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I Am Scared of Death

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    It's not that I'm scared of actually dying,

    It's the way people would react.. It makes me cry when I think about someone finding my body, parents, siblings. Friends, Etc I don't want ANYONE to cry, why should they? Knowing I lived an awesome life.. My biggest fear is accidentally killing myself when my parents are...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    Mainly the Decomposition Process - Upon

    looking upon the decomposition process on wikipedia and numerous other sites, i've decided I would rather be cremated than buried in anyway. I'm terrified of the decomposition process that happens to your body after death as to me a lot of it is very reminiscent of one of...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    I Just Let Out My Secret

    For the past year I've had nothing on my mind but death. Cold dying death. The only grandparent I have around almost left last year due to heart complications because she's 80 years old. Nothing came of it but she's the only grandparent I have. My dads mother died when I was a...
    CookieCloud1 CookieCloud1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Death Means Losing the Chance to Know

    I want to see the future, to know more about the world, to gain knowledge. So I fear death in this sense. Death means no longer exist, so that knowledge about the future cannot be gained. Sometimes I just think, if god tells me everything about the world, about the past, the...
    azureWINg azureWINg 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    What Scares Me About Dying...

    What scares me about me dying is not the way I die, nor the fact that I'm, well, dead. What scares me is how much grief I'm going to cause to people when I do die. I hate making others sad and dying is like the ultimate thing and you can't come back and apologise for it.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    i stayed up all night watching tv

    and around 6am when i was reading a book online i felt my heart slowing down and i started kinda suffocating, i felt like my whole body was going numb and i was thinking this is it, am gonna die on Christmas. it became kinda hard for me to move and i started to panic but after...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I know it's a thing to boldly claim

    that you're not afraid of death, but the truth is, I am! The thought of not being around any more after certain while is pretty unnerving. The thought of dying young because I get run over by a truck is even creepier. Even if I die when I'm 100 years old, I'm going to miss out...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Anxiety When I Think of Death

    i get anxiety when i think about death...i cant help but fear that nothing comes after death...i am scared to leave my loved ones behind and to not remember them after im gone...in other words i am scared of the unknown...i think about it mostly when i go to bed...when i start to...
    vally07 vally07 18-21 3 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    My Near Death Experience

    I am scared to death of well, Death. I am a catholic, but i am questioning the existance of god. Right now, I am more religious because about a year ago, A tree fell on my head. I was very close to death. I am ok now, but it jogged some questions in my brain about life and an...
    laxermoney35 laxermoney35 18-21 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    The only thing scarier

    than life is death
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M Dec 25, 2014

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    And again... How to deal with this?

    ?? Someone tell me!Please...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Experience: Life

    I look back over the last 6 years of my life and i see how slowly but surely, my circles of friends has faded, through experiences and circumstances and work. i find myself in a city, far away from my last home with long distance contact to a handful of people most of whom are my...
    Mimolatta Mimolatta 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    andyjamison96 andyjamison96 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    The idea of being killed quickly doesn't bother

    me very much. but dying from a disease or some other kind of slow, agonizing death, that's scary. However it's what happens AFTER you die that scares me the most. The idea of an eternal afterlife, specifically a bland, empty one with no one to talk to, is extremely disturbing to...
    Tikotacos Tikotacos 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I Am Scared of Death"

    My names Tom, i am a uniqe person and i am a talented guitar player, but i have an obsesive fear of death. I fear this subject because i think that when you die, you experience an extreme nothingness. No thought & no senses and no memory of the life you had. And i fear this...
    Goldsmatic Goldsmatic 16-17, M 11 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Of failure. Something about bearing offspring

    and the realization that they are dependant on your for everything. What if I don't teach mine the correct things? What if I don't get a job soon and won't be ale to give my offspring a Christmas? What if I can't give my offspring the right tools to be self sufficient?
    MissImperfect2122 MissImperfect2122 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    Just because the picture

    if this group was grim from the grim adventures if billy and mandy lol....
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 12

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    viktoriatiril viktoriatiril 18-21, F Mar 17, 2014

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    I am terrified of death,

    the thought haunts me, if stops me doing things in my day to day life. When people bring it up I am sick with fear, I have even passed out at the sound of the word. I don't know what's wrong with me, it's natural... I just can't stand the thought of the unknown
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

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    Who really wants to die?

    i really dont. i am terrified. i honestly love life. and yes, i am a Christian and i know that it is in Gods plans for all of us to die to meet him. but since i'm young and i havent really "experience life", you know i just dont like the feeling that we HAVE TO DIE. Nobody gets...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Ugh, I had a dream where I died

    and my last sense to go was my hearing. Weeks later I find out that hearing is the last sense to go for death. Can u say creepy.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    I know I should really enjoy every day of my

    life, but what really does happen when it all comes to an end? Where do you really go? Is there even anything?
    Rebecca2911 Rebecca2911 13-15, F Jan 8, 2014

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    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    Something I have dreaded my whole life.

    My biggest fear in the world is death. Whenever I think about it, I'm instantly filled with dread. What happens after death? What happens before we're born? Think about it, if you've been living this whole time, you can kind of, feel it, I guess? But when you're dead, you just...
    Nessuray Nessuray 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I did some research today over diabetes

    which I developed last year, I have to say I'm pretty angry because I'm constantly stressed out and scared to death because of the complications and the rates of deaths caused by this disease...
    pigiulina pigiulina 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2014

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    Why Fear?

    I am an atheist and I do not believe in any kind of afterlife. However I could be wrong. I see it this way. There ether is, or is not any kind of consciousness after death. If there is not (as I think is the case) then being dead will be like being under general anesthetic. There...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Too Many Deaths, Not Enough Heart.

    I am feeling a bit gloomy right now thinking about some loved ones of mine that have passed a year and more ago.  I understand that death has to happen.  I understand that it is part of life.  But still, every now and then when a minute stands still and seems like...
    hobbitt192002 hobbitt192002 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2007

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    Deaths Near Chuck Norris Eperience

    one day death the forth horseman him self was just doing his job and had to kill some people in Texas it seemed like a day like ever other day he went threw his list of people to kill and then he send a reaper to take the souls to where they need to be but then he saw it a name...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M Sep 4, 2013

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    I Don't Want You, Stay Away From Me

    I am so afraid of death. It's the only thing that scares me. It's horrible to think that one day I won't be here. and my things will remain here. I would be losing everything I fought for. Why God has created this kind system? Life is so beautiful, it's very scary to be still...
    Titan007 Titan007 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    i'm in a panic right now!

    !! this whole image just drive me nuts!!! OMG.someone,help me out get through this night.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    Scared Of Unkown

    I've read your stories and we have lots in comon in this area... I fear the unknown, I fear nothingness, the act (if pain and fear is involved), not being able to be a part of this earth comunity anymore - not seeing technical progress etc. What if they invent an elixir of...
    amlost amlost 26-30, F Oct 8, 2009

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    -.- like right now. Ugh!

    !! I need to sleep.
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F Jan 12

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    Feeling Like Dying In Agony Yet I Am Not Going Through The Worst Of The Real Thing?

    Feeling Like Dying In Agony Yet I Am Not Going Through the Worst Of The Real Thing?Lately there is times I almost feel my body going in Agony and it is at the verge of "Death" (Like?) No? Yet? To think I am quite healthy for facing real "Death" (?)Then? I hate to really think...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 16, 2013

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    I don't know what death is

    so I'm scared of it. If death is eternal sleep, I want to die though.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2014

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    Fear of Death

    I am 19 year old girl and I have a phobia of death. If I start talking about death or see tombstones I start shaking and crying uncontrollably and have trouble breathing. I can deal with TV but that is because I can convince myself its fake. When I see a tombstone or talk about...
    FSUgirl10 FSUgirl10 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2007

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    Life waits for no one.

    One day we will 80 years old and looking at old pictures of our childhood with our grandchildren, knowing that they'd rather be with friends or on their phones. But we will look at those pictures with a heavy weight on our hearts as we realize we will never get those times back...
    kuroyukikunnn kuroyukikunnn 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    I Am Not Afraid of Death...

    But I used to be. At one point of my life it was the only thing I could think about. I would lie in bed at night and think, I could die right now. Sometimes I still do. But then I realised that being scared of death was preventing me from living. It was making me scared of...
    StarrysLove StarrysLove 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2008

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    A boy I graduated high school with two years

    ago died last week. One day he was healthy and the next day he was found unconscious in his apartment and taken to the hospital and tested positive for influenza A... Fast forward one week, he now had a rare virus that spread to his brain and his parents have made the...
    disapney disapney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    I want to believe there is life

    after death but I'm not sure. I try not to think about it. The thing that scares me the most is, what if my husband dies before me? He's healthy and fairly young, of course, but some things cannot be anticipated. Losing him is something I know I could never handle even though I...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2014

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    I have a rare condition

    which will kill me by the time I'm 25. It scares me knowing that I don't have long left, I'm 21 soon. I don't want to die. I just don't feel ready. I'm scared of going and I hope all the pain I will feel will be over quick. Doctors have explained what will happen and what it...
    Amber2694 Amber2694 18-21, F May 27

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