Death came to mind on this one. Not like "I hope I never have to Die." I have no aspirations of vapirism or immortality. At least not ones with any legitimacy.
I was thinking "I hope I never have to bury one of my children." Same goes for my wife. Honestly, she wants to live to see the Tricentennial since she missed the Bicentennial by a year. I on the other hand, unless medical science takes some more leaps and bounds in the next forty five years, don't want to gruel on much past 75.
So I started thinking, maybe it's not the burying or death part. I have always dealt with death of friends, family, coworkers and employees fairly well. Sometimes I think I might be a little too emotionally stunted because I don't dwell on it.
Burying one of the kids is unimaginable, same for my wife, same with my parents and sisters. I do know that it's part of life and realize it's not one of my real fears. Even my own isn't scary.
I hope I don't become a burden to my family when I'm old. I don't want to need someone's assistance with bodily functions. I don't want to be unable to do for myself. I don't want get old. Aging and getting older is different. I don't want to hit decrepit. I can't deal with that. I definitely don't want to lose my mind. Not in the way I've already lost it!
Incontinence, Senility, Weakness. Those are what I hope I never have to do. Here's three cheers for Medical Science and the healthy, noninvasive cures they will come out with in my lifetime!