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I Do Not Fear Aging

For those who grow old with grace. 123 People

    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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    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 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 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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    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 4 Responses Jun 16, 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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    I'm There

    No fear left. My hearing is shot.Half my teeth are gone.Can't see half of what i'm looking at.My pillow has more of my hair than my head.My back goes out more than i do.My joints creak more than an old barn door.NO i don't fear aging,i'm already damn old.The only thing left is...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    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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    Fear when expressed as scared is described as "imminent danger." Fear when expressed as anger is described as many things such as "numb, confused, overwhelmed, inadequate...
    BeautifulAddiction49 BeautifulAddiction49 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Hi... This is not easy... :/ Well... I have fear of bonding/going for a relationship. I'm kind of the forever doubting type of person... It's not hard to know were it came from...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F Sep 21

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    The tightness within The turmoil The struggle The want and desire present, but the fear of never acting upon those deepest fantasies The constant thoughts and emotions that bring a...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Should i fear death? I don't really think so. To be honest i find nothing scary about it. I do not value my life nor do i hate it. So i am stuck in a static non changing state of...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M a week ago

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    oh this experience is such BS. We're all just a bunch of whiners who will never be satisfied. Stop measuring your life. Stop, for a second, and imagine there's no world after...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't fear death because I do not believe in afterlife. I DO think I will cease to exist after death - and to me that means there's nothing about it to fear. There will be no...
    losyanya losyanya 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I am fearless because I am the demon of fear and I know everybody's fear yes lord Satan gave me this gift and I am the demon of sins I can make people sin a lot hail lord Satan
    GodofDarkness666 GodofDarkness666 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I don't fear death. I fear not living my life the way I want to. I fear existing in an empty way. I firmly believe that death is what make all of us whole. In life, we are all...
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The other day me and my partner were victims of a home invasion.. So afraid we listened to the directions given and meet called the cops.. We left the house for a few days to kind...
    young4orce young4orce 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have read the messages again and again, is there something I would have said differently? Hell no! Is there something I could have done? Unfortunately no. Is there something I...
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I don't fear death because I believe it's and end to ones journey and a new beginning of a new journey. Sounds corny but it's what's I believe. Also if death is smiling at you, all...
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I always hated speaking publicly, presenting or being the centre of attention in fear of loosing face. Still, I volunteered every time while at uni. Now, doing my masters I am one...
    Sunflair Sunflair 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Sometimes these vague scenes appear at the edge of my consciousness where something or somebody come up from the side with a bat or a club like they about to smash my computer up...
    VI55555 VI55555 31-35 Oct 2

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    Becoming a failure... I had always thought I will have a good paying job with a house living somewhere nice.. My Greatest fear is ended up like my dad. He is a hard working father...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Fearing the inevitable is pointless. I must admit I fear the thought of no longer existing. Eternal nothingness maybe but is it really nothingness if you're not there to experience...
    Saphic33 Saphic33 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    So, I've decided to start writing in hope that I’d improve my English from this. Writing in English has been a big struggle for me ever since I went back to school from working...
    applejang applejang 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I don't fear death because, in life death is something a majority of us will go through or have already encountered. Time is what I fear. The time when you never know when your...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I don't want to be alone. Ever. I don't mean in a physical sense either. I fear that I am unloved and unwanted and that I am being lied to by everyone who has ever claimed to like...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Why do I have to tell lies? Why do I have to hurt people? Everytime I promise to stop, not to lie anymore, not to hurt people's feelings... But I do again and again. And why...
    ALostSoulisInsideMe ALostSoulisInsideMe 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    One day maybe ill over come them.right now im scared and live in fear.What i fear is stupid but they come back and haunt me.
    ConstantFear ConstantFear 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    It's so easy to hit a down slide. One thing after another can get on top of you and make you fearful of doing what you need to do! The older I get the more I say to hell with it...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    My Anxiety: You can sense him all around you. He is careful not to show himself, but you feel the predator's presence. He stalks you like a shadow and follows you wherever you go...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 26

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    I've reached a stage of numbness wherein the sight of my mother attempting suicide triggered no emotions within me. It doesn't even bother me that I don't feel guilty about that...
    lisaslay lisaslay 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
    jjones723 jjones723 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Why fear? The stuff of my very being is matter...ever changing, ever moving, but never lost. So what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellows...
    InfinitePossibilities01 InfinitePossibilities01 18-21, F Sep 29