Do you think us "sr. citizens" on mylot tend to discuss old memories more often?

Senior Citizens post about their memories? - Sr. citizens dancing up a storm!
United States
September 20, 2007 9:34am CST
I don't think I discuss the past very often here but sometimes I will get on a roll and discuss events from my past that I might be thinking about at the time. I find so many times that as I'm writing I'm thinking so many members won't have a clue as to what I'm talking about and that's one of the reasons I choose friends who are on the older side. I know which friends of mine will understand and respond to my discussions. Do you think us "oldsters" discuss the past more than the younger members do? Why do you think that is?
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Well maybe its because you dont really undersatnd todays world and wish it was like yours. I dont mean this to be an insult because it sort of looks like one!
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• Philippines
21 Sep 07
you are right about us oldies wishing for the old days back again. but i bet, once you will have a good idea of how friendly the world used to be, you would love to have the old days around, too. i can still remember that we need not worry at all about overexposure to the sun. skin cancer was unheard of during those days. we can be at the beach anytime of the day for as long as we wish. we can be under the sun endlessly year in and year out. pollution was unheard of and so is global warming. maybe i have lashed out too much already.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
Don't understand today's world? I think we understand it a lot more then younger generations. I'm not proud of it but us "older" people had a lot to do with some of what today's world is all about.
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I'm certain everyone on my friend list can tell you I am one of the older members. The old days are fun to discuss and remembering fond times is great. I treasure the days sitting on the swing with my boy friend at the time sipping lemonade. We married and have 2 grown children. I really feel lucky to be able to share my experiences growing up on a farm.
• United States
22 Sep 07
I haven't looked yet but I thought I was the oldest here on mylot! I love to remember the old days too and share them with the younger generations.
• United States
22 Sep 07
Ok, I checked your profile and your age isn't there and if it is it doesn't show up!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Sep 07
First thought: You're a senior? I thought you were in your 30s. At most early 40s. I'll go check. And I do not think the older members talk about the past too much. Many of them talk about a whole range of times. It does seem the younger members hash up the past. Personally I describe things from the past all the time. Its kind of weird looking back on it.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
lol...you made my day! If you checked you now know that I'm 60 and proud of it!
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
i am sorry ctrymuziklvr but, i have not noticed it that much that the oldies talk so much about memories of the past here in mylot. i am an oldie, too, considering that i am in my mid 50's already. however, i'd rather talk about what's going on around me right now and as to what are my plans which i maybe undertaking soon. i talk about my failures yes, but that is necessary. we learn from our mistakes a lot. it is true though that we prefer to communicate with older people. that is understandable. they are our peer group. that is where we belong.
• United States
22 Sep 07
I think it get's to a point where we can't think of a discussion topic and it's easy to talk about the past. As for "belonging" to a peer group I don't think that is true here on mylot.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Sure, senior citizens discuss the past more - they actually have a past. When we hear a song and recognize it as a golden oldie - it is because we heard it before. My son used to get so aggravated when I played the oldies on the radio, then he started realizing that many of the new songs were remakes of the golden oldies. Don't worry if you exclude the younger members, many of the discussion excludes the older members, or other groups...for instance if someone from India discusses a Bollywood star - well basically I have no clue, but then I do don't expect to be able to relate to all discussions. A few weeks ago, I answered a question on some of the old commercials I remember...wow..it was amazing how many more of them I have thought of since then. If you have memories...let them rip...it is preserving history.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
My kids never liked when I listened to the oldies either but like yours they soon found out that not only was it quality music but their making remakes of them so they must have been good.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Count me in! lol I am not yet a senior, in fact, I still have three decades to go before entering the world of "oldsters". But eversince, I am interested in discussing the lives of those who have "travelled" a lot already in life. It brings me back in the past. Like a time machine. And I am always amaze and in awe how they you guys travelled it at all.
• United States
22 Sep 07
Well, I haven't travelled a lot but I have travelled some although I don't talk about it. It sure is like a time machine for some of us.
21 Sep 07
There are times when I will come across discussions that trigger memories from my own past, that's when I think that old memories can often help these days. I try not to dwell too much ont he past though
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• United States
22 Sep 07
There are times when remembering the past and talking about it is what gets me through the day.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Well, I don't know if you've ever answered any of my discussions. But if You did you might see that I do that. I'm only 25. I still got, what like 40 years before I'm a Senior Citizen. I just recently wrote a post asking which of the decades you lived through so far has been your favorite. Mine, the 80's. Then I posted another one about singing and dancing in my car because I made a New Kids on the Block mix cd. New Kids were my First favorite band ever. My first concert, my first LOVE really. and I was only 4 years old when their first album came out. 7 when I saw them in concert. I LOVED them and I've been rocking out to them all week. I've been desperately missing my childhood. So my answer...no.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
Hey, even at your age you have a past to remember so it's good that you can discuss and think about them.
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I can't speak for anyone else, ctry, but I love to recall some of the good times in my past. We are all a product of our past; that is what shaped us into who we are today. I realize that many of the fellow myLotters are young, but they will be very much like us one of these days. I truly believe that they can only benefit from our life experiences and memories. I am now in the process of compiling material to put together about my past because my children and grandchildren want me to do this for them. They really enjoy it when I talk about events from our past and my childhood years.
• United States
20 Sep 07
My kids always like to hear about my "old days" as they call them. They are also lucky to have my 82 year old mother around to listen to her stories too.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I don't think we discuss the past that much on MyLot. In real life I see people discussing their past more often to get a point across. However, most young people are not interested in our past. I don't discuss my past unless I am asked to in order to ensure that I am not a bore to the young folks around me.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
That's so true! The younger generations do like to hear about how life was years ago. I know I used to love to listen to my grandmothers stories.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
20 Sep 07
I think most of the younger members who talk about their pasts are the ones like me who had bad pasts they're still trying to get over. Or least that's what I've seen more of... younger people talking about how bad their childhood was and such, never if they had a good one. It's always the older people talking about how good their life was when they were young. It makes me wonder if someday I will see my own history differently... but that's very hard to believe.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
I think it goes to show that life was so much better a lot of years ago than it is now. I feel bad for this generation and the last one also. Things have not changed for the better even with all the new technology.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I've actually started a few discussions about "trips to memory lane" like discussing some of the olde time TV shows that we saw in glorious black and white only...can you imagine the youngsters seeing anything in black and white now...or old time movies...I don't generally talk about the past either unless it's to make a point in my own discussion or reflect something on someone else's discussion--I think the younger folk here will one day reflect on their younger days as well eventually...But I see your point that if we oldsters mention something the young crowd here wouldn't have a clue what the heck we're talking about...Like how many would remember the nehru jackets of the 60s and 70s?? LOL--as a btw..did use to wear them!! heehhee
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• Philippines
26 Sep 07
Hi there buddy, what's up? Well i think it can be happen, but it cannot also. It can be happen if these old people still remember their past and able to share it with us here. And it cannot happen, if these old people having a hard times to remember their pasts. Have a nice day ahead and happy posting and earning here in myLot. Ciao, Kiko