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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Flying these airplanes is such a joy. Setting up for an appraoch so it comes in just as the real plane would and watching it settle on the ground. I fly mostly scale as I love to...
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    I have been wracking my brain for a rationale to explain why death does not necessarily need to be sad. Birthdate and Deathdate are each finite bookends of individual existences...
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    I am a Christian. I know where I am going after I die. so I don't fear death. I am more afraid of an injury than the pain of death. part of me can't wait to be present with the...
    lonewolf7777 lonewolf7777 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I literally just had a weird spasm thinking about death.. didn't help that i was watching clips from P.s I love you.. and it got me thinking... I don't know exactly what it is...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know if is just me but I do think about death and what would happen if I did die !! My story I got in trouble like big trouble and someone found me when I was trying to...
    livvie22 livvie22 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I think about death as very normal thing and loves to have death.. In a way it's way to get free from everything and move on from this world full of mess.. The fact is death is...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M a week ago

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    i wonder about what happens after death. im a christian and i dont know about heaven and hell, is that wrong??? im starting to think that our soul just, explores after death
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F a week ago

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    So I have this belief that life can exist without any physical form. I mean, our 3rd eye can take us to different dimensions that dont exist anywhere else but in our minds. In the...
    ChefJerfey ChefJerfey 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not nervous about being dead. I'm more nervous about the process of dying. I've always hoped mine would be quick and painless but I know we can't all have that. Death is...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1) when I was a month old I died because because heart problems and I was brought back, 2) when I was 4 I died again during surgery and was brought back after a few minutes, 3...
    ilovemedical ilovemedical 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    We all going to die one day… Why do we act as if we will live forever? Forever make love? Forever stay young and strong? Is there an infinite amount of chances to try again and...
    QueenMargot QueenMargot 36-40, F Jun 29

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    Self reminder- no pain is permanent, however, death is. So is suicide worth it?
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I practice Buddhism so I want to believe I will be reincarnated - not sure if it really happens but if it does I will move a little bit forward on the scale of enlightenment- every...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    A lot, now the very thought helps me sleep. When you think about death it's easier to forgive. For instance "I'm going to die one day, the ones whom hurt me will also die one day...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    June 12, 2015 I went to the movies with my sister & her 2 youngest kids the last thing I remember before coming too in the ICU. 12 hours later was watching the big dinosaurs play...
    msmarch13 msmarch13 31-35 Jun 27

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    i cried over shinjiro aragaki's death in persona 3. and almost every death in dangan ronpa as well... i mean they were pretty heartbreakingly sad tbh
    bromaeda bromaeda 13-15, T Jun 26

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    I think I have cried about more fictional character deaths then I have real deaths.
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F Jun 26

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    Lol, the death of Ace, the brother of Luffy and of his captain(barbe bleue) made me cry, it was a very intense moment, well the battle itself was intensely emotional.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26

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    So some people are scared about death but I'm not. A couple months ago my great grandfather died and I didnt cry because before he died I said all that needed to be said at the...
    julibird julibird 13-15, F Jun 26

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    I'm not afraid of death, I just think about it on a daily basis, like, "I wonder what it would be like if I were dead" It doesn't mean I want to kill myself I stopped thinking...
    SxuccessfuI SxuccessfuI 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I fear death. I fear dying especially because I'm a woman. In the world that I'm born into, women are the slaves of men. Women are mere objects for the fulfillment of a man's...
    Vivianne18 Vivianne18 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    When I was younger I think the thing I most feared was the fact of actually dying some day, my health was very important to me. The prospect of dying seemed like some cruel act...
    manslip manslip 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    death is on my mind more then I care to admit. and lately the curiosity is getting to me. I don't want to kill myself but I don't wanna live anymore either.
    thejoker94 thejoker94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I can't help but wonder what death is like. Sometimes I believe it's as peaceful as palm trees, other times I feel as if it's like someone is putting their hand over your mouth and...
    ThePopeVino ThePopeVino 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I am extremely terrified of mine or others' demise(s). Jus the thought of it makes me freak out. The death of good pets makes me extremely depressed
    dmaster19 dmaster19 18-21, M Jun 23

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    When I was 5, I just learn about death and I asked my mom if I'm going to die. Though I can't remember the answer, I remember myself crying to her and tell her I don't want to die...
    Ariamis Ariamis 18-21, M Jun 23

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    This wasn't what I actually wanted to write about but it's true. I don't fear death. It'll liberating. Being free from emotional pain and physical pain... sounds amazing to me.
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Think Child Molesters Deserve The Death Penalty
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    When I was about 6, my whole class went to a the beach. After about half an hour I couldn't find my friends on the beach so I went looking for them in the water instead, I wasn't...
    Elliethecloud Elliethecloud 13-15, F Jun 20

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    I know so many who fear nothing more than death but to me, death is the least of worries. Death is inevitable, death will happen to anyone so don't fear it. I couldn't care less if...
    Embella Embella 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I am not afraid of death. I could care less about dying, about leaving this cruel world. But what I do care about is my family and my friends. I know they'd cry, even if a tiny...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F Jun 20