Getting old...does it bother you?

@queennee (189)
Philippines
May 9, 2009 12:37am CST
the thought of not getting young anymore really bothers me.reasons will arise why i fear of getting old.theres a lot of things that we do while we are still young,and can no longer do that as we grow old.aside from physical changes,our minds too will mature,our points of view,interests,the foods that we eat the dress that we are wearing,almost everything changes as we grow old.i love my younger years coz i did all the craziest things life can offer.as we grow old things will change totally.getting old bothers me becoz the next to that is what fears me a lot,know what i mean? how about you,does it bother you too?
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• Australia
10 Oct 09
I never thought much about age until I was nearing 40. That seemed ancient to me! How could I ever admit to being 40??!!! I thought being 40 was great! Then, as I approached 50, I thought that was the last gasp! Fifty? No way! The young people in my youth group gave me a surprise "golden" birthday party which was wonderful and I found that being 50 was wonderful too. Then, as 60 approached, I was horrified! As I turned 60 I started to believe that life BEGAN at 60! The years rolled on happily and I didn't even notice them flying past. At 69 I almost had a fit when I thought about becoming 70. I would NEVER admit to being 70! I would stay 69 for the next 10 years! Now I am 73 and I am STILL enjoying every minute of my life. Age is nothing but a number. There is NOTHING to fear about growing older. Now, I am even looking forward to being able to say "I'm 80" in 7 years time.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 09
hi Cloudwatcher, you are a very smart cloudwatcher. I am almost 83 and I feel great, happy, glad to say in NOvember I will be 83 so sue me. I like being me.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 09
hi queennee do not be afraid of growing older if you keep yourself healthy by eating properly and getting some exercise and keeping yourself at a proper weight. all these things 'will make you a good looking elderly lady at my age. Growing old does not have to mean sickness, and getting senile just keep healthy and active. Also keep using your mind as you grow older, you know like muscles if you don't use it you will lose it. And if you are in superb health in old age' you will still be able to really enjoy life. so happy aging.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Yeah, it bothers me a lot. I mean growing old means our parents are getting older too and that's what i fear most. It's not really much about myself but for people around me. I'd hate to see them grow old. It bothers me a lot. Everytime i see them get sick, it kind of reminds me that they're growing old. And so am i. I think i'm a lot weaker than when i was younger. I'm still single now but i'm quite confident that i will be able to find my match sooner or later. So growing old alone is least of my concerns.
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
9 May 09
I am not afraid to grow old. I am afraid to retire to grow old without a savings. i don't what to depend on my children for my living expense when I grow old. I am not afraid to grow old because I know I am handling things maturely. I am also confident that with hardwork and god's guidance, everything will be fine.