I don’t know why, but getting old scares me. And I’m not talking about exiting my teen years, but entering my senior years. In my experience life just gets very dull after a certain point, and I don’t think I could stand living like that. You know, sitting around the house, shopping at dollar general, clipping coupons, and reading the paper; that’s just not me. I would never want to lead a life so boring. I need to have action or I get restless, as I’m sure many do. I have to be out and about, running around, at least 3 times a week.
Sure, seniority has its advantages. You don’t have to worry about school anymore, and you have all the free time in the world, if you’re financially settled of course. But after a while one would have to imagine that you just run out of things to do. I’m the kind of person that’s always trying something new. I know they say with age comes wisdom, but I don’t want to LEARN something new, I want to DO something new.
And don’t even get me started on the physical disabilities that come with old age. Assuming one becomes an average elder, you’re forced to live with a number of problems that can range from back problems to weakened joints, essentially immobilizing you. And what happens if you’re in a relationship. You don’t have the energy to keep a passionate life going, and you slowly begin to break apart.
Finally, you have to worry about death. At this point in time I can’t imagine what that’d be like. I lost a sister a few years ago, but that’s nothing compared to the pain I would feel if I lost someone close to me. All in all, I feel like I’ve been rambling throughout this whole post, but it’s just something I needed to talk about. I don’t want to grow old. I want to stay young forever. I want to be able to skateboard, play football, go to concerts, and do all of those things without feeling withered. I wonder how many people have these same feelings.