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What do you fear the most about aging?


Getting older doesn't get easier. There are so many issues. What is the most frightening thing to you?

 
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Best Answer deecoleworld says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    You make a great point here, deecoleworld, that as we strive to live the best we can, even if things don't work out in our old age like we hope they will, we can still feel that we have done our best.


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Martin D Gardner (mdgardner) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Losing independence can be difficult, especially when we are used to enjoying life with self-sufficiency.

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Linda Bryen (liesl5858) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    That would be difficult, not knowing who you are or what is happening in your world. Many people have difficulty with their balance when they are older. My mother fell earlier this year on a sidewalk and had to have her shoulder replaced.

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Mike Elzner (mjboomer) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Changes in the way we approach life are definitely needed as we age. Not having sufficient resources could definitely be a problem!

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dashingscorpio says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Many people feel that loosing their abilities would be the worst that could happen to them. That is understandable.

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John Parks says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    How difficult that must have been for your family, to be accused of withholding information from a loved one! When we see our family members in compromising situations, our hearts ache!

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Zaina (Zaina Star) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Loneliness and abandonment, especially by one's own family, would be difficult indeed!

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Nicole Nichols-Sm says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    I used to feel this way, until I reached age 50, then something happened to my body, and I couldn't do the same things I used to do! Continuing to stay active and informed is vital, however, in keeping age at bay.

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Doris H. Dancy (Doris Dancy) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Yes, Doris, having had first hand experience with this, you understand how the loved ones feel when those they care for deeply no longer recognize them.

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Russell Pittock (tom yam) says

2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    Thanks, tom, that seems to be the thing that most people fear.

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2 years ago
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    Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) 2 years ago

    This is an interesting philosophy! Stay fit, and you stay young! I know a lot of people who are able to do just that. Here, I think that wisdom is the key. We have to take into consideration what we are capable of doing, and do it in moderation.

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