People Share Their Biggest Fear That Keeps Them Up At Night

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You're laying in bed, the sounds outside your window fade into the night. Slowly, your body begins to unwind, the stress leaves your knees and lower back, and your breath falls to a low, even pace. You've started to fall asleep...

...when you suddenly realize the world is a horrifying place and we should be afraid at all times of everything.


Reddit user, u/artgetting, wanted to know:

What is your biggest fear? What are you afraid of more than anything?

Let's Start Off Big

Giphy

Not trying to sound edgy but.. fear of the unknown. It's definitely scary not knowing what's out there

blocksoficedcoffee

Yes, I also actually have this fear... I am trying to convice myself that I know what will happen tomorrow etc. But no, in fact, we never know!!

artgetting

What If They Don't Like Me?

Social rejection.

It hits me so hard when it happens that I stopped bothering to try to make new friends.

RekNepZ

But...How?

Getting my eye poked out by an umbrella and then death

sugar-soad

Totally Different Levels Of Flying

Heights ... and I even know its irrational at times but it's still crippling for me.

But for some reason I'm totally comfortable with flying

Mlahey13

Im not sure but I think I'm ok with flying because my family used to travel alot when I was younger and my brain kinda just disassociated the situation looking out the window it almost doesn't seem real everything being so tiny and by the time I was old enough for that to not work I was just so used to it that I didnt care.

But there was one time I was on a plane that was so tiny it only fit 10 people and they made a second flight for our luggage due to weight. That lead to a 45 min panic attack so bad that my parents had to find me xanax in a foriegn country to get me back on the plane for the return flight. I was probably 12 or 13 at the time.

Mlahey13

It's Just A Bunch Of Nothing

The ocean. Specifically, open water in the middle of the ocean. Nothing scares me more than being in the middle of the ocean seeing nothing but water in every direction with no way of escape. Also all those creatures. I'm helplessly sitting there at their mercy. Wow, I got goosebumps writing this. The ocean is such a scary and beautiful thing

AksTheGreat

I have never seen ocean, only see but you described it so well that I am scary as well now haha

artgetting

Oh Crap, There IS A God??

That I'll discover at death that my agnostic/atheist views were wrong, and as such I'm in for some sh!t.

obstin8one

Losing The One Person Who Helped You The Most

Losing my grandma, she's my whole world and helped me more than my own mom

alex__idk

That I'm wasting / I've wasted my life.

skys_vocation

But does that really matter in the grand scheme of things? As long as you enjoyed your life that's all that matters.

The way I look at it we are so small in the the universe we could ALL just disappear one day and nothing would change and that is much more terrifying!

Used_JuiceBox

Day By Day, Week By Week, Year By Year

Aging. I could care less for immortality I'm okay with death but the act of cellular degeneration over periods of time is what terrifies me the most. Imagine being old and practically incompetent, taking god knows how many pills a day for your countless prescriptions. I'm 20 years old and I still fear the act of aging. I hope when 2040 arrives there will be neccessary precautions to stop our body from breaking down and hopefully increase life expectancy.

MajinObi

Wunderkind's Are Dumb, Anyway

Giphy

That I am too late to achieve what I want in a reasonable amount of time.

Plakeland

I feel this way about saving for retirement. Am I too late to catch up? Am I going to have to eat dog food, like so many poor old people do?

obstin8one

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