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I Dont Want to Grow Old It Scares Me

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    Growing Old

    growing old is not the problem its staying healthy as you grow old there is nothing to be afraid of Im sixty nine an a shut in but I learned that if I would have kept up on my health when I was younger I would not be a shut in because even with all the things wrong with me I...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 9 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    I Don't Want To Live That Long...

    Honestly I just don't want to live that long. I'm hoping to die before I hit 50. Another 6 years of remembering my Fathers beatings and looking back on a completely failed life. If I never existed my family--Mom and Sisters-- would've been happy. Every day I want to cry, but I...
    wireddavinci wireddavinci 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2012

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    It's Just Something That I Never Think About...

    Getting old is something that I have never even thought about before.  I've thought about dieing.  I've thought about being old and dieing.  I've never thought about GROWING old and dieing, though.  I've never thought I would really get that far along.  I...
    Mitosis Mitosis 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Afraid!!

    I am scared of getting old because I know I will eventually die but I am scared of death. Sometimes I get a feeling that something is going to happen to me and I cry because I know I will never see my kids again and I don't want to know what the afterlife is like :(
    sexylatina69 sexylatina69 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    I Am Old

    Afraid of growing old? Heck I already have. I never dreamed I would live longer than 40 years. Here I am 79 and still going. I am glad I lived this long. I am enjoying my life. I still like to learn new things every day no mater how insignificant. I have 7 years of college, two...
    muskratjo muskratjo 70+, M Jul 6, 2012

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    Im Still Scared, But For A Different Reason Now

    I used to be scared of growing old, because it meant I was dying, but after the 3 people I was closest to in the world died last year, now Im afraid of growing old because it will be so lonely.  Not because of the wrinkles, and illnesses. 
    Donna072511 Donna072511 46-50 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    I've Seen Too Much

    When I was younger I worked in the dementia ward for a nursing home for 4 months (I left because of the stress) and my partner currently works at a nursing home. I have seen so much of the affects of dementia and hear so much from my partner the very idea that I could suffer from...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2007

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    I Don't Want To Waste My Life....

    I fear that I will waste my life because I lived under people's expectations of me, and never fully healed from my past. I want to be able to enjoy my life and live peacefully and adventurously. I want to grow a beautiful family and have people that genuinely love me, but more...
    searching4theanswers searching4theanswers 18-21 Aug 4, 2011

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    SpiritualMe SpiritualMe 16-17, M Mar 14

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    I Remember When I Was a Girl...

    I don't want that to be the opening statement for everything I say... Not to mention wrinkles and saggy everything... your movements are delayed hair is either white gray or gone... If you really think about its kind of as if our lives revolve around stories/...... When your a...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC 19-21, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Dirty Little Old Ladies

    You know, a person can look old and frail but the soul/spirit it doesn't age . You may get wiser, if you are lucky but what you feel deep inside remains the same through your life. I want to tell a true story about three little old ladies and their Monday morning chat i listened...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2011

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    Cop Out?

    I suppose on some level it's a cop out to say that I want to die before my parents do, but it hasn't stopped me from thinking it from time to time. I'm 30 years old and I've never stepped foot outside my parents door. Never been in love, have one friend outside my immediate...
    Djambo500 Djambo500 26-30, M Jun 21, 2012

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    It's Gonna Happen

    You can try all the aging cream, all the nutrisystem, everything. Your going to grow old. It's part of your life cycle. Also the older u get the wiser u get.
    Nigel1234 Nigel1234 18-21, M Jul 5, 2011

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    To Live Forever

    I am completely terrified of growing old. I don't think I have enough time to become the person I want to be, to learn the things I want to learn, have the experiences I want to have etc. I don't feel like I have enough time to be able to understand myself.
    anonymouscontent anonymouscontent 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2007

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    thunder0 thunder0 22-25, M Dec 9, 2013

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    Who Knows?

    I am scared of getting old, yes I am! This is funny, but stupid as well giving that am still young O.o but am always afraid of getting old and no matter how much I accomplish in a year, I still feel that I haven’t done enough and that am not accomplishing as much as I should be...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    Scared to Death!

    I am terrified of dying, and old age is the first step.    I AM SOO SCARED.
    chateone chateone 19-21, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2007

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    My friend used to wish he was younger.

    He looked back and realized how inexperienced he was At life and its games. He is really a good person, even though he can be extremely irrational and aggressive.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F Mar 17

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    I Don't Want to Grow Old Gracefully.. I Want to Fight That Biotch Every Step of the Way!

    I fight aging every single day of my life.  I spend money on all kinds of lotions and potions because I do not want to look my age.  I have become obsessed with staying young.  I do not want to get old and look back and think wow I could’ve prevented this or...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 32 Responses May 22, 2008

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    I have a big fear of growing old,

    like I have younger cousins & I always count the years between us & calculate, when there my age, how old will I be! It haunts me when I try & forget about it 😭
    Beatit12 Beatit12 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I'm scared of growing old.

    That means more responsibilities, leaving home, losing my parents and dieing. I wish I can stay a kid forever. I'm scared to die and lose my parents.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Growing Old Doesn't Frighten Me...

    Being 62 years of age I can say that the very idea of growing old does not frighten me at all. No, in fact life is here to be enjoyed at all stages. Now the idea of THINKING old, thats scarey. I look at people that I've endeared myself to over my life, people that have and/or...
    memorysofthepast memorysofthepast 61-65, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    BrittanyAmadeus BrittanyAmadeus 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    It Does, But Then Again...

    Growing old does scare me. I don't want to look different. I don't want to get wrinkles. I don't want to get weak. Have to wear an old-person's nappy. Live in a home. Have my family die. :( I don't want to die myself, because I'm old. But then agaibn, by the time you actually...
    estherann estherann 13-15, F Jan 6, 2012

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    I just couldn't imagaine

    who would be the first one in my family to die,,, huhu ?;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F Mar 16

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    Please

    Please, Please....Let today be a good one!!!!!!!
    whoeverami whoeverami 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Having Done Nothing...

    i'm not afraid of growing per-say, more of growing old having accomplished nothing. perhaps thats really the only thing i really scares me. living a worthless life. i grew up with ideas and plans. i was gonna go somewhere, be somebody. now? i haven't even go back to school...
    dragongoddess dragongoddess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2011

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    Is There a Bright Side? Or Just a Way to Cope?

    It scares me too.  It's a combination of the physical and the mental.  The physical is going to get worse. The mental part - just when you're old and saggy enough to start focusing as much on your mental well-being as you should, you are getting closer to dementia. I...
    av789 av789 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2007

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    The Lost Boys

    I always have these nagging, heart-wrenching thoughts circulating my mind everyday, thoughts of long ago memories id like to relive or even more assured, happier mental outlooks ive previously had on life. I'm 22 years old going on 23 and to many im sure that would be considered...
    snake88 snake88 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2011

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    Youth And Age

    I remember sitting in study hall freshman year talking to a couple friends. They were talking about the wonderful lives they were going to have, the men they were going to marry, the money they were going to spend. Somehow the topic switched to how long they were going to live...
    Mysticbliss11 Mysticbliss11 26-30, M Oct 14, 2011

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    Oh My Gosh....

    In 20 years from now, I will be middle aged. That is so mindblowing. Where will I be then? What state will the world be in??? Absolutely crazy.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I'm scared that I'm only going to get married

    when I'm old because I'm so fussy right now lol and that I'm going to look like a wrinkly baked potato in my wedding photographs hahaa!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21

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    A Lot.

    I don't have kids and I never will. When I get old I won't have anyone to help me if I need it.  I will only have myself.  I don't think I'll be able to make enough money to put myself in a home if I can't live on my own any longer.  Even if I did, I don't like the idea of...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    Don't Want Too

    I don't like the fact that I'll be old and get diseases easier and find it harder to get around and that some people could take advantage of my oldness and rob me or something. I don't want to have to go through not just me but all my family growing old and dying before me since...
    Icanthelpet Icanthelpet 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2011

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    Growing Up

    I know im not old at all, but I have had my shair of experiences on my path to becoming a adult. I remember as a kid always thinking how school sucked and how it was taking forever to get old. Well now im 19 and getting older has come. I was not ready the time flew by way too...
    jparker0702 jparker0702 18-21, M Aug 24, 2012

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    Growing Old

    "Old age should burn and rage at close of day," Dylan thomas I used to fear growing old - not now that I AM old (63)  As you age and experience life you will realize there is nothing to fear - life (and death) are beautiful.   When I was young and...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 2 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    A Reflection

    time passes so rapidly, its scary sometimes. as i am here in my final year of the college, so many things are coming to my mind....... what am i going to do after i am done here? what will i do without my friends? it's almost scary to imagine....... its time to grow up, no more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 4, 2011

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    I Am Old

    Afraid of growing old? Heck I already have. I never dreamed I would live longer than 40 years. Here I am 79 and still going. I am glad I lived this long. I am enjoying my life. I still like to learn new things every day no mater how insignificant. I have 7 years of college, two...
    muskratjo muskratjo 70+, M 4 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Look At Me! I'm Your Future!

    I am astounded at the very young age of most of the people on this site!  Most are just barely out of childhood!  You are still looking for a mate, you haven't married yet, you haven't raised kids yet, struggled through debt, developed  your career, rediscovered...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 3 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Growing Old

           First, I need to give thanks to the production of Les Miserables from which I plagiarized a lot of the following.        In my youth I dreamed a dream. I dreamed the nightmare of youth; of fear and shame; of people...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 2 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Im Scard Of Growing Old

    Im afried to grow old. i dont want to be old and have major medical and physical thngs wrong with me. i dont want to becaome an old lady its not that im afired of what ill look lke its just im scard of loseing my mind and body to my old age. i look at old people and im always...
    Silent20 Silent20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    I Dont Know Why But....

    old age scares me i am vain, i dont want wrinkles and i dont want aches and pains i hope to die in my 60s
    rosiefreemn rosiefreemn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    Embrace Growing Older!

    As most people might agree, when we are born, we are immediately growing old. We grow older every day. So instead of fearing old age, I feel one should embrace it. Living allows you to learn, to grow, to meet new people. If you do these things, it brings pleasure and enjoyment of...
    xxxo222 xxxo222 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Most Painful Thought

    I am an athiest, and i have been ever since i was a young child around 7 or 8, i remember the night before my birthday every year i would cry my self to sleep because the thought that i had used up a year of my life that i would never get to experience killed me inside, every...
    werslty werslty 13-15 Aug 1, 2011

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    I Really Don't Want To

    Hell, I'm 20 and I'm already scared of growing older. It's not the appearance that scares me though. It's the uncertainty of my future that scares me. As I grow older I wonder where I would be and what I would do. Where will I go and what will happen to me if I grew older. I know...
    amethyst91 amethyst91 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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