Do you fear aging?

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    Jul 01, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I don't know if this thread should here or other forums but, do you fear aging?
    If so, what are you afraid of exactly?
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    I'm going to be honest: yes. I'm afraid of getting Alzheimer. I'm scared of my bones becoming old and brittle and people looking at me differently. I'm afraid of dying.

    However, right now I am young and in great shape. I plan to keep my body in great shape and be in good health so I don't get anything like Alzheimer. People will always look at you differently for some reason, age is just another factor. I won't mind as I age. I am afraid of dying but I'm afraid of not living my life more, so I think I'll start doing that.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    Stay in shape, eat well, love and work hard.
    When you are old and frail, kill yourself.
    I will never get to the point of diapers and disease. I don't understand why people allow themselves to exist like that, what a waste.
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    Jul 01, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    Aging is not what I'm afraid of.

    Being ugly/invisible to society, is.
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    Jul 01, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidStay in shape, eat well, love and work hard.
    When you are old and frail, kill yourself.
    I will never get to the point of diapers and disease. I don't understand why people allow themselves to exist like that, what a waste.
    As morbid as it sounds, I'll probably take my own life if I ever reach that point...partly for my own selfishness, and partly to avoid putting the stress on my loved ones to take care of me.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    I used to fear loneliness as I am aging but after seeing that loneliness is that unavoidable part of life I got over it. Now what I fear is becoming a burden on the the people around me while aging or the worst thing is becoming a vegetable, so this is why i am in favor of euthanasia. I want to die with dignity.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    I don't fear aging. But I DO fear death.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Everyone needs to go watch Star Trek 2 again.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    live fast, die young, bad girls do it well
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Yes. Yes I do.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    i don't fear death because i don't believe there is something after. still i avoid harming people. i am a human being with lots of flaws but try to be positive in life and to others. and if there was a deity thought i don't deserve bad after-life so let it be but if that deity was a jerk, i am glad i didn't worship it!

    but i can't stand pain and and disability that could make me in constant pain, or a condition that makes me less sane, so i would love to end that miserable life. so far i love life!
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    I fear it cause all the younger guys are attracted to older men.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    I'll let you know when I get there.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    wonofakind saidI don't fear aging. But I DO fear death.




    ..one of my all time favorite songs, and I too only fear death, not aging.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    No, I fear life more.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Being afraid of aging is like being afraid of stepping on the cracks in the pavement. Being afraid of old age now that makes more sense because you will be in a more vulnerable stage of life. That's all, have fun aging icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Josh1992 saidI'm going to be honest: yes. I'm afraid of getting Alzheimer. I'm scared of my bones becoming old and brittle and people looking at me differently. I'm afraid of dying.

    However, right now I am young and in great shape. I plan to keep my body in great shape and be in good health so I don't get anything like Alzheimer. People will always look at you differently for some reason, age is just another factor. I won't mind as I age. I am afraid of dying but I'm afraid of not living my life more, so I think I'll start doing that.


    +1.

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    Josh1992 saidI'm going to be honest: yes. I'm afraid of getting Alzheimer. I'm scared of my bones becoming old and brittle and people looking at me differently. I'm afraid of dying.

    However, right now I am young and in great shape. I plan to keep my body in great shape and be in good health so I don't get anything like Alzheimer. People will always look at you differently for some reason, age is just another factor. I won't mind as I age. I am afraid of dying but I'm afraid of not living my life more, so I think I'll start doing that.


    I'm right there with you Josh, but you gotta look at the bright side of Alzheimer's. That bright side is you'll be meeting new people everyday.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    Not anymore. I just started using those Cindy Crawford anti-aging capsules.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I fear being forgotten and as a single man the possibility of becoming incapacitated.

    My grandmother is old now, 94 yrs. She's a vivacious, attractive, life loving woman that is always the life of the party. She has charisma that attracts immediate attention. I commented to her how great it must be to be living this long and she shrugged her shoulders and said " It's not as great as one would believe, my friends are all dead and people often forget I'm alive".icon_surprised.gif



  • Vaughn

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    I don't age.
  • Musicman91

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    Jul 02, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    No I have a girl locked up in a tower with magic hair. All I do is sing a little diddy and I stay young FOREVERRRR icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 02, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    +1. I don't really love the idea, but I'm not afraid of it either. I plan on making the best of it and enjoying things as they come. My stepfather is 91 and just gave up crawling around on the roof to clean the gutters, and still keeps active. That's the attitude for me.

    TheGuyNextDoor saidHumm,, interesting replies. I guess I'll be the first to say I don't really fear aging or death for the matter. I remember telling my Mom and Grandmother about 10 yrs. ago that if anything every happened to me and I die young to not mourn me too much as I've already had a nice life. I plan on being active and enjoying retirement one day when that day comes.
    My parents still get out and see movies, go out to eat.. my dad still goes to the gym. etc. Life is not over when you get older unless you decide it is. Bing Crosby died while playing a round of golf I believe....
    We should all be so lucky..
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    Jul 02, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    I don't worry about the inevitable. Consider the alternative.
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    Jul 02, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    No, only growing old alone.