*** Time for this post? Reading…a couple minutes. Viewing…15 minutes. Changing your attitude…no time at all.
I started an exploration of fear of aging with Scilla Elworthy’s perspective. Today’s post is about a common fear that she didn’t mention—losing authority over our lives. It happens. More, and sooner, than it needs to in many cases.
*** Time for this post? Reading…a couple minutes. Viewing…17 minutes. Coming to terms…who knows?
Why are we afraid of aging? I think the simple answer is that we’ve seen what happens to people around us and it usually isn’t pretty. Getting old seems to involve a lot of pain and suffering. Who’d want to sign up for that?!
So we aim to avoid what they’re experiencing. And we can…for a while. But, with the exception of those who die a quick accidental death at a young age, we will all become frail, maybe ill, and then we’ll die.