What's your greatest fear?

aviva's picture

Simple question: What's your greatest fear?

Daelus's picture

Probably.. dying of a horribl

Probably.. dying of a horrible disease.

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when
you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you
find someone to carry you."

"If nothing we do matters, then all that
matters is what we do."

lotus1's picture

losing my mother or father...

losing my mother or father.....I wouldn't know what I would do without them

stewie's picture

my greatest fear is that i am

my greatest fear is that i am already dead laying in a coma in
a hospital bed and everything that is happening now is
leading up to the point how i ended up in the hospital in the
first place. my life is really only a dream during the coma ,
my dreams and when i am alseep is when my mind/soul is
searching for the way back to life or the after life....

waking up in the hospital and learning that everyong in my family is
dead and my penis is turned into a vagina because some idiot
misplaced the file folder on the door...not only that but
i got molested and butt fucked by one of the male nurses
when i was asleep...and i got gonorea and ass warts from it.
now thats my worst fear!

Daelus's picture

Also, being alone for my whol

Also, being alone for my whole life
would be pretty awful.

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when
you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you
find someone to carry you."

"If nothing we do matters, then all that
matters is what we do."

QuakerOats's picture

never having really good frie

never having really good friends or not doing anything good in my life.

Jazzer's picture

Ick...

My greatest fear: Republicans

Michael

Some people's kids...I tell ya!

aviva's picture

Re:ick...

Tell me about it. I'm not even from your country but I know what you mean. How did that man get into the White House? Who forgot to check that all the retards were back on the bus after the White House field trip? Ha ha... hope there aren't any diehard Republicans reading this. You know I'm just joking around :)

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"Well behaved women never make history."

Daisy's picture

Being entirely unremarkable

Not good, not bad, just... Regular... Mediocre. Part of the mindless masses.

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These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days.

lucky girl's picture

ahhhh

if my gf left meee................or if she died.....or if she was killed by giant spiders and i had to watch.....yeah, thats bad....

aviva's picture

Re:ahhhh Yikes babe!

Whoa! Giant spiders? What is going ON? I thought your post was really sweet until it just got...psychotic. Haha... but strangely, I can relate. Hmmm...

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"Well behaved women never make history."

Tjedza's picture

ah yes- you asked for a list

1. poverty
2.AIDS
3. a passionless life
4. my mother
5. cancer
6. a rash
7. my breasts falling off.
8. public toilets
9.fast food outlets in harare's city centre( capital city)
10.going blind.
11.more than 3 kids

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred"

unicornz's picture

eeek

1. mental illness (more like schizophrenia, runs in the family)
2. being un-successful
3. something happening to my family
4. not being able to have children
5. lice or any other crawly parasite

... thats about it! :)

Lit From Inside's picture

Insignificant

I'm constantly living with the fear that I'm not making enough impact in the world, not standing out from all those other people, not being true to myself. I have to be sure that I matter; to myself and to everyone else.

brian24139's picture

My greatest fear is death, ei

My greatest fear is death, either me, or someone else.

~Brian~

poetry nymph's picture

think about this...

death is just another part of life
don't be afraid, because living is just half the journey,
dying is the mystery no one can figure out..
don't know bout you, but i think when i finally get to that
point, im going to open my eyes wide and say something like...
"here i go, the rest of my journey is about to begin...
oh im excited, although i can wait until its my turn.."
tiff

" Such sights as youthful poets dream
On summer eve by haunted stream."
-John Milton
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
-William Blake

the mouse that roared's picture

Being alone, and loss

Everyone turning their backs on me, or hating me, or just plain leaving me for people they like better.

Gah. I'm so insecure. It comes out of staying inside one's shell.

tony-2244's picture

Not knowing the future, and n

Not knowing the future, and not knowing if I’m making the right decisions in my life.

The other, any of my friends dieing, but especially my best friend, if I lost her I’m not sure what I would do. She is the voice in my head and one of the things that keeps my life in check.

"Some of us hover and we weep for the other who die'en since the day they were born" -Lisa Loeb

poetry nymph's picture

right choices?

there aren't any wrong choices dear...
if you made them then it was obviously
something you were going to choose. how could it be wrong
if you chose it. i do not believe in mistakes,
and i do not regret anything. because i learn.
take it in, use it, dont let it go, its apart of you...
poetry tiff

" Such sights as youthful poets dream
On summer eve by haunted stream."
-John Milton
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
-William Blake

chevamartin's picture

not being able to deal with w

not being able to deal with what comes at me.
being alone.
drowning.

Skittlez's picture

two things

1.. losing the one person i love dearest and that i know loves me
2.. dieing young with an unfulfilled life.

^_^ DONT hate diveristy
EMBRACE diversity ^_^

irgalach's picture

1. dying without doing what I

1. dying without doing what I want to do
2. being in pain
3. ghosts (!)
4. the death of any family member or close friends

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"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that "normal" isn't a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage. "

Duct Tape Fairy's picture

Losing my friends

Losing my close friends- they are closer than family to me - I don't know what I'd do without them.

Tjedza's picture

bang

why are we so scared of dying?

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred"

Paladin's picture

Because we don't really under

Because we don't really understand death, we don't really understand what it means to feel nothing. Most people tend to think that after they die they will somehow feel like they had missed out on something.

Unless you believe in an afterlife, if you're dead, there won't be any feeling of regret about you're life - there won't be anything.

Dave

aviva's picture

FEAR...

Today my mum was driving my best mate and I to school. I was riding shotgun - strapped up, coz I"m a safety freak, but I got this fear of us colliding into another car and just dying. I got so scared... Man, coz if I died, firstly I'd miss my 'baby mama' - my pretty wife selekta, but I'd also be sad coz I'd never have come out. My whole life would've been a lie. Anyway, I guess that's my biggest fear now -not being me. Living someone else's life. I feel the panic everytime I have to lie when someone asks who I'm going out with. The panic of losing me, and giving them what they wanna hear. I'm so scared of ending up a hypocrit and married to some arrogant nigga, pregnant with his 3rd kid, in a job that I hate but people think is great..... Ahhhhh.......!!!!!!!!!

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"Well behaved women never make history."

starweaver's picture

1. To know that in death, I w

1. To know that in death, I won't be in a black nothingness, but a nothing nothingness
2. To loose my hands/fingers or suffer from arthritis (I can't bear not being able to play the piano or violin ever again...)
3. To be 'outed' by close friends or family
4. To have chosen the wrong bed to sleep on in the slumber of life and be dreaming a bad dream
5. Cancer of any form, but especially kidney, testicular, bowel or lung
6. Being alone all my life

I guess that's all I can think of right now... I must have tons of them...

RadclyffeGeek's picture

Never finding that special so

Never finding that special someone.
Injections *shudders*

That's about it for my major fears, although I'm still stupidly afraid of spiders!
xxxLisa

So long and thanks for all the fish.



Vote Beeblebrox ;-)

aviva's picture

You will

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"I was Kahlil Gibran."

"Well behaved women never make history."

Daelus's picture

Hmm

I have this weird fear of being attacked
and injected with heroin.

I'm terrified of getting cancer or an STD.

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when
you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you
find someone to carry you."

"If nothing we do matters, then all that
matters is what we do."

selfish_flawed_weak's picture

ummm...

if george bush found a way to brainwash americans and convincing them that he should rul the world. or if he sent us all to some kind of concentration camps, like hitler did to Jews.

on a more realistic note... being buried alive

rowanxxraven's picture

There's isn't a specific one

I mean I have so many fears that I can't choose which one's the greatest. I'm scared of heights, the dark, BUGS!!!, not being loved, going to hell when I die, and stuff I can't remeber right now.

unloved87's picture

giant tidal waves

giant tidal waves

hippiedyke87's picture

death "If you think you kn

death

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

rowie's picture

becoming mentally ill or in a

becoming mentally ill or in anyway like that, becoming a horrible person.

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**

tastetherainbow's picture

wow...

my ultimate worst fear would have to be, crossinq over a bridqe *such as the one to qo to the fl. keys* and havinq it collapse completely sendinq everyone and everythinq into the dark, mirky waters of the ocean!! AHH!!! omq ::shudders:: that has to be the worst feelinq that i could ever feel! ...i also wouldn't like to live a lonely life and die knowinq that i was destined to be somethinq qreat!

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." - Robin Tyler
-boiiz...[beatriz]...smell-

poetry nymph's picture

omg...

this has almost nothing to do with anything but i really wanted to say, your avatar is sooooooooooo cool you need to tell me where you got it, dude tis awesome, also i really love your qoute, that is totally one of the best things ive read in a long time, i laughed out loud, i think i might call my boss and tell her that one day for the hell of it, shes great about me being a lesbian. it made my day, or should i say night.
poetry tiff

" Such sights as youthful poets dream
On summer eve by haunted stream."
-John Milton
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
-William Blake

tastetherainbow's picture

haha well thank you =0]... we

haha well thank you =0]... well, i qot my avatar at avatarity[dot]com... yea and that quote lord knows where i qot it, it was somewhere online...

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." - Robin Tyler
-boiiz...[beatriz]...smell-

diversity555's picture

re:

I hate that bridge!!! =)

aviva's picture

We're all the same

In the end we're all the same. Thanks guys, you helped me prove a point. (Don't ask).

Anyway, speaking about fear : whatever you fear most you must do because you can't live your life afraid. Whatever you fear/hate/envy/any other strong negative emotion, in fact owns you.

FEAR =False Expectations Appearing Real. Corny, but true.

I'm coming out.

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"I was Kahlil Gibran."

"Well behaved women never make history."

Sirens call's picture

...

Haha! 'Whatever we fear most we must do'? So all of us that are scared of dying should kill ourselves and just face our fears? Also things like giant tidal waves and being buried alive...might pass on those...

~Morgasm~

Daisy's picture

Are you really going to come

Are you really going to come out?

Congratulations. I hope it goes well!

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These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days.

aviva's picture

I can't broadcast it but yeah....

I'm still in prison (christian school) in a very homophobic country, so I can't be screaming it from the rooftops unless I wanna get beaten up (I am not joking), but there is one open lesbian couple (only one)here, and since people only bitch behind their backs (like they already do to me), it doesn't matter if I confirm the rumours and tell the truth about myself. I live in such an unaccepting place though so I can't be an idiot about it. And of course, I can't out my girlfriend or let our parents find out, coz they're just not the type of people who would understand us. (Her mum threatened to personally burn all homosexuals herself.... so, uh - not a good idea to tell her her daughter's one).

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"I was Kahlil Gibran."

"Well behaved women never make history."

aviva's picture

So, so far.... (no terrorists?)

We're scared of dying, being alone and unloved, dying painfully, disease -mental and terminal-, bugs, natural disasters, losing someone close to us, living a mediocre life and being insignificant(equivalent to dying) and for some of us, republicans. Haha.. It's weird how most of you are from the States, yet no one mentionned being afraid of terrorists. To the rest of the world this seems strange because your entire foreign policy and government acts as if its electorate were as terrified as they are, of terrorists. Hmmm... I take it, that's a myth then?

Signed: "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same."

"I was Kahlil Gibran."

"Well behaved women never make history."

SapphoTeen's picture

good point the thing is, the

good point
the thing is, there really isn't that much of a threat of terrorism to most of us. Our government (good ol' dubya) tried to frighten the public into supporting their foreign policy. However,I think the cross section of people you're seeing on this site from the U.S. are generally liberal bent. We are against the current right-wing majority in power. (americans are not all like the funny man who doesn't speak good english in the picture box)

Patch's picture

My biggerst fear(s)

Losing my life to HIV/AIDS, cancer, fundamentalists (both in the middle east and at home), and losing my friends and family to any of the above.

"What is the purpose of life? It is to create our own purpose."

Snowed_in1014's picture

Being continuously bitten by

Being continuously bitten by fire ants...millions of them all over me, basically being eatten alive. (i saw this on CSI...the season finaley (sp). Did anyone else see this?) Actually being bitten by any bug freaks me out...ewww bugs *shivers*

Also i HATE scorpions, i've never met a scorpion or a fire ant but they just look so evil and my dad said fire ants hurt like hell. They dont have them in Ma. but he used to live in Texas...

bibibutterfly's picture

Eww, I saw that episode, or p

Eww, I saw that episode, or part of it. Twas gross.

the world turns beneath my feet,
and only my breath is still,
in the living night.

foxmore's picture

Yeah, fire ants bad here... s

Yeah, fire ants bad here... scorpions too. I would rather face fire ants then the scorpions *shiver* I hate scorpions.

*Loving you is the hardest thing I have ever done, yet I can't find anything more worth while*

NovaCat's picture

I have two really huge fears.

I have two really huge fears. One is very specific, and the other is much more general.

I've always had this strange, nagging fear that one of my parents will commit suicide. I have no idea why I worry about that, because neither of my parents are severely depressed or anything like that, but still. At least once a week, I have about a couple of hours where I can't shake the thought that I'm going to come home and there's going to be a note on the fridge . . . god that's the scariest thing.

The other is not terrifying so much as it is utterly distressing. I'm constantly afraid that romanticism and idealism are being permanently associated with people who I happen to seriously disagree with on everything (conservative religious fundamentalists mostly), and that a society in which my principles were affirmed would be an ultra-rational, ultra-simplistic one, where all doubt, all wonder, all mystery, and all emotion would be removed simply to prevent dissent. I'd rather have an imaginative, emotional, complex, chaotic world than an orderly, logical, rational, simple one. All too often, I talk to someone and find myself surrounded by people who, in the matter of principles, I agree with, but who then go on to voice support for, for example, the removal of religion (in order to prevent the existence of religious fundamentalism and violence), and the simplification of all manner of societal and emotional structures (in order to remove conflict and confusion in regards to meaning, opinion, and so on). The ends are good. The means are horrible. I keep thinking, should the whole world eventually be at peace, have equality, and agree on everything, that it would be a cold, literal, mathematical world. That scares me.

the mouse that roared's picture

Yes, that is scary

But people don't have to agree on things to get along.