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I Do Not Fear Aging

For those who grow old with grace. 134 People

    Youth Cannot Know

    Optimally, getting older does mean getting better -- in the sense that the friends you have are the friends you want, you know what to watch out for in terms of bad people and scammers, you've accumulated stuff and are now divesting yourself of it, the path behind you is a...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F Dec 19, 2011

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    It's just something that happens in life you

    know? People age every day and I'm okay with that. Someday I will age and I do not really care. I do not care about my appearance. What I do care is the way people look at me. Like my personality and not the way I look like in the mirror. Aging is normal. It really is.
    Oscarrios570 Oscarrios570 13-15, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Bring It On

    I am by no means old but I'm not worried about aging at all. Older people tend to have more wisdom so I'm all for it.
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Hello Wrinkles.. Here I Come!

    I can distinctly remember being a kid and knowing I did not at all want to grow up. Adults always seemed so stressed. Of course now that I'm an adult I get it but I know that I will never grow up. I am and have always been a kid at heart. Just because my body gets older does not...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    It's How We Feel

    Age is all in our head mostly.We think too much about our future and how are we going to be able to survive when we will not be able to move as well or possibly think as well.We worry too much about where we are going to end up or where our young are going to be!!I feel that if I...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M Oct 13, 2011

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    I Don't Fear Ageing :D

    I neither, fear ageing! I would love to grow old as there is only one other alternative! And i don't fancy that for a long time to come! God be willing!
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F Nov 24, 2011

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    Some people will go to extreme lengths to not

    appear their age. Joan Rivers is a prime example since she has been thrust into the limelight recently by doing nothing more than passing away. I had several friends who have died in recent time and the only mention of them was in the obituary column in the local paper...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Aging

    Aging just like death, it cannot be escaped and we will go through it even if we don't like the process and results of it.  I guess, we have to deal with it.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    Wisdom

    I am excited to become wiser. I want to experience life to the fullest. I want to become the best person I can possibly be. And all of this takes time. That's why I don't fear aging. The positives outweigh the negatives. I mean, getting older means getting more fragile and not-as...
    skinned skinned 18-21, F Mar 4, 2011

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    Can't Stop It.

    Why should I fear something that is the natural progression in life.We are all getting older day by day. Like they say you are only as old as you feel. Right now I don't feel like i'm 43, but more like in my early 30's. While i'm here on this earth i'm going to enjoy my time...
    curious2b curious2b 41-45, M 8 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Old, To Late To Change

    I found the following joke so true, I want to share it with EP I confied to my husband on the eve of our 50th anniversary, that I was having an affair. He turned to me and asked...... Are you having it catered? An that, my friends, is the definition of "old"
    aces4battle aces4battle 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Aging

    Aging,No need to fear,It's part of life,We all grow old,It's how you feel,That matters,Not your age.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    My hairdresser found my first gray hairs last

    summer. She would have wanted to dye my hair to make them disappear, and she rolled her eyes, when I told her I actually liked the idea of getting gray hair. I have also been getting more and more wrinkles, I think I look older than people at my age in general. I don't mind - I...
    adamiriam adamiriam 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I Never Have

    but the idea that I don't have to do it alone anymore. well, it's pretty f*ckin awesome, my friends. there is such a difference in putting on a brave face and actually finding strength.
    AllFoundandNoLost AllFoundandNoLost 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2010

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    I'm not old yet, but sometimes I do feel out of

    touch with younger people. I used to be at the cutting edge of whats considered cool, but recently I've noticed that I don't know many of the things that are considered cool these days. I don't watch TV, so I'm lost when people talk about Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, I...
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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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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    I Am So Much More

    I am not my name I am so much more I am not my body I am so much more I am not my culture I am so much more I not my beliefs I am so much more I am not my condition I am so much more I am not this breath I am so much more I am not this moment I am so much more I...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    I Have Earned It

    I have earned every single fine line and gray hair!   When I think of all I've been through, it amazes me that I don't look twice my age!  Alas, just a few gray hairs and a couple fine lines on my face.  Actually, my hair is naturally very light blonde, and the little gray...
    PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid 31-35, F Sep 28, 2011

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    Live Through Your Spirit

    I don't fear it because as long as a person's happy then what else matters?  Be content with yourself then you won't care if you have wrinkles here and there. In addition, there are ways to sort of keep a youthful look through eating healthy foods and living through ones...
    WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs 22-25 3 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Just More Experiences To Add To The Journey!

    Why should i fear ageing; there is something profoundly wonderful in growing older, to get the chance to experience life and all its wonders, to go through this eclectic and joyful journey; the only thing that would make growing older better for me would be the opportunity to...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Dec 5, 2011

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    A Tech Manager Looks At 50

    According to the TV, I'm supposed to be mourning the loss of my testosterone as I watch what's left of my hair disappear down the shower drain. I need to be watching for my AARP card in the mail, and double-checking how long I've had my current auto insurance.Well, a funny...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    I don't understand the fear most people have of

    aging.... It's just nature running its natural course. If you're 79, I guess that's rational since you're near your life expectancy but I get annoyed when girls around my age complain about their age. Wtf? We're in our early 20's. My teenaged years were crap and I am thankful...
    Relateds Relateds 22-25, F Dec 5, 2013

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    Becoming The Elders

    You know you're all grown up when, after Easter dinner, a joint gets lit and passed around the room. No kids. No parents. No safety net.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2011

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    I can not wait to be old!

    I am going to dye my hair platinum blonde and spike it up, wear some hot pink converse, and leather jackets with the studs, and hit up Chippendales and take me home a young buck. Imma pimp out my motorized scooter too.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Jan 17

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    I fear rejection & ending up alone. I swallow my feelings & put up with people's bs, than to take the chance of making someone mad at me. I feel the need to please people & meet...
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    I don't fear death because only God can judge me
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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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    I resolve to live life fearlessly. So many people act so predictably. Why are they so predictable? Because they are all motivated by the same things, self preservation and fear...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    This fear developed after my mother had told me a story about a video she had seen on the internet. This video was in China and depicted a young toddler walking around. She...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 14

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    For 30seconds my fear of death turned into the total opposite. I craved the adrenalin of being in a accident and fading away. I wanted to hear the metal on metal. Wanted to see...
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F Mar 15

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    I have a fear of clowns. Especially jester clowns. I think there is a name for that fear but I'm not sure what that is. Clowns really scare me I don't even know why, must be too...
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T Mar 19

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    I think there is a cycle of judgement. Those that fear judgement are judgemental themselves. Lately I've come to accept the term judgemental. I honestly don't feel that I am I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I have a fear of potatoes. I have been trying to find someone else who does but I can't even find a name for it 😔 I wish I could find anyone who understands and doesn't think it...
    pepinstep pepinstep 26-30, F a week ago

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    Am 20 and i feel life is getting heavy , my fears worries and feelings are making me wish i was never born , nobody knows what goes on my mind at night , when loneliness and the...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was a kid I had some good friends, but most kids my age just called me names and made fun of me. That made me more and more sensitive and I grew a strong shell around me...
    PingLocalhost PingLocalhost 31-35, M Mar 1

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    sometimes i wonder, would there be a time in my life when i'll smile with a purpose, cry with joy or will i forever remain in the shadows of my own fears? Silence has become my...
    whyfeelpain whyfeelpain 22-25 Mar 1

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    I would like to announce my weirdest and biggest fear but I know everyone will laugh. :(
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M Mar 3

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    Seriously , I am very weird, I think the word fear is not enough to describe my issues, i think the word psycho, weirdo, or freak will be more precise. Now marriage makes me...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I do fear growing old, however. I don't want to become frail, weak, and pitied. Of course, that won't be an issue. I'm so incredibly reckless that even my family has acknowledged...
    LazyEyeCrazyI LazyEyeCrazyI 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    i dont fear death anymore for the simple fact whats to be scared of it your born you hrow up amd you die iys the circle of life yea its a sad thing but its life
    angelwolf18 angelwolf18 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    One floor and several dauntingly dark halls away from Tactical Team 2 the first of the three confused teens became conscious. Dazed, disoriented, and still struck with fear the boy...
    AmericanKnight AmericanKnight 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I fear being completely covered in bugs😰
    mayakelly mayakelly 13-15, F Mar 19

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    Ive conquered fear of talking to girls
    bingo24 bingo24 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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