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TOPIC: What Do You Love About Being A Senior?

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 4 months 18 hours ago #3089499

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Age is an illusion in many ways when you go beyond the physical. Our bodies age and deteriorate. That's totally unavoidable. Just as an apple goes off, so do we.
Then there's the person themselves and their set of unique collective experiences.
Don't worry I'll eventually get around to answering the question.
Maybe.
Most people never learn, never change and have fixed concrete thinking that aged 60 isn't much different to 20.
Out childhood forms us and we usually still do as adults what we did as kids until the day we leave this world.
Myself. omg am I about the answer the question.
Thanks to,work and ill health I've experience a lot of pain and loss. I've been exposed to the very worst that man(taking the generic. No apologies) can do to thier fellow man. I've had to listen to unimaginable accounts of abuse.
Yes I am a broken person but most of are broken in some way by the time we reach middle age.
I still do now many of the things that were drilled into me as a child. I'm still that child in,may ways, as my parents gave me many positive attributes that I'm proud.
Age has brought an increasing intolerance of the world and the people in it. I don't like the I'm alright Jack Britain we live in where we don't do a thing for our fellow man. Because one day we all need the things that that brings. But by then it's too late.
When I see paying five grand for a so,called smart washing machine you talk to I want to throw up. When I hear about people paying £500 for a silly smart doorbell I want to do the same.
Age has brought insight and intolerance of the banal and ludicrous.
Age is a curse and a boon at the same time.
As I said, most of us never learn, never change.
Philip Larkin was right about our parents.
And he was also wrong
Age has given me that insight. Maybe that's all I can ask for.
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 weeks 4 days ago #3160039

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Being able to do things to my timetable, not anyone else's :)
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 weeks 3 days ago #3160939

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Free bus travel and cheaper train travel.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 weeks 3 days ago #3161000

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I really like being at the point in my life where I can tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth without having to worry about promotion or pay raise. I take full advantage of the freedom, and you best not ask me unless you really want my vision of the truth. (The last year of my working career I was a most hated man, because I started practicing for retirement. I mean, after all, what were they going to do, fire me?)

I no longer care what anyone other than my family thinks of me, and that doesn't include the whole family!

I no longer have to tolerate fools.

My finances have gotten to the point that I don't have to worry about making the car payment....

I am expected to be a grumpy old man, and I take the job seriously.

If I don't want to shave, I don't shave. If I want to fish, I fish. If I want to sleep in and eat Ice cream for breakfast I do it without shame.

I am well over dreading death, so I have nothing to lose....it is very liberating.

I don't have to worry about hell because I don't believe in it!

My only remaining ambition is to stay out of jail, as long as I do that I am quite happy.

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"I think I am a great moral leader" Donald Trump, Nov. 1018
"I think I can fly" Savvy, Jan. 2019

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 1 week 2 days ago #3172076

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After 40 years of full on " work", I decided that was enough!
I used to press through crowds, watching my feet and dodging obstructions,......now, I often stand back on a pavement and admire the architecture, and marvel at achiements.
I plan travel now, and research my destination. I used to "go" because I had to...
After a while, in retirement, I asked myself " what was all that work for?"
If I had known then, what I know now....well?

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 1 week 2 days ago #3172089

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What Do I Love About Being A Senior --- NOTHING

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 1 week 2 days ago #3172310

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For 31 years, I had THE job. Then I was made redundant with 7,000 others. Now I am secure with money and good health. I love the way I can go, wherever I like, when I like. I am thinking of a cruise. I think I would like to go to Tallinn, via Sweden, Finland, & the Baltic States. I am lucky, because people I meet think, I am 15 younger than I am.
People do not usually offer me a seat on a bus, because of it. I do offer ladies & men seats, thou !
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 1 week 1 day ago #3172809

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Good cruise, that one, Man of Kent! Good luck with it.

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 1 week 1 day ago #3172810

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Per topic
So much of the BS in meeting people is long gone and those with it you can just pass by so easily.
Simpler was would be not near as many games played by either male or female.
People are much more out spoken it seems.
Other than that not much!

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 5 days 15 hours ago #3175396

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Looking back on a incredible interesting sometimes difficult Life and most of the time done it my way.

My "Bucket" list is getting shorter and shorter. I would regret few things if I kick the "Bucket" tonight,
but since that is not likely going to happen and there is so much to do and so little time to do it I just keep plugging on knowing the shortcomings will come eventually all by them self. Nobody ever made it out alive.

Cheers to all !

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