Thought Provoking The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the things you really wouldn't want to happen unexpectedly while you were running an errand.

Anxiety is harsh mistress. Actually it’s not even a mistress. That would imply that anxiety is sometimes nice to have around. Anxiety is more like a guy standing across the street from you with a baseball bat, pounding it into his palm and screaming at you. That is to say that even if you’re not gripped with terror at this exact moment, you know at some point that you’re going to be getting smashed over the head with a baseball bat made of stress. One of the largest causes of anxiety for anxious people is having to leave your home. Obviously you feel safe in your house or apartment – that’s where your bed and Netflix live, why would anything bad happen there? This list is all about the things outside your apartment. You guessed it, it’s the worst things that could happen if you go outside.

One of the major things that people who don’t live with anxiety don’t understand is that those of us who are dealing with anxiety, know that these fears are irrational. No one (that we know of at least) is hanging out at home saying to themselves, “thank goodness I’m afraid that someone is going to kidnap me, I really didn’t want to go to that party.” If we could create a graph of anxiety for someone who’s never felt it, it would be a giant 3D feedback loop of terror, shame, and sadness.

Vote up the worst things that you think can happen to you if you leave the house, aka things people with anxiety don't want, aka the worst things that could happen. And if you have an all new anxiety that we haven’t thought of, please add it to the list so we can have yet another reason to stay indoors.
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I Will Have to Interact With S... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Will Have to Interact With Someone in an Unregulated Environment

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194 97
I Could Be Murdered is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Could Be Murdered

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184 95
Someone Might Be Watching Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Someone Might Be Watching Me

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178 98
Anyone Could Be a Rapist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Anyone Could Be a Rapist

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175 103
I'll Look Dumb in Front of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I'll Look Dumb in Front of EVERYONE

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146 93
I Won't Be Able to Go to t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Won't Be Able to Go to the Bathroom

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151 100
I Could Get Hit By a Car is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Could Get Hit By a Car

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160 113
I Will Have to Be Alone in a C... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Will Have to Be Alone in a Crowd

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145 111
I Might Run Into a Co-Worker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Might Run Into a Co-Worker

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125 96
What If I Drive by a Semi-Truc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
What If I Drive by a Semi-Truck and It Has a Blow Out?

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132 109
I Will Have a Panic Attack in ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Will Have a Panic Attack in Public

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118 97
If I Drive Across a Bridge It&... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
If I Drive Across a Bridge It's Going to Collapse

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46 26
Run Into Anyone You Know is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
epicfacepalm475 added Run Into Anyone You Know

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105 93
People Are Going to Laugh at M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
People Are Going to Laugh at Me

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112 106
Someone Will Ask Me a Question... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Someone Will Ask Me a Question That I Don't Know How to Answer

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20 7
Get Randomly Attacked by a Str... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Get Randomly Attacked by a Stranger.

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95 95
The One Time I Go Outside Ther... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
The One Time I Go Outside There's Going to Be a Terrorist Attack

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87 89
What If the Theft Detector Goe... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
What If the Theft Detector Goes Off When I Leave a Store Because I Forgot I Had Something in My Hand?

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92 95
I'll Fall Through the Abys... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I'll Fall Through the Abyss of a Sidewalk Grate

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100 106
I Might Have to Go Inside to P... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Might Have to Go Inside to Pay for Gas Because the Kiosk Is Broken

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14 7
Food poisoning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added

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14 7
Meet Former Enemies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Meet Former Enemies

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91 97
I'll Get Stuck in an Eleva... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I'll Get Stuck in an Elevator

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14 8
Get Something Heavy Thrown to ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Get Something Heavy Thrown to Your Head

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13 7
Getting Mugged is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Getting Mugged

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88 97
I'll Be Arrested for No Re... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I'll Be Arrested for No Reason

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87 98
I Won't Be Able to Stop Sw... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
I Won't Be Able to Stop Sweating

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86 98
What If I Get Lost and Can'... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
What If I Get Lost and Can't Find My Way Home?

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9 5
I'll Get Bored is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Nikunj Sharma added I'll Get Bored

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10 7
Becoming "collateral Dama... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Becoming "collateral Damage" to Another Person's Crime

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11 10
Slip Down On Ice And/or Snow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Slip Down On Ice And/or Snow

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10 9
Get Infected With With a Conta... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Get Infected With With a Contagious Disease

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10 9
See Your Pet Dog Getting Poiso... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added See Your Pet Dog Getting Poisoned

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9 8
Getting Sexual Propositions by... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Getting Sexual Propositions by a Drunken Stranger

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9 9
Your Pockets Been Picked is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Your Pockets Been Picked

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9 10
Meet Your Moocher "friend... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Meet Your Moocher "friend" and Get Asked for Another Loan.

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19 23
All the Above Are Over the Top... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Laurence Reeves added All the Above Are Over the Top and Stupid

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8 9
Learn That Another Old Acquain... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Learn That Another Old Acquaintance Has Died

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8 9
Dog Attack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Dog Attack

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21 26
Tornado is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
_1442599701818 added Tornado

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7 8
Pass Out in a Public Place is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Pass Out in a Public Place

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5 6
Someone Will Pet My Dog Withou... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Sara J. Worley added Someone Will Pet My Dog Without Asking

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6 8
Run Over by Motorcycle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Run Over by Motorcycle

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6 8
Getting Stopped for Questionin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Getting Stopped for Questioning, When You Have Forgotten Your Identity Card Home

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8 11
Get Caught in a Fireworks-rela... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Get Caught in a Fireworks-related Accident.

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7 10
Slip On the Sidewalk and Knock... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Slip On the Sidewalk and Knock Your Head

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5 8
Run Over by Bicycle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Run Over by Bicycle

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8 12
Get Hit On the Face or Crotch ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
Dimos Dicoudis added Get Hit On the Face or Crotch by a Ball

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74 100
People Will Know I'm Afrai... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
People Will Know I'm Afraid of Them

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19 27
Fire Tornado is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside
_1442599701818 added Fire Tornado