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I Am Reminded of Death When On Airplanes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Not in a bad way or anything. Nothing serious enough to hurt others or myself. No. I've merely had the idea of Death in my head lately. I read a lot which means I often learn a lot...
    Canis3 Canis3 22-25, F May 8

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    I wonder what it's like to die in your sleep. I have this idea that you become one with your dream world, and your consciousness ascends. To die in your sleep is seen as the most...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F May 16

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    I try to rewrite the song As a sing-a-long Of days gone by Ringing like a gong in my Heart of hearts hardened by smarts Like a Rodarte I can't look away Thinking back to days of...
    PollyEthylene PollyEthylene 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Honestly a few months ago I may have been afraid of death now I can't wait to die im not afraid of it because death is happiness it takes u off of this horrible world where...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Death is unavoidable. Whether you like it or not, you will die at some point in your life. I'm not afraid of death because I think it will just be a natural passing from one life...
    mayanaise mayanaise 16-17, F 5 Responses May 13

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    I did some research and im no longer afraid, theres something more immportant then you hearth and your body knows it, its the most protected thing in your body in the center of...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    After a few months of chasing me around and basically trying to win my heart I started dating a wonderful man who then moved me to Europe to live with him and meet his family. I...
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    I feel like I am dying inside. I am almost reluctant to sleep for knowing the darkness which envelops me each night. It was better than this for a long time: so much light in my...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I used to fear death. I would crawl under the table and cry when I was little. When my mom asked why, I said "I don't wanna die!" Now I don't fear it. I wish I was dead
    Autumn02 Autumn02 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I have a lot of near death experience I almost got hit by motorcycle like twice or three times and almost got hit by a car twice the motorcycle one happened when me and my sister...
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F May 12

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    Somehow I still wonder why people fear death?death is something people can't avoid.In fact some people have stood and enter death itself
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    Back in 1997 I was on my way back from school by public bus, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a Labrador malled to death by a large dog, I had nightmares of it for years...
    Kwanming888 Kwanming888 31-35, M May 16

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    My brother shot himself in the head Sunday morning ,, 1 week from getting the news His Ex wife and Mother of his only child had died from cancer ,,she is now an Orphan ,,not alone...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 5 Responses May 19

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    I'm waiting for that beautiful day when I can give up this mortal coil. I have lived a full life. I've fathered two wonderful sons, have a wonderful wife, and have accomplished a...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    There were times when I ran head on into the breech. I didn't fear it then. I don't fear it now as I am into my 50's. As my wife says an worries about, I can revert to my youth...
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    Every time I day dream about my own death It is me around the age of 32-33. I have never pictured myself any older than that age and I am 31 now but every time I dream about it the...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response May 3

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    I think about death to much I'm not scared of death I'm scared of what will happen to my soul I don't want to go to hell But I don't want to spend all my life believing in God who...
    jessydx jessydx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4

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    The only thing I fear about death is the thought that I won't be at peace when I go. There's nothing that scares me more than thinking I'll be filled with terror and fighting it...
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M May 6

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    Ever since my best friend of 7 years was killed I slowly over the course of time no longer feared dying. I'm not one who can bring myself to commit suicide, though when I was (too...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I really want to believe in life after death, but I long for the evidence. I have great fear of death and real evidence of an afterlife would be a great comfort. I have looked at...
    Woodman1977 Woodman1977 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I don't fear death anymore. When my time comes, I'll be okay with that because God knew the day before I was created. I know where my soul is going because Im covered by the Blood...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses May 14

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    last year i had to have a CT scan done for my eyes i was on the drip for a minute when my hole chest started tightening up and on my left i saw an angle then started to see white...
    minecraft400 minecraft400 26-30, F May 15

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    Death... Try standing in between a mother bear and her cubs... Not my first look into the eyes of death, and certainly not the last...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M May 17

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    When I think about some near death experience happening to me I think I will not fight it but just go with it. But still waiting for something like that to happen.
    mljenkins mljenkins 41-45, F May 18

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    For myself. It is literally the only thing I'm guaranteed. I'm ok with it. Despite watching everybody I love die id love to live forever. But that's not an option so I'm ok with...
    Soulairemusic Soulairemusic 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not scared of death itself, in fact, it seems peaceful. The part that bothers me is how much people will miss me, I have a feeling I'm going to die before my mother. And just...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being someone who's been suicidal, death does not scare me. The only reason I haven't attempted is because of my family, at least some of them. I am ready for what ever comes after...
    ImTryingMyBest24 ImTryingMyBest24 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Survival is something we have etched into our blood like an unconscious mantra, and we lead ourselves to believe that we are somehow special, important, and that our time in life...
    Fluffystuff Fluffystuff 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I dont fear death . I fear dying before achieving my goals
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I think about it both on a more general, impersonal level, and a personal level. Lately I've been more focused on the personal side of it.I can't remember the last time I've really...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 May 2