How do you cope with the fear of getting older? by QuestionGuy June 23, 2022, 2:08 am How do you cope with the fear of getting older? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMecopefearolderQuestion and Answer See more Previous article TIL The bubonic plague still exists and kills a few people each year in the US Next article What’s the most beautiful female name you’ve ever heard? 29 Comments Leave a Reply It terrifies me, I have no partner, no house, no friends I’m falling so hard behind and I just don’t manage to bond with anyone Log in to Reply I’m 66. I have a good life. Why would I be afraid of what I can’t control? Log in to Reply Age gracefully, and accept wrinkles as they come. I’ve heard your 30s are a lot better then your 20s. And your 40s can be bette then your 30s. I believe we live many lives & its just a change Log in to Reply Thanks to denial, I’m immortal Log in to Reply It gets easier the more experience you get. I freaked out when I turned 30. Was ok with 40. Didn’t even notice 50. Log in to Reply I realized recently that no one will remember my name in a 100 years and we are all a bunch of monkeys with anxiety flying through space on a rock. Nothing I do truly matters. Upon coming to this conclusion, I now know I have no expectations of myself, I’m not “running out of time”, and I should just enjoy myself and my loved ones with what time I do have. It’s quite a peaceful state, I must admit. Log in to Reply I remember there’s no point to worry so much about things I can’t control. What I can control is how easy or hard my life will be when I *do* get older Log in to Reply I find it not as bad as the fear of not growing old and dying drafted in a war. Log in to Reply It doesn’t terrify me because it’s part of life. Why be scared anyways? Do you want to live on this planet forever? Death is a blessing because it would be awful to live forever. I’m not saying it would be a blessing to get shot in the head and die. I’m just thankful we have limited lifespan. Log in to Reply I cope knowing that the universe will give me what I need whenever I need it as long as I find a way to give back. There is so much time ahead of me, and all I want is to not be sad or angry when I’m older because no one deserves that. Log in to Reply Dementia will kick in sometime and you’ll stop worrying about it. Log in to Reply If I ever figure it out, I’ll let you know. I’m at that point where I look back and realize I’ve done nothing with my life, and it’s halfway over. Log in to Reply It’s an inevitability. I am fairly chill about it. As long as I keep my health and vitality for as long as possible I’m good. Log in to Reply You will have accumulated so much more life experience,so much more wisdom to know how to go through life better.A lot of things you though were super important became much more less important and what really matters in life becames to be more clear each day. Log in to Reply I think about people I grew up with who died young and getting older doesn’t seem so bad in comparison. Log in to Reply I’ve talked about this with a lot of friends, and the general consensus is, **live in the moment.** As someone who doesn’t believe in an afterlife ,[knows that aging is just our DNA and cells reproducing less and less perfectly](https://www.lifespan.io/aging-and-rejuvenation-biotechnology/), and that human bodies stop growing and start aging for most people in their late twenties to mid thirties, it paints a pretty rough picture. Life is 1/3rd an escalator of growth and 2/3rds a shallow ramp of decline. Because human life expectancies are increasing, you’re going to be aging MUCH more than you grow. So this means, “how do you not give yourself a hard time about who you were, or the best you ever had it with your body?” I think this is a different journey for everyone, **but the key is to find ways to be grateful and find moments of joy in today.** Like right now. You of course want to keep advocating for your future self, and reflect on your past self, but ultimately you need to find ways to be present in your now. Log in to Reply Knowing that once I get older the sweet sweet release of death will closely follow. Log in to Reply You don’t. You bear it, you carry it with you everyday. It either builds character or it kills you. Log in to Reply I believe life is what you make of it. I hear people my age, 32, complaining about this and that hurts, how they feel terrible, etc. I feel the best I’ve ever felt, and I’m in much better shape than I was in my 20s. I don’t fear getting older. I believe in self-preservation and self-care; I watch what I eat, exercise regularly, don’t allow myself to get stressed and still attempt to learn and explore as much as I can. Of course, 32 is still very young; but the things I hear from people my own age. It makes me wonder… Log in to Reply Live in the moment Log in to Reply By understanding that each second that ahead of you is an opportunity to learn from the past and do better than before. Log in to Reply I’ve no love for this life, so one year closer to it’s end is good news as far as I’m concerned. Log in to Reply Older people tend to be happier Log in to Reply I have a friend who is in his early 30s and he’s fighting cancer (stage4). All he wants in life is to grow old and gray and wrinkled with his loving wife, and to watch his children grow. He would give anything to become a senior citizen, and sadly, that’s unlikely to happen for him. If you think about it, getting old really is a privilege that so many people don’t get. Log in to Reply Well, I don’t get older. I’m nearly 27 and, I was asked if I do my job to earn some money as a side hustle while going to school. Log in to Reply Don’t think about it Log in to Reply Don’t have kids and you can be a kid forever Log in to Reply Don’t get older 🤷♂️🤷♂️ Log in to Reply By knowing it’s a self-correcting problem Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.