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I Am Scared of the Future

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    I'm so afraid of the future.

    I'm afraid I'll never get anything I want even if I try or not. I'm afraid I'll never find love or lose my virginity. I'm afraid I'll never have a relationship. I'm afraid I'll never get a better job or income. I'm afraid I'll never buy a house. I'm afraid I'll never lose weight...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response May 17

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    Is it wrong that I never want to see my English

    teacher again? All she did was give me a stare, and it made me cry that night, leaving me with unfinished HW She gave me the stare again, and the cycle continued till I would wear a jacket like armor and a mental mask so it looked like she hadn't hurt me. I'm sick of it, and I...
    WS346 WS346 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Fearful

    I am currently 17 and in 12th grade. The thought of graduation, growing up, college, life, etc. scares me. I kinda wish I could rewind or pause time just so I could be younger. I am testing out of high school so that might mean I'll get my diploma earlier than the other 12th...
    oldaccount oldaccount 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    the more we think about it,

    the more darker it gets
    aiman4 aiman4 16-17 Feb 15

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    Begged & borrowed to pay

    for my attorney, appt tomorrow, my life is changing so quickly, for the first time in 14 years I have to stand completely alone, emotionally I have been alone for some time, but now financially, and having 3 kids under 10 I can not fail!!! Terrified of what is next for me, and...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I'll be honest in saying

    that the future scares me. I'm not sure who I'll be or where I'll end up. I just wanted to be successful and find love.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 23

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    My 'towards Doom' Story.....

    It's pathetic, how every minutes of my life for the last 4-6 months, I have been going deeper and deeper into feeling useless and sulking endlessly in my mind. Distasteful, how tears well up, the moment I know no one is around, or looking. I know, I know I shouldn't be like this...
    Coreswho Coreswho 22-25 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    I for one can't wait

    for the future. People are very stupid and are just getting worse as time goes on. So maybe something will happen to wake them up and or separate the fodder from the survivors. Like an asteroid impact and or a super volcanic eruption.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 6

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    I'm graduating from high school soon

    and I'm a little scared of what college holds for me. I'm scared of wasting my parents money on studying for a major that I'm unsure of. My parents keep telling me to do what I want but they keep listing what they want me to be. I'm so scared of messing up
    Iamjustme22 Iamjustme22 18-21, F Feb 27

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    I terrifies me that there are

    so many different courses that my future can take. What if I don't get accepted into a good college? What if I end up hating my job? What if I have no friends? What if I get a divorce? I'm so scared that my life is just a joke and I'll never accomplish anything. I just don't...
    jazzamore jazzamore 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Not sure of what the future will bring.

    I have faith that whatever happens I can handle. But I would really like it if life would just cut me a break once in a while so i can breathe a little. I am hopeful but scared of the future and what lies ahead for my family.
    verityspice verityspice 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I had a hearing in juvenile court today.

    My husband is trying to get custody of our two young children. I have a restraining order against him because he's abusive and he's mentally unstable. I am so terrified that he will somehow get custody of them. I love my children with all my heart and know that they wouldn't be...
    Darkwater5378 Darkwater5378 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I've been really worrying over it lately,

    which I know I'm not meant to do, but I can't help it. I'm horrified that I'll fail math again. I hate it so much. I don't like studying it. It's an uphill battle to pay attention in class. The thought of having to take more time out of the day to go to office hours and a tutor...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Feb 17

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    I Hate Where My Life Is Going!!

        Currently I am trying to finish college and doing some online summer classes. They require a LOT of work. I also have a 7 month old. He is healthy. his dad is in prison. its very hard without his dad. currently we are in debt. i feel like nothing is ever going to get...
    aaasmpjca aaasmpjca 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2011

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    In The Words Of The Manic Street Preachers...

    ... I look to the future it makes me cry, but it seems too real to tell you why. Escape from this century, with nothing but memories, memories. And I just hope that you can forgive us, but everything must go. And if you need an explanation, then everything must...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F Mar 12, 2010

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    I am afraid to graduate from college.

    My boyfriend is getting his master's this year, and I feel like everything fun will just disappear and adult life will be awful.
    indigoporcelain indigoporcelain 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Panic Attacks From Fear Of Future!

    Ill try to keep this short. I just graduated high school. Ive been moving around continents my whole life. Ive moved about 5 times, each to totally different countries and hence, cultures friends food etc. The last 2 moves have been the worst. I had no friends for a year, except...
    LisaS2020 LisaS2020 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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    So Scared

     Hi. As usual, I'm sure it's pretty usual for a teenager to be scared of the future. But I'm terrified. As of before today, I was confident, ready and totally pumped for the college, for a job and for whatver life had to to throw at me. But I dunno, today I was thinking...
    Advocate0802 Advocate0802 16-17, F Oct 4, 2009

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    I have severe anxiety

    and I have like panic attacks well they feel like it, I don't know if I've actually had one but I'm terrified of my future. So scared. I don't see one for me. I feel like I can't handle the real world. I'm so scared someone help me.
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    Up Til Now...

    I'm young, alive, and healthy, most kids my age don't really want to think ahead, they want to live in the moment...well, that's not me. I use to be like that, living in the moment, not having a care in the world, until I realized how cruel and relentless the world out there is...
    rayma97 rayma97 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Why do we get scared?

    Why... Why are we cowards? What if there is no such thing as pain. What if it doesn't hurt. What if death isn't bad, if we were meant to die today, we are gonna die today..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    My partner and I are in a failing relationship.

    I'm unhappy but won't let it go because I worry no one else will want me. We have a child together and I want more than anything to be strong for him and not be so pathetic to feel like I need a partner. I'm scared of what will unfold; either way lies pain
    indywillow indywillow 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I am scared of the future.

    .. I Just got accepted to college and it is really confusing, I live on a small island in new England, and im going to a big city college. y boyfriend is going to a different college and I know it is going to be hard for us. I know I couldn't cheat on him but what if he find...
    crazyisjustfine crazyisjustfine 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    Im scared of never being good enough

    for my family myslef and friends im scared I mite go insane with evreything that goes through my head evreyones problems but there problems make me feel better about my self..
    angymagallanes648 angymagallanes648 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Seriously. I'm not scared

    for myself, but for our earth. Our world is overpopulated and resources will become extinct. I've grown up on a farm, with a closeness to nature only few people can relate to. I would like to have my children and grandchildren to grow up as free as I did..
    anni17music anni17music 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I've been thinking about grad school today.

    I know I'll probably be dying as an upperclassmen with the application process. Anyways it's always been my dream to go to Stanford. Obviously I wasn't able to get it together in high school so that didn't happen for undergrad, but that's ok because I am very happy at the school...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm Under a Lot of Pressure...

    Probably a common high school student complaint. Since teenagers complain about it, it's usually dismissed. I'll freely admit that we tend to ***** about things, but it's still crushing. Just look at the school board and parents alone. Go to college. Get a job. Pay for college...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    Check Out Time?

    I am feeling so confused and scared of the future right now. I've been depressed/suicidal for long periods of time since i was a teenager. It wasn't til i met my partner that i looked forward to the future, and it was all planned out which felt great. Now, since he died, ...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    I was never worried about my future until now. Last month, I never had my period. I didn't think much of it. I was wondering, not worried. Over the days I've been nauseas in the...
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    Hello my darling When you want to cut again, please look back at how scared you were. You knew damn well that cut was infected, you did everything you could, but your hands were...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F Oct 24

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    Today I just got the results from a medical procedure, which states that I may need to undergo surgery. I also fought with my long distance boyfriend, who I have not told about my...
    poopy0219 poopy0219 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm scared of not having a job after i finish college. I don't want to disappoint my family.
    lowlysoul lowlysoul 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    We humans as rational beings evolved and we are privileged to have a very clearer conscience and think about our existence. We shouldn’t fight for survival as animals. We should...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    We were distant. For the past 2 weeks I barely saw her and barely messaged her. I don't want to lose her. I don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for my imperfections. If only I...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Oct 25

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    I'm scared of falling in love. I'm scared of being friends. I'm scared of talking. I'm scared if social interaction because what if they judge me
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    Is it weird that I think of the future a lot? I think about marriage, children, a job and a house. I think about this all the time. The future scares me. I hope I have a good one...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    I'm very scared of balloons. Especially the ones with helium. As a kid I ran out of the house when balloons were being popped by my mom. I can't stand the loud bang from a rubber...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Yup I get scared. I get scared after watch scary movies at night and I get scared when I go on a night time walk. My biggest fear is being replaced. I hate it but I can't help it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections, but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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    JoshuaRants JoshuaRants 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I do worry about my future. I want to spend my future with someone and I always worry that it won't happen. Who knows maybe it will
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Every time I think about this my heart threatens to pound it's way out of my chest. Okay so I'm getting some feeling for this amazing guy. But I'm scared. And at first I thought...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm so scared i'm going to lose my mum she got a lesion taken off her finger and the doctor said it was precancerous so they got it before anything developed but what if they're...
    ccher95 ccher95 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24