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 Post subject: Re: George Carlin was right, you know....
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 Post subject: Re: George Carlin was right, you know....
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As 89 year old Clint Eastwood said, "I just don't let the old man in."

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That is a great quote! I won't let him in either :D

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I went the first 50 years of life never taking a nap during daylight hours unless I was sick.
Now at 60, a daily afternoon nap is almost mandatory. Does that mean I'm old now?
Maybe I just work harder now. :D

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As someone once said, You have to grow old but you don't have to grow up. Words to live by and my motto. :D

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It was one day at work - I looked around at what I was doing, the same old stuff and I thought "I don't want to do this any more!" so I didn't - I left work at age 62. Now for 12 years I've been doing what I want to do and enjoying it - I feel about 60 yo again! I'm physically fairly fit, I walk a bit, cycle a bit and the doc says I'm fine except for a controlled high blood pressure. My step-daughters children keep me young-ish too - they're 10 and 8 yo.

A friend invited me to go along to a local "Probus" meeting - it's a world wide club for professional and business retired people - I only went to the one meeting - it was all old people!

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The old folks always used to say that any day above ground was a good one. Now I understand what they meant and I have adopted that as one of my favorite sayings when someone asks me how I am.

After my wife retired she went to the senior citizens club at the local recreation center and came home afterward saying that everyone there was old and had one foot in the grave. She was the youngest one there at age 66. Most of them are around 80 or more. I haven't ever gone there, and have no plans to either.

I thought I was retired quite a few years ago, however my son started his own business and put me to work, so I'm still on call 24-7 at age 70 and put in quite a few full days of work when needed.

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Last week after buying beer, looking at my receipt is said 81. Surely she was guessing.


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being able to predict the outcome of many situations and be right based on your experiences or being a bystander.

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being able to predict the outcome of many situations and be right based on your experiences or being a bystander.

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That's one of the perks of getting older---we've made our mistakes, and we know not to repeat them :wink: Of course, tomorrow is a new day for error :P

My coworkers would really think I'm old tonight, as I listen to a big stack of 78's on my '58 record player....

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You should play them on a 78 player. 58 is too slow. [joke]


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 Post subject: Re: George Carlin was right, you know....
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I was 50 a minute ago it seems, now already 52. It definitely is a milestone where the "fog" seems to finally clear out and you fully access what has happened and where you stand. If you're like me, you make peace with it all.
Honestly, in my mind, I stopped aging at about 19. I still feel I'm that age in many ways, although I survived a brain aneurysm, wear prescription bifocals now, have a bad back, and take 3 prescription pills per day. I'm almost devoid of any gray hair still and I keep fit. I'd say this is the pinnacle of my life. Much wiser, more content, and more relaxed than ever.
I agree with what Wayne Dyer once said: "My body may age, but I'm eternally young in my mind"...."I simply refuse to let an old man move into my body".


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i was in my 20s a few days ago.

6 months away from 50 now

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Told a couple of frequent delivery drivers at work, while out in the shop a few months before I early retired;

"sure it's bunk growing older, but a good thing that comes from it is, now I get a lot of younger guys opening doors For Me when entering establishments. Of course I'm courteous & tell them Thank You, but...

ya know what I'm really thinkin at the time, Your Damn Straight Punk, you know how Many times I've done that in the past for other folks and have never got a thank you."

They Both laughed So hard I thought I was going to have to pick up ol' Adrian off the floor. :lol:

You know your getting old when you go into another room for something & once your in there, you forgot what you were originally looking for. :shock:

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I agree that most of it is mind-set, or attitude. I have people wonder why I'm happy so much. I guess I don't fixate on the problems too much. Seldom have I lost sleep over anything (maybe taking a while to GET to sleep). Even though, I decided recently that I am a Cynical Fatalist. And the tag line (heard from the late Paul Harvey) is "There's no use worrying...nothing's going to turn out alright."
But I do get the "grumpy old man" thing going every so often...especially with the idiot drivers I have to deal with.
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I even have people thinking my 6 year old son is my GRANDSON, and I'm 48!

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i'm 49, the boy is 11.

i've been told many times that i can easily pass for late 30s to very early 40s.

8)

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i'm 49, the boy is 11.

i've been told many times that i can easily pass for late 30s to very early 40s.

8)

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That's ridiculous...Whoever heard of a rabbit in it's late 30s?

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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
i'm 49, the boy is 11.

i've been told many times that i can easily pass for late 30s to very early 40s.

8)

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I get those kinds of flattering remarks all the time too....When people want something. :wink:

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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
i'm 49, the boy is 11.

i've been told many times that i can easily pass for late 30s to very early 40s.

8)

steve


I get those kinds of flattering remarks all the time too....When people want something. :wink:

There's truth in that. My best friend who's going on 52 like me brags about bartenders and waitresses telling him that he looks much younger. I've known him for 47 years and he looks at least late '40's, but I don't want to burst his bubble! :)
Having said that, without a doubt, older people look MUCH, much better than in years past. We're taking care of ourselves better now, dressing younger, and acting more with the times. I've too have had people I work with sincerely telling me that they can't believe I'm 51. They take me for late '30's. It's all about keeping slim and fit.


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