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I Do Not Fear Aging

For those who grow old with grace. 118 People

    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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fearing Hypocrisy When a Muslim fears that he may fall into hypocrisy, this indicates that his heart is (spiritually) alive and that he is keen to protect his faith. Ibraaheem...
    sunnasmile sunnasmile 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Fear of death vs fear of pain? I think reason pepole fear death is often because of the pain that comes along with it rather than actually being dead. All short of terminal...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Hey world! Learning to drive and teaching a class of teens. Either might not seem like the biggest deal to most. Learning to drive is as expected a milestone for most American...
    Galatia123 Galatia123 26-30, F Aug 31

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    This has been a recent development. I am really not sure if it's right for me to fear this but this is causing unwanted stress in my life. It started last year in December. I had...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    My love used to ring the bell three times when he came to see me. Ring Ring, Ring. 21 years ago, I wrote: Why aren’t you bringing me poems anymore?? Why am I stuck on the...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I suffer from Pteronarcophobia (Fear of Flies) In fact, I suffer a fear of most flying insects. However, flies and wasps are by far the worst. When I was a child, I caught a scene...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've been very emotional lately. Crying on whim and a little more sensitive than usual. I feel this thick fear surrounding me, almost as if it's embracing me, engulfing me and...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Fears, Fears, Fears #1. Thunderstorms. I dislike thunderstorms with a passion. I'm afraid of them. The lightning doesn't scare me as much as the thunder does. I dislike the noise...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't fear death, I fear what happens to my loved ones that I leave behind, that I can no longer protect, I've been close to death many times, my heart has actually stopped 2...
    HeadStrongPro HeadStrongPro 16-17, M Aug 19

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    So I joined the military and got stationed in Texas. I'm originally from New Jersey. One fear that I didn't know I had until I got here was the fear of being alone. Feeling alone...
    cyrusthevirus74 cyrusthevirus74 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Hate is fear. Fear of goal deprivation. Or fear of losing what was gained.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    My worst fear is to not exist.. Whats ur worst fear?
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    When you have seen his ugly face so many times you just look at it and become more curious than anything. I don't fear nor hate death as it is merely the outcome of all things in...
    jwolf09 jwolf09 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I like to think of myself as a person that's not afraid of anything. And physically that is true, I'm always up for a challenge. I have no phobias. Snakes would be the closest, but...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I don't know when it started, but for as long as I can remember the rush of fear is absolutely irresistible to me. That being said, horror films are a must in my life. I love...
    DacianaNorte DacianaNorte 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been with many people when they died. As a nurse I have always tried to sit with a person if they were alone when death was near. My wife and I sat with my father as he...
    laird laird 61-65, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I have depression and I often think about suicide and have suicidal phases or whatever you call them. As I write this, I don't feel suicidal so don't worry. :) But when I do feel...
    lovelyloner143 lovelyloner143 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Not specifically mine more like my possible future children I fear that they will live in a war zone and won't know true happiness I fear that our world is so damn corrupt that no...
    snazzygal3000 snazzygal3000 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I fear death. But I don't fear death. I accept and welcome death. At the same time I deny it. I want to die only because I get tired of living. But I figure once I make the choice...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    A dark presence is within us all, It's those who fear the night that make the call. The darkness covers your eyes making you fear, There are more of them; soon they'll be here...
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Probably not being good enough thats probably the root of most of my problems..feeling im unlovable not worthy of love..I always wonder why people even like me people im close to...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I have lots of fears, I'm scared of airplanes I think that I will die in air plain accident, or survive and live in jungles all my life without seeing people (this one is worse...
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I just wanted to live one day without fear and that'll be enough... - Pills - Booze - Oblivion (Trying to get into a fight, hopefully someone will knock me out cold) - Cars (I'll...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I don't fear death as we are all going to die. Example getting on a plane most people are saying I hope we don't crash or the engine fails. I hope for those things. I'm weird I...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Possibly outrageous anxiety or fear is helpful. We spend so much money to rid ourselves of depressions, fears and anxiety. But why is it there? Possibly it is an aid to keep you...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I was in an accident a year ago. It was after a torrential rain story, my breaks locked, and I couldn't stop in time so I slid forward into the car in front of me. Ever since...
    kep1218 kep1218 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    We just don't fear death that's why they fear us so much, dying in battle is honourable. ps: To the person who feels a strong need to correct the spelling of the word...