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Do Tell: What Scares You the Most About Aging?



I am still relatively young, but growing old scares me to no end. I am in good health, but relying on others when I'm not is what makes me so uneasy and already almost guilty. I know I am not alone here, so do tell, if you had to name one thing that frightens you most about getting old, what would it be?

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artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 10 years
wrinkles and sagging. :P and i guess gaining some pounds. :P but thank god im not really freaked out, cuz i look like im freakin 14 15 16 :P and im like 21. :P sooo if ill b in my 30's ill probably look in my 20's! wooot! :D yay! :P :D lol.
kh61582 kh61582 10 years
Mostly it's a matter of losing my looks for me.
tamberly tamberly 10 years
Yeah losing loved ones is a definitely a scary thought.
tamberly tamberly 10 years
WRINKLES
lms lms 10 years
Major illness.
demeter demeter 10 years
The only thing that scares me about getting old is dying but that's a long time from now...
cheersdahlin cheersdahlin 10 years
Cancer. runs in the family
Sofiababy Sofiababy 10 years
Im 19, but EVERYTHING about getting old gives me the eebie geebies. i work with little kids during the summer and coming back and seeing them getting older even makes me sad!! its pretty serious. its actually not the being OLD part that freaks me out. trust, we wont CARE then. i can't wait till its me and my hubby, basically just being old farts together, and baking cookies all day for my grandkids, etc.. but its getting there that kills. MY FIRST WRINKLE! MY FIRST GRAY HAIR!! SAGGY BOOOBBBSSS! oh gawd im scared! someone hold me =(
LadyP LadyP 10 years
Having to rely on someone else to take care of me. Not being able to move as easily. Wrinkles. Dying. Dying scares me more than anything.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
EVERYTHING.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Losing loved ones too.
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
I'm most afraid of losing my loved ones.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
Alzheimer's, loss of vision, loss of hearing, shakiness, needing to use a cane or wheelchair, grey hair, sagging everything, wrinkles, being close to death, losing my poor boy if i marry him.
barjar1122 barjar1122 10 years
Most of all losing my loved ones but besides the obvious, physically not being able to do things anylonger. Walking, playing, bending, DRIVING, seeing, hearing.
julibul julibul 10 years
Senility, alzheimers, and losing loved ones are my biggest worries. Then comes the stupid stuff, like getting all manly from losing estrogen and wrinkles and gray hair. Everyone seems worried about losing their body, and not being able to lose weight any more, but I at 19 have a crappy body and can't lose weight already, so I'm extra scared about putting on more pounds and looking worse in the coming years.
M155-J4CK13 M155-J4CK13 10 years
I am scared to think about all of the regrets I may one day have. This is assuming that I make it to "old age". I have a very hedonistic lifestyle that I'm sure will catch up to me one day... But then again, that is the point- I'm trying to make this ride as brief and satisfying as possible. Unfortunately, most people cannot experience every single thing they wish to in their lifetime, and this is what I may have trouble dealing with when aging hits.
pk9000 pk9000 10 years
Nursing homes.
prinzes3006 prinzes3006 10 years
face sagging, wrinkles, and not being able to loose weight anymore :(.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
I would have to say losing family members, i dont care about the wrinkles because you can take care of your skin now so its not so horrible later, the women in my family dont go grey, and you can prevent alot of the "sag" by keeping active..look at Tina Turner! I dread the day my mom passes away, i cant even fathom being without her
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Losing my body. I see so many puggy little grandma walking about...
ClassicsDiva ClassicsDiva 10 years
Dementia of any kind. A lot of things about getting older scare me, but the idea of actually losing my mind...I can't imagine how terrifying and frustrating that must be. And I think it would be just as bad if my fiance got it instead of me. Seriously terrifying.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Gaining weight.
Misskastar Misskastar 10 years
what scares me the most is not being happy or at least ok with it. I am still young so I can't put myself in that frame of mind, but I see older people sometimes trying really hard to act younger (in a inappropriate way not a cool way) and it is sad to see those people not embracing their age. I think there is a way to embrace your age, own it, yet not succumb to old fashioned standards about older people. Does that make sense? So I hope to be one of those people that embraces their age rather than is ashamed of it. I know a few cool people in their 40's and 50's (my mom being one of these) that makes me think, wow! I hope I am like that, they make it look so great!!!
fashionhore fashionhore 10 years
I am worried about being a social outcast as much older people become once they hit a certain age. People don't pay attention or really care. Also, losing people around me, especially my sisters and uncle/aunt. (we are all similar in age)
fab4 fab4 10 years
sorry...THESE comments, not theses, haha
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