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TOPIC: What Do You Love About Being A Senior?

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 4 weeks ago #3175420

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Bugger all
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 4 weeks ago #3175459

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The freedom to be selfish with your time ...do what you want when you want .
Or simply do nothing :laugh:
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 4 weeks ago #3175801

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Healthy enough to draw my pension --- for soooo long !

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MAGPIE.-- the bird

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 3 weeks ago #3176654

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior?
Memories of younger days.

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain!

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 2 weeks ago #3184713

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Utility discounts, Sleeping in, staying up late, planning easy weeks, socialising, exercising, lack of stress, more time with friends, more interests, keeping the house clean, learning new things at my leisure, gardening, dog, reading, library, three clubs, Voluntary work, .... and now I'm the CEO of me.
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 2 weeks ago #3184740

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I don't class myself as a "senior", cos I haven't reached "state pension age" yet and I'm still a big kid anyway, but what I love about being "retired" from regular work is being able to do what I want, when I want.
Taking advantage of good weather on weekdays to get out and about in UK ... whether it's spending time gardening, hiking in the countryside or visiting local historic houses, museums, art galleries or natural beauty spots on quiet mid-week days ... or long narrowboat cruises along the canals and waterways in England .... or, when the UK weather is not so good, the freedom to go on long sailing holidays in the Med for months at a time ... or a long mid-Winter sunshine break further afield.
I still do "on call" voluntary work when I'm at home but I can't think of any reason why I would want to jump back on the hamster wheel and commit myself to a regular pattern of work again.

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Step by step, one goes a long way.

What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 9 months 1 week ago #3185748

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Eira wrote: I don't class myself as a "senior", cos I haven't reached "state pension age" yet and I'm still a big kid anyway, but what I love about being "retired" from regular work is being able to do what I want, when I want.
Taking advantage of good weather on weekdays to get out and about in UK ... whether it's spending time gardening, hiking in the countryside or visiting local historic houses, museums, art galleries or natural beauty spots on quiet mid-week days ... or long narrowboat cruises along the canals and waterways in England .... or, when the UK weather is not so good, the freedom to go on long sailing holidays in the Med for months at a time ... or a long mid-Winter sunshine break further afield.
I still do "on call" voluntary work when I'm at home but I can't think of any reason why I would want to jump back on the hamster wheel and commit myself to a regular pattern of work again.


True but like me I hope you feel a duty to help as much as you can .. it shouldn't ever be'I'm alright Jack pull the ladder up. I think as a generation we were privileged we need to pass some of that on ?

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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 months 3 weeks ago #3297230

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Physically? Absolutely Nada! Nothing! Mentally? Much lighter not worrying about what others think about me. My values and beliefs have changed for the better. Sadly Western culture values young people and trains them to work themselves into the ground until one day they end up unseen in an old age home..
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 months 3 weeks ago #3297307

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I enjoy the fact that I'm not in a constant race with the clock. I always promised myself when I retired I would take a hammer to my old, quite loud alarm clock. As it turned out I didn't have the heart to smash it but a few weeks in to my retirement one of the dogs knocked it to the floor and it broke. I very rarely know what time it is and sometimes not even the day, but I find it very liberating.
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What Do You Love About Being A Senior? 3 months 3 weeks ago #3297329

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Like many of the other posters, I enjoy the freedom that retirement brings. People asked, a couple of years after I had packed up working "Do you miss your job?" and I could honestly say that I didn't. Retirement is the opportunity to experience another life, a new life free from responsibility and freedom to find that lost person I was before career devoured her. Now, I can paint as much as I want. If someone asks me to go out for the day or to lunch (at an hour's notice) I can go without thinking twice. I can choose to do voluntary work (and I do) and use my time to enrich life instead of chasing my tail in work that left me exhausted and anxious. We all know that there are a few downsides to getting older, but hey, nothing in life is perfect! smile.png
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