I Don't Want to Grow Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 355 People

    I don't think I want to

    even grow up anymore. I don't know why, but I am starting to worry about turning 18. I'm counting down. 220 days are left.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    By old, I mean 80s or 90s old.

    During a parade, I saw a lot of old people get off of a bus to watch it. A lot of them were crippled and could barely walk. And a lot of them couldn't even move around on their own. I felt sorry for them to be honest. It scared me that I could end up like that one day. My...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Please never let me get

    so old I need two hands on the walker as my pants hang around my knees as I'm standing on a busy street trying to desperately move somewhere to sit so I can pull my pants up. I saw a poor old man going through that today as we stopped at a bus stop. I never want to be that old...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2015

    Just the idea of growing old freaks me out

    and I don't even know why...
    NotYourGirl NotYourGirl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    I'm 58, white, male. I've a DNR (Do Not

    Resuscitate) on file. There is no way that I'm going to be a veg or beg for a few more years of a sickly life. I have Hep C, arthritis, and it appears early stage colon cancer. I'm not getting treatment. I want to be remembered as a vital person, not some sickly whiner...
    PJ58 PJ58
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    I wish I could drink from the fountain of youth

    in my 20s, I don't ever want to be old cause I think old people are cranky and just disgusting. lol!
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    Scary As Hell

    Know what scares the crap out of me growing old cause just imagine later u start losing ur hair then ur teeth u start loosing ur looks. Hell no i would love 2 be immortal and still look the same 500 years from now lol!! Its better 2 die young and beautiful.
    Greekvampire Greekvampire
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2009

    :*(

    i NEVER wanty to get old. it gross and jus sad. you have all these health problems and you get all cranky and dont want to be talked to. i stay young forever! and when your old you cant be a spaz or people just think your insane
    JapanNinja JapanNinja
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2010

    I think I would be alright with living like

    double time. Feel like I'm 50 at age 100
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2015

    Better Than Being Dead

    I don't want to grow old, but at 65, retired, after major surgery treating cancer, the options are getting older and getting dead. I prefer the former. But I was lucky enough when I was younger to minimise the physical consequences of ageing. I have practised hatha yoga for more...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

    I Am 25 But Already Fear For The Future And Being Alone.

    That's what scares me most about growing old. Being alone. I have a strong feeling that you can die from loneliness. Part of the inside of you dies with no human interaction. I worry I will never achieve all the things I want, that I won't have fun stories to tell of my youth and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 2, 2011

    Time Wont Stop For Me

    Two things i am afraid most in my life. Change...and growing up. I dont mind so much about looking old. I am scared that i will end up alone. Everyone around me seems to move on but me...i am a free mind traped in my body as we all are. I am scared. Because the more i grow, the...
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp
    18-21
    May 20, 2012

    Somewhat Of A Dilemma

    I want to live a healthy life, but not a long one. I don't want to live with disease and ailments, either caused by my lifestyle or old age, that decrease the quality of my life. Yet eating right and exercising, while helping me to keep healthy, increase the likelihood of growing...
    YtilaerEpacse YtilaerEpacse
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2012
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 30, 2015

    I Be Damn If I'm An 86-yr. Old Who Gets Treated Like a 2-yr. Old!

    **** no! No damn way! I'm 25 with a college degree, & people treat me like I'm too stupid to know left from right. Always bossing me around, telling me what to do, & trying to tell me how to live my life. I'm 25, & people want me to do what their 12-yr. old child tells me to do...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    I Don't Want to Grow Old

    I'm 16, and the thought of that scares me so much. I want to die before I become incapable of doing the things I love. Once I can't ride my bike or swim or dance anymore, once I'm too senile to write good poetry, once I can't see beautiful things or hear my favorite music or eat...
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 9, 2007
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