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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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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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