The Greatest Fear

People are afraid of all kinds of things: spiders, the dark, or being enclosed in small spaces. Tell us about your greatest fear — rational or irrational.

Fear of failure. I have had two terrible periods of time in my life where that came true and I was miserable and lost and it felt like I was a burden to the world and family and society and that it would have been better if I had never existed. That is a terrible thing to go through.

I have this fear, which I feel is rooted in reality and that it will come true, that once my parents pass away I am going to be all alone. I will live the rest of my life alone as a lonely old bachelor who has no one to come home to. That I will spend my weekends and holidays alone at home hoping for some friend or relative who will be free to have lunch / dinner or a few drinks. I will retire from work and live a lonely secluded life with just the internet, music and movies/tv shows to keep me company.

Ofcourse those things are important but at the end of the day I will be alone. All alone and I will die alone.

Prompt from The Daily Post at

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