What would affect you the most about getting older?
There are many changes (physical, mental, emotional, financial, social) that come with getting older. Many of these changes are welcome, others are taken as they are ("part of life"), but others are very difficult to accept or at least to embrace. As an example, there are women who begin seeing skin changes that start during the early 40s. This change is, at times, difficult.
Remember that there is no right or wrong, This is not to see who is able to deal with a change, but to identify what affects or would affect you about getting older.
My overall health would be a big concern for me as I continue to grow older. Even though I am a diabetic, my health is pretty good. I sometimes think about the possibility of having a heart attack or stroke; that truly scares me. But I will continue to take one day at a time.
Of course there are the physical and mental issues that unfortunately afflict some as they age. I have escaped those so far and I am very thankful. As I grow older I am becoming more aware of the perception of older people by the society we live in. Many times older people are thought of as finished with their lives with nothing else to contribute.As the rest of society is rushing into the future, they are sometimes seen as useless, just kind of hanging around and taking up space. As we know that could not be farther from the truth! The old have a lifetime of experience and learning to draw from and can continue to apply and pass on that wisdom to those who are wise enough to listen and heed it.
Yes, health is a huge concern for many and everything that comes with it. Thanks for answering
Aging - and the changes that go with age are not for the weak, believe me. Things change that you never anticipated changing and it is hard to keep up your former level of self-esteem.
What concerns me the most however is being able to take care of myself and having good medical insurance so that my husband and I can get proper health care.
I have already gotten "older" (65 years old) and one of the things that have affected me the most is my growing impatience with 20-40 year olds who think they know more about what took place in the 1950s and 1960s than I do.
Well, I already am older. My health is excellent but I find I'm not physically able to do things I once did and I guess that affects me more than anything else.
I think health would be my big issue because I'm very active and if my health failed drastically and I had to sit down, that would impact my attitude. However, I'm also one who adjusts pretty well to change, so that may not be true at all.
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