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I Am Reminded of Death When On Airplanes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    Abroad

    I'm terrified of airplanes. I'm leaving to go abroad in two and a half weeks and looking for reasons not to go. My fiance has been asking me to stay here--primarily because leaving him for eight months is just not something he wants me to do--and I desperately want to go, but I'm...
    peapodpirate peapodpirate 18-21 6 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Suddenly Afraid to Die On Take-off

    I was on a plane back from an overseas trip. On take-off, I felt a sudden panic. Will my life end within the duration of this plane ride? Oh no! Have I properly shown love those who I love? Have I done everything I wanted to do? Have I any regrets? Am I happy? It is only in...
    m8gnolia m8gnolia 31-35, F 7 Responses May 23, 2007

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    I Am In The Air Force Sometimes Scary

    Flying on airplanes, Love it! When I graduated from college, when I was 23, I enlisted In the Air Force. And I flew supersonic, futuristic looking, armed planes. AKA fighter jets. Yes they are fast. Yes they are deadly. Yes they have guns and missiles. Yes, It was the roller...
    Doolittle547 Doolittle547 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    Flying

    Flying,Hate it,Reminds me of death,Death warmed up,Waiting to happen,What if we crash?Will I survive?How will it end?You see,I fear,Being on planes.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    We Take Off......

    and the whole flight (no matter how long or short) all i keep thinking about is CRASH! ya know that scene in fight club? yeah. that. and the oxygen! i never have enough anyway........
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    But Never Afraid

    I always end up thinking about the scene from Final Destination. I never really take it seriously, unless the plane is moving around too much, but usually I laugh the nerves off.. We're all gonna die sometime. Why be afraid of it?
    AERogers92 AERogers92 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    I fear a lot of things. Spiders, wasps, bugs.. But death? Nah I don't fear it. When it's my time, it's my time. Be it tomorrow or 50 years from now. Of course I would like to have...
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    I fear death in the respect of life as you only live once but death in the respect of a love one is a fear not to exceed above your years living as a person with a life to see and...
    Amazon3 Amazon3 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I think about death as in how it will feel when I day and when I day what will happen to everyone around me and where or how I'll die
    iwastoldtodothis iwastoldtodothis 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I always think about death. It doesn't scare me. I always want to die. I dream about my death either by getting run over, getting shot, by giving birth, or hanging myself. I was...
    kittylulu13 kittylulu13 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    He was much to young to be having a rendvezous with Death, But Death is a jealous mistress, and she will not wait! And so he went, leaving behind him the wreckage of three lives...
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I dont fear death, i cant remember a time i have. i do not want to die, but if i must let it be with "sword in hard", or by my own when i have reached great serendipity with life...
    krowbar krowbar 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I am, but I'm not. As a conservative and a (very non-evangelical/non-hypocrite type) Christian(Catholic); I have to be consistent to be true. The Catholic Church opposes the...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M a week ago

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    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I do not fear death. In fact I seek death as a shahid
    lailahailallah lailahailallah 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The Bible tells us that there is not only life after death, but eternal life so glorious that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    When you're sad and alone nothing matters to you.It's as though the feelingof emptyness envelops you and I only see death as a way out.I mean it can't be any worse then pergatory...
    quietgirl617 quietgirl617 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I remember the first time I read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes and encountered the girl known as Death. I remember thinking how fitting it seemed that Death was a woman. Because...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I didn't think this existed. But yeah. I listen to brutal slamming death metal.
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M Aug 15

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    A lot of youngsters nowadays are depressed and saying that they aren't afraid of death. But none of them know how excruciating the pain is when death approaches. And that includes...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    My "death anniversary" is coming up.. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I was snatched from death's cradle and dragged back to live in this cruel world. No use crying...
    FantasyVixen FantasyVixen 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    It's not death I fear, but rather not knowing how I will die.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I've always been considered a pretty morbid person. When I was in second grade and the teacher had us draw pictures of what we had as an interest I drew a bunch of different...
    CrimsonBloodPack CrimsonBloodPack 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I don't think I've ever as an adult felt death itself is something to fear. The dieing process itself maybe, imagine being buried alive for example. I did realise recently though...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I think they do. Those who forcibly molest children and rape them should die or be given a torture worse then death. Now I'm not saying that all pedophiles should die...it's not...
    Kyuubei Kyuubei 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    This girl who seemed to like me until she met my friend is now constantly asking me if my friend is busy because he's not responding to her messages until late in the day. The...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M Aug 13

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    I died a spiritual death, now my body is alive but my Spirit is separated from Christ. I am in some other Spiritual state, and am not in touch with true reality at all. I don't...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 Aug 13

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    I sometimes wonder, i wonder what happens after death. Now i believe in Heaven and Hell and all of that but i wonder how we feel, how it all happens. I have the thought of that...
    RVFreeze RVFreeze 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I have had a gut feeling going back as far as I can remember that my time will be up next year, I try not to believe it and not let it get to me.. I found out this week that I had...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Aug 12

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    I wounder what most people think of death, especially their own death. As I sit here and think of my own. If I go off life expectancy am almost to the tipping point of being closer...
    LeDauz LeDauz 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Why, when I'll have everlasting life with my Father and Creator? Death is okay. Stage fright is not. 0.o
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 12

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    I am obsessed with the Grim Reaper and the concept of it and I have an OC that is a female Reaper (not like one of those barely dressed anime kinds) and I want to be a Reaper after...
    JaeKirrl JaeKirrl 13-15, F Aug 11

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    death ... been thinking about it a lot lately
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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