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23 November 2008

What do you fear most in the world? [More:]

Major Briggs: The possibility that love is not enough.
Well, today my biggest fear in the world is suffering from some rare disfiguring boob disorder.
posted by msali 23 November | 15:30
Financial instability.
posted by redvixen 23 November | 15:43
Being alone for the rest of my life.
posted by loiseau 23 November | 15:46
Royally fucking up my son.
posted by middleclasstool 23 November | 15:47
That it's really already too late.
posted by DarkForest 23 November | 15:48
I'm with DarkForest in that it's too late and that I've made the wrong decision.
posted by sperose 23 November | 16:59
That this is it.
posted by rhapsodie 23 November | 17:00
Losing the people I love.
My son being all alone.

And I really don't like snakes.
posted by Kangaroo 23 November | 17:10
Rats clawing at me and trying to climb on me for protection while I desperately stay alive treading water knowing all along that I will never be rescued.
posted by MonkeyButter 23 November | 17:20
Right now I mostly fear that I will make no lasting connections with other human beings besides my family. I have a few close friends but I feel time is slipping away. I feel very alive and ready to connect with people. I want more lasting friendships. Looking back there is a huge chunk of my life where I was not interested in dealing with people in a substantive way. I fear that I will die without showing people who I am really am, and that I love them, and that I am available.
posted by LoriFLA 23 November | 17:25
Being abandoned, shunned, or isolated.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 23 November | 18:22
Last call.
posted by jonmc 23 November | 18:25
That I'll never fall in love with someone that can love me back - and/or that I'll always be in love with him - even though I know it will never ever happen with him.

Thus I'm doomed to a life alone, without love, without a family of my own.
posted by jonathanstrange 23 November | 18:35
Reading these hurts my heart, but it is also reassuring to know that other people share my fears.

I'm going to revise mine to that I'm never going to be loved again.
posted by loiseau 23 November | 18:37
Being abandoned, shunned, or isolated.

Been there; done that; got the t-shirt.
posted by DarkForest 23 November | 18:51

WHAT?! they're completely gross!
posted by lonefrontranger 23 November | 19:48
I most fear pain for my friends and family.
posted by spork 23 November | 19:51
Surviving to old age. Also, that I've missed a turn somewhere and so am not where I should be (which begs the question of whether there is such a thing as fate, about which my personal jury is still out.)
posted by elizard 23 November | 20:24
Fear itself.

That and people.

Damn elizard, never would have thought of you as a fatalist. A fabulist perhaps, but certainly not a fatalist.
posted by eekacat 23 November | 23:27
Already lived it. Not sure what I fear anymore.
posted by arse_hat 23 November | 23:31

Harm to the people I love. The world can do what it wants to me, but I can't stand something bad happening to my loved ones.
posted by jrossi4r 23 November | 23:58
By the end of Twin Peaks, Major Briggs was my favorite character.

My own: going blind or deaf.
posted by BoringPostcards 24 November | 00:39
That this is as good as it gets.
posted by dg 24 November | 02:58
I'm trying to confront it gradually, as I expect it will happen - that my husband will die several decades before I do, of a very nasty disease. It's happened to all the other men in his family, and he's ten years older than I am.

Also, going deaf, because widowhood will be crap if I have no music.
posted by altolinguistic 24 November | 06:59
My loved ones dying painfully.
posted by Specklet 24 November | 07:52
posted by chewatadistance 24 November | 07:58
Variations on the usual. That I'll never have a non-related person who chooses to love and be loved by me. That I'll lose everyone I love, and I won't have loved them as well as I should've. That I'll lose my vision completely and will basically be at the mercy of others whom I'll have to pay to care for me, and that they'll resent it and me anyway. That I'll have wasted my mind and my energy on things or people that would have been just as well off without me. That I'll die and that the strongest emotion anyone feels will be annoyance that they have to clean up my apartment.
posted by notquitemaryann 24 November | 08:57
I'm right there with a few of these already. Financial instability, being alone for the rest of my life, that it's really already too late, fear itself and of people.

My fear is that this list isn't going to get any shorter, and I'm already so very, very tired.

Love you people.

posted by -t 24 November | 14:20
Losing the mister through my death or his or my stupidity bringing us to divorce. And yes, I know I'd be the cause of whatever caused the divorce.

posted by deborah 24 November | 14:24
Becoming mentally debilitated as I grow older.
posted by muddgirl 24 November | 14:27
Ditto to much of the above, and right now, the fear that I will never be free of the need for therapy.
posted by TrishaLynn 24 November | 16:12
Crafting for christmas (or otherwise)? || Another amazing dog walk today...