I Fear Death

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    What Is the Beauty of Creation?

    freud has this weird idea that 'we are created to die'...is this really the purpose of our being? i've been wondering long enough and cross-referenced this to religion.  i was raised as a roman catholic and the doctrine says, 'i am here because of God's love...' but if that...
    wheretonext wheretonext
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    Who Likes It?

    Lately I've had visions of me dying on the way to my girlfriends house, this kinda freaks me out cause it seems that things I've seen before have happened, but I just don't know when. I just want to enjoy my short time I have here on this planet. I'm tired of just being here, I...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    I Fear a Lot

    I fear the dark,graveyards,wakes,funerals,darkwater,enclosed spacess,ocean ,lakes,ponds,boats,airplanes, being high up,and storms they scare me to the highest level when lightning or thunder strikes i call my neighbor and she comes ove i also fear being trapped one time i...
    SilencedFearther SilencedFearther
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2009

    Feels Like I Cant Fuction Right

    I have a huge problem with panic attacks.  I get these rushes all over my chest and i think im going to have a heart attack or just pass out.  i always think something is wrong with me physically.  I know its in my head and your body deals with stress and things...
    nevaehsent nevaehsent
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2007

    I'm Vulnerable Again

    When I was younger, I was fearless. I felt invincible.  Then I fell in love.  And I knew what it was like to be afraid of death. Love makes one vulnerable.  I remember so well the first time my new husband went off to work.  I was in our home, a wonderful old farmhouse in...
    milkynips milkynips
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    It's the Word I Hate

    I'm so petrified of there not being a life after this, even just that will keep me obsessing over it..i fear the crushing darkness and hopeless ness.....it freaks me out~~! i am either obsessing over it all day, or it makes me have panic attacks at night!!
    anotherlostdreamer anotherlostdreamer
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    Am Scared......

    Ok, so that's what this group is about, so I'll say it. I am deathly afraid of...   death. I am an atheist, so that sucks, because I don't believe in any afterlife whatsoever. No heaven, hell, purgatory, limbo, reincarnation, enlightenment, nothing. You die, and that's...
    jlb13085 jlb13085
    22-25, M
    May 26, 2008


    I have always had a fear of death-- I don't really understand it, but it causes me severe anxiety. I just start to over think things, and then suddenly reality hits me hard. Lately it's been consuming me a lot. Now, it's always there, and bits of anxiety come up during school and...
    ninth29 ninth29
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2013

    The one thing that I fear most is not death,

    but not being able to tell the one I love how I feel about them... then comes my fear of death which I have had ever since I was young. I did not like to go to church as a child for this sole reason because church reminded me of death, and I had a difficult time accepting that...
    jeremiah3698 jeremiah3698
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2014

    It's Ok Now...

    Serious panic attacks and anxiety from a general fear of mortality triggered by a couple of major life events that happened close to each other. Three years of CBT therapy and SSRI meds, I'm able to talk and think about it without any anxiety. Am off the meds, still in therapy...
    rechdxs rechdxs
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    I Fear Death

    I Fear Death because i am afarid that I might go to hell when i die.
    meekgirl meekgirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2009

    I'm terrified of dying.

    I dwell on it when I'm not keeping my mind busy. It's this crushing overwhelming feeling that feels like it's compressing my chest making it hard to breathe. I cry silently thinking about what it will be like not to have air passing through my nose or mouth. I think about how I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    i always fear thinking about dying alone.

    not to death.dying alone is scarly thing.
    juryandrews juryandrews
    31-35, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    I truly believe I'll become a ghost

    when I die. I have that feeling.....
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11, 2015

    DON'T Say the "D-word!!!"

    I have terrible problems with death, too...sometimes, i consciously obsess over it...  sometimes, without warning, i'll suddenly become MORBIDLY afraid that something bad will happen to the people I love. Like, two summers ago...My son was giving someone a ride home (he'd...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2007

    Who Isn't!?

    Who isnt scared of death! It is a pretty scary thing to think about, thats why i choose to not think about it so much. I try not to because i will simply be wasting my life away worrying about dying. We will never know, and in some ways it is will be quite exciting...
    sheshigh sheshigh
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    I am absolutely terrified of dying,

    I'm just scared that all the religions are wrong and absolutely nothing happens after you die and all you do is just stop completely, and it freaks me put so bad I just want to break down and cry
    TheMatespritlessMakara TheMatespritlessMakara
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    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 sexual pleasures. They have no peace and have no escape from the clutches of man even in death. Men here are necrophiliacs. To these men , it...
    Vivianne18 Vivianne18
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2015

    Sometimes I've Thought To Myself...

    One day I'm going to die. Why should I think these thoughts? I'm only 15 years old for god's sake! Yet there I times when I think to myself, one day I'm going to be the poor sucker in the coffin who everyone's sorry for, and crying around. What will become of the family I will...
    alvaro17 alvaro17
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    I Fear Death, But I Fear Hell More.

    Because there's no going back, and because you may have led a life of good and at the last second, had you sinned, I think it all goes down. Now, I was raised as a christian. Right now, in my teens, I firmly believe in God, but I do not follow church "discipline'; meaning I drink...
    Narlovenar Narlovenar
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2010

    The Manner In Which It Comes

    I believe I am going to Heaven...due to knowing Christ as my Savior. But I fear the manner in which death will occur: Do you suffocate as the breath leaves your body? Will it be drowning? Dismemberment due to a terrible accident? Torture? Falling? A long, hideous death from a...
    Stahl Stahl
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2010

    Why Fear the Innevitable

    Death.. Died... Die....Dead..... Why be afraid of something that we will all have to go through...? Is it the fear of the unknown..? or the question's of afterlife..? reincarnation..? spirits..? heaven..?  hell..? What is that that makes it so..? Many of us spend our lives...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

    I Am More Afraid of

    what happens afterwards.   Ok, so I was raised a Roman Catholic. When you die, depending on how good you've been, you go to Heaven, Purgatory or Hell. After years of studying my Religion in school I started to have problems with it. Now that I'm not so sure what I believe...
    beebopINblue beebopINblue
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    Why Is It Inevitable?

    Just having the thought of me dying ends up, tears falling right through my eyes. What I'm puzzled is how will my life end will it be a peaceful death, killed, shot and etc thinking of it drives me nuts. The last thing I wanna feel when I die is the tender love of my love ones...
    Dumstey Dumstey
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2010

    Why Am I the First to Say This?

    I am so afraid of death. . . I have recently become overwhelmingly fearfull of death. Of death alone, but also a fobia of open water to include olimpic sized pools, lakes, and the ocean. I fear flying more than ever and recently began to hyperventilate after rough turbulance over...
    LOST27 LOST27
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 25, 2007

    Before, I used to fear death

    because it is death, you know, it is something to be scared of. But now, whenever I think of death, I fear it because I would hate to think that my loved ones will be hurt, that they will miss me, but I will have no power to reach over and comfort them. It is the saddest...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    Bad Habits, Bad Health.

    I fear death... and yet it's like I'm welcoming it.I'm fat... I go on diets when I'm happy and fine, which is most of the time.I diet I exercise and I become healthy for a while.And then It all comes crashing down on me and I eat again. Diabetes runs on both sides of family...
    ClairLowry ClairLowry
    18-21, F
    Oct 27, 2011

    The Next Day

    You're dead. Where would people be the next day? What would they be doing? How would your absense affect society? Were you a sinner? Were you a saint? Did you deserve to live? Did you deserve to die? What about the next year, the next decade, the next million years. Where will...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 8, 2009

    I'm Not Sure If I'm A Necrophobic.

    I'm just not sure anymore. I don't think I can be if I watch things like "A 1000 Ways to Die" or Edgar Allen Poe. Or may be it plays into it? I don't know anymore.
    toohonestforowngood toohonestforowngood
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2010

    It's Always There

    I always have that thought, always, Everyday, it crosses my mind and sometimes it makes me very depressed. I don't feel like doing anything, I feel like being alone, I don't answer my calls and ignore everybody else. Growing up, we feel a sense of being "Different" from the...
    coldinter coldinter
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    In a life, just some bodies growing old No fear

    of the end, of anything But I'm afraid to die... I want to die, but death is something I fear.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 20, 2014

    The Last Goodbye

    I have nightmares about death......I see myself lying in a coffin and hate the thought of being enclosed in a small box, buried six feet under.  I actually fear losing someone close to me more than I fear dying.  I never had anyone close to me die until I was...
    Jorjy Jorjy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2008

    I am terrified of death !

    It consumes me everyday !! I wish I could get over this, I hate being alone because I feel that if something happens no one will be able to help me :-/
    Allaboutme1981 Allaboutme1981
    36-40, F
    Jan 13, 2014


    Not the actual act of death, just the aftermath. The gaping abyss of darkness, no, not even darkness, nothingness, no dreams, no comforts, not even a memory to take you through until the end of time, that is what I fear. If I stop and think for a while, my thoughts will...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    The Unknown

    The other day while we were having a class discussion, my teacher asked, "Who here is seriously concerned of dying?" I thought a lot of people in the class would rais their hands, but it was only myself and two others. One idiotic girl started going off on this story how "This...
    forgottenangel38 forgottenangel38
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    Every night I just breakdown thinking about my

    grandfather.. Ever since he passed away I've been worried about how I'm going to lose everyone around me I think of how I'll lose me mom brother sister dad just everyone that I love! I even cry for them because they'll lose me.. It's sad because I know a lot of people but me...
    zy7a zy7a
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2014

    I don't know what it's like I don't want to not

    live I don't want to go to sleep and not wake up I don't want to leave you
    winception winception
    16-17, T
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    Hi.. I can't get death off of my mind.

    I am scared all the time. I just know my time will come and fear not existing anymore. When I really think about it I get into almost an out of body experience. It sends a chill down my spine. I also think of my loved ones dying and what those times will be like. Sometimes I am...
    roccette roccette
    31-35, F
    Oct 30, 2014

    I don't understand why this is a group.

    It only one thing in life that's truly promised to you is death. You can be scared all day long but it's gonna happen. Something's you can avoid by being scared. Others, such as death, is gonna happen. I guess I'm saying I'm not scared to die. I rather it not happen but im not...
    Honorthycurves Honorthycurves
    22-25, F
    Feb 25, 2014

    When Will This End

    I like most people fear death,however I have to say that in the last few years I am totally perenoid.Every day is a strugle for me. It all  started when I was 19 I had a boyfriend who was killed in a very violent way and I thought that for the most part I moved on pretty...
    dianebrody dianebrody
    1 Response Apr 18, 2008

    I don't know what happens

    when you die. I have no religious orientation. I am so confused....... can somebody please answer this?
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015


    When I was little I never really cared until I really thought about what would happen after I die is their a god or nothing like before I was born I don't know or have proof of what will happen it caused me to fear death of not knowing what will happen
    Heridia Heridia
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2012

    I am depressed right now,

    but I don't want to die. As an american atheist, how can I cheer myself up, without any form of taking my life?
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio
    Sep 13, 2015
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