I never wanted to get older, except for a few years in high school, and I was always terrified of getting old and dying, even after the initial stage when you realize that since you are, after all, human, you will
die eventually. Maybe it's due to the fact that I have heart problems and breast cancer and high blood pressure and Marfan's and all sorts of fun genetic things coming at me from both sides of my family, and they've always made a big deal about staying fit and whatnot. Everyone else gets to grow up and not think about how they're going to die, but I spent a lot of time listening to gloom and doom speeches from my dad about what happened to people who ate potatoes.
Anyway, now I think I've sort of reached an equilibrium with the whole death thing. I'm happy with the way I've lived my life so far, and what I've done, and what I've learned, and I could die tommorrow and I'd be fine with it. And I can eat all the potatoes I like.