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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 7 months ago

Do you think it's wonderfu to be old?

I wish I was old but I am only 17 I don't like myself I think it's wonderful to be old because when you are old you are closer to dying and you are closer to stop hating yourself

Update:

I think it's wonderful to be old because you are closer to dying and stop hating yourself

Update 2:

It sucks I have a long time to die and have to deal with myself for a long time

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  • 7 months ago

    I’m sure that if you tried you could think of at least one thing you like about yourself.

    I am 60 and while there are definately benefits to being this age:

    Your moods and behavior are not longer influenced by hormones

    You understand (hopefully) how your life and the world works

    You have established, dependable routines

    You have skills to support yourself

    You have established and stable relationships

    You feel like you know and understand yourself

    Obviously everyone is on a continuum somewhere but hopefully, with luck and work this is where you are.

    What sucks is that your joints ache, your vision requires glasses to see really well and your hearing is probably not what it used to be.

    Your muscles are not as strong, you gain weight easily and it’s harder to lose.

    Your skin is not longer so elastic and it...is sagging or starting to sag

    Your feet are bigger, your boobs are smaller

    You get tired more easily

    You can’t party all night and go to work the next day anymore

    Your sex drive is diminished (this can be a good thing)

    There are lots of great reasons to take your time between there and here.

    I suggest you find some.

  • 7 months ago

    No... being old means your choices become fewer and fewer. You also start feeling concerned about health and most of your friends die if you live a longtime

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    i dont think so cause you probably dont feel as good as you did when you were younger

  • Dv8s
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The price of enlightenment, age? I'd rather be young and dumb.

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  • 7 months ago

    Yea I feel that way sometime but then I remember, before you get to dying (of old age) phase, you lose yourself and depend on the care of others, someone else will have to wipe your a$$. And I'd rather not, so I'll just live in the moment bc no one promised that you'd die of old age. There are plenty things out there that could kill a 17y/o so count your blessings

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Actually, you could die tomorrow. You can be old and die, but you don't have to be old to die.

    • Dv8s
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      Death is always an option to the living, true.

  • 7 months ago

    See a therapist......you've missed the whole point of life.

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