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I Am Terrified of Aging

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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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 6

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The man who sexually abused me, my moms ex boyfriend and my half brothers father has been gone for 12 years. He contacted her. He looked for her. He searched her name and said that...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F May 3

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    I'm always rude in person to hide the pain. I don't trust anyone enough to let them see me vulnerable. At least over the screen, and through an angry facade, they can't see when it...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T May 6

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    Thanks to Gamzee Makara, now even more so.
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    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Im deathly afraid of these.. even if its just saying my name to the class..or group. This is the biggest fear I have. Id think about actually dying first. Im not kidding
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    I resently stubbled on a hypnotic meditation online that you read. It is supposed to put you into the eternal "Now" and to stop the aging process. During it it explains that we are...
    cali431991 cali431991 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm absolutely terrified of escalators. Whenever I'm on one I just see myself falling down and breaking my neck. Possibly taking out a tween or a granny on my way down. I'm...
    KarateChopThatCop KarateChopThatCop 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It started when I was 11 although at tht time I didn't know it was abuse I thought it was abit of fun. my cousin a year older then me started touching me in inappropriate places...
    zenii15 zenii15 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    23 and never been kissed. Thats far older than most of the people posting under this topic but i just wanted to say theres really nothing wrong with waiting if you don't think its...
    Jothic Jothic 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    LaceyMarie114 LaceyMarie114 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    Found a pack of Star Trek books, Logs 1-4, which has been aging since 1986 with a nice yellow and antique smell to it at my local dollar bookstore😊😊😊
    7nnah 7nnah 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I'm really scared to get old. Like guys are always wanting the girls who are young and beautiful I am young and I don't have a problem attracting guys but what will happen when I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 29

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