As an old guy (61) I definitely fear old age much more. Death itself will be a sort of relief. The misery of losing my hearing, eye sight, and the million and one other little things that make life worth living is what I fear. I am losing my friends and loved ones to death already. Eventually, everyone who really knew me will be gone. Old age sucks regardless of what the eternal optimist wish.
There is no dignity in being old or even a centuarian if there is little or no quality in your life left to be dignified about; better quality than quantity everytime. Thank you.
Easy: Ageing. Ageing is the cruelist joke or disease nature has played. It is not death that scares me but the way we die (or I die). That is what is important. Death is only the end of a long process called life and that is what kills you.
Death doesn't scare me very much. Some people here talk about old age as something inevitable and say you have to accept it. As long as you remain relatively healthy, old age may not be too bad. But everything changes if you become very sick or handicapped. Those who say they'll accept old age don't have that kind of problem (yet). Old age isn't the same thing for everyone.
None. I want to experience everything that life has to offer. As a matter of fact, both of them thrill me.
Honestly, I've wasted too much time being afraid of the inevitable. The future isn't guaranteed.. So we should all just focus on here and now, for fear of losing everything we love at the moment.
At the moment, neither of them scares me very much. You'll find that when you get older, there are compensations for the way your body starts to fall apart. My only fear is running out of money.
I'm afraid of the part right before death. Maybe I won't be if I get old enough to be ready to die.
I just meant the letting go. I've watched too many people die. It's horrific to me whether they've died of old age or of traumatic injuries. It's the lack of control that scares me.