So this is part of a blogfest hosted by Denise and Yolanda at Write, Edit, Publish... and I love the topic. Because we all grow up, eh? Most of us anyway. And these differences in what scares us (and whether we like it or not) are enormous.
Erm... and I failed to follow the rules... I was meant to write a piece of fiction here and instead wrote a blog post... ooops... but it is a bad habit of mine... only reading part of it...
|I did this once. Wouldn't now.|
But it is more complicated than that. I think it may even be biological. It makes sense to me that people who become more cautious when children are born are more likely to both have children live to adulthood AND be around to raise them.
|Yeah, not so much.|
But the things that truly terrify me (that always seems horrifying but never popped to mind first when I was young) are things like losing children (or horrible things happening to them) or losing my personal faculties... I mean I know I wouldn't know, but in the case of something like dementia that comes on slow, I know that would really bother me. I have had a good processor my whole life (though not nearly as great a memory) and I LIKE being smart. I think I may not take it well if that all slipped far enough I was no longer capable of at least mental independence.
So how have your fears changed? Be sure to check out the other blog hop contributors, too—they are posting between today and Friday.