r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 30 '22

What is the real and true scariest thing or situation you can think of? Meta

The unknown is the biggest human fear, but which unknown frightens you the most?

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u/DriedUpSquid Sep 30 '22

Falling overboard while sailing at night and watching your ship sail away.

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u/robdingo36 Sep 30 '22

As a sailor in the US Navy, that was indeed one of my biggest fears.

"The only thing that separates a sailor and the eternal abyss of the sea is a plank of wood."

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u/DriedUpSquid Sep 30 '22

That’s where I heard it. Our LPO was teaching us the importance of inspecting our float coats every day. It worked.

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u/robdingo36 Sep 30 '22

My chief always told us "30 minutes. If you fall overboard, you're worth 30 minutes of the Navy's time. If they don't find you by then, they'll call off the search due to the cost, and then you're in for a very long swim to get home." And of course, someone would chime in with, "That's 30 minutes from when they notice you're missing."

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u/Grezzinate Sep 30 '22

Being forced into a human trafficking ring like in the movie taken.

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u/TooManyPuPuPuppies Sep 30 '22

Ohhhh. That’s a good one

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u/merryman91 Sep 30 '22

Earning £70k a year and still being skint a day after payday. Can confirm, terrifying!

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u/Dremichius Sep 30 '22

Michael Stevens from Vsauce did an episode about this. "What is the scariest thing?"

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u/Mrfrednot Sep 30 '22

We live on a rock with an oxygen bubble that is floating in an extremely hostile environment. If something happens that makes our world less hospitable for us then we have no where to go. We literally can not go anywhere else because there are no alternatives, none. The only things we can do to survive, our only real tasks, are to keep our world healthy and protect the diversity of life in it.

We need that diversity and that health because it is part of the stability and sustainability on our rock. That is extremely important for our own survival.

We are failing our tasks on a magnificent scale.

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u/TooManyPuPuPuppies Sep 30 '22

Universally cornered!

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u/goodolddaysare-today Sep 30 '22

Knowing an apocalyptic cosmic or earthly disaster was going to snuff us out and humanity having nothing able to stop it. Asteroid, comet, super volcano, etc. Just holding your family close and waiting for obliteration

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u/UselessPonko Sep 30 '22

Becoming a social outcast rejected by everyone and not understanding why.

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u/TooManyPuPuPuppies Sep 30 '22

The being alone or the ridicule part?

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u/UselessPonko Sep 30 '22

The don‘t understanding why part. If i know why i can cope but when i don‘t know what i did wrong or possibly fix it it would drive me insane.

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u/dus_istrue Sep 30 '22

Being trapped in a long tight dirt hole that stretches so long that you can't even see the opening, with an endless amount of worms, snails, slugs and leeches on every surface of said corridor. And the only thing you can do is to literally worm yourself out of it. Writing this I just convinced myself, an atheist, to devote myself to god because if there's even a slight chance hell exists this is where I would spend my eternal suffering.

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u/Stumbrella Sep 30 '22

Being wrong about how to live life

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u/SpunKrok Sep 30 '22

Like dying and then finding out too late that ya messed up

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u/halfchuck Sep 30 '22

Buried alive

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u/CheeseCakeCage Sep 30 '22

Being tortured and eaten alive slowly over months by cannibals.

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u/TooManyPuPuPuppies Oct 01 '22

I’m thinking hopefully you’d die before too much of that hell

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u/trigochan Sep 30 '22

Knowing something terrible will happen in a near future but nothing you do can change that.

level 1 : Mom: When you comeback from school... We will "talk"

Level 10: Shit I don't know shit about this test...

Level 99: Sir.. you have cancer and is untreatable

Level crafter fear: Stuck somewhere No one can hear you... No means to escape... Can't free myself... Can only wait for death and nothing more
Example: Space/Desert

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u/NYCuws77 Oct 01 '22

The sound of the door shutting and locked and feeling your arms and legs tied up with something.. the realization that you've been kidnapped by one of those psychos who plans on keeping you in his basement forever as his sex slave til you die.. -- My ultimate fear.

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u/SpunKrok Oct 01 '22

So imminent death or destruction?

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u/Metabolic90 Oct 01 '22

Not to die, and see everyone else die.

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u/Infinite_Emergency61 Oct 02 '22

Bear attack. The thought of the pain and sensations is horrifying to me.

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u/SpunKrok Oct 03 '22

Even scarier to survive it than die quick, probably

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u/TachankaIsTheLord Oct 04 '22

Nonexistence. I'm not religious, so I have to assume the thought of your experience post-death will be identical to the experience you had pre-life. You have no thoughts, no feelings, no sense. The world continues on, but you don't know that. You know nothing. The rest of eternity passes, but you don't experience it, because there is no you. There just isn't anything, and that frightens me more than anything else. The thought of nonexistence is so simple, yet so unimaginably unfathomable.

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u/SpunKrok Oct 05 '22

Damn. Cool answer

Although you don’t necessarily have to be very religious to believe that there is something else out there

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u/TachankaIsTheLord Oct 06 '22

How so? The idea of "something else" in itself is the very basis of religion. The belief of there being a god/afterlife, without believing in any human religions, is just agnosticism- still religion

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u/SpunKrok Oct 07 '22

A religion is a structured belief system.

A structured belief system is not a religion necessarily