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I Am Scared of the Future

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    70 years from now, kids will be listening to

    old Taylor swift CDs and looking at old one direction posters, crying because they were born in the wrong generation.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 5, 2015

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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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    I'm finally cutting off my verbally abusive

    and mentally unstable family and going to do everything 100% on my own for the very first time in my life. I'm scared because I've always been told that I can't do it, that I will fail and come running back to them but I refuse to give up. Still, I feel weak and very small...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F Dec 3, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    Sometimes I don't know

    if the mayor I chose for me is the correct one for my future. I am scared that this fear is going to be next to me for the rest of my life. Some advice?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I'm a junior in high school

    and I'm sitting here doing homework but I can't focus because I feel like I won't make it into college. I feel like there's so much to do with so little time. I don't feel good enough. I don't really do any extracurricular activities... I play sports but I'm not outstanding at...
    cabicabi42 cabicabi42 22-25, F 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    I am scared of what I might do.

    I am scared of what I might not do. People hold so many expectations for me. I don't know what to do. Next year will be my last year of high school. Then I'll be off in the real world... Getting ripped apart internally and externally by society and its expectations for me.
    SierraJay SierraJay 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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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 Jun 27, 2014

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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 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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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...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Feb 17, 2014

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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'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 26-30, F Jun 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    I am so scared of the future!

    Where am I going to college? Will I stay with the guy I'm currently dating? Will I make the right decisions? Will I be happy? Sometimes all I can do is lie down and cry about it because I'm so afraid of the future.
    Floridagirlfaith Floridagirlfaith 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 10, 2015

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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...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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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 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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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 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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    the more we think about it,

    the more darker it gets
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2014

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    I am excited and scared at the same time.

    Because I work so hard to get the future I want.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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    Sometimes I get scared.

    I get scared because I am so deliriously happy right now and I am on such a high, I just keep feeling that what goes up must come down. I am trying to enjoy every single moment, loving every second of feeling this way; but at the back of my mind there is that snarling...
    arsenicsunrise arsenicsunrise 26-30, F Nov 21, 2015

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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 22-25, M Nov 6, 2014

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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 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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    I have to have knee reconstruction.

    So I am scared of the future. Learning how to walk again. Losing my job most likely, living with little to no money. Unable to move much, unable to be independent. Yeah, I am scared. Scared to the centre of my core. The pain alone has me dreading the operation.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2014

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    anyone who is scared to fall in love just stand up in it...i don't have to explain it because once you do, you will be safer that way
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    I never had been intimate in my life, since I have my morals and values to wait until marriage. But still the thought, when you use contraception and still get pregnant. I wouldn't...
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    I hope the future looks good for me. Today I said good bye to the man I love and trusted. Can't go anywhere but up so got to stay strong.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't change my past, our past, but I can change my future and it is mine because there is not "us" in it anymore. You hurt me and I must remember that. I must remember all...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just when you think you can change your future the universe will remind you that is a delusion and while we can hope for things we never truly know what will happen. Be in the...
    peachygreens peachygreens 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My whole life, I have planned for the future. And although I have what so many long for in terms of the so-called American Dream, I am at a point in my life when the future seems...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I am scared, in this fragile state, i am scared that i am no longer in control of my feelings (for you).
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm kinda worried about my future. Wondering if I will find a job and find that special someone as well
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Does anybody know ho to read the future or are fortune teller?
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 5 days ago

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