I Fear Aging More Than I Fear Death

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    Why Live Longer Then I Need To?

    It's not really age that has me freaked out about aging; wrinkles, bad teeth and eyesight all merely facts of life and time. Age has nothing to do with my fear. The problem I have is why do I need to live longer than I need to. I am young, 22, I almost have my degree and life is...
    callingforfreedom callingforfreedom
    22-25, M
    Sep 28, 2011

    Afraid To Get Older

    This is my shameful secret...I have a fear of aging and that i'll be way too old before i'll get to do the things I love. My main fear of this came with the Goosebumps episode An Old Story. I've had dreams in which i'm in a group with friends and i'm forced to watch them age...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Jun 25, 2013

    Why I Won't Wait For A Natural Death

    My father is dying of Alzheimer's at 80, and at 46 I recognize the leading edge of it in myself. No one will support me in that illness as my mother did my father, and I wouldn't want that for anyone I cared for anyway. It's ruined her life and what was left of her health. I...
    Moggadeet Moggadeet
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2012

    And Nursing Homes Are Absolultely Terrifying!

    I encounter a lot of patients and families that are struggling with late-life issues, and often people need to be put in nursing homes because there truly is no option.  It's heartbreaking to see.  I'd rather live a shorter time and have more choices than live to be 100...
    Mandragora Mandragora
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2007

    I Hadn't Thought About It ...

    I hadn't thought about it until just now, but yeah I'm afraid so. I hate how I look now compared to when I was young. I see nothing to be proud of now. I want to run like I used to, but I have to be careful of my knee. I have aches in joints that I didn't use to. I definitely don...
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2007

    What L.a. Can Do to a Single Gay Man....

    I live here in Hollywood, CA, where the ageism is brutal.  As a gay man it is much, much worse. Ever since the 1980's the community has a youth obsession. One you are past 30, the issues start. I am 39 and NEVER tell anyone that. That IS me in the photo...
    manwest manwest
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    I Fear Aging More Than I Fear Death

    The thought of aging scares me more than the act of dieing itself. Some people fear the pain, the unknown involved in dieing, I fear aging something I know is going to happen and is happening everyday that passes. It could be part vainity that my beauty will fade. The...
    kaylacareless kaylacareless
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2007


    I fear aging more than death. Death can come naturally, and we learn to face it. However, aging is a different matter than dying.Everytime you age, you lose a part of yourself. For instance, you become weaker. As a person grows, their muscles and bones gradually deterioates, and...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2010

    27 And Hate It!

    I'm in a career where looks are everything. I hate the fact I'm 27 I think where the hell did my life go by? Granted, I am successful at what I wanted to be.. I had so much planned as to where I wanted to be at 27 and now it seems hopeless. I started felling old at 19 and began...
    Kevvyboy86 Kevvyboy86
    26-30, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    Storm of Time

    Some years back, when I delivered flowers for a living, I was often required to deliver to elderly care centers.  The hallways of these forlorn places are often lined with people in various stages of decay.  There are those people in wheelchairs, those slowly wandering...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    I Turn Twenty Seven Very Soon

    I turn 27 very soon. I'm not married nor have I ever been. I do not have any children of my own. I don't own a home. I don't have a degree. I was supposed to have some of those things by now. Especially the degree & possibly marriage. I feel very under-achieved. Can you FEEL...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 11, 2007

    Death and growing is a part of life,

    but that doesn't mean that as I grow and wake up one day and find that I've got dementia and other things that run in my family when we reach a ripe age of 70
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    Aging Just Scares Me!!!

    Its seems just like yesterday that I was a teenager enjoying life, now Im in my early thirties. I just keep wondering whats going on. Its like someone hit the fast forward button on my life! I am not afraid to die by any means. Its just the thought of getting older, losing my...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2007

    I had recently gone to a hair salon in Wal-Mart

    just to get my hair out of the way becuase I hated dealing with it. But when I got up that afternoon, I did not put on any makeup and I just really left the house without really catering to my looks. Keep in mind that I rarely do that. I care a lot how I leave the house. But...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    Feb 15, 2014

    I Can't Help But Get Depressed When I Think of It.

    Let me start by saying that I love elderly people (when they're nkot behind the wheel.) The wisdom and kindness that I've personally experienced from them is more than enough for me to realize how valuable their experience is. On the other hand I've seen and heard accounts of how...
    schemashatter schemashatter
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    Dont Know Why

    the though of even entering my thirties terrifies me, i dont think i will be growing old gracefully, i hope death takes me befor age does, it seems harsh to say it but this is how i feel
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2008

    It Scares Me

    I'm young right now and very happy to be so, I'm past my teens and i feel old enough already. I look at people around me, In their 50's and 60's and i think i never want to be that old. My fear of aging stems from a lot of things in my life, My grandma was treated very badly...
    coldinter coldinter
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    Lose Control.

    It's not vainity that keeps me afraid of growing old. I'm afaid that I'll be helpless, useless, weak. I'll simply be a burden to the family if they could be bothered to take care of me. But I don't want to have to rely on someone to take care of me. I'm young now and independent...
    Faile Faile
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2007

    I Lie About My Age

    ....ever since I passed a certain milestone age wise, I have lied about my age... Im so afraid of getting old... I know it's shallow sounding, but Im too vain to get old and I so afraid of losing my independance.
    Izabelle Izabelle
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 2, 2008
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