I Dread Getting Older

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 273 People

    A Long Way Off

    Although I'm only 23 I dread getting old. I think that we all have a preconcieved idea of what old age is really like!!! A lot of us see old people and feel sorry for them - I dont know if they find this patronising but I'm sure I would. The time goes so quickly and it seems like...
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2007
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Aug 7, 2015

    I'm having a hard time dealing with turning 50.

    .. I feel like life as I knew it is over and worry about dying all the time. On top of this I my health has been an issue :(
    Gfmom Gfmom
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    The Lines, the Wrinkles, the Fear.

    I guess some people would call me pretty.  But I have started to notice changes in myself.  Maybe others would not notice, but I do.  After I had my son, my skin lost radiance and looks a little duller now.  I look tired around the eyes.  Looking at me...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2007

    I don't wanna get older.

    I don't really care about wrinkles, gray hair, and all that I'm more scared of the responsibilities. I don't wanna have to pay bills or have kids, I wanna be young forever I wanna run around and hang out with my friends and I want the biggest worries in my life to be did I pass...
    chocolatecrazy9010 chocolatecrazy9010
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    Don't Hate Me, But........

    I'm 27 and will be 28 in a few months.   I know that in the grand scheme of things that it's a bit early for me to fret about getting older.  But here's the thing that I hate:  I'm almost 30 and I don't really have anything to show for it yet with the exception of three...
    WolfElvyn WolfElvyn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2011

    Sometimes I Just Think About It Too Much

    I'm only 19, but I feel like I've wasted half my life away already. People will say "you're still young," but whose to say I won't keep wasting away? I know, it's up to me to change. To do something about it. But that's easier said than done. And I mean that; it...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

    i Simply Do Not Want to Gro...

    i simply do not want to grow up. i am terrified of the responsibilities that come with it, and am so scared of not succeeding at life. all of this goes along with getting old. i don't want to get old either though because it will just feel like my life flew by and everything...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2008

    I Have Reached That Age Whe...

    I have reached that age when getting older is no longer exciting.  I can rent a car, drink, though I dont, smoke.  I sometimes get carded still, but that is now a rare experience. I worry about wrinkles, but I don't have gray hair yet.  In my family, the body goes...
    stina51 stina51
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2008

    Weakness, Dependency, Death

    Those are the three worst things about getting old, for me. I'm 44 years old, and just in the past 3 or 4 years have begun thinking about and consciously focusing on the fact that I'm getting older. I've spent my adult life, most of it anyway, trying hard to avoid bad things...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

    I couldn't find the 'I dig getting older'

    question so... Sorry kids, it's like this... I look so much better the older I get! All those boyish looks never faded and now I have a mans body to carry it around. I've come into myself. I welcome the changes the years bring. They are natural and (should you be lucky...
    LowercaseN LowercaseN
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015


    I'm only 25, but I feel like I'm old already. I guess because I've wasted a lot of my life being afraid to do a lot of things and have only recently started to try to live. I'm scared I'll run out of time before I get everything done that I want to get done though. I wish I...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    I Realize That I Am Older. ...

    I realize that I am older. I never thought about it when I was young. Now I have wrinkles and flaws where I never had them before. I have a stomach which was once flat. I am heavy when I once was thin. I have streaks of white hair that has to be dyed more and more often. As much...
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Most kids my age always say stuff like "I can't

    wait till I get older" but I can,. I wanna stay young, yoy only live once and I feel like that isn't enough.. This year has already passed so fast, idk where time has gone. And to think that in time I'll be that 70 year old, finding a tombstone, scares me. I'm not ready to be an...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    40 Years old already

    How did that happen????   I was just 16 YESTERDAY!!!! I've got 3 granchildren and another on the way, My oldest daughter is already 22 years old!!!   The grey hairs are coming faster, my skin doesn't have the elasticity that it used to, even though I work...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Sep 6, 2008

    I am terrified of getting old.

    I don't worry about gray hair, wrinkles, or anything like that. My main fear is dependency. I am afraid of losing my independence, dignity, and control over my own life. I think the main reason I detest the thought of dependency is that I have had so much of it. At age 32 I am...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    I have old parents, and seeing first hand.

    How age effects everything. I'm not okay with. Freaks me out
    mrodriguez24 mrodriguez24
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013
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