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Aging is a sneaky process. Most of us don't realize how old we've gotten until we find we are no longer able to do things the way we used to with ease when we were younger.


We try and hold on to our youth by the skin of our teeth, but even then, our willingness decreases as the years go by.

Sure, it's depressing, but you know what? Aging happens to all of us, and no one is getting out of here alive.

Aiming to feel less lonely in our aging bodies, Redditor Couch_Licker inquired of strangers on the internet:
"What gets worse with age?"

Physical consequences of aging is one of the cruelest things in life.

Watch Your Hyde

"Your skin. Take care of it. Skin cancer sucks."

Leave_it_to_stupid

What The Body Does With Food

"Digestive system."

DCJustSomeone

"Every meal is followed by a poop."

MrCoolizade

Fighting Gravity

"Bending over to pick a quarter off the ground. Hurts your back, gut and your fingers don't work. That's why there is change all over my floor. ;)"

parentsmtke43

After A Wild Night

"Hangovers for sure."

Thealmightyfug

"At 18 I could go heavily drink and feel damn near 100% the next day. Now I get horrid mental and physical effects. Probably should quit drinking all together."

Look_here_Listen_

When our senses gradually start to fail us, it's yet another reminder of our brief mortality.

Look, See

"eyesight."

elegantloba

"Make sure you get your eye dilated every year and check for cataracts."

notevenapro

See, Hear

"My hearing is on the decline. I don't think it'll go completely, but I did get hearing aids last year."

Grandma_Jacobs

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The degeneration of certain abilities as we get older is too much to bear.

Staying Above Water

"My ability to cope. I'm just burnt out all the time."

sillynamestuffhere

"I feel the same. Aside from my family and friends, I have no care for anyone or anything anymore. Nothing phases me but that's not a good thing IMO. I feel very apathetic towards everything, I'm tired all the time and just want to lay down."

Zealousideal9151

Counting Sheep

"The ability to sleep through the night."

dabuku1

"Used to be a world champion sleeper and now 5-6 straight hours is huge. Pretty much wide awake every night at 3am."

FCAsheville

Putting Up With People

"Humanity.... The older I get the less I want to deal with people."

Half-Over

Maintaining Friendships

"Friendship - making new friends after your 20s becomes a big struggle, and the newer friendships just aren't the same. You can literally run out of 'lifelong friends' due to death, disease, people growing apart, etc."

cowanon7

I found as I'm getting older my patience and tolerance for certain things have gotten worse.

Waiting in line at the grocery store while someone fumbles with their payment option, or getting antsy when the food I ordered at the restaurant is taking way too long are things that never bothered me ten years ago.

I"m not curmudgeonly by any means, at least not yet. Besides, I'm not that old.

But to all the cranky elders I grew up with who complained about poor service or lack of efficiency, I get it now, and I hear you.

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As if being a mom isn't hard enough, why does society want to heap on more stress. Women who can breastfeed need to be able to breastfeed. They need to do it whenever and wherever.

This has been a contentious, dramatic issue for generations. Some people just can't handle a boob out in public. A boob that is nourishing a child, I might add. When you're hungry, you don't want to wait, so why should a mom, make her baby wait until a more "appropriate" time?

God grow up.

Redditor u/Brace4Landing wanted to chat about what women have to do what they do, by asking:

What are your thoughts about women breastfeeding openly in restaurants?
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And it's usually traits that differ from this path of "most masculine" that, ironically, make us appealing to potential mates. When people look for a partner, they usually look for some preliminary signs of who that person is, and these are some of the traits that most stuck out upon first impression.

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There are some things that absolutely should be "free" - or at least not an extra fee on top of some already-paid money. So let's talk about them.

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Generations are sometimes a little confusing. What makes up a generation? Is it their ages or year they were born? Is it what was happening politically during the formative years? Is it the economic landscape that either afforded or denied certain life expectations? Maybe it's the technology that they had access to.

According to the Pew Research Center, it's all of these things and more. All of these factors can influence a generations understanding of the world and ultimately their thoughts as the move through it.

Depending on what generation you're from, you might have seen the drastic shift from records to CDs to Spotify, from payphones and landlines to cellphones.

Marked by technology and pop culture references, the older generations might actually look to Gen Z, the iGen, with pitty for never truly understanding the struggle of walking to school up hill both ways.

What are the struggles of the past that young people today really won't understand unless they were there to experience it? We went to Ask Reddit to find out.

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