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I Do Not Fear Aging

For those who grow old with grace. 140 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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,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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F Apr 6

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    I remember I was asigned to write about my worst fear in sheet of paper. I wrote that my biggest fear was fear itself. Imagine life where you can't do anything because your scared...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Yes yes, At first we are all afraid of failure, because you care, my opinion is many who care less, don't mind failure as much as, initially do caring peeps..At some point though...
    caliopwet caliopwet 66-70, M Apr 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." Eleanor...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here I am... That is what I'm thinking now. When I look back I know I can be proud of what I overcame. But now I'm here... and the difference between then and now is that I do not...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I didn't realize this issue until 2014. When I lived abroad, I basically cut myself off from men because I knew that it was only about sex. And no, I wasn't going to have any. I...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45 Apr 12

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    I know i'm kina young, but I fear that I will never get a boyfriend or be loved. I mean I have been in relationships and all but they have been pathetic middle school relationships...
    alice4114 alice4114 16-17, F Apr 25

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    I know i'm kina young, but I fear that I will never get a boyfriend or be loved. I mean I have been in relationships and all but they have been pathetic middle school relationships...
    alice4114 alice4114 16-17, F Apr 25

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    There were times when I ran head on into the breech. I didn't fear it then. I don't fear it now as I am into my 50's. As my wife says an worries about, I can revert to my youth...
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I tread waters of insecurity fearing one day everything will come to end, will vanish, just disappear into the silence of night. You know very well you are the air I breathe yet my...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Fear is real... The fear has been fulfilled, it has it's reasons to stay now :/
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am 20 years old now, and I have never had a girlfriend, I have never kissed a girl, I haven't even ever held a girls hand. It makes me feel so pathetic and sad to realise that...
    WandererJay WandererJay 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Of course.. putting yourself out there takes vulnerability. Vulnerability is hard, and we, as a rule, tend to go for what’s easy; by that logic, closing ourselves off is the...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    Sometimes the fear is so extreme I feel like I have to end myself. I don't want to end myself but I also don't want to live half scared to death on the inside all the time. Bleh...
    madlibb madlibb 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I used to fear death. I would crawl under the table and cry when I was little. When my mom asked why, I said "I don't wanna die!" Now I don't fear it. I wish I was dead
    Autumn02 Autumn02 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dont fear death . I fear dying before achieving my goals
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jashinists dont fear death because death is just the end of a good run
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Ok this might be really weird but I'm afraid of caterpillars like very afraid.... I can't even look at them without panicking and trying to climb something around me lol I'm sure I...
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I definitely fear being vulnerable. I'm afraid to show my weaknesses to people. And I don't like letting people know they've hurt me. Honestly I don't even like admitting to myself...
    Taliafaye Taliafaye 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Life... We all have it, we all know what it is when someone mensions it but.. Who can really define it... What the hell is life? Well.. I guess we wont ever know the real answer...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F Apr 9

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    If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not? - Epicurus