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I Am Terrified of Aging

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Freedom Is Growing Old

    I can't take credit for these thoughts but I do agree with them. If you judge people, You have no time to Love them. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too...
    bcvegas4u bcvegas4u 66-70, M Jul 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why are people so resistant to physical aging, when it's natural for your body to change and age. I guess its the same kinda thing as when girls think they need to be thin, blame...
    Nessa11231 Nessa11231 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was young i am very terrified of balloons. Once on my friends birthday i had a panic attack and my friends 1 st time found out I am terrified of balloons. I don't know...
    Ytat Ytat 16-17, F Mar 21

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    I have a presentation to give at 12:30 this afternoon and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to present on Tuesday but we ran out of time and my professor let me off the hook and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    its amazing actually- I am terrified of speaking in front of people. but I can sing with a lot less significant effort in front of several hundred. I do have a general stage fright...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I have been working the same job for almost 14 years. we were going to have a big store meeting this week but it was cancelled at the last minute. now next week we are having a...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Mar 6

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    I am and the terrifying thing is that I would on ladders and scaffolds damn near everyday. I hate it, sometimes my toes hurt so bad from curling them inside my boots like I'm...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M Mar 8

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    Cockroaches are the devil.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I just realised I feel terror when I think of meeting a decent guy. Absolute terror. I'm convinced I'm not good enough. That I'll be judged. That anything and everything I do will...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I've never wanted them. I always told people I never would. However, I have found myself in love with a man who greatly desires a family. He would like to have his own in 2 years...
    flippinbiscuits flippinbiscuits 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Omg. I freak out and scream everytime that I see pictures of possums. I get goosebumps, my heart starts pounding, and my palms start sweating. I've actually gone outside at night...
    ValenciaTorres ValenciaTorres 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    After the latest tragedy in the Swiss Alps, I am even more afraid of flying, so now I am just going to ride a land based mode of transportation, or just not go.
    Paula4730 Paula4730 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not even just in a relationship. Even with plans with friends or family- I don't want to commit to anything because what if something else comes up that I want to do? I've...
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have become so afraid of insects. I dream about them and wake up screaming, thinking they've crawled in my ears. When I'm awake I have to go and look in my ears, clean them until...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    OK so I've posted before but I need to ask advice again. My bf and I have been together for 9 months. Last week he sent me a text saying he kinda wants to be single, but he would...
    happymom2 happymom2 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    You may believe that your ears and nose are flawed. Keep reading to learn more about how to attain your ideal appearance!Apply petroleum jelly or mineral oil to your eyebrows...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Childhood was awful. But my teenage years were worse. I'm not sure if I've shared the story in particular of my childhood? Think I have just not sure where. I realised quite a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Mar 3

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    I am absolutely terrified of dying, I think about it everyday and it sends me into panic. I cannot imagine being nothing, not existing. I continuously ask myself, what will happen...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I recall a particular person who had gotten off the bus I'd been riding. The sun was setting, and I was somehow stuck in a roamer-in-search state of mind. Anyway, this kid (who's...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    Twice. By the same guy. He was my friend. He went on to rape another friend of mine. She took him to trial and he wasn't even convicted. The second time haunts me always. He...
    samcanread samcanread 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I'm constantly told that I look like a 15 year old girl even if I put on makeup. My slender frame doesn't help either, but hey...I'm aging well I guess!
    1Nanotherlife 1Nanotherlife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm not sure if I'm the only one who can see these places so far there are only two I see right now. I've given each of them names. The "Silhouette World" and the "Dream World". It...
    GlassChild GlassChild 13-15, F Mar 4

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    It sucks to be an older woman...Your man loses interest, the guys stop checking you out, the dates dry up, the sex is either dutiful or ************, and every time you look in the...
    wanderingwacky wanderingwacky 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 5

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    Caesar's In the fog it sat on the corner like a stubborn old Italian man disgusted by what has happened to the neighborhood. How could we resist? Out of the suffused daylight of...
    Meowsolini Meowsolini 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Too many worthless single mothers here. They go around having fun with their bodies from their teenage years, without giving a damn about education or their future careers. Why...
    flyingdrone flyingdrone 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 6

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