what are the fears of getting old? how to deal with it?

an old woman - an old woman at the street
@a_ce_e (1427)
Philippines
May 10, 2007 8:34am CST
Some of us i think has a fear of getting old. We fear of being poor and old and unable to sustain our daily needs. Fear of loosing our looks and body built. Being lonely and loosing our mental ability to recognize others. To loose our health. I had encountered elders whom they have been maltreated by their own family, some are being left in an orphanage. Some i had seen in the street and became beggars. So, what do you think we can do to ourselves to at least lessen these fears? Or has anyone here wish to die young to get rid of this possible situation. Thanks for sharing!
2 responses
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
10 May 07
Growing old scares the daylights out of me! I am afraid of getting sicker, worse pain, tired, and worn out. So to help calm my fears, I exercise and eat a mostly organic diet. Still, I am scared nonetheless.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
11 May 07
Most people are scared but we have to face it, maybe we have to be optimistic and enjoy life while we are still young. Regular exercise is also good and proper diet too. Thanks for the input =)
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
I do not have the trouble at all as I am so young now.I think the best methd to avoid it is do not think about it.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
11 May 07
yeah, maybe you are still enjoying your youth, but just a reminder do not abuse it.