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Louie Rey
09:55 AM on 03/21/2012
Let's face it, getting older isn't the most fun thing in the world but it sure beats the alternative. It's true though that you find yourself going to more funerals than you do weddings. I just hope that there is a thing known as reincarnation. I'd love to come back as Dolly Parton's bra.
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beanbrain
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12:43 PM on 03/21/2012
sorry, there's no reincarnation... and you wouldn't want dolly's fake breasts....take it from some one who has NATURAL d's... it weighs in on your back, and trust me, appreciate what you got.... i do, i don't complain... i am glad i was born who i am.
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Louie Rey
12:53 PM on 03/21/2012
You know, I wouldn't mind being the judge of your assertion about your D's (capitalized on purpose!), if you know what I mean. How about a quick frisk? I won't tell my wife if you don't either!
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Willow712
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06:01 PM on 03/27/2012
One guy told me once when I asked him how his day was going, "Every day above ground is a good one," lol
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Louie Rey
10:43 AM on 03/28/2012
Here's one for you. The late, great George Burns was in his 90s when he said "Sex at my age is like shooting pool with a rope." Luckily, my cue stick still works. Take care.
09:43 AM on 03/21/2012
This may sound strange, but I've become convinced it really affects people's perceptions of other, older people. The expression "grumpy old man (or lady)" stems primarily from two changes which occur over time: 1) the corners of older people's mouths tend to sag over time causing them to have a permanent frown on their faces (if you're Joan Rivers, you can spend $200K and have a plastic surgeon fix that), and 2) older people lose their frontal lobe "filtering" ability over time. So, a younger person, when hearing about a certain situation or behavior, mighty just let-it-go, but an older person often makes a hostile remark (e.g. "that jackass"). So an older person often won't hesitate to say what a younger person might be thinking. I'm not certain if older people are more miserable or not...I'm sure there are numerous surveys out there... but the two outward manifestations I mentioned do affect what others believe the reality to be.
12:30 PM on 03/21/2012
After a certain amount of time, you just get tired of the B.S. and the P.C. and you just let yourself say what most people are thinking.
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beanbrain
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12:47 PM on 03/21/2012
TWOWHITEDOGS is absolutely right... if you were miserable your entire life, you will be a miserable older person.... we have choices.... if you're miserable at ANY age, seek help, it's your fault if you live that way, no one else's.... you have a choice.....take control of your life and deal with it......
09:35 AM on 03/21/2012
Getting old sucks no matter how you try to sugar-coat it. I would much rather die before my body falls apart, or I run out of money (nobody hires old people, even if they can't legally admit it).
09:49 AM on 03/21/2012
Your ideas may change once you get there!
foubabou
Mean People Suck
10:04 AM on 03/21/2012
Not true. Sadly, I must admit I'm getting old. 61 this month and set to retire in a few years but really don't want to completely stop working. Life gets better and better. Had a financial rough setback a few years ago and went without work for a couple of years. Found a job at 57 but had to move to Europe.

Still put almost 20K a year on the Harley (shipped her over). Ride bicycles 100+ miles a week. Can't drink as much as I used to but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Work in a field I've loved for 37 years and still excited to go to work today. Plan to spend the rest of my life traveling around cultures, museums, ruins and places I've dreamed about for decades.

With any luck in 20 years or so somebody will pull up to some ruins or castle remains in the European countryside and wonder what that horrible smell is coming from the tent next to the Harley.

Sorry the outlook in your world is so miserable. Just keep a bullet handy for the day you can no longer run a sub 8 mile
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JEButler
09:32 AM on 03/21/2012
Getting older never changes, it always changes. Some good, some not so good, some even bad. I had the same experiences in my youth too. The real problem is that there is always a youngster peeking out of the ever aging human body. I often start to do things as I did in my youth and remember too late I cannot do it as I once did. Where I would lift a heavy object I may now need a fulcrum and lever to do it on my own. I start out on a walk and find it takes me longer because I have a slower pace. Yet, there are those things I do that still even amazes me. Aging certainly isn't for the weak or timid, but it is an adventure to behold.
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Mean People Suck
10:08 AM on 03/21/2012
Greatest thing is now we are smart enough to use a lever instead of straining our backs.

Truth is, "youth is wasted on the young"
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JEButler
08:25 AM on 03/22/2012
Some of it is wasted on them, but now I know why the old boys use to say "You'll see" or "Just wait" to me.
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11:58 AM on 03/21/2012
My aunt always says I feel the same . I still like the same things . I have the same feelings and desires i've always had . And when I look in the mirror I wonder who that is looking back at me . But it's just the outside that's changed not the inner self . She's 84 and still does most anything I can do. She just does it a little slower . She is amazing and she's happy . .
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JEButler
08:22 AM on 03/22/2012
I always recognize myself when I look in the mirror in fact, I don't see the gray hair they say I have or the wrinkles either. My wife looks as pretty as ever and to this day my kids still play on the ropes in the Maple tree. The only difference is these people keep coming over and taking them and telling them to call me Grandpa and my wife wears a sweater more often. Life never really changes, it just goes on. Always kiss them good-bye.
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Eegaadzoooks
09:32 AM on 03/21/2012
I'm 69 years old. I feel fine. However, I do get tired of the media using pictures of "young" people when the topic is aging people. Except for the first picture, the people shown are probably in their 50's as if there is something negative about showing aging people.
10:07 AM on 03/21/2012
From what I have observed older people in this country are condescented to, ostracized, encouraged to live in a segregated environment. Many times on television programs, movies, etc.
the elderly are ridiculed. I could go on and on. I have visited other countries and have ever observed this knd of thing. Just my opinion.
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Eegaadzoooks
10:22 AM on 03/21/2012
Some other countries, I agree, are certainly more respectful to their elders.
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beanbrain
God bless the USA
12:57 PM on 03/21/2012
you're right.... that's why younger people need to make a difference.... older people have lived a long life, they have much wisdom, and experience..... "there is nothing new under the sun".... much to be learned by spending time with them.... the "politico's" would love to just "do away with the elderly" a nation that doesn't respect their elderly, is a doomed nation........ it will come back to haunt usa..... every living human being , be they kids, middle or elderly deserve love, respect, and care...... no one is more special then the other...... spend time with your elderly family and friends........you will be blessed...
12:27 PM on 03/21/2012
Yup 55 an loving it. My parents are happy in their "older" age, and I shall be too! So there to all the chicken little's out there tomorrow will come and you too will look in the mirror at your wrinkled eyes and the lines around your mouth and say those are laugh lines because I laughed much, lived alot and loved many. Or you won't!
09:28 AM on 03/21/2012
Now that I'm approaching 70, I claim the right to be a grumpy old #art! Age does have its priveledges, now young women hold doors for me!!!!!
11:29 AM on 03/21/2012
I can't stand grumpy old #arts. Please go exercise your right somewhere else. BTW, I'm an old #art.
09:27 AM on 03/21/2012
Being an insider on 'old' it seems it is the miserable ones from which we hear the most. Misery is not just about money and physical pain. Some grow angry because of life regrets and take it out on those around them. Mental problems and character flaws become magnified and are no longer suppressed, not to mention drug and alcohol abuse. This gives aging a bad reputation. If research were done on the mental health of old people, the results would probably show a very high percentage with untreated psychosis. So many around me have alienated their support system by their rotten behavior. They are the ones who scare everyone about being old.
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beanbrain
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01:01 PM on 03/21/2012
yes sir, aging is a natural process, and it doesn't have to be done miserably...... i think young people,( family and friends) of the elderly, should honor their elderly, in many ways... listen to them, share with them, help them out, they are special, and have much wisdom and experience to impart..... they are where we will be one day......it's so sad to see this society who doesn't respect or care about the elderly.... make a difference in your life....THEY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN YOURS!!!!!!!
09:26 AM on 03/21/2012
this isn't true, look around you the older generation is not happy, they are raising grandchildren, cost of living sky high, medicare & social security issues. Not true at all what a bunch of bunk.
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beanbrain
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01:02 PM on 03/21/2012
you have some truth there too, thank God the grandparents are willing and able to raise the grands..... but they need to be taken care of too someday.... be there for your elderly family and friends, like they have been there for you! aging is not all bad, it is what you make of it.....
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09:24 AM on 03/21/2012
Remember everyday is excellant. If you wake up it's excellant, if you don't it's still excellant, and it's not your fault the rest of the worlds life sucks!
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thetxsndn
Man Plans. God laughs.
10:23 AM on 03/21/2012
Excellent ! I love the part about not being at fault because the rest of the world's life sux. That is so cool. I reckon if I wake up breathing, everything after that is an added blessing.
09:20 AM on 03/21/2012
I'm going to use this as the opening of a speech I'm giving today! Perfect introduction for a "Heart to Heart" talk with retired older adults about staying healthy. This will stir them up after a hearty lunch!
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Streetwise4444
Ain't misbehavin'
09:16 AM on 03/21/2012
I used to be old but I outgrew it.
09:09 AM on 03/21/2012
I plan to live forever. So far so good!
09:00 AM on 03/21/2012
Getting older beats the alternative
11:47 AM on 03/21/2012
That might be true for YOU but don't assume that everyone feels that way. I myself would prefer to check out before my body falls apart and I can no longer do the daily things for myself that I do now. It's a very sad life...I've seen so many people in pain and miserable, stuck in nursing homes because they can no longer do the everyday things such as going to the bathroom, bathing, feeding themselves, etc. What kind of life is that?
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Willow712
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06:09 PM on 03/27/2012
Believe it or not, there are many older people in nursing homes that are still loving life. Maybe its a bit slower, but its theirs to enjoy. Where I used to work, they had exercises every morning, yoga froma wheelchair too, bingo twice a week, Church services during the week, lots of activities going on. they enjoy it, they do not feel old and useless. they tell jokes at the breakfast table, they help make waffles or pancakes, they have a garden at wheel chair height outside, Most of them now have cell phones, so calling each other and their family members when they want, their clothing is color coordinated, they go to the Beauty shop (the women) every Thursday, The guy s have a men only coffee once or twice a week. Some of the younger men don't go because they say it should be called "The REALLY old men's group." And the guys saying that are in their 70s or 80s. It can still be a good life, its just slowing down. but sometimes we are slowed down too, so it matches.
08:47 AM on 03/21/2012
GETTING OLDER COULD BE THE BEST THING IF TV MAGAZINES WOULD NOT MAKE AGEING SO DEPRESSING, ALL THE BREAKS AND GOOD JOBS GO TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE. I HAVE ALWAYS WORKED TOWARDS MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE. HOWEVER, NOW THAT I AM OLDER THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE SAYING YOU ARE TO OLD TO WORK TOWARDS MAKING YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE, I DO NOT AGREE WHAT EVER I DID AT TWENTY I DO IT BETTER NOW.
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petcraft
08:36 AM on 03/21/2012
The UPSIDE to aging is the ability to persue interests, hobbies that had to be neglected during younger years; many of which can be turned into lucrative endeavors. Many seniors are blessed with childen who care about them & include them in their lives The DOWNSIDE to aging is having to lose your husband/ wife, which can be a terrible blow to morale & the beginning of loneliness, if siblings are not nearby. It is also very sad when uncaring children abandon or ignore their aged parents, or a parent who is lonely & living alone. Develop that hobby, volunteer, or do something positive to occupy your time. If you cannot get around well, read or write books. Today, we are blessed with TV as well. Of course, illness takes it toll. For these people, if not lovingly cared for in family homes when living alone becomes dangerous or impossible, choose a reputable Assisted Living facility (perhaps near your home) where you not only are cared for, but you can enjoy many social activities right there in a 'city within a city planned by professional people who are trained to care for people just like you'.