Are you afraid of growing old?

Philippines
February 4, 2007 7:34am CST
I remember a friend of mine who is so vain abut growing old. She is afraid of what old age might bring her. Is this a normal feeling? Are you afraid of growing old?
4 responses
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i felt that sometimes. but, that's how life will go. all of us will grow older. so, we have to accept that fact otherwise it would really difficult for your friend to live her life to the fullest.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
That is what i told her too. Growing old is part of life and it is good to grow old knowing you have done all the things you want to do already.
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I cannot deny that sometimes I do feel afraid of growing old, but not because of vanity. I am afraid of the physical limitations it could bring, like being unable to walk or go out more often, being sick, etc.
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I don't like the idea of growing old, either. Lately I've been noticing details of the faces of women in their 40s (I'm 39) and using lots of age-defying lotion and eye serum, etc.. on my own.
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@rx4life (1932)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I suppose you have to consider the alternative...if you don't age you die...so I pick life!!! I am 58 and have yet to face a birthday number that made me sad, scared, upset...it's all good and it's all in your head. Would I like to continue looking young? of course...but would I spend my life savings paying for extreme surgery?...I think not...I have a 16 year old spirit..I am happy and energetic...it is normal for lots of people to be afraid of aging....but they need to be happy they are here, especially if they have their health. Good health is everything...you can't buy it..but if you have it you are rich..rich in the things that really matter...life is a journey and we should enjoy the trip..if you are constantly worried about the destination ( the end of your life) then it's hard to be excited about the trip!!! I have a strong faith and believe that every day is a gift..given to me to make a difference in someone's life..I try to take that challenge on as much as possible..it gives me great pleasure to help others, which in turn really helps me!!! Afraid of aging? Not me...the alternative I am not ready for..I have too much to do that can help change the world!!! Be well...