When I was much younger, I thought that by the time I hit 40, I'll be all wrinkled and looking like an old hag. Now, I'm way past 40, I'm still much the same, except for minor body aches that comes with age. But I can say that I'm now more confident and can express myself well as compared to when I'm in my youth.
As we age, we can face all the difficulties in life with confidence and come out a much better mature person. Now, who's afraid of getting old?