Fear of growing old

Have you come across the fear of growing old? I am no exception. When you are a child, you know that you have a lot of time to do things. Then, you reach teenage. Even then, you are not worried because you know that you have a lot of time to do things. But, when you become an adult, fear of growing old creeps in. A birthday that used to be an occasion of the celebration, now it reminds you that you are growing old with each passing year.

Fear of growing old has many fears attached to it. The biggest one is aging. You fear that you will be no more desirable when you grow old, but the bitter truth is that you can’t control aging. You are not alone who have to face it. Everyone has to face it at some point. You may be jealous of young people, but truth is that those who are young now will grow old also. You have to accept that growing old is inevitable.

People fear growing old also because of fear of death. If you are born, you have to die also. Death is also inevitable. Old has to depart for making the place for new. This is a circle of life. You have to accept that no one is going to live forever.

The other fear attached to the fear of growing old is that you fear that things you can do when you are young, you may not able to do when you grow old, but you have to accept that it is the law of nature, you can’t control it.

Aging is not in your control so live your life to the fullest. Enjoy every moment of life for you might not have tomorrow.

Aging is not in your control.


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