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Are you afraid of getting old or do not you want to grow old?

  1. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 7 years ago

    Why?  I think that every age has its charm: I want to become old .... (Oh I am 36 years old)

    1. Elpaso profile image56
      Elpasoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Who in the world would want to be a teenager again? But, I would be happy if I could stay 53 the rest of my life.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      At Birth you are already on you way to beng Old!  At that point it is too late to be afraid of getting Older.

      Just look at each day as a big Christmass gift, open it and go with it, have fun,  dont let others steal your day. Its yours, your gift as you age.

      Smile and relish the life.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to see a grandchild and take care of him/her

  2. lady_love158 profile image57
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    I wish I didn't have to get old, but what's the alternative? It's not like we have a choice, but if I did, I'd stay 21 forever!

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you cant stop aging but you can possess a 21 year heart forever.I just wrote a poem on At the age of 21 year,what a co incident you also choose be 21 year old forever.lol

  3. LaMamaLoli profile image60
    LaMamaLoliposted 7 years ago

    I don't think about getting old, I live in a time warp. In my head I am 25, and no one I meet disputes this lol! My childish behaviour probably contributes to this! I am still waiting to grow up but don't think I'll manage it in the next twenty years at least... lol

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LaMamaloli I also never feel my age . I have remained the same, quite young in my thinking, I believe that is very important to keep feeling young. My  mom at 60 used to act like she was80, and i have seen that its one of the worst things to happen to a person. I have  young friends and they love to hang around me. It is the joie de vivre that counts not your age. I love being young in my thoughts!!
      Thanks for this thread.

  4. selfbetter profile image57
    selfbetterposted 7 years ago

    When I still felt young I kind of looked forward to getting old one day. But now I really don't like seeing another sign of an old age.

  5. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Life... time... age only moves forwards, and no matter what we do, we cannot hold it back. It isn't as if we have a choice, really. Best to accept it and age gracefully... smile

  6. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I don't think that I am afraid to grow old, it's once I get to a certain age that I am worried about. I figure I will be fine up until around 60 or 70. (I'm 45..so it depends on if I live that long.)

    The men in my family tree all die fairly young. My dad and his father both passed away in their early 70's. My dad was 73, and his dad was 74. My moms father died when he was 74 as well.

    On the other hand, the women all have lived well into their 90's. My mom's mother died at 93, and my dad's mother died at 91. Some of my mother's sisters are up near 90 and still kicking. So, I'm thinking I will either die young, or be sitting in a rocking chair til I'm 92.

    I don't think I would want to live past 70. I mean what would I do. I can't imagine what the world will be like by then. And, the way things are going. I don't want to know.

  7. Polly C profile image94
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    I don't think I'm afraid of growing old, as long as I still have loved ones around me. However, who can tell how they're really going to feel in the future, and the twists and turns that life's path may take?  Life is best lived in the present moment anyway, in the end it's all we have and the only way we can fully experience and enjoy life.

    And even when our bodies grow old, our minds can stay young.

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    If my hair color has anything to do with it - I'm old lol  Seriously the grey grows faster than I can color it.

    I don't feel older, I feel more mature.  At heart, I still want to be that crazy 17 year old girl I once was. smile

  9. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    My mind is perfectly willing to believe that I should remain 21 forever, However my body seems to have something else planned.
    I am not afraid of aging I just wish my mind and body would do it at the same pace.

  10. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I'm not afraid to get old, but I am afraid that I'll start to smell of piss and have false teeth and start to wear slippers and smoke a pipe and go bald and go to bingo twice a week....oh well bring it on!

    1. fucsia profile image59
      fucsiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile We can choose not to smoke, put the wig and not go to bingo .... But for the rest .... We can only hope! smile

  11. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I'm not afraid of getting old, because I already AM!  It's not so bad, really, you just slow down a bit-unless you're Nellieanna!-and take it easy.
    Not a problem! smile
    By the way, Nellieanna is one great Hubber!

    1. swapna123 profile image66
      swapna123posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lorlie, u r not that old smile
      I am not afraid and it doesn't really matter much unless i end up in a wheel chair.. As long as there are people who love and value me, i am okay blowing more candles.. I just hope to become a li'l more mature in the way i talk and behave with people.

  12. telltale profile image74
    telltaleposted 7 years ago

    It's inevitable, and everyone grows old sooner or later.  That's the cycle of life, and no one has managed to change or stop it yet.  Nobody I know, has found the 'Fountain of Youth' either, perhaps there are some hubbers here who may have discovered it?? Or something similar to it??? smile

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Be happy always, what is youth if you are sad and can't enjoy it!

  13. jeni7143 profile image53
    jeni7143posted 7 years ago

    im not afraid to get old,,,,,,,,,,but.....thinking growing  old "alone"....'ohhh,no'...

    1. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      right...getting old is no problem when you are sharing your life with someone...you are really gaining experience smile

  14. GettingRidOfAcne profile image55
    GettingRidOfAcneposted 7 years ago

    I'm terrified of getting old.

    There.

    I said it.

    Hopefully, it won't be so bad:)))

  15. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Age is all in the mind.  If you feel old, then you are.  If you feel young, then you are.  smile

  16. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 7 years ago

    I asked this question because sometimes I think that some persons want to be younger than they are, and for follow the absurd desire to slow down old age they do everything .... but here many of you have said otherwise, and I am pleased. I think that every age has its fascination if  we live it with serenity

  17. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    It's true, we all have to get old (assuming we live long enough), but I always say we don't have to BE old. Look at me - everyone I meet thinks I'm 15 to 20 years younger than I am. I refuse to be like most others I meet who are around my age; staid, conservative, sensible, mature. Most of them seem to think that the best of life is already over for them. No, no. I'll never be like that. The best is yet to come for me.

  18. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I am not afraid to get old, and neither do I want to think about getting old; seeing as I am young.

    My ambition is to retire at 55, I will not consider myself old until 70 - if I live that long.

    I put money in a pension, I always will, I will see how much I have at 55. For now, I will continue to enjoy my youth.

    I do not want to live to regret the things that I never did, but at the same time I do not want to regret leaving myself in a situation whereas I cannot experience new things in my older age.

    Its a fine balancing act, one which is firmly balanced as long as:

    a) Living for today doesn't become an obsession.

    and

    b) Living for tomorrow doesn't become an obsession.

    Live for today and tomorrow. Life is short, but not so short that everything has to be done today and certainly not long enough for everything to be done tomorrow. But every one of my short term goals is aimed towards being able to have freedom in my older age.

    At very least I would like to be able to comfortably eat good food, heat my home in the winter, and go on one holiday each year. So many pensioners are struggling to heat and eat. In Britain the tabloids refer to 'eat or heat' a fair bit. I want to be able to heat and eat.

    A few sacrifices here and there in my youth will stand me in good stead. That is as far as my thoughts about old age go, I don't want to become one of the many old people who live in poverty; seeing as I have already been a child in relative poverty.

  19. profile image0
    Contriceposted 7 years ago

    I do have a small fear of growing old. However, I do want my older days. The hardest part is feeling that there will come a day when I will be less independent just because of age.  No one wants to be a burden.

  20. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    I suppose I am already old.  A lot of people I knew are already gone, so I must be.

    No, not afraid.  Afraid of getting weak and sick, sure.  Afraid of running out of money, yes.

    But not afraid of getting older per se.  If I can stay healthy and die in my sleep or collapse at the gym, fine.

  21. lornadarden profile image56
    lornadardenposted 7 years ago

    I'm just afraid of looking old, I wish we could stil age but not the appearance.

 
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