ANSWERS: 25
  • I'm 35 and still alittle kid. I think your as old as you feel.
  • Its not that I am older just wish I had done more with my life.
  • I don't dread-I'm not afraid, but I'm definately not excited about it. I know that I wouldn't ever want to go back and be younger, though.:)
  • It just matters if you are running out of time to do things, i feel great at the moment. I wouldn't want to be any other age.
  • I love my kids to death...but lord i wish the next 5 years would pass quicker...I yearn to be older and an empty nester...i will probably miss them when they are gone...but i wont miss all the teenaged drama..
  • I don't really get excited but I don't dread it either. At my age i am on the down slope of life but I still feel like I am on the top of my game.
  • I supppose that now, at 65, I qualify as "older." : )) Since I never expected to see my 25th birthday, every birthday since that one has been a plus. I look forward to as many more as I can finagle. Life at any age is to be faced with courage, not dread. I don't understand the second part of your question, "Does it matter what age you are if it's good or bad news?"
  • I think that all of life is an adventure...I don't want to get old if it entails becoming feeble. I don't think anyone wants that. But being older has allowed me to view the world in a completely different way than I did when I was young. No longer is sex the main driving force in life:) (it's still pretty important)...but age allows you to step back and evaluate where you are, where you have been and where you are going. It helps if you gained some wonderful memories along the way.....:))....BTW I'm 59.
  • At almost 58 now, i have more aches and pains and seem to be losing most of my teeth. When my dad died, he had pneumonia. He said that he didn't want to be put on any life support machines, i didn't understand that. I knew an old man that was on life support with pneumonia and survived to live 10 years later. Now that i'm having more pains and other problems, i think i would definately welcome death when it comes. My dad lived to be 80 but most of my relatives never lived to be 70.
  • As long as I am happy, I don't care about what my age is.
  • I do not mind it. I look young enough as it is.
  • I'm not much of anything about getting old. Aging is inevitable, so why worry about it? It will just ruin my complexion, which is bad enough as it is already. >_> It's part of life yall, might as well approach it on a slightly positive and-did I just say positive? Ew, optimism. Ew ew ew.
  • As a kid & into my early-20's, Id've LOVED a time machine to just fast-forward. Of course now, I realize it's those experiences that shape who we are. As long as I learn & grow from new experiences, I wont dread aging. (I do hope we invent some better pain killers though.)
  • I would have to say a little of both. Looking forward to the new experiences like graduating, getting married, etc. NOT so much to things like memory loss, illness, & pain. I dont believe thats something you accurately guage till you're already there.
  • I'm neither excited or dreading it. I'm just taking what life gave me and rolling with it.
  • Used to look forward to it but as I get older I'm starting to dread it.
  • Shoulder shrug ; what you going to do? If you don't think every day is a good one just try going without one.
  • I am pleased to have lived for 60 years and have no regrets. Age is only a number for me and when I hit the triple digitd I will be laughing
  • It's better than the alternative yo...;)
  • Neither - you can't stop the clock, so just go with it. As for the good/bad news, I think you're better equipped to deal with bad news as you get older, because you've more experience to draw on to help you through.
  • I can't say I'm excited but at 45 I sometimes forget I'm not still in my twenties LOL
  • i do not want to get old and wrinkly. the prospect horrifys me. thats why i have this thing about wanting to try every posible experience i want to try b4 then so when i reach 50 i can say to myself, im not going to try and live carefully so i can do all teh things i never got round to. im not then going to purposly try to die, ill just have more of a regart of fun, i want to try everything young so i simply dont want to have to hang on for no reason, i dont want to b a burden (not saying that elder people are, i just dont want to become one) and tbh i dont want to go on in this world if the economy and evnirvonment keep going the way they are. living for no reaosn in all teh crises...whats the point, its like were waiting to die, so to give my life purpose i want to go out and experience life as its meant to be experienced then ill have no regart for wanting to get old if that makes sense
  • I think as people reaches a certain age, there'll be a time when they'll ask: "is this life?, My life is nearly over and I don't feel like I've done anything yet". People don't think about death when the're young but as it gets nearer to that typical age, there might be a slight fear of the unknown.
  • The older I get the more I realize that life is a blessing. I am excited about getting older and sharing my wisdom with the younger generation.
  • At my last birthday, cunningly arranged to coincide with the last day of the year, I was 1000000 years old (counting in binary), 64 to everybody normal. Of all the insights this has given me, the one that is most important has been gained by looking at old photographs of myself from about the age of forty: the conclusion is always the same Ten years ago, I didn't look so bad; but now... If I survive another 10 years I will probably think the same, and that cheers me up now. I am retired; I have been for about five years. I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 59, underwent surgery, and so far so good, I am in remission. I never went back to work, so I have already enjoyed the kind of total freedom I lost when I started to go to school. So, every month my pension cheque goes into my bank account: it's not huge but it suffices, and I am free to do whatever I choose, yoga, karate, fitness training, and I am a volunteer teacher of English for speakers of other languages. I also have the leisure to amuse myself in discussion groups online, to run the local community association website, and to sit as a community councillor. I enjoyed my job, but I enjoy my freedom more. To be sure my looks have faded: my hair is thin but at least there is no absolutely bald patch yet; my beard has a big grey streak. I have lots of lines, and crowsfeet, and my forehead looks as if it has been ploughed. I had superb eyesight when I was younger, and now I have to wear varifocal glasses all the time; but now is the time that I am glad that kept taking exercise, and that I gave up smoking in 1969. But there are consolations: I am more flexible than most of my fellow karateka, and though I am not as quick, I am sneaky, and much less sensitive to pain if it comes to a pounding. Aging is what you make of it. The great consolation is that if you are concerned about it it means that you aren't dead. Perhaps the most important change has been the development of my attitude towards death. I remember that when I was a teenager I would lie awake with horror at the thought of dying. I am used to that thought now: I don't look forward to death, and hope that my transition will not be painful, but I am not as scared of the prospect of death as I used to be. I suppose that a brush with cancer helps to put these concerns into perspective. So it doesn't matter what age you are if you accept its normal consequences and don't waste time yearning to be older, or regretting lost youth.

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