I'm terrified of aging.... Am I normal?

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    Apr 19, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    I just turned 25 and I notice that I don't get carded about 80 percent of the time when I buy alcohol. The first time, I figured the clerk was just being nice but then it started happening over and over. I'll occasionally be asked to show some identification, but not often. This bothers me very much.

    In examining my face, I started noticing slight bags under my eyes and slight forehead lines which I think are aging me.

    Consequently, I've bought a bunch of expensive anti-aging skin creams which I use diligently and I've cut back on alcohol. I've also found compliments on my appearance to be common place as recent as last year. I used to go out to the bars and get told how handsome and beautiful I was...I went out two weeks ago and only one bartender complimented me.

    I feel like I'm losing my sexy, and am willing to take any measures necessary to preserve it. Anyone else in the same boat?
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    Apr 19, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    i've noticed my hairline receding and spent a good amount of my day unhappy and picturing myself bald. there's a lot of guys i've seen on here who look great at 50 and older. it's just something that takes maintenance now i guess.
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    Apr 19, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    All I can say, is: icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    YOU ARE 25! It's ok to start taking care of yourself for the future, but you are young, young, young!

    (BTW, the only anti-aging creams that are proven to work are sunblock (for obvious reasons, avoid sun damage) and Retin A, the rest may make you feel good but ....)
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    Apr 19, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    u dumb. u 25.
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    Apr 19, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Im worry about age and im 19...

    Just forget it, its something you cant change so do like me, NO alcohol, NO smoking and NO tanning/sun bathing and a good cleanser, toner and moisturiser.
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    Apr 19, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    Sean1234 saidIm worry about age and im 19...
    Just forget it, its something you cant change so do like me, NO alcohol, NO smoking and NO tanning/sun bathing and a good cleanser, toner and moisturiser.


    Bullshit!! Why not just join a monastery and become a monk???
    WTF are you saving it for...your old age??
    To be really honest, I never thought I would make it to age 30...
    I always used to say...live hard, die young and leave a beautiful corpse !!
    Seems like I missed that mark a long time ago.....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 19, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    hell yeah i'd save that for old age, my dad's got a pink, dead looking nose and says the same shit over and over and over cause he drinks everyday. cigarettes are useless. pot gives you anxiety and mental problems. i've been happier overall since i started living healthier. acting dumb trying weird hippie drugs and the smoking and drinking only made me happy for a very short period than i'd feel like shit the rest of the time.
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    Apr 19, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I can understand how you feel, OP because I went through that phase in life when I was about 20 years old.
    Notice that I used the word phase.
    That means that after a while, I got over it.
    Worry and anxiety will hasten aging. Also excess drink and smoking.
    I have myself watched at different times and location two extremely handsome and well built young men at work turn into ugly fat slobs within a matter of months due to heavy drinking brought on by anxiety and uncertainty of the future. These were in the 1970s when I was in my twenties myself.
    But today, after a committed weight loss program, proper eating habits and very moderate drinking, I actually look BETTER NOW than when I did ten or even twenty years ago. There is for me absolutely no fear or anxiety in getting old. Rather, I'm looking forward to the day I can wind down a little.
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    Apr 20, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Gotta admit.. I did think about it when I was 25... a 1/4 century... whhhoooooooo.

    None of them have bothered me since. I'm in almost as good a shape as I've ever been at 46, Financially I'm doing well. The only thing I would change would be the old "if I knew then....blahblahblah".

    You got a long time to go before you even need to start worrying. Just lay off the drugs and don't smoke.
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    Apr 20, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    SEC1986 saidI just turned 25 and I notice that I don't get carded about 80 percent of the time when I buy alcohol. The first time, I figured the clerk was just being nice but then it started happening over and over. I'll occasionally be asked to show some identification, but not often. This bothers me very much.

    In examining my face, I started noticing slight bags under my eyes and slight forehead lines which I think are aging me.

    Consequently, I've bought a bunch of expensive anti-aging skin creams which I use diligently and I've cut back on alcohol. I've also found compliments on my appearance to be common place as recent as last year. I used to go out to the bars and get told how handsome and beautiful I was...I went out two weeks ago and only one bartender complimented me.

    I feel like I'm losing my sexy, and am willing to take any measures necessary to preserve it. Anyone else in the same boat?


    At some point, you have to accept the number of birthdays you've had. In five years, you will be a pariah to the under 30 crowd. In 10 years, the 20 year olds will be calling you Daddy! icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 20, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    SEC1986 saidI feel like I'm losing my sexy, and am willing to take any measures necessary to preserve it. Anyone else in the same boat?


    Stop tanning.

    Being paranoid about looking young is normal IMO. I feel the same way.
  • Jayjames

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    Apr 20, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Aging is a privilege so many don't get to experience!

    I sometimes can't believe how quickly the time has passed, but I feel better about myself the older I get!


    Embrace it..... You can't stop it..... Focus on other things like living each day to the fullest...
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    Apr 20, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    wow I'm not afraid of aging at all lol

    It's not like I'd want to date younger dudes anyway.

    I'm just nineteen years old but I'm disgusted at the very idea of dating someone a year younger than me.
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    Apr 20, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    I doubt you are terrified at aging at 25
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    I think young guys are scared of aging because they want to remain boys and not become men. They want to be the adored princess. They don't want to be the big bad ass older guy who slaps around his boy toys and says "suck my big daddy dick." They'd rather be the boy bitch that gets slapped around. Did I get that right?
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Apr 20, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    The sooner that you accept that you will age the easier it will be on you. Just make sure you take care of your body its the only one you've got!
  • rebelbeard

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    Apr 20, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Jayjames saidAging is a privilege so many don't get to experience!

    I sometimes can't believe how quickly the time has passed, but I feel better about myself the older I get!


    Embrace it..... You can't stop it..... Focus on other things like living each day to the fullest...


    You beat me to it! I always remind people of that saying "Aging is a privilege so many don't get to experience".

    You just have to roll with it and have a good time! I do not fear the inevitable. Embrace it and be happy!
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    i am getting better with age so i am not worried at all. i look at it as this u r going to get old, so deal with it or embrace it and get better as u go.
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Without aging you won't have any experiences. It's all good, unless you live in a crappy country.
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Turning 24 in September! icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidI doubt you are terrified at aging at 25


    How the hell do you claim know how someone else feels? I was terrified at aging since I could remember.
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    sdgman saidWithout aging you won't have any experiences. It's all good, unless you live in a crappy country.


    You can experience and remember without having your body degenerate.
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Jayjames said
    Embrace it..... You can't stop it..... Focus on other things like living each day to the fullest...

    Bullshit, you can stop it. Scientists are coming close to stopping it. They already reversed the aging process in lab rats. Besides that, there's plenty of things you can do to reduce premature aging like low-sodium diets, staying out of the sun, eating fruits and veggies. Focus on how to extend your life and turn it into a job even. =)
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    I'm turning 20 in may and I can't believe it's already here. I still have moments when I feel old but their fleeting. Yeah, I know this may sound crazy to some of the older guys.
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Mixleanmachine saidThe sooner that you accept that you will age the easier it will be on you. Just make sure you take care of your body its the only one you've got!


    Just because you age it doesn't mean you have to accept it. Ever. And it doesn't make you immature either. Just because people couldn't ever fly in the past it didn't mean that they had to accept it and never imagine it. Their imagination is exactly what lead to the building of planes. And our imaginations today will lead to better, longer, healthier, younger, lives in the future. Don't accept this notion that aging is natural and therefore is beyond you. We have the capability to override nature and there's nothing wrong with that. We overrode temperature changes by creating temperature controlled environments. We overrode blindness by creating glasses, then contacts, then laser surgery. We can override virtually everything through logical empiricism. Accepting that you age and thinking you can't control is simply dogmatic today. It was practical to accept aging even 50 years ago, but with all the technological advances now, you can logical reject the notion of aging.