I Am Scared About Getting Older

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 120 People

    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Jan 31, 2015

    Idk why but I'm actually beginning to become

    terrified of getting really old. You become so useless and fragile, it's just so scary.
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014


    When i was around 20-21 i feared i would stop living, One tour, 13 mos, Vietnam, showed me how close to be under the sod could be. It would take too long to explain everything the happened over future years. Simply put, my life has been joyous, i have many comrades and i love...
    mmom46 mmom46
    61-65, M
    Dec 14, 2011

    Age Crisis

    I had to grow up very quickly when I was younger and I feel even more than my 19 years. I'm turning 20 this year and that scares the hell out of me. There's so much more responsibility and so much more pressure and I don't know if I can handle it. I may be mature for my age...
    Meeoko Meeoko
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2010

    Definitely Scared

    I'm definitely scared about getting older. I turned 28 in January & still have the experience level, in most areas, as the average twelve year old. Some twelve year olds have even surpassed me. I'm afraid of getting older because I've never even had the opportunity of being...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010

    What About The Option

    If we cut out fantasy and science fiction, focusing on the truth of the journey of life. When looking at the question of "Fear of getting older", part of the analysis must be the alternative options. There is only one that is clear to me, death. So if your scared of getting...
    dragon1464 dragon1464
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

    The Mighty 30

    As sad as it sounds I really wasn't looking forward to hitting 30- but it came and went with little discomfort. Maybe I should look on it as a blessing- any mad erratic behavior I may display- Well it's all down to my "mid-life crisis"- I need sympathy,it's not my fault...
    Sleeplessinstoke Sleeplessinstoke
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2010
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