Why does everyone want to stay young?

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  1. Morgan Anthony profile image60
    Morgan Anthonyposted 7 years ago

    Why does everyone want to stay young?

    I, for one, am looking forward to aging. It will come in due time, and I wlil be able to experience life and nature's laws in their truest form, instead of fighting them. Why this war against aging? It's another way of saying aging is a bad thing....it's really not.

    What do you guys think?

  2. Don Bobbitt profile image86
    Don Bobbittposted 7 years ago

    The aging of a man is a journey we all want to be as long as possible. I have found that my only real problem with aging is that this body we have eventually wears out like any regularly used tool does. The problem with aging is the pain, not the wrinkles. DON

  3. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 7 years ago

    Because when you age, your body breaks down and you can't do everything you could once.

    1. Morgan Anthony profile image60
      Morgan Anthonyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's why you do it when you can, and do other things when you can't smile

  4. Besarien profile image77
    Besarienposted 7 years ago

    Life is a journey that many people fear ending. Each year brings us another year closer to death. As we age, we can't fear death all that much though, because we have bigger problems. We can't rely on ourselves as we once did. Our eyes are not as sharp. Our joints are not as flexible. We can't hurt ourselves on purpose and bounce right back, any more.

    On top of that, other people treat us as if we are suddenly less that whatever we just were- less capable, less lovable, and less human. One week at work, we were assumed to be mature, experienced, and knowledgeable, Suddenly, the next week, we are assumed to be feeble-minded, past our use-by date, and are now considered expendable. We retire before someone fires us or before someone sets us on fire,. We become at best, an inheritance waiting to happen,  or at worst, a family burden that simply won't die.

    Youth. on the other hand, means that we are automatically more attractive on every level. In youth, our faces and bodies look the best they ever will. Our stupidity is still forgivable. We have young energy and decades of life left to sell to any company which wants to exploit us.  Every young person's future still holds all the excitement of buried treasure. Even fabled unlimited potential that our mothers all told us all about, might be hiding, somewhere, in any untapped young person.

    The theory is that a healthy society willingly sacrifices all else for the young. On the civilized sinking ship, children are first on the life rafts.  Even in our own messed up culture, popular media worships youth. If not for youth worship, how else does one explain the appeal of Justin Bieber? No seriously, I really want to know.

    1. Morgan Anthony profile image60
      Morgan Anthonyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't find appealing the things you mentioned as appealing. I understand sacrificing for youth, but my question is why do people go through so much to stay young themselves? Fear of death and fear of aging are quite different things...

  5. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 7 years ago

    The fear of slowing down along with the physical changes to the body, including sicknesses and diseases may be reasons why people do not look forward to aging. On the flip side, however, with aging comes lots of wisdom and contentment like never before. Aging is a blessing and should be embraced for its gracefulness, wisdom, and beauty!

  6. dashingscorpio profile image82
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago


    I believe it has to do with physical appearance/energy and not the wisdom gained with experience. Lots of folks will say;
    "I wish I knew then what I know now".
    There are also elements to getting older which hinder people from doing some things they once enjoyed. This may involve jogging, hiking, better eye vision, or simply having more energy.
    I don't believe people feel aging is a bad thing as much as they dislike (looking) and (feeling) old. Back when I was growing up people in their 50s weren't going to the gym. They were counting their years to retirement. Most people thought it was a forgone conclusion that as you get older you looked older and (slowed) down.
    Today many people over 50 are starting second careers, working out, running marathons, health conscious, active with online dating sites...
    Medical breakthroughs along with plastic surgery and better knowledge concerning health habits have created a new senior.
    It's not so much that aging is a bad thing as much as it's an optional thing in the eyes of many people.
    The same holds true for pregnancy these days. Lots of women push themselves to lose their pregnancy weight and get back to bikini form within 12 weeks. In the past it was almost a rule of thumb some weight gain stayed with the woman after each baby. Very few of them bounced back to pre-baby weight.
    Aging is not seen as a bad thing. In fact people like to brag about being one age while having the energy and looking like another age!

  7. RealityChic profile image60
    RealityChicposted 7 years ago

    Aging is not a good thing. It leads to the eventual death we all face. Ending the time spent with friends and family. Gaining all that wisdom just to die. Being young usually means being more healthy.
    Not everyone can afford plastic surgery or the best advancements. At least 15% of the USA population is below the poverty line. That means less access to proper health care. It also means less ability to even buy simple things like over the counter medicines or even wrinkle cream. Then the lower middle class makes up almost a third of the population. Again, these people are paying the bills, but spending money is often rare.
    While some people can successfully enjoy aging, the pictures shown of celebrities aging aren't realistic of what life is really like for the majority of people. I know quite a few women in their 60's, pass even more in the grocery stores, they certainly don't look like models. Looks of course aren't the only important things, but I can imagine breast sagging to the belly button could be an issue for personal self esteem.
    People go through so much to stay young because they value the life or time they have and want to ensure they keep enjoying the benefits of youth. Having the mental benefits of age mixed with physical youth is an ideal mix for many.

    1. Morgan Anthony profile image60
      Morgan Anthonyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      But the reason we can enjoy those things is because we know one day we won't be able to. Without death, life would be meaningless. Don't you think? Imagine we all lived forever...

    2. RealityChic profile image60
      RealityChicposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Would family mean nothing? Children? Accomplishments? Death is meaningless, life would be meaningful no matter what we are doing. Shouldn't live forever, but wanting to have longer to enjoy life is not a bad thing, it seems quite natural.

  8. Faceless39 profile image91
    Faceless39posted 7 years ago

    As you age, your body begins to noticeably deteriorate. Often pain is associated with aging badly, which most people do. I think "staying young" is more of a choice though. You can stay relatively "young" mentally and physically by eating a plant-based diet, exercising, and decreasing stress.

  9. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    Afraid of being told "Boy you look old, what happened?" You get the feeling that you are not taking care of yourself, feeling the guilt

  10. Amyhill123 profile image41
    Amyhill123posted 7 years ago

    To stay young one's mind must be young enough !!
    Staying young or getting young looking skin is the best ways to represent your health. Cause your habits directly affects on skin. So healthy glowing young skin means you have fit & healthy body.


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