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.

I read that it actually happened to someone. A woman was mistakenly thought to be dead, when actually she was just out of consciousness. During her own funeral, she woke up, but then had a heart attack. She died after finding out she was in the casket about to get buried. - Misfire

I have heard of that also on the Top5Central video of Top 5 people who woke up at their own funeral. - DrayTopTens

So true

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2 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!

Going to Hell is the WORST PLACE to go to ever after death! I'm NOT going to lie but people need Jesus because he (Jesus) is the way, the truth and the life! Jesus died on the cross, conquered death and rose again on the 3rd day! Jesus is the son of God! Hallelujah!

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

Should be #1. Being buried alive should be #2 - DrayTopTens

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3 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

I feel horrible that most of the comments are "I lost my mom/dad at (insert young age)" - DrayTopTens

Whenever I hear of a kid saying "my mom died" or "my dad died" I almost start crying - DrayTopTens

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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

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.

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.


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5 Dying

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

What Mate? 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

It is in my heart. Attack. Get it? Heart. Attack.? Heart attack? Seriously, I mean it that I may die (without the "Attack." thing) - mathguy37

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6 Listen to Justin Bieber

Baby baby baby ooh SO ANNOYING

He is the worst I would rather be buried alive than listen to Justin bieber

This is the only one I flinched at.

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

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7 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

Life sentences are thrown around way to often, completely removing a person from society and ruining the rest of their life and any chance to make up for what was done or to change the world in a good way.

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8 Getting Raped

I'd prefer dying

I hate rapists more than words can describe - DrayTopTens

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

I would honestly eat gluten and I have IBD

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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

It's the worst...

What the heck! this is so stupid. crushes= obstacle in life. It prevents you from getting a good job and doing well in life. Crushes should be exterminated and banished!

Never happened to me, but that's just...
Ouch. - Misfire

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10 Nobody Likes You

I don't think anyone likes me... I've got a problem

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

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

Why is this not first? this is the worst thing in the world because I know what it’s like to be an outcast

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The Contenders

11 Dying Alone

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

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

Well when you think about it the worst thing that can happen to dying alone is dying alone with a world of people around you. It's sad to think about it.

Yeah, it happened to me

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12 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

When I came on this list, I was expecting it being in the top 3. Cancer is not fair. If you have it, just remember that you CAN overcome it. You need to believe and work hard to overcome it.

The worst - ElSherlock

Get this higher. Cancer is one of the worst diseases ever! - Userguy44

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13 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?

How is this a problem - ElSherlock

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14 Your Pet Dies

I remember when one of my dogs died on April 20, 2011, I remember crying a lot, it was a really sad day that day

It's very painful, one day you may wake up and your pet has been put down after 11 years. Which is a good portion of your life if you're 24 years old. I can't express the pain, the only solace is she lived quite a long time (11 years old). She ran out and got hit by a car unfortunately.

Keep your pets safe please. Especially from cars. You never know how much longer they will be around.

A pet bird of mine died - ElSherlock

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

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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

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16 Sleeping With Justin Bieber

*refuses to think about this*

Dear Toptenners,
Please only add Justin Bieber on lists when necessary.
Thank you. - Misfire

What can go wrong? - Userguy44

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

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17 Going Blind

I would get depressed and commit suicide - DrayTopTens

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

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

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18 Being Forever Alone

Its me 17 yrs old alone...
A SOLE warrior...
Year- 2019

This is my biggest fear! - Userguy44

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.

Except if your a kid like me

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19 Get Bullied

I've been bullied and losing a pet is worse

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

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20 A Very Important Person In Your Life Dies In Front of You


That's horrible! - Userguy44

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

It just makes you cry

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21 You Get Robbed

One of my biggest fears. - Userguy44

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.

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

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22 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

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

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

This totally need more vote imagine being burn alive but my feet I burn them when I was a little kid

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23 Trapped Under Ice

You must be very, very unlucky or out of your mind for this to happen to you. - sadical

That would be horrible!

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.

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24 Accidentally Killing Your Significant Other

Oscar Pistorius

Anakin, you're breaking my heart. - UndaDaSea

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

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25 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.

Because I know how it fell to be homeless

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!

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26 Being Executed

That is a big no no for me

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.

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27 Get Amnesia

I voted for this item for a reason. Now...what was it...? - Britgirl

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

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28 Accidentally Killing Someone

We already do, and that's earth

29 Being Forced to Eat Your Child

That's the worst thing that could happen ever

Cannibalism - ElSherlock

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


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30 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

31 A Call Off Wedding at the 11th Hour
32 Every Girl Rejects You

Why every girl reject me

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

That's why guys exist - TwilightKitsune

That’s not possible actually. - sadical

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33 Stuck On an Island With Adolf Hitler

At least he is dead - ElSherlock

If this happens bring an AK 47, bullets, a license to bear arms, also if you're blonde haired and blue eyed make sure you wear contacts and either dye your hair or wear a wig. Then pack some flares and a knife in-case the gun doesn't finish him off

It could be worse. He could also have his wife with him and that would be double torture. But on the bright side... THERE IS NO BRIGHT SIDE WHEN PATHETIC HUMAN (his wife) AND TERRIBLE MOUSTACHE (Hitler) ARE AROUND (but you could insult them.

If this happens, film yourself stabbing him to death or killing him some other way, but if neither of you have any weapons, you could always drown him, or use a rock to smash his bones, and the last thing he here's is you making fun of his moustache

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34 Suicide

I've heard many stories abour people commiting suicide. It sounds so bad. Especially for that person's family. They honestly had no reason to die!

Suicide is something people use when they are really desperate and have tried time and time again to get things right but it doesn't work. The person loses hope entirely and can only think and see what they see and not the bigger picture. They become vulnerable to any negativity and can be easily pushed over the edge. And the stigma around suicide and depression is immense which makes it hard for a person to ask for help which is why I believe it is one of the worst things having experienced it myself. It got VERY close to giving up time but then I finally found something to keep me going and thought of that every day when I woke up. Every time I thought of something negative, I would try to find something positive and I thought why not see how long I can do this for. Every day, I realised I was finding more positive things and thought what's the point now? I'm getting a bit more positive! Not necessarily healing but developing another part of me that can make up for the missing part ...more

35 Rock N Roll Dies

Rock N' Roll lives in the hearts of its fans. As long as new fans keep coming, it will live on. But seriously, I don't want to live in a world without Led Zeppelin.

Please not! - Userguy44

At least alternative won't! - sadical

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

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36 Losing a Sibling at a Young Age.

So horribly atrocious it should be higher on the list - DrayTopTens

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?

Hey, no hate intended, just curious how you read this if you were blind? - RoseWeasley

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37 You Go Blind

Jayba-I mean, Jayfeather can relate. - RoseWeasley

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.

That means no playing video games :( - sadical

Already listed. - mathguy37

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38 Being Born Into A Family With Abusive Parents

On point with this

You can choose the family you're born with. You'll spend holidays seeing commercials for happy families and feel sad because it doesn't apply to you. You'll see all the kids you go to school with be happier and make more friends because you're parents stripped you of what would of been natural extroversion but discouraged you so now you're that weird kid that you never wanted to be. And the while time everyone is telling you that you're parents are always right and what happens to you is ultimately you're responsibility even though in your heart you know your parents are to blame

39 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

40 You Get Evicted
41 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

People have their reasons

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42 Your Favourite TV Show Gets Canceled

Goodbye, Regular Show.

NOTE: My actual favorite show (Futurama) was cancelled before I got into it. - KalloFox34

Phineas and ferb will be missed ;-;

My life is over

I would cry all day

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43 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

44 Getting Kicked In the Balls

That's my issue. What ever you do, do NOT do this to me. - LightningStrike

I would faint if that happened.In FF7,For some odd reason Vincent kicked me.I was felling pain in my imaginaton;

45 Not Being Able to See Your Friends at School Anymore

Yeah I went to another school for no reason the new school had a lot of bullies
So I had no friends anymore

46 Getting Shot

Definitely hurts like hell but you get through it. Unlike Rape mentally you're never thd same. We should start Rape fund for life paid byall the raper.

47 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.

Uh, oh

That would be Certain Death. - Turkeyasylum

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48 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.

I hate allergies. Itchy eyes and nose.

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

being a

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49 An Assassin Breaks Into Your House
50 Eating Something You Hate

Never eat bacon - ElSherlock

Never Ever eat Spinach - Jake09


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

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