I want to start off with saying that I am in my mid twenties and I am not an anxious, sad or depressed person, on the contrary, I am quite happy even if at times I can have my down moments when something bad happens or I do a mistake.
Yet, despite that, I have a fear of getting old and it is getting worse and worse, I do not know how to deal with this.
I have thought about it and I am fairly sure it is because it is something outside my control, for my whole life I have had and still have goals and I know I can reach them by working hard, it depends on me and how hard I work towards them.
However, there is nothing I can do to stop aging or the time moving forward… At some points dear people around me will die and I will get too old to enjoy life as much as I do now, I feel like I am reaching a peak and there’s the inevitable fall down from that point on.
I know older people can still be happy of course and the loss of dear people is something everyone goes through, this is what I keep telling myself every time but this fear simply won’t fade away, no matter what I keep telling myself, the thought that it is something outside my control is so overwhelming that I keep thinking I would be happy to die young or to live in a “loop” in which I never go past 27 years old.
How would you deal with this situation? Is it something that everyone goes through?