Are you afraid of getting old?

Jump to Last Post 1-16 of 16 discussions (24 posts)
  1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years ago

    Are you afraid of getting old?

  2. Conservative Lady profile image69
    Conservative Ladyposted 11 years ago

    No not really afraid, life is an adventure at every age. We become wiser, less unsure of ourselves, usually more financially stable. I don't relish being old and invalid but I am doing my best to keep in shape in my attempt to ward that part off.

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      "Life is an adventure at every age" - it can be a slogan of anything promoting active way of life . I like it!!

  3. Joe Cook profile image53
    Joe Cookposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I feel the older I get the more I tend to reflect.  The more I reflect, the more I tend to focus on regrets, faults and the fact that I am ageing. Sometimes, I suppose one can reflect too much - perhaps a consequence of getting older.

  4. algarveview profile image73
    algarveviewposted 11 years ago

    I'm not affraid of getting old, but I am very affraid that I can't take care of myself when I'm old. I'm terribly independent and if I were to need anyone to take care of me (ok, I know I will probably get there if I live long enough) in the old age, that would be...

  5. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    A little. But I'm kind of interested how it will turn out. Will I age gracefully like my partner or will I age like a few of my family members and look years older than I am?

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You curiosity inspires me! Do not disappear from Hubages for the next century and we see the result smile

  6. point2make profile image60
    point2makeposted 11 years ago

    Not so much afraid as feeling a sense of urgency. I have so much more I want to do and I am becoming increasingly aware that the time to accomplish these things is not longer "infinite".

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Now I fear I will not have any wishes when i become old.  It scares me. At least now...

  7. profile image0
    Olde Cashmereposted 11 years ago

    I used to be but have now accepted its just fact. It happens to us all and there is no stopping it. In truth, it's a privilege to grow old as so many are taken away from us too early.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Not afraid, but I clearly do not like it and it is the one thing diet, money, will power etc. cannot change.  It is what it is.

  9. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 11 years ago

    Nope.  But then, I won't turn 70 till late next year, so I suppose I've got plenty of time to dredge up a bit of fear if I really want it.

  10. Hector Rosales profile image58
    Hector Rosalesposted 11 years ago

    I'm not afraid of getting old so much as I'm afraid of becoming ill in my old age and dying a slow and painful death.

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Alas,  I am afraid of that too..

  11. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 11 years ago

    No, getting old is a life achievement and it should be celebrated. This does not happen often enough in western society.

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is a very positive view on geting old!! Thank you for viewing it from this angle!

  12. profile image50
    batorposted 11 years ago

    You don`t need to be afraid of getting old if you have money. I do not believe in state care. Prefer to invest and save now. For ex in gold, in various countries. It`s easy – type the words in google bar - for example in Polish: - skup złota cennik. (ask some Polish friend for help). And you`ll find their sites with gold in lower prices. Buy it there, wait, then sell it here. Simple.

    1. grand old lady profile image85
      grand old ladyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Being old has its perks. Senior citizen privileges, kindness and respect from young ones, and lots of free time for new hobbies.

    2. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      TO Grand old lady:  Believe it or not , but spare time is really a thing I am missing.  Thank you for a comment!

  13. Mahmo profile image61
    Mahmoposted 11 years ago

    Many people think that they are happy because they are not old while they are getting old every second of their life without feeling it or without noting  the tiny wrinkles that grow on their faces every morning with the passing of these seconds.You can not escape it whether you got afraid or calm so it is better to ignore it and enjoy your life and rest sure that one day you will join your ancestors!

  14. kenroy347 profile image60
    kenroy347posted 11 years ago

    I am not afraid of getting old. What do I mean by this?
    1. I am old already and I am getting old each day. There is nothing I can do about that. It is a fact. I know I am getting old because I go to bed each night and wake up another day. The conclusion is that I am one day older each day. Therefore to be afraid of that fact is to be afraid of the natural
    Growing means being more mature. There are things I know today that I did not know thirty years ago. There are decisions I would make now that I would not make years ago. There are fears that I have overcome which would not happen if I had not grown old.
    Growing old means I have a voice -a  more powerful voice. It means that there are different opportunities opened to me and available to me that were not so many years ago. I want to lead and become a star in something. This will happen only if I grow old.
    Therefore growing old is not my problem
    My problem is the so-called generation gap which exist between the age group. This misunderstanding results form poor communication and ignorance. All people need to realize that we are as old as we are today. We need to build a system of respect between the ages so that the old realize the need for the you and the young realize the need for the old. We need a good balanced between education and experience that will get us more productive.
    Here is an example. We are now in the age of technology. Without doubt, technology is now ruling the world and us older folks must allow the young to get as much exposure to technology as possible. However, the young needs to realize that when they are hungry, computer cannot be eaten We still ned the rice, corn, flour, sardines and other fruits. Many of the diseases around are as a results of false education and ignorance. If we were to return to some of the practices of the former people, we would be spared many of the diseases that we now have.
    We need to realize that ole is not the problem. everybody gets old. It is our understanding and acceptance of oldness that will create a problem for all of us. Do not be afraid of being old. welcome the idea and enjoy it. The older you are, the more acceptable you  will be my friend. welcome oldness as you welcome your partner. Let it become your second lover. Accept it and enjoy it as you grow older.
    The only thing I beg of you is that you do not become more stupid, brutish and obnoxious.

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image74
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is actually much more than I expected to read as an answer. Why not to copy it and make a hub about it! It is almost ready. I mean it!  If you make a hub, let me know , i delete this comment and your hub will have a unique content. !

  15. hockey8mn profile image69
    hockey8mnposted 11 years ago

    Nope, it is a fact of life.  Just like death.

  16. profile image0
    writeronlineposted 11 years ago

    My attitude is that the only thing that will prevent you from getting old is considerably less appealing, so we may as well embrace it. Laugh in its face actually. I'm approaching 65, have a few age-related ailments and expect to acquire a few more, but I plan to retain my sense of humour as long as I can, which is why I wrote this Hub: … ckedUpToBe

    If you want to take a minute to stop worrying and (hopefully) start laughing, check it out. Meantime, I wish you good health, and good luck.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)