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Post Reply If you're afraid of growing old, here's why you shouldn't be
Posted 6/28/16
LOL you're funny,


Obsessively thinking of dying isn't healthy as it can't be avoided & it doesn't achieve much save for adding to anxiety and stress. However it puts things in perspective, that we don't have forever to accomplish things that matter to us, etc.

Seriously, It is something inevitable and currently inescapable and dwelling on death doesn't achieve much, on the other hand, being afraid of death is normal as most people and I assume many, if not most most animals are, + and don't want to die.

Coming to terms with one's own mortality is good, because its all we can do, and you don't have to be religious to care about the legacy we leave behind, that even if there is nothing nafter death, we are confident we had a good life, or At the very least, made the best of it with what we had... its all any of us can do. If we cant do much, and nothing awaits us, at least we get our eternal rest and an end to our suffering with the live we might have despised being over. Its all a matter of perspective, bc yolo. (as far as we know)

TL;DR : It doesn't do much ruminating over death, so, just appreciate the good in life and find some peace in that, if you can. I'm aware that life is harder for some than others, but there is usually something that can be appreciated , could a be a person, or anything.
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Hopefully, I won't be a crippled man with a heart condition. Also, I hope I can be like Uncle Sam from Dexter's Laboratory, the laid back old geezer and my favorite character from that cartoon. I will be the laid back geezer that ladies will love.
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Posted 6/28/16

_yuber wrote:

LOL you're funny,


Obsessively thinking of dying isn't healthy as it can't be avoided & it doesn't achieve much save for adding to anxiety and stress. However it puts things in perspective, that we don't have forever to accomplish things that matter to us, etc.

Seriously, It is something inevitable and currently inescapable and dwelling on death doesn't achieve much, on the other hand, being afraid of death is normal as most people and I assume many, if not most most animals are, + and don't want to die.

Coming to terms with one's own mortality is good, because its all we can do, and you don't have to be religious to care about the legacy we leave behind, that even if there is nothing nafter death, we are confident we had a good life, or At the very least, made the best of it with what we had... its all any of us can do. If we cant do much, and nothing awaits us, at least we get our eternal rest and an end to our suffering with the live we might have despised being over. Its all a matter of perspective, bc yolo. (as far as we know)

TL;DR : It doesn't do much ruminating over death, so, just appreciate the good in life and find some peace in that, if you can. I'm aware that life is harder for some than others, but there is usually something that can be appreciated , could a be a person, or anything.


The more i stop obsessively thinking about dying (phobia of mine) i seem to become more and more reckless and caring about myself
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Posted 6/28/16

Sogno- wrote:

im already old, what's there to be afraid of anymore


hmmm people that come to your door and say your not paying enough taxes??
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Posted 6/28/16
Damn necromancers and their revival of old people....
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Posted 7/4/16
i wanna be old because then i could do nothing and have a decent amount of money at the same time
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Posted 7/5/16

dickkickem wrote:

i wanna be old because then i could do nothing and have a decent amount of money at the same time


Well that depends.
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Posted 7/5/16
I was growing a beard at 15, much to the disgust of the girls around me.

It's been a few decades since then, still have to shave twice a day, and am starting to accumulate health problems from all the stupid things I did in my teens and twenties.

Life is still worth living though
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