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I Am Terrified of Aging

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    It's My Worst Fear

    It's my worst fear because it will happen, the only way to keep from aging is to die young (and I don't want that, either). I'm in my late teens, and I already feel old. I really miss the way my life was when I was younger. It's scary to think that not only will I never get...
    iloveicecream iloveicecream 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    It's Beyond Comprehension

    I suppose, if anyone knew my whole story, they might find it ironic that someone who has battled severe depression for years and engaged in self-injury and attempted suicide would be terrified of the passing of time. Life is on fast-forward and I can't find the button to slow it...
    DaughterDestiny DaughterDestiny 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Terrified

    wow i just turned another year older.. it is terrifing cuz it means that it will be harder for me to find new friends or that special one cuz am old and slow..who would want a old lady in their life.. that can't be flexable,can't drive,remember,
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    I have gerascophobia,

    the fear of aging, it scares me and my birthdays as of late have become a solemn thing
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F Aug 31, 2015

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    I Don't Want To Get Old

    I'm not vain or anything and i've never been to over confident about myself...but i really don't want to get old. i know its not something to cry over but I'm fed up really and its a bunch of other things including this which is making me feel angry. I'm getting old...and i hate...
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    People don't get it but I am terrified about

    turning 30 next week. All the 'jokes' about my age really upset me. I am the strangest 30 year old you will ever meet. I still look 15-16 and am flat chested. I am single, never been married, no kids and still live at home as can't afford to move out right now. I am terrified...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    25

    Everyone older than 25 roll your eyes now. Okay now that that is done I will say that I hate aging. I am a 25 year old male and my hair is falling out. I hate it. There is nothing that can be done about male pattern baldness. No magic hair style, no magic pill, no magic anything...
    uc2ut uc2ut 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    People Make Such A Big Deal.

    I'm kind of two ways about this.... I myself don't want to age because my looks will go. I know that's terrible to say but hey, we're here for the truth. I guess I hate it because men are still deemed handsome when they're older but women? Women are seen as past it when they're...
    FairyCandy FairyCandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Time Goes So Fast....

    I can't believe I am going to be 26 soon. I feel I have achieved fudge all with my life and it depresses the hell out of me. I have no partner, no friends left and my only social life consists of spending time with family or going to exercise classes alone. I also still live at...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Wish I Could Choose When I Died

    I think about getting older all the time. It's actually a fear of mine to grow old then die. And not knowing when kills me. I don't want to miss more than I already do being alive. To never see my kids or husband or mother, is too much for me. I love them all so much and don't...
    MorganWright20 MorganWright20 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    I am horrified of aging,

    specifically my face and neck. It's much more than just being scared or annoyed by it. It's an all consuming, horrifying obsession. I know it's due to being brought up to believe that women are only worth how young and good they look. Especially when it comes to being appealing...
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2015

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    Its Stupid

    im not even 25 yet, but i swear i see wrinkles, and i just dont want to age.  the women in my family age really well, my grandma is in her 80s and looks like shes in her 60's.  my mom is in her 50's and looks like shes 30! but my dad looks alot older than he is, and im...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    All Over Soon.

    i feel like it's all going to be over then and no one will want me anymore. even as that sentence rages against the wiser and stronger insides of me, it still feels like a terrible truthity.
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    I Wont Let It Happin!!!

    im actually somewhat of a pretty boy. Im growing my hair back out like I had it when I graduated high school. I will NOT grow old! NEVER! my 21st birthday is coming up and I will stay 21 forever! The year after that will be by 21st birthday again, and the year after I will turn...
    Krie Krie 22-25 3 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Why I Don't Want To Age

    I know i'm only 14, but i still find that too old. I am terrified of wrinkles. I try to take care of my skin to avoid wrinkles for as long as possible. I want to be young forever. I wish i was 5 years old again. Most teens want to get older as soon as possible, but i really don't...
    Anonymous1652 Anonymous1652 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    What Age Does It All Start Going Downhill?

    My grandma said you're most beautiful at 17 years old, my friend said everything goes downhill after 35, my other friend says 25..what do you think?
    UrbanSWF UrbanSWF 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Old Lady La

    Wow!  Age is all relative.  How old would I be if I did not know how old I am?  I would be 37.   Inside I am still young with a chance for a future and plans to impress.  Outside I am 63 year old lady with knee replacements and a broken ankle.  I watch my over weight self...
    nobodyknowswhy nobodyknowswhy 61-65 Apr 13, 2012

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    16 And Scared!

    I know being sixteen isn't really something to be scared of. But the reason I'm stressing is because my dad is 51 and my mom is going to be 40 in March, again doesn't seem like much. But I'm just scared because it feels like my life has gone by so fast and soon my mom and dad...
    toohonestforowngood toohonestforowngood 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Near 40 And In Pain-> What 60 Gonna Be Like ? More Pain?

    I hate the idea of aging in physical pain with my back problems the idea of being in pain for the rest of my life is upsetting and the limitations could get worse, i'll feel age moving up quicker which I do not want ! I dont want to get too aged before my time that is for sure. I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 26, 2011

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    Ugh! I Don't Want to Get Old!

    OK, I'm not "old", but I've definitely seen the first signs of change, physically, in my life. For instance, I had a car wreck a couple of years ago, and it caused tissue damage in my knee. Now my knee hurts whenever it is getting ready to rain. That statement wreaks of...
    paisleyprincess27 paisleyprincess27 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Inside of Me Feels 30 Yrs But I Am 53 Yrs

    I don't want to grow old and not be able to draw, do crayon work, I feel the pains of aging, yet my inner self feels like the man of a 30 year old when I "m now really 53 years old.
    Ratfink Ratfink 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    as long as i can remember i have seen myself living moments which have long swept away from my hands. i though like to think that i care about myself and that i want to achieve and...
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    It's been so long since I could look at myself, and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt...
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    For YEARS I was afraid of confrontations, and especially of getting in a fight - and losing. So I ducked them, and despised myself, and inside thought I was a coward. This went on...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    I self harm. I can't stop it. No one knows. I cut myself, yeah call me "teenager" or "emo" or "attention seeker" I don't give ****. Because I am really tired of telling people...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Time continues to waste away before my eyes. I feel like I'm slowly withering away and there's nothing to stop it. Yesterday, I came to the realization that I don't hate God...
    Severus27 Severus27 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    When awake and in reality, I already feel vulnerable and incapable to do the things I feel I want and need to do, but sleep paralysis gives that demeanor a stronger meaning. I feel...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    The other night I went to bed in our spare bedroom. I had just layed down my head. When i I could hear the bed creaking like someone was climbing onto the bed with me. I sat up and...
    rae2552 rae2552 51-55, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Its scarring me more and more ..i am scared how my life would be .. i am unable to stand for myself .. when someone is being aggressive to me i cant say a word .. sometimes i even...
    newsun newsun 18-21, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Made a breakthrough of sorts today. Apparently, I have an "inferiority complex." At first I didn't really see it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I used to...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am in 13 years old and in the 7th grade and there is this group of 6th grade girls at school that I am absolutely terrified to go near. They are all a year younger than me but...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    What if you’ve died…?Dear myI don’t really know how to call you, but I think you know what I mean…That day when I have heard you could have died my heart...
    Estranea Estranea 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    1. My dreams are pretty vivid, more vivid than my thoughts during the awake stage. 2. In school, my classmates used to think I'm not straight because I mostly hung out with...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Overall, these age-related changes means that the average 50 year-old woman needs around 300-500 fewer calories per day than she did in her twenties to maintain the same body...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Overall, these age-related changes means that the average 50 year-old woman needs around 300-500 fewer calories per day than she did in her twenties to maintain the same body...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It just makes the idea of there being a world within those covers more interesting. It's not so processed, filtered, or synthetic smelling or feeling that it appears artificial or...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a hump bigger than your house. The doctor said I need to go to swimming lessons and I'm terrified of water, and also, ill make exercise and become super strong and a...
    chaobredinthevil chaobredinthevil 31-35, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Overall, these age-related changes means that the average 50 year-old woman needs around 300-500 fewer calories per day than she did in her twenties to maintain the same body...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The necklace I have worn around my neck has stayed there for the past three years. I never take it off and each time I have to pains me. if you had read my experience on my friends...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M a week ago

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    1.I am unique (take that as you will) 2. I am a highly offensive person. I do not think I need to censor myself for others. 3. I am polite. 4.I enjoy the little things in life. 5...
    Shadowghost123 Shadowghost123 18-21 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I believe I am a great mom. I have been there for my son since day 1. I separated from his father when I was 4months pregnant because it was a very toxic relationship .. Getting...
    riaa777 riaa777 18-21, F Jan 29

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