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Besides death, what is your biggest fear?

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:20 pm
Death is inevitable and I don't find any value in talking about it or listing it as a fear.

My biggest fear is getting caught in some situation where I am utterly powerless to pursue that-which I want most out of life.

What is yours and feel free to discuss it here maybe in further detail with others.
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:23 pm
@JPLosman0711,
Blindness I think
raprap
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:35 pm
@JPLosman0711,
Eternal life.
JPLosman0711
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:38 pm
@raprap,
Well it looks like you may be out of luck! LOL
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 08:08 pm
@JPLosman0711,
Alzheimer's disease. And butterflies.

Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 08:17 pm
Homelessness, heights, snakes, sharks deep water and out of control fire.
JPLosman0711
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 11:23 pm
@maxdancona,
May I ask why butterflies? Lol
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 12:00 am
@JPLosman0711,
I have no fear of death, at least not on any conscious level. I have an opposite fear, much like raprap's who said 'eternal life.' I fear the powerlessness which sometimes accompanies extremely old age. I will be 74 years of age by the end of this year and so far -- knock on wood Smile -- am far from any debilitating infirmities. I am not only healthy, I am physically active and mentally alert. What I fear is losing these attributes. To be confined to a bed, or even a wheelchair for years, is a nightmare scenario for me. To be stricken with any form of dementia which makes me a useless burden to a caretaker is a terrifying thought. Blindness, total deafness, other similar disabilities are likewise frightening. Death is far preferable to needing constant assistance from others to accomplish the simplest of tasks e.g. walking or feeding myself. Those are terrifying thoughts.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:41 am
@Lustig Andrei,
public speaking
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:44 am
@farmerman,
Oh yes!
Terrifying prospect!
I much prefer writing a letter to the editor, any day!
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:45 am
@JPLosman0711,
Bork Obunga being re-elected would do for starters...
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:52 am
As said so well by Woody Allen, "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens".

I feel the same way. I have no fear of death. It is an inevitable part of life, and no one escapes it. What I fear is a protracted death, especially if dementia of any sort is involved.
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raprap
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 06:57 am
@gungasnake,
Ganja, your continued binkiehood is impressive. I would think that your greatest fear would be losing that binkiehood.

Rap
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 09:15 am
@raprap,
I predict that, soo, gunga will be presentig us with the newest "theories" of abiotic oil.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 09:22 am
Í'm not afraid of death, and, (peace Phoenix) i don't fear dementia, necessarily, because i wouldn't know it. I am a coward, though, about the prospect of a lingering, painful death.
Letty
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 09:42 am
I fear being dependent on someone else.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 09:56 am
@farmerman,
I'm an irrepressible ham and extrovert. I love to be up on a podium addressing a group of people. Public speaking? Hand me that mike, please.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 11:16 am
@Ceili,
I'll second homelessness and deep water. Also the moment (seconds) before death should get a dishonorable mention.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 11:20 am
@tsarstepan,
I've been homeless twice. but on my home turf, where it's easier...

and I talk to a group of publics with not a lot of trouble.

I fear illness without insurance.

and fire.

the smell of burning human flesh is horrible.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 11:25 am
@Rockhead,
The VA hospital in Bedford, MA and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans had saved me from literally being homeless.

I haven't had insurance since I left the army in 1994.
 

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