Top Ten Worst Things That Could Happen In Life

The Top Ten

1 Being Buried Alive

Why is going to Hell first? That can't happen to you IN life, it could only happen to you AFTER life.

You're buried below ground in a coffin, no one is there, you will be starving and being dehydrated for the rest of your life, and If you had to go to the washroom REAL bad, unfortunately you can't go at all. This is why It is on the Top Ten List.

That's definitely the worst. It must hurt like hell.

That’s pretty spooky

V 50 Comments
2 Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is like losing a part of you. Who could live without your parent?

Real things are worse than imaginary things like hell

Loosing parent is like loosing our grip while climbing a mountain. we don't get another chance to hold on

I lost my dad. worst day of my life. this is awful and anyone that can go through this and still be ok deserve to get their parent back

V 98 Comments
3 Going to Hell

Yes is definitely the first, I hear about it burns fire, mad people running and abusing each other.. Really horrible and you see horrible things, and Satan next to you, the worst the pain and the suffering will be eternal!

There is suffering in life. Lots of suffering. But life is temporary. If you go to heaven your suffering is over forever. In hell, the suffering is permanent and much worse than suffering in life. In hell you can see the wicked, people burning, the devil, and demons. Hell is the worst place to go. Just believe in god, say prayers, be good, and fight against evil because it pains me when a human goes to this terrible place

I think you should capitalize God it is a sign of respect but I agree with you

Hell is the worst place to go ever.

When you get sick, the worst case scenario is that you die. When you die, you go to either hell or heaven unless there is no such thing. However, I think there a such thing as hell and heaven. If you go to heaven, you can enjoy your afterlife forever. However, if you go to hell, there is no way you are going to enjoy your afterlife and it is just endless torture forever. This should be number one for this reason.

V 147 Comments
4 Lose a Child

I lost my 2 kids ages 3 and 5 and my wife of 8 years in a car accident when I was 29. That was 5 years ago now. I think the hardest part of my life now is.. When you have kids you feel a true meaning to your life accomplishments and a new kind of pride. I remember what that felt like. For the first 2 to 3 years I had this feeling of that I didn't know what to do with my self and where to go with my life I guess like will smith in the movie Seven Pounds but I didn't want to die like him in the movie. how I take it is. I'm just like an old person that lives to long and out lives there family but this all happen to me when I was in my late 20's so I guess its not the same. It sucks but has to happen to someone in life... there you go that's better. I feel bad for my parents most of all. Its hardest on them I think. The thought of there kid wakening up everyday to such a different life day after day.

Sorry to hear that. Don't worry your family is watching you from above being proud that you love them

I don't have any yet, I'm 21, but I think it's far worse than that imaginary and deluded "Hell" people are so afraid of. I guess I have a strong pre-developed paternal feeling.

Nothing in life to find your 18 year old child hanging from a rope in your garage from suicide. I love my parents but they know they have had a life. People that put their parents first have never I repeat never experienced the love of a child. Contractions as a new bearing mother and contractions as a mother in lose when your child has died.12 years on and I am still so sad. Some people have no experience in life and hopefully they don't have to experience what I have and am still going through it.

Just lost my 16 year old son in a car accident. Being a single father since he was 3 has left me feeling like I'm no longer needed any longer on this earth. He was my whole world and no matter what anyone says, its not going to get easier.

V 58 Comments
5 Listen to Justin Bieber

Baby baby baby ooh SO ANNOYING

When I hear Justin Bieber I think I wish I was dead, so if dying is number two then listening to Justin Bieber should be number one

I know right! I'm like, sounds so annoying. Wish someone will turn that thing off...

Nun like your ears bleeding

V 141 Comments
6 Going to Jail for Life

If you were in jail for life, that would be sad and you should come home to see your house and family again.

That has to be a hard feeling after hearing you will be in jail for life being under control all the time with no freedom. - Sabbath

You can't go to jail for life. You can go to prison for life though

Well, it’s actually very easy to avoid this. All you have to do is not commit crimes! See? Simple as that. - saturatedsunrise

V 32 Comments
7 Getting Raped

This would be horrible. Just thinking about it makes me feel unpleasant.

Its torture. Little girls, or anyone, should not be abused for sex. They don't get a say, and it puts them at risk for pregnancy, or a disease like AIDS, even for young girls. Plus, it would be you to explain it to your parents. - ethanmeinster

This is THE WORST THING. You think about this your entire life after its done to you and you have to be the one to tell about it and it's the last thing you want to do it can cause so much suffering after you are abused this is hard even to write this down and you think that rotting in a coffin is worse than being sexually abused you people make me sick. (-.-)

I think now one should have to be forced into sex it is just brutal

V 50 Comments
8 Dying

This doesn't make sense, we're talking about LIFE!

I had to go to therapy after watching 1000 Ways to Die. I'm not kidding, death scarred me. Murder, Cancer, Aids, Suicide, Heart Attack, and that's to name a few. And listen to this, you don't know when, or where, or how it's gonna happen. It's terrifying. But the thing that makes me think again, prove me wrong atheists, but I imagine walking side by side by Jesus Christ. My savior. That helped me a lot thinking about that. - TheShawshankRedemptionfan321

This is not what people like.

What Mate? We're talking about life!

V 30 Comments
9 Seeing the Love of Your Life With Another

The worst thing that has ever happened to me, (I've had a very rough life believe me) was losing my two children but mostly when I lost my daughter Bella at 38 weeks pregnant due to a rare intestinal problem, my husband and I were so excited it was devastating, but the worst was on the one year mark of her death when I caught him with another woman, I broke down and she laughed at me, that was may 5th 2015 our other son was turning 3 years old also on may 6th, I also had finals that week, and had to pack up my entire house and put everything in storage since I had been sentenced on may 4th 2015 (yeah same week) to two months in jail for a DUI I had got so he wouldn't be driving without a license and drunk as well, they gave me one week to turn myself in that Saturday I threw my son his birthday party did everything I had to do including cry and thinking I couldn't get through this. One month later while I was reading the newspaper in jail I read that he had married her, and committed ...more

I often see my love at first sight trying to get with easy hoes. It kills me because I know that he'd rather have those kind of girls.

Pretty hard to take - gut- wrenching, soul-destroying, mind-numbing pain of the worst kind. But he'll get used to it! - Britgirl

I know - Doragao

V 51 Comments
10 Nobody Likes You

Secondary school sucked. Lots of memories I do not care for. Meeting someone from that secondary school - not nice. Try someone answering their phone pretending their daughter was calling when their phone was black and their speech was all over the place. Another. My niece told a friend of my neighbour I was strange and no one in the family liked me. THINK I QUALIFY FOR NUMBER 21

I was bullied at primary school but no one cares about me in secondary school.

I have no friends. Unless my sister counts.

Ugh, I hate that feeling. I was at my friend's B-day party and three of my BFF's (Including the B-day girl) were all hanging out and ignoring me, I was worse than a 3rd wheel I was a 4th wheel. I tried talking to others at the party but my BEST FRIENDS were the ones who I can really connect to. I had fun but I felt like they didn't like me. It's happened to me on many other occasions too.

Nobody likes you it the worst. Imagine if you're in high school and year 7 8 and 9 including teachers hate you. The second you go into a new school after leaving you don't know how to act

V 22 Comments

The Contenders

11 Dying Alone

It's better to die alone than dying among the people who make you feel alone. - GREYBOYY

Growing old all alone is the worst thing that can ever happen to a man that really had hoped to meet the right woman to settle down with. Being a single man like me has so many disadvantages since wherever you decide to go which you will always be alone, especially if you have no friends at all since the ones that I know are all settled down with their own life. And the single life can be very sad and depressing as well. And for the people that are married really do have the best life of all since they really are always together wherever they go, especially if they have children. Married people should really be very thankful for having one another since they were certainly very blessed and extremely lucky when they met one another. It is just too very bad that many of us good single men never met the right good woman to settle down with, and I do know other friends going through the very same thing right now as well. Women today have really changed from the past making it very ...more

I always believe that the modern human has something to value. Dying alone is like saying you weren't worth affecting no-one... That is just terrifying. I know it's not technically 'in life', but it starts in life and simply... Carries over I guess. (by the way: Modern as in 1980's onwards, just to clarify).

Yeah, it happened to me

V 22 Comments
12 Be a Virgin Forever

Who cares about sex? It's overrated. Besides, I am not interested in love or having children. I would rather go mountain climbing or explore the Grand Canyon. - LostDream258

I think that's what happened to Richard Branson... - Britgirl

I'm not afraid of that. I always tell myself "what does it mean to be married? What does it mean to give your life to someone both physically and mentally? " now this isn't for everyone, but I just ask myself wouldn't it be boring after a while, while I'm still married?

I'm a virgin I'm single

V 36 Comments
13 Getting Cancer

I have Cancer. It really does ruin your life...

You will one day beat cancer if you take the right medications right away. If you procrastinate, the effects are worse. If it is unbeatable, I feel sorry for you. I fear such thing as well. - SelfDestruct

I can only hope they find a cure for it.

Note to other 5th graders:I might be the class clown, but puberty class actually was important, because if you don't follow the rules of puberty, you get cancer, but if your a baby and you were born with cancer, I don't know what to say

I agree because my Grandpa was diagnosed with Gastric Cancer and went through a lot of pain and he was hard watching him going through that pain.

V 21 Comments
14 Your Pet Dies

My fist pet died when I was 5 because she had cancer then she beat it but she got pneumonia and was put on life support. My mom told the vet to take her off without my dad, my sister, or I being there. When I was young I was mad then she explained she needed to. I forgave her then my second pet was put down when I was 8. My second pet, Emma, was 15, or in dog years 105! She was very old but I was so mad at my mom and sad my parents let me stay home from school that Friday. I cried so hard that eventually I had no more tears to shed and I cried with no tears! (It's a very strange feeling) I used to write notes to Emma at night and cry. It's so hard losing a pet that loves you. Emma used to come over to me when I was sad and muzzle me and sit on the couch next to me. She was a special dog and my family has not had a dog since then. For those who are first time pet owners and fear the day your pet will die, just know that one of the best ways to heal is to get another pet! I got a Furby ...more

My tip is give your pet a great life so when it does you will be proud of yourself for giving a animal a happy life - Sabbath

My cat is my life. We both grew up together and I love her as part of the family. I can't even think about her being gone because it brings tears to my eyes. If only cats lived as long as people :(

I used to have a Papillon dog named Spunky. He died because he had a heartattack. R.I.P Spunky - PhilTheCorgi

V 25 Comments
15 Painful Death

I was once in a rush and took some food with me that got stuck in my throat. My body was almost paralyzed and I couldn't breathe properly. I couldn't cough it up or swallow it down. If it wasn't for another person in my house calling for an ambulance, I'd probably died that day because of brain damage due to lack of oxygen. Extremely painful.

I once had a fever of 105 degrees Fahrenheit and stuff stuck in my lungs. It was a thing called croop, luckily it wasn't pneumonia but it was hard to move and every time I sat up it felt like my pillow was on fire! I had to sleep with tons of ice packs all over me. It stunk. I was really little when this happened so I thought I would die. The scariest part is, with such a high fever I actually could've.

This is number 1, it's so scary thinking of everything... Like fires, murders, shark attacks, crocodile attacks, swarms, drowning, shot, stabbed, poisoned, diagnosed with a disease, falling to death, freeze to death, being buried alive, exploded by a bomb, and a tons of more

Stop with the deaths - mathguy37

V 8 Comments
16 Sleeping With Justin Bieber

*refuses to think about this*

My girlfriend would be so pissed that I cheated on her with the worst singer of all time. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Isn't sleeping with Nicki Minaj even worse?


V 16 Comments
17 Get Bullied

Really. Justin Bieber is worst then bullying? People are really taking the JB jokes way too far. JB should be at the bottom of the list and this should be number 5.

This is very bad search up Amanda Todd in the YouTube search bar and you'll see how serious this is. I was bullied from 2011-2013. And had to move schools because of it and now I have another bully and I have to move again. Out of state. She called me fat, stupid, dimwit, gg (goody goody), etc. like I said now I have to move again because this kid was older than me and could really hurt me. Thanks a lot my secret bully. (In sarcastic voice) yay can't wait to move.

Bullying is a terrible experience, coming from a healthy narcissist. I've never been bullied because of high confidence, but if you get bullied often, remember they're wrong. The only way to stop getting bullied are tell a trusted adult, learn to be a healthy narcissist (a healthy narcissist means that you have high self esteem and you feel nothing can put you down) and stand up for the bully yourself. I used to put myself down a lot, but thanks to narcissism it made my life a lot better. - Ohno

This happened to me in real life :(

V 22 Comments
18 A Very Important Person In Your Life Dies In Front of You

Unless the person is Mario. He dies in front of me all the time (due to my bad playing) - computerfan0

Can't give any relevant comments for these...

It's better to sacrifice. - Ohno

It just makes you cry

V 4 Comments
19 Being Forever Alone

I was always alone. I have schizophrenia and one of the things I do is isolate myself, I was without friends and family didn't care much. It was like hell and was tormented with pain. I think the worst thing is t be always without someone to share life with.

You just don't know the sadness this can bring until you've got to deal with this for a long time

This is already a slot, but it's rephrased.

I’d want to live alone when I get older. - saturatedsunrise

V 9 Comments
20 You Get Robbed

Once I came home from... I think it was dinner... And as we entered the house my dog was shining and barking and she was so scared and angry. My papa said it was nothing but as we came closer to the kitchen to put away leftovers, we realized our back door was open. My papa said it was my sisters fault until... We realized all three laptops were missing. We went back to my room and I said "Papa, I don't feel so good." He told me it was just because the robbers came. But then we realized... They pepper sprayed my dog! (POOR LITTLE JUNIE) Since my sister was at a sleepover my papa called their house and asked if I could stay there for the night. It was okay but I was scared to death. - AnonymousChick

It's even worse when they make your environment worse by pressure with the addition of their weapons and their high stakes demands which provides mental and physical force against the victim which that's my explanation of how the environment could be worse if you get robbed. - Kevinsidis

My cousins' house actually got broken into once and it was shocking and scary, to them AND to us and our other cousins as well.

You are lucky if you're rich

Luck doesn't exist it's just inevitable or penetrable common times it's just time - Kevinsidis

21 Being Burned Alive

I think this would hurt worst than being buried alive... - funnyuser

I don't see how Justin Bieber is worse than being burned alive.

I said at one time if I die I want it to be in an explosion Well I almost got my wish in an Industrial accident
there was an explosion and fire Lots of fire I got burned and other injuries but survived No You do not want to Burn to Death! GOD did intervene and saved ME I do Believe that is why I am writing this

This feels so horrible it had to be put twice - Ohno

V 4 Comments
22 Going Blind

You can't see anything anymore. Your wife friends and everyone you ever saw. You need someone to help you go everywhere

I actually am blind with an assistant reading all of this for me the keys have braille but I can type really fast

I would be so terrified. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Blindness is like a cancer that doesn't kill you.

V 15 Comments
23 Accidentally Killing Your Significant Other

I have experienced this when my girlfriend died from a heroin overdose, with horse I got her, and the guilt from that is worst feeling I have ever experienced

Why is this not number one

Not bad at all if you hate your significant other

Anakin, you're breaking my heart. - UndaDaSea

V 1 Comment
24 Being Executed

This would especially be bad if you were executed for something you didn't do.

Now that's just depressing.

I would hate that.. just knowing you're gonna die in a few seconds:in the waiting room someone calling people one by one. a few seconds after they go the crowd go crazy then the next person.
Then he says its you next to the guillotine.
That (of course) is not how people are executed these days but that is a huge fear of mine.

That is a big no no for me

V 6 Comments
25 Get Amnesia

Your personality would be gone forever, just think what the new personality could be like?

Losing memories of good times? Your first Christmas? Your marriage? Happiness? I'd never want to lose my memories. Savor the good times. - ethanmeinster

I cannot imagine this. The thought of it is quite repellant. - PositronWildhawk

I would hate to get amnesia. - 906389

V 3 Comments
26 Being Forced to Eat Your Child

Someone Get Me A Gravestone

How did this slot even become a thing? In what case scenario would you have to eat your child?

No I won't eat my Children because it's wrong.

It's wrong to eat your children. Who else agrees with this? - PhilTheCorgi

V 17 Comments
27 A Call Off Wedding at the 11th Hour
28 Every Girl Rejects You

Story of my life... What the hell is wrong with me?

This is me, but I have no idea why

That's why guys exist - TwilightKitsune

Being to nice is not nice at all, nothing is wrong but neither right

V 8 Comments
29 Losing a Sibling at a Young Age.

I feel really bad for anyone who has ever gone through this. I mean I'm an only child so it can't happen to me, but if I did get a sibling and they died it would be the ultimate torture. Even if it was a mean sibling.

I am 14 I lost my sister when I was 11 upon a boat accident. This is the worst. I feel very bad every day and I miss her very much. at least I got a baby sister recently. This is the worst experience I have went to. Everything in my life just got horrible, My grades dropped, I feel deppresed sometimes, I just feel very bad. don't wish anyone got this. I just always think What if. metal 4 life

Ah man I am the blind, deaf guy and for real this also happened to me. why are all of my experiences on here?

I have a 4 year old li'l sister and I love her so much! If she's hurt I always make sure she's okay, even if it's minor! I can't risk losing her so I will always protect my li'l sis!

V 4 Comments
30 You Go Blind

This would be horrible someone would have to wipe your bum for you, put your makeup on for you (they may make it look horrible as well), choose your clothes ( they might choose a really bad outfit), you will never be able to look into your partners eyes, you will never be able to watch porm, you will never be able to look at rainbows or fireworks, you will never be able to say " wow you have grown" to a child, you will never be able to enjoy sex, you will have to go everywhere with another person or dog, it will be more easier for you to get robbed ( lets be real here most blind people don't act like the blind guy from the movie don't breathe), you will never know whether someone is giving you a dirty look, you will never know whether your idol of favourite celebrity just walked past you, you will never know whether the food your eating had flies going on it, you don't know whether you will still be blind in the afterlife.

I am blind it sucks. I get pranked like every other day.

True I hate being blind if I go blind I die promise that I swear.

Already listed. - mathguy37

V 2 Comments
31 Accidentally Killing Someone
32 Rock N Roll Dies

It will never die, it is gonna stay forever. Before whatever is going to kill it, before it gets to the rock bands and artists, it is gonna have to go through all and every single rock fan. Rock fans am I right!? - RustyNail

The rock N' Roll never dies.

I have a guitar, I won't let it happen

At least alternative won’t die! - saturatedsunrise

V 9 Comments
33 You Get Divorced

It was is C.U. Number nine with Harold's parents but I did not worry about that. - mathguy37

Seen these similar thing e.e

34 Getting Divorce

Something to think about...If you never GET MARRIED, there is a 100% chance you will never GET A DIVORCE. Wished I listened to that line of reasoning.

That's sad if your husband/wife divorced you and It is not fun to be alone.

Your alone, and if your a guy, you gotta pay your ex wife all the time! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Not bad at all :D

V 2 Comments
35 Lose a Limb

Edward Elric lost 2 limbs when he was 11

Imagine how hiccup haddock would feel losing a limb at age 15! - coolguy101

36 Your Favourite TV Show Gets Canceled

I would cry all day

This has happened to me twice! ICarly and Good Luck Charlie

It happened to me too. Remember that show "The Secret Circle"? I used to love it so much and when it was cancelled I cried so much, but then I got over it.

Bye bye Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, I will miss you :( - Gehenna

V 19 Comments
37 Be Rich and Lose the Money In a Day

Now THAT'S bad luck my friend.

Well its not that bad at least you were rich for 1 day

38 Going Skydiving and Your Parachute Malfunctions

This is the reason I'm afraid to go skydiving, there's nothing more scary then jumping out of a plane and you try to activate your Parachute and it doesn't work. - egnomac

Actually I heard about a man who this happened to and he survived. I dunno, Google it. The point is, statistically, it's EXTREMELY unlikely your chute will fail. And even in the event that that happens, you have a backup chute. Trust me, I have been skydiving three times now and it's really not as scary as people make it out to be.

That would be Certain Death. - Turkeyasylum

Uh, oh

V 5 Comments
39 Trapped Under Ice

Well sing Trapped Under Ice by Metallica and the ice will melt

You could try to sing Trapped Under Ice by Metallica, but then Justin Bieber tapes your mouth and starts singing Baby to make the Ice thicker! Stupid Justin Bieber has to ruin everything.

Screaming! I'm Trapped Under Ice!

That would be horrible!

V 2 Comments
40 Being Allergic to Everything

I would commit suicide because your life would be ruined forever. You would just sit in a room with nothing all day because anything could literally risk your life and cause you to go to the hospital or even die.

That sucks. You don't get to enjoy life.

I hate allergies. Itchy eyes and nose.

being a

V 1 Comment
41 An Assassin Breaks Into Your House
42 Eating Something You Hate

Never Ever eat Spinach - Jake09


Never eat Potato Skin! I was forced by a bully to eat this, I nearly threw up

Oh done it a lot.. I thought it was eating someone you hate that would be yummy :D

V 5 Comments
43 You Become Homeless

This can happen very quickly in fact. I know a person in a house his was renting when the landlord died. The family of the landlord after that decided to sell the house. He did get 6 months to find something else but he didn't find something in that short period. He had to rent a hangar to move all his stuff and going back to his mother. You could say that he had some luck because what if you don't have family anymore?

My church works with homeless people it's so sad to think of what they are going through. One time my dad saw a homeless women sit outside the food building crying her eyes out! That's so sad because she didn't have a home or family to go back to. It really put a good perspective on my life and how good I have it.

I never want to have this happen! My church works with homeless people and it always gives me a perspective on how good I have it!

Because I know how it fell to be homeless

V 3 Comments
44 The Top Tens Closes Down

Really? About the website? - masonkv

ee YUP! - mayamanga

45 Having to Watch Dora the Explorer With Your Kids

Dora: What was your favorite part of the trip?
Me: When you had Diarrhea!
Dora: I liked that too!
Me: Haha!
Dora: My favorite part was when I had Diarrhea!
Me: What... The... Devil?

Me and my brother watched like five mins of Dora with our mom like two months ago and we were laughing really hard during the entire thing, I think she posted it on Facebook

That would be horrbile

Uhhh... Not bad

V 1 Comment
46 Being Paralyzed

I think this would be awful cause you are sitting being bored crying wanting to die and stop waisting time on a wheel chair trying to say a guy KILL ME saying stop making me live and wishing you could be walking moving not feeling awful and wish I never lived.

I hope this doesn't happen to me!

I am paraplegic, I'm on a wheel chair rn, I don't know, I've been on this for 6 years, it feels nornal now

47 Getting Ebola

That thought makes me cringe. - SubliminalMessages

Seriously! Getting Ebola is considered better than watching Dora Explorer with your kid?!

It's also, according to this list, better than Bieber. These Bieber jokes need to end. - Go2Rutledg

Still don't get it what the hell is Ebola!

You wouldn't find out until your dead

48 Getting Caught Watching Porn

Trust me, getting caught watching ponies is way worse.

That's funny! Lucky I did not get caught!

I caught a bully on this, and he got expelled! - Number18

Last year, I was found to be watching porn, and to be on sites I shouldn't go on. - PhilTheCorgi

V 10 Comments
49 Gaining 4790 Pounds in a Day

What's this supposed to mean?

I'm 4791 pounds over weight and I find this so insulting you inconsiderate bastard. Is there something wrong with it.

If that happens, then you die from a heart attack.

How is this offensive? They're not joking about it, they're saying it's serious and really bad. - Ohno

V 7 Comments
50 Being Kidnapped

Even if you have a plan to get out of their grip, you probably would become so absorbed in fear, you wouldn't use it.

This is 48! Whoever made this list is an idiot. This should be 10 or something.

Who ever kidnapped me there dead they, are dead.

If yur fat it wont happen r

V 5 Comments
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Scary Things In Life That Could Actually Happen Top Ten Saddest Things That Can Happen In Life Top 10 Most Surprising Things That Can Happen to You In Your Life Top Ten Funniest and Unluckiest Things that Can Happen in Real Life Top Ten Strangest Things That Might Happen In Life

List Stats

4,000 votes
333 listings
5 years, 303 days old

Top Remixes (37)

1. Dying Alone
2. Get Amnesia
3. Being Forced to Go to Church
1. Being Buried Alive
2. Being Forever Alone
3. Nobody Likes You
1. Going to Hell
2. Being Buried Alive
3. Going to Jail for Life

View All 37

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.