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I Am Afraid of the Future

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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...
    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...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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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...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Oct 24, 2012

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    Going on 30 years old this year. Pondering on what life was like as a child all thru the years up to right now. I dont know what to think about living in the united states anymore...
    AWeber123 AWeber123 26-30, M Mar 21

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    Very Scared and Not Sure How to Fix It. - I am extremely worried about the future. How can we survive later on if we continue to utilize all of our nonrenewable resources? Also...
    nosanity nosanity 22-25, F Aug 31, 2008

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    At A Huge Crossroads - At this moment I am very confused about what path or road to take on my life journey.  My entire life has been one been plan by someone else so I've been...
    jenndanzer jenndanzer 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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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...
    farmallcub51 farmallcub51 26-30, M Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Jul 14, 2013

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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...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    If I Don't Know Who I Am Now, How Am I Supposed To Know Who Am I Going To Be? - They put way too much pressure on teenagers. I haven't had any working experience, but I have a...
    funereal1134 funereal1134 18-21, M Feb 20, 2011

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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...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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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...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2008

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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...
    PreferAnAstronaut PreferAnAstronaut 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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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...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    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...
    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...
    teardropsonroses teardropsonroses 16-17 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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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...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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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...
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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...
    ltuthill ltuthill 18-21 May 21, 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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    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...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Mar 19, 2013

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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...
    rosmarijn rosmarijn 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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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...
    Celstie Celstie 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    PingTheChimp PingTheChimp 16-18 Mar 24, 2008

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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...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2009

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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 ...
    an7ya an7ya 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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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...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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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...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 28 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...
    kyliethain kyliethain 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    What Future? - Sometimes i don't see a future as sad as that may sound i know but i just cannot think that far ahead. The way i am feeling right now anything could happen really...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Oct 4, 2013

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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...
    verysillyboy verysillyboy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    I need a time machine - I have no idea what I want to be when I get older. I am very smart and very talented, (I'm an artist)...but I just don't know. I was always told when i was...
    Kajordan Kajordan 16-17, M Jul 23, 2011

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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...
    arsonbunny arsonbunny 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 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...
    aggy10 aggy10 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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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...
    rainbowminx rainbowminx 22-25 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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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...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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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...
    7Bird 7Bird 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 Jun 21, 2012

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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...
    osgo osgo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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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...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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