Do you have a fear of getting older?

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asked Aug 30, 2017 in Polls/Surveys by Iron Maiden (200 points)
I'm 30 years old now and I have this fear of getting older and older and fear winding up in a nursing home eventually?

I mean I know 30 is not old but I'm just 20 years away from living for half a century and that scares me.

I also have a fear of death and knowing that I'm inching closer and closer scares me even more.

I'm scared of death I'm unsure on what it will be like to die and fear maybe having a painful death or winding up with Alzheimer's disease and going insane in my old age.

I don't believe in god or an afterlife so I don't look forward to that.

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answered Aug 30, 2017 by Almeta 134 (230 points)
A lot of people do have a fear of getting older. I myself have a fear of getting older too and eventually being unable to care for myself.

The thought scares me but there's nothing we can do about it if it happens and we can't stop dying.

I'm not afraid of death but used to be but now I've come to peace with myself eventually dying.

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