Life can be scary

Because we sometimes have to deal with the unknown, life can be scary if we stopped to think about it long enough. My struggles with my health is the one thing that scares me the most.

I think if we all stopped to think about life and what it really means, we’d find so many things that we find scary. I find that when I don’t consciously think about what I have to deal with, I cope better with my daily routine, but can still get caught out with my health.

Of course, when I stop to think about where I’ve come from with my life, I can see how far I’ve come and am comforted by that, but there is still a part of me that is concerned for how my life will turn out in say 10 to 15 years on what I deal with now and what I may have to deal with.

I tend to fair better when I know what I may have to deal with. We take things and life for granted. It’s the nature of the human condition. We have our health, we have a life and never stop to think about how and what it all really means to us. If we did we’d come in with a different attitude and that would help us cope better.


10 Sep, 2014

6 thoughts on “Life can be scary

  1. Yes, life can be scary, especially when we think of what happens after we’re gone. I know where I will be when I’m gone from this life and I’m comforted to know this.

    What scares me is my health also. I’ve been lucky so far with the problems I have. But what happens in 10-15 years down the road bothers me. I know if I take care and do the things I should now I may not have the unwanted problems that I may have later.

    As I’ve said before, I have to think positively and not negatively. Things look better when we’re positive. I think it’s good if we know ahead of time what to expect or the possibilities of what may be. That way we can do things to prevent things from happening.

    I also know that in some cases knowing what may happen doesn’t matter because it will happen regardless, like with ALS. But we can better prepare our minds and live life to the fullest right now.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes I’m working on the same assumption as you around my health and know that what I am doing now will help to a certain extent. Me being premature is another uncertainty for me.

      I am sure that when I am in a more confident space, this feeling I have will pass.

  2. My life has always been scary so I don’t know anything different!

    We always had to worry about what was going to happen, so it’s no wonder I’m always worried about everything all the time. People seem to think I’m not very expressive but it’s usually because I’m screaming on the inside!

    I try not to think too much unless I have to, or else I would drive myself insane from the constant chatter between my ears. It does make you pretty neurotic after a while, which is why I try to keep my stress level down to a dull roar most of the time.

    I think that’s why I have such a hard time dealing with people who have had what I call a “normal” life, when mine was totally opposite!

    1. I wasn’t an expressive child either. I can understand your reluctance to express how you felt Randy. I’m not sure as children we’re actually equipped to express ourselves on how we feel. As adults it’s not easy either if we’ve never learned how, but we often start to learn through necessity.

      I hope in time things get easier for you. Thanks Randy.

  3. Uncertainty and the unknown is very scary at times. We have insufficient evidence on just about everything. I’ve heard it said that faith is when you believe in something you know is not true.

    The funny thing is I fear knowing what I’m not supposed to know about the unknown.

    1. I agree Tim whilst most of us fear the unknown, I agree that the fear of knowing the unknown may be even stronger.

      What we fear and how this manifests itself is different for all of us.

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