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Drop the senior thing 2 months 5 days ago #3234971

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I understand your point jp. :)

Personally, and I guess it’s all very ‘personal’ how one regards being a ‘senior’ , I hated the thought of being a senior and fought it at every turn, however I’ve lost that ‘battle’. :D. And btw, I don’t consider 50 being ‘senior’....by 65 one might as well accept it. ;)

I think you worded your comment quite well, re the site ....

Welcome to Buzz, young man ! Enjoy ....(;;)
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Drop the senior thing 2 months 5 days ago #3235068

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I don’t care,,call me what you like as long as it’s true..
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Drop the senior thing 2 months 5 days ago #3235123

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I'm 69, therefore I'm a senior. I never refer to myself as a senior, even though I tell people that I'm on both Social Security and Medicare. People I work with tell me I look more in my 50's. It's been that way all of my life. When I was 22, some thought that I looked more like 16. It was embarrassing having to prove my age back in 1972, when I went to a theater to buy a ticket too see Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy. It's not embarrassing to be a senior citizen. It doesn't mean that we are all feeble minded or whatever.

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Drop the senior thing 2 months 4 days ago #3235137

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I get what you are saying OP.

I am 55 and working almost time and I dont see myself as senior either.

But not sure what other word they should use?

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Drop the senior thing 2 months 4 days ago #3235276

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Pats wrote: You can use the word senior to describe anyone who's older than you are.

e.g.....My husband is five years my senior. smile.png


I bet you keep reminding him of that when he forgets to do something!!!:lol:

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Drop the senior thing 3 weeks 5 days ago #3260082

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Inside every "senior" resides a young person who wonders what the heck happened. They can call me a senior if they want to, as long as it's accompanied with a nice discount on prices... smile.png

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"A fox is a wolf who sends flowers." -- Ruth Brown

Drop the senior thing 3 weeks 5 days ago #3260228

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"Senior" is just so bland, a kind of nothing word, a tag to encapsulate an aging population. Sometimes "seniors" are just children, full of fun, trying to ignore the biological suit that refuses to slow down in its relentless march to wrinkledom.

I like how poets describe the elders.

Mellowed by the stealing hours of time. - Shakespeare

An old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
Wordsworth.

As I approach a second childhood, I endeavor to enter into the pleasures of it.
Lady Montagu

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Drop the senior thing 3 weeks 5 days ago #3260254

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I'm in my mid 50s and wouldn't call myself 'senior'.

However, I was drawn to the site because it's 'run by seniors for seniors'. I knew I would be amongst people in the age group that I have more in common with than those in their 20s and 30s, for example.

Calling the site 'senior' is just a way of attracting the intended age group, in my opinion.
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Drop the senior thing 3 weeks 5 days ago #3260256

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You also have the opportunity of being a junior in the forums though :)
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Drop the senior thing 2 weeks 5 days ago #3265218

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An old saying
You are as young as the man you touch

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