To anyone who can help, please read. Firstly, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Michael, I am 24 years old, and I have come here to address some issues I'm having about LHC (Large Hardon Collider). I'm a very intelligent person, but I suffer from OCD and Anxiety disorder. My mind has a habit of forcefully attempting to comprehend extremely large ideas/thoughts, even ones it does not have the ability to comprehend or ones there is not clear answer to. In the past I have had suffered from large amounts of anxiety due to my questions about death, purpose of life, religious matters, and more recently science. I have managed to temporarily calm my fear of death, but that fear has been replaced with an intense fear of certain scientific matters, specific astronomy and extremely advanced areas of physics (such as what is being done as LHC). To give you an example of my thinking, I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I often spend hours at a time reading Wikipedia. In college after my classwork was done, I would spend hours reading random books I found in the University library about every topic until the library closed. History, business, science, religion, philosophy, etc. Reading about astronomy, and outer space in general, and my mind's insistence on trying to comprehend these things in their full capacity, has led me to become absolutely terrified of reading about outer space or even looking at the stars. I only go out at night when it is cloudy, or if I must go out when the stars are out, I put my sun visor down (yes, at night) to keep from seeing the stars. Everytime I look at them I keep trying to grasp my mind around the incredible proportions in which stars exist. To think I'm looking at something so far away, it took the light itself years to reach me is literally mind bending and induces an incredible amount of anxiety on me. Or trying to comprehend the power of a supernova or a black hole. Impossible given the limited comprehension our minds have. But my brain insists on trying, which most of the time makes me feel disconnected from reality and out of touch with human emotion and engulfed in anxiety. But I've managed to calm my fears of the stars recently, at least to a livable extent, although I still hide from them. More recently I have read about LHC and it's potential to do harm. I understand that thousands of the world's best physicists are working on this project. However I feel as though we are entering a era in science where we are running too far into the unknown without first taking due caution. The blind and unquenchable thirst for discovery by scientists has made safety and respect for mother nature take a back seat. I would compare it to a chemist experimenting in a lab with the lights out. We "think" we remember where we put everything. We "think" certain things are as they seem. But there exists that possibility that we could be wrong. Our mind have limited ability. Limited comprehension. And science may or may not have an entirely new world of undiscovered laws, possibilities, and logical reasonings that we are not familiar with that lie beyond a threshold that we have not yet crossed, but may be close to crossing. I am reminded of the familiar situation in cartoons where a given character walks into a house or some other set unknowing of something very large or dangerous in their presence because they mistake it for something small - like the tiger who happens to be lying next to the fireplace, but Elmer Phud thought it was just a rug and decided to take a nap on it (my cartoon recollection is fuzzy, but I'm sure you understand the concept of the situation I'm trying to describe). Anyway, but my main point is that we have not yet discovered the the complete "circle of life" in regards to science. How everything fits together. How everything is explained. I am tortured with fear everyday thinking about the LHC. What terrible unknowns it could open, even if the possibilities are microscopic, why are we risking it? My frustration is even further compounded when thinking that there is little real benefits to society this project with achieve besides adding more pages to textbooks. Save me the idealistic "go where no man has gone before" nonsense. I hope that my extreme anxiety is the worst thing that will come out of this machine. I cannot tell you all the trouble it has caused me. I'm afraid to die. And I love this Earth and I love my life, even with all the problems I've had.