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growing old.

Growing old is a sore spot with some people. As they grow old, they think life is slipping by their fingers, that they won’t be able to hold on to their youth or to the lives they have now.

I always feel like the more I worry about stuff like that, the less I spend actually enjoying my life and everything going on. Is my life how I imagined? Not exactly. But I am incredible proud of everything I’ve achieved so far.

I’m not scared of growing old, because by the time that day comes, it just means I’ve lived a long and full life, I’ve been able to do a bunch of stuff throughout my years and enjoy time with those I love.

Yes, some days seem pointless. Some days are difficult to get through. Sometimes I don’t really feel like getting up from the couch and doing anything. But when I look at the big picture, I realise there’s so much more out there to explore.

If you end up growing old, that’s a privilege, not a bad thing.

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  1. 2000 and late but I agree with your point. I think I’m just scared if one day when I’m old and sitting back and reflect on my life, I see regrets, gets disgusted with my stupid moves, lost opportunity, tiredness, seeing myself getting old. I suppose that’s why the world and almost everyone is obsessed with youth and what a multi billion dollar industry it feeds. Fashion. Beauty. Entertainment. Social media. It’s all built on selling youth. And we are all following and build our mentality around it getting moulded by the idea of youth is best. Fresh. Wanted. Desirable. Currency. It’s been a roller coaster ride with the perception of it myself. Ups and downs. I guess I’m still learning to accept it, learning to embrace myself, listen to myself, answer to myself, tame the anxiety beast in me that’s seemed to take over my life. Sometimes I get so choked up on it, I lost myself and hurting myself and people I loved. But you made a very good point. It offers a different view on it which I can now use as a reference point to go easier on myself and stop comparing myself with others. Baby steps but Thank you!

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