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I Do Not Fear Aging

For those who grow old with grace. 133 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    ellwood970 ellwood970 61-65 1 Response Jan 10

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    My name is Joshua Weiske my deepest darkest secret is my fear of the dark I started back on having fear of the dark back in 2005 when some dude told me a story about Bloody Mary he...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M Jan 2

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    I learned what death was when i was a 6 year old boy. My sister's death sure was a valuable lesson. Ever since i haven't been afraid to die because i accepted the fact that we all...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M Jan 1

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    Nope, I think dying is a gift. I sometimes feel like the dead or the ones feeling sorry for the living and the living should be the ones envying the dead. Dying means I've done my...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Pitch black screams Transluscent ghosts Grabbing, pulling Fear emerges, from a chrysalis Taking me Its beautiful, it frightens me It pulls me in, releases me I am free Wisps of...
    cristabella cristabella 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    All my life I feared going bald. I feared getting older. I used to be very good looking, and feared loosing my good looks, which now I am ugly as hell, and do not care no more...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    I have two fears: Genophobia and/or Coitophobia: fear of sexual activity Aichmophobia: fear of sharp objects
    Annabeth11 Annabeth11 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My mom is gone So id be happy to go too I dont fear death so i dont fear anything Cause whats the worse that could happen to me? Exactly
    SummerH12 SummerH12 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    I believe in life after death. It's scary to think of the alternative which is, I suppose nothing except your body decaying and returning to the earth and science and okay. But the...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have a fear of clownsand dolls. (Thanks Chucky and IT) I also fear the dark. But more specifically that somone is watching me Or is going is hurt me when I close my eyes. I so...
    NirvanaReyes NirvanaReyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I've been mentally abused for all my life. I've never had anything- no loving family, no real friends, nowhere to go, nothing to hope for. I've just existed, persevered, survived...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I have an irrational fear of holes.. Just the word makes me cringe. So this will be short. I googled it last year for the hell of it and up came trypophobia . I know the reason for...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I don't fear death but I fear if someone passed away during my shift. Kindly continue to beats till my shift end.
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    if fear stopped controlling my life, it'd be as if I stopped breathing. that's just the reality of things :/
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I have a fear of being outside just before sunrise and a black car driving by my house. I'm afraid that they'll spy on me.
    ghostwolf343 ghostwolf343 13-15 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I see it every day it isn't something to be feared but embraced. death only means a new beginning.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have coded 3 times. that is the medical term for someone that has died in a hospital. I have been a diabetic for 31 years so on a daily basses I walk with death a little closer...
    Thanval Thanval 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I can put up a big front... Put a smile on my face, be strong, and whisper my own encouraging words. Tonight I am fearful... I'm playing what if. What if I never become what I...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    It's not a great great fear, but when I look up at a clear sky sometimes I feel like I'm looking down from the top of the skyscraper. It's weird :P
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jan 6

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    Mine is heights can't stand it lol...what's your guys fear ?
    Happyguylovesyou Happyguylovesyou 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Well, not a fear, but an intense dislike of the oogly, jelly crud inside a tomato that holds the seeds. That stuff is like some sort of alien ooze. Just thinking about it is...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    i have an irrational fear of being where I'm not wanted.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 8

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    i get my fear of being judged by others in the ***. today i went to my gym and workedout
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 14

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    It is our deep and abiding fear of Chuck Norris that compells us to write these facts.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 14
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