Are you afraid of the Future?

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    Oct 04, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    I meet a lot of people who say they sometimes stay up at night crying about not knowing what the future has in store for them. I guess most of my peers are about 18 or 19 so we are on our first leg in the world. I personally was always excited about the future, planning what I want to do next.

    When you were our age did the future scare you or Does it scare you now?icon_question.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 04, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Lol does the future scare you? Try graduating college with substantial student loan debt into a workforce where 50% of college graduates can't find a job. Yeah that's what's in store for my near future.
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    Oct 04, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    I think everyone is afraid of the unknown.
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    Oct 04, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    No. I am afaid of some of the thing i will have to deal with in the future (coming out to my family), but I have always dreamed of getting my dream job and starting my life. I actually wish I could start my future now.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    Not anymore. I found something that works. It's called 'today'.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    After what i've been through the future doesnt scare me.

    but it makes sense for the beginning college students to have that anxiety. Shit is starting to get real in a way and they need to make a decision on what to do. In a way i'm lucky that I always knew what I wanted to do
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:49 AM GMT
    no.
    but the idea of aging past 20 is, only slightly, a downer because you no longer can be a precocious teenager.

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    Oct 04, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    I'm not afraid of THE future, but sometimes I'm afraid about MY future.

    I like the future in terms of new technology. I love new inventions, new discoveries, and simply the news itself. When someone asks the parlor game question: "If you could look back, what will you miss most when you die?" my answer is "Tomorrow's headlines."

    Which brings me to what I fear most about my own future - death. I don't think there will be a looking back like in the question, but that's how most of us imagine it, because what is hardest to imagine is black nothingness, no more thoughts, no anything. But that's what I believe it will be.

    When I was much younger I did get a little anxious wondering what my future would be, if it would be anything interesting & worthwhile. I most feared a boring 9-to-5 job, every day like the one before it, and the next one the same as today. The Army definitely took care of that problem for me. But unfortunately that career didn't provide me with the money I also wanted to have, and so my fear of living with limited means did come true.
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    Oct 04, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
    The emotion is more of disappointment than fear....disappointing I will not always be here to experience and to contribute to life in the future (vampires - man, they got it made!).

    At 18 or 19, you and your peers have a bit more future to cash in on than I - so you should bloody well get on with experiencing and enjoying what lies ahead.

    I have...and I do!
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    Oct 04, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidLol does the future scare you? Try graduating college with substantial student loan debt into a workforce where 50% of college graduates can't find a job. Yeah that's what's in store for my near future.


    If its not too late go get interns. I graduated when only 20% of college students got jobs, and the ones that did had work experience not high grades.

    I mean the degree helps but still.
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    Oct 04, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    Of course it's scary sometimes but I always remember Baz Luhrmann's song and it kinda cheers me up (:



    Don't worry about the future, or worry but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.




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    Oct 04, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    only thing I am fear is whether or not I will be strong/capable enough to bring my soldiers home during a deployment. Everything else is just gravy....hhhhmmm GRAVY!!!!
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    Oct 04, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    I was your age in 1973 .. I wasn't afraid of the future , i had finishing my 1st year of college , didn't have to take a loan for my studies ( Australia is a great country ) . Oil crisis was just starting , but my country wasn't really suffering from it . I was raised with the motto , look towards the futur , don't simmer on the past !
  • tazzari

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    Oct 04, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    Not really; with age comes confidence, and I'm at a place where I'm relatively confident that I can handle just about anything that may come along. if that sounds arrogant, I think it's really "there's always been a way through, and I'm still alive."

    Socrates somewhere said that nothing can harm you unless it makes you a worse person.
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    Oct 04, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Not particularly. I've always been predominantly forward looking, sometimes to a fault.

    I occasionally, subtly fear my own 'inner demons' eventually outbalancing my strength of character and sense of self resolve.

    Fear may not be the most accurate word tbh, 'wary' may be more fitting.



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    Oct 04, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    No more excited for it if anything. I like the constant amount of changes in my life...doesn't let me get into a routine and settle down just yet! icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 04, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    I'm afraid of actually aging physically like a piece of rotting fruit BUT other than that no. Looking forward to see what life will bring and the added wisdom I'll attain along the way hopefully.

    I think I have more issues/fears about the past personally.
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  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 04, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    I am the future ... what is to be afraid of?
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    Oct 04, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidNo fear here, bitches.


    This
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    Oct 04, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    shortstuffs said
    JackBlair69 saidNo fear here, bitches.


    This


    agreed! Im excited for my life only icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 04, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI am the future ... what is to be afraid of?


    42.gif guess i need to pray more!....63.gif lolz icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 04, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    The psychopaths that follow me home from work scare me, but not my future. icon_eek.gif