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I Am Scared of the Future

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    See, McFly taught me I can go back to the future

    but look what happened! Screw that. Besides hover boards, no thanks.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 Dec 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jun 23

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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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    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 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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    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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    There's a lot of pressure

    for me to perform in college and go to grad school if I expect to have a job in my field. I'm just getting wearier every semester as I work my tail off that I'm making a horrible mistake and this is all for nothing. Blah.
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    madisonsevcik madisonsevcik 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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'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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    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 Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Being with someone who's 32 can be good and yet bad. why bad? because being 18 you might feel like he finds you immature, annoying or etc. Even thought for my age I don't act like...
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    everyday I think what if my plans for my future are just shattered. usually I'm always very positive but with all the pressure everyone has been putting on me it makes me very...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know it's probably gonna be hell since life is already hell now. Im a poor ***** who probably won't afford to get a psychology degree, or simply be too dumb to go to Med school...
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F Dec 11

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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 18-21, F Nov 20

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    To Be Honest I Am Scared. I don't think about it much as I employ mindfulness in my daily life, staying in the NOW, so my thoughts don't wander. It helps. But, when I lie in bed at...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Im really scared and don't know what to do i wanted to die and now i want to hurt myself but i cant bring myself to cut because i am just internally depressed but i haven't really...
    Kathy398 Kathy398 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well, I'll try to keep this as short as possible.. I live with my mother who is bi-polar/schizophrenic and i do my best to take care of her and provide the things she needs but...
    Volumes Volumes 22-25, M Nov 28

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    I'm so afraid that I'm gonna be like this forever.... why can't I break away from this anxiety and depression? Why is it so hard ...I want to be social and go to a real school...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F Dec 1

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    Commitment scares the **** out of meIt's the skipped beats and heart pains which shattered most of my illusions of love and relationships. It is the promises and people who over...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    sometimes it is so clear and I know for a fact that I am going to complete school and go on to med school and become an orthopedic pediatrician and help children and do great...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Dec 5

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    Im so worried about my future. it's all I think about. im never living in the present. im always thinking about what my life could be like. im worried about my future, I might not...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I have thought about the name of my future child and future dog, although I am still single and don't plan to get a dog in the near future but I want to.
    Toffeecoffee Toffeecoffee 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I fear more for the future of Russia. In Russia many stupid people hate USA and they think that USA will broke down like USSR anyway its stupid I think. I don't know what will be...
    Chinrussian Chinrussian 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I wish I could allow that to sink into my head and stop worrying about the past and focus on my future. To be really honest, my past was so messed up, that I wish to go back and...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Dec 9

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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 Nov 22

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    I can't stop fretting about it. So, let's start from the beginning, and give me your advice and help. Please. Ps. I'm 13 1) iPads. Seriously? What has the world become? Before...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Nov 27

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