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I Dont Want to Grow Old It Scares Me

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    I'll probably still be cute

    but I'm going to die; Most likely, between ages 69-104
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Oct 14, 2014

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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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    I just couldn't imagaine

    who would be the first one in my family to die,,, huhu ?;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F Mar 16, 2014

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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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    im mad REAL MAD......

    .. *Paris Jackson*
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2007

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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Oct 21, 2014

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    Mainly because when me

    and my classmates hit puberty we will all be gossipy ******* :(
    PuppyGirl748 PuppyGirl748 13-15, F Oct 15, 2014

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    butterflysplurge123 butterflysplurge123 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    you never know what happens

    after death, and plus I like how things are now and ageing means things change and its scary and to hard for me to accept.
    DeathBear8130 DeathBear8130 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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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    SpiritualMe SpiritualMe 16-17, M Mar 14, 2014

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    I don't wanna grow old.

    .but I don't wanna die young either.
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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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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    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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    I'm afraid of what I would look like in 20 years

    and I'm kinda hoping I die young
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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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 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    I'm afraid of waking up in my twenties

    and still being held back by my insecurities. Why am I still not making any progress of becoming the best I can be, that I desire to be...
    pajpaja pajpaja 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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 66-70, M Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F Mar 17, 2014

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    If I'm not dead before the day comes

    when I can no longer work or take care of myself, I'll commit suicide. I don't want people to take care of me. I don't want to be a burden. I want to be young forever.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F Jul 7

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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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    Nah man, when your old you can get away with

    anything and be a cool bad arse I front of Your grandkids
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F Oct 14, 2014

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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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    Yes, thats the truth.

    Even the slightest thought gives me an instant shivering! You must think i'm being dramatic ( which i am ) but lets get real , there's more downside being older! Here are few that bothers me the most :- a) You can never ever say " When i grow up" for obvious reasons . BECAUSE...
    iblogaboutlove iblogaboutlove 26-30, M Nov 20, 2014

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    I'm not that independent

    so I'm scared how my life will turn out
    Gill1998 Gill1998 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    i hate being old. they just can't understand me.

    i wanda live forever young and i don't wanda think about what old people should think. it scaried me a lot.
    shirosuki shirosuki 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Have Very Mixed Feelings

    as kids my wife and i had many plans for this time in life. but i still feel the need to follow them but it would never be the same with out her at my sidethink the hardest part is grown old alone right now i have to kids i take care of and have for the last 20 yearsbut even they...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 26, 2012

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    It's scary yes. Even

    for a Girl like me who's only in her 20's losing independance losing Strengthy youth and beauty slowly But you can always reduce aging by adapting to a healthy active lifestyle. There are Female body builders in their 70's who still do the things a 20 something can do and in...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 66-70, F 9 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    vynessamae vynessamae 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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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 31 Responses May 22, 2008

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2007

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    I love being young and looking good.

    I love being able to run fast and do so many things. I know we have to age but I don't want to. I will start to loose hair, get wrinkles, and more. I like my appearance but I know its going to change a lot when I age.
    AlphaSigmaFuror AlphaSigmaFuror 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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.
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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

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