Worried about getting older?
Well you're not alone. There are a lot of baby boomers who are concerned about how they will fare in their last season of life. The fear of aging is not a new thing. Remember Ponce De Leon and his search for the Fountain of Youth all because he was fearful of aging.
Down through the ages people of every century have tried to find ways to ward off the aging process. All have failed or they would still be here to brag about their success.
Today billions of dollars are spent on products or procedures which supposedly help erase years off the face and body. The hope of a younger looking body will equal a whole new outlook on the aging process. In the end time still marches on and the years roll pass and we find ourselves looking at more years behind and less years ahead. These are the times when many of us grow fearful:
- Of not being financially able to make through retirement.
- Of becoming a burden on our families because of some ailment or disease.
- Of growing less useful as a member of society.
- Of contracting a life altering disease such as Alzheimer disease.
- Of being lonely when one of our partners dies, or leaving our partner lonely when we pass.
The reason old age can be so fearful is because even with all the planning before we get there, the unexpected can happen and throw all our plans out the window.
Still old age does not be a time of fear but a time to pass on the legacies we have learned to others. It is a time to enjoy each day and hold onto life as much as possible.
The key to living out our years is to plan but also to realize plans may need to be changed.