, because...
    Alisden Alisden 18-21, F May 14

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    I stress about the future.

    I have a long college history and not very close to being done yet. I hardly even know what I want for a career. As I think about this I really want to listen to working class hero....
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    I have a deep fear that the image I have of my

    future will only remain just in my head. I'm scared that my life will turn out to be below par. There are so many people in the world, so many people live and die mediocre lives. I don't want to be a statistic. It's hard to make a difference or an impact on this world when...
    Cl0ud Cl0ud 18-21, M May 25

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    Big Dreams Yet I Am My Own Enemy... Have U Ever Felt That Way??

    As I prepare to step into the future, I admit I am procrastinating and creating more problems for myself...ultimately. Yup I have that avoidant coping mechanism but its getting old... time to bit the bullet open old wounds and answer why and figure out where to head next .Best...
    rainbowminx rainbowminx 22-25 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Unknown

    I broke up with my girlfriend of 5 years on Wednesday, I leave my job of 6 years next week Wednesday and all I feel at the moment is nothing. I don't feel as if I'm in denial as I don't really feel a lot.  Historically I have been afraid of change and lacking in self...
    verysillyboy verysillyboy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    What Now?

    I've always wanted to be the best at something - but instead have been decidedly average at almost everything I put my hand to. I was one of those students in high school who studied a little - but not too much - and consistently scored in the middle of the bell curve. University...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    No Fear!!!

    fear of the unknown is a waste of energy.  live in the present, plan for your future and be prepared to change course, as necessary.
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    My Future Is My Worse Nightmare

    when i was a kid i had so much hopes so much dreams, but i grew up now and i see the real world nothing but a miserable deep mud hole where Survival for the richest. i had a rough childhood and my life right now is much worse than you can ever imagine, so i am realy worry about...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    If Only I Knew

    I am afraid that future has nothing in store for me. I am already married, have a baby, have a decent education and job. I have a small apartment and make enough to pay the bills. A common life, but what scares me is that I am already what I am supposed to be, and there is...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 28 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    In the Future

    in the future the monkeys will take over because they are tired of being in the same place everyday so they will breakout and learn to talk and write and build a underground layer where they will train monkey ninjas to go out and steal stuff they need for the future take over of...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2009

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    I Don't Know What to Expect.._x

    i am afraid of what the future holds, i have never had any kind of psychic reading and im not sure i really realy belive anyway. but the past and the present aren't great and im afraid the future will just be worse. i know its a waste of worry about something you can't change...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2007

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    Love Hurts

    I'm in love with this amazing guy, but we are breaking up this summer because I am leaving to go away to college while he is staying here for college. We both think this is the best course of action, so that we can meet new people. But we both want to get married some day. He...
    teardropsonroses teardropsonroses 16-17 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Impending Doom...

    Since I was eleven years old, I've always felt my future was going to be nothing, but pain, anger, dark and evil. I really thought by the time I was fourteen that I would not live to see 18 and for the most part, I had no reason to think that other than I was repeatedly trying to...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2008

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    It lingers on in my mind,

    day after day. Before I go to bed, the first thing in the morning, in the shower, when I'm eating or watching tv or most of all when my anxiety attacks me. I am so terrified of what the future holds for me. What I want to do and what I can do is never the same thing but I don't...
    mayhems mayhems 36-40 3 Responses a week ago

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    I Think It All Boils Down To Fear

    Lately I've been going nuts. I think it is out of fear. I've always been fearful of one thing or another so i'm just going to list it and get it over with. I'm afraid of hating the job i may get soon I'm afraid of myself I'm afraid of relapsing I'm afraid of becoming nothing...
    PreferAnAstronaut PreferAnAstronaut 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    I've always been afraid of the future

    and growing old. I think about it a lot, probably more than I should. I think about the people I'll lose and just what is to come. I'm young right now but I'm always hearing these songs and people saying, live while your young and they say how much they wish they could be 17...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    And Then What?

    Hopefully I finally graduate from uni next year... but then what? I stay here or I go back to my home country? I'm afraid I'll be stuck in a job that I don't like. Or perhaps I should study some more but where and what should I study? I'm afraid that I'll be...
    an7ya an7ya 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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