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TOPIC: What Do You Love About Being A Senior?

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 8 months ago #2714204

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Susie wrote: Free bus/train pass
Concessions to certain events
Reduced rates
And when i get even older ....free TV licience

What's not to like about it eh ? hahaha






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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 7 months ago #2722928

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I've loved being retired. At the time that I retired, it wasn't that the job was bad, it was my desire to do as a I pleased and not what my job demanded of me. I've been retired for 25 years now, and during that time, our family has grown in leaps and bounds, as 4 more great grands will arrive before the year is over. Out of those 25 years, we spent 16 winters in Florida along with 20 spring and fall visits at our daughter's cottage in Maine. None of this would have been possible if I had kept working these past years.

I'm glad that I was fortunate enough to have that choice and have never, for a minute, been sorry for retiring when I did. Now, our traveling is starting to come to an end. Age and (so far) minor infirmities are catching up with us making the effort more than the enjoyment.

My advice is to take advantage of retiring while you are not too aged and can still enjoy life to the fullest - - -money and health permitting.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 7 months ago #2727314

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DaveA wrote: I've loved being retired. At the time that I retired, it wasn't that the job was bad, it was my desire to do as a I pleased and not what my job demanded of me. I've been retired for 25 years now, and during that time, our family has grown in leaps and bounds, as 4 more great grands will arrive before the year is over. Out of those 25 years, we spent 16 winters in Florida along with 20 spring and fall visits at our daughter's cottage in Maine. None of this would have been possible if I had kept working these past years.

I'm glad that I was fortunate enough to have that choice and have never, for a minute, been sorry for retiring when I did. Now, our traveling is starting to come to an end. Age and (so far) minor infirmities are catching up with us making the effort more than the enjoyment.

My advice is to take advantage of retiring while you are not too aged and can still enjoy life to the fullest - - -money and health permitting.









Very true Dave, enjoy life to the full.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 4 months ago #2787023

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The senior discounts are pretty awesome. I love the fact that there is no pressure to do anything!
We're in the driver's seat, cruising at our own speed.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 2 months ago #2840666

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What I like best is that I'm free to be myself. I don't have to conform to what my parents expected me to be. I don't have to conform to what religion told me to be. I don't have to please a boss, I only have to please me. And "me" likes me the way I am. Am I perfect? Of course not, but given all that's happened to me in my life, some of which was my own doing and a lot of it not, all in all I think I've handled it well. Why? Because I've chosen to learn from it all. And I'm free. Free! Bottom line, I know what's important to me and what's important in general. Hot diggity dog.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 2 months ago #2840705

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As a 70 year old, part time worker (25 hours/week), I enjoy the cheekiness that I can get away with to the customers I help.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 2 months ago #2840708

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? NOTHING.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 2 months ago #2841047

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There's the free travel on the bus.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 1 month ago #2841903

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photogeek wrote: All this reminds me of that old song;
"I'm busy doing nothing working the whole day through
trying to find lots of things not to do" :)

Reading this reminded me of ..........
wife to retired husband " what are you going to do today?"
husband "nothing!"
wife "but you did nothing yesterday"
husband " I know, but I didn't finish it"

old joke but lightens the moment I hope anyway :) :)

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 2 years 1 month ago #2841945

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NOTHING. !

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