Does life begin @ Fifty?

United States
June 19, 2008 5:47pm CST
I hear that 50 is the new 30. Do you think this is true? I do, because our life gets better after 50. We have reached an age of maturity. We are better educated in life so we know what we want, when we want it, and how we want it. We can afford to do more things, WITHOUT KIDS and have greater opurtunities to have a more fulfilled life. Our priorities change. We aren't so interested in just s3x but more wanting of a partner in our life, instead of short term fun. So... What do you think??
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
20 Jun 08
Well I ain't there yet,lol but I know I am not who I was when I was in my 30's and am SO different than Iwas in my 20's!! I hope things get better at 50, but I am pretty happy where I am now. I have good friends ( good kids that I love, and that love me. I don't have the drama I had in my younger years and what little I have, is just enough to help me appreciate the calmness I have now!
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
20 Jun 08
Good for you! That sounds to me like the perfect life. It does me good to see, some people can have a good life and appreciate it. Thankx, Take care, have a nice day. Margajoe
@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
21 Jun 08
Aww thank you hun! you are too kind. Believe me my life isn't all roses. I do tend to have a good outlook on things though. Why stress over little things when there are so many bigger problems we could be in!
@paid2write (5202)
20 Jun 08
When I turned fifty my life was not so good at all, and then it became even worse, so I did something about it and turned my life around. I really did start a new life after fifty and now I have more energy and enthusiasm about life than ever before. I am healthier and fitter and I have a great future ahead of me. I know many over-fifties who live happily and enjoy life to the full. I think it is an age when you understand more about life and what are the important things in life, so you spend less time worrying about minor things.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
20 Jun 08
Sounds good to me! Seeing as I worry alot. It would be nice to just live and let live. Without being worried. Take care, have a nice day. Margajoe
• United States
19 Jun 08
Come on now, don't get my hopes up!!!!!
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
20 Jun 08
No one really has money anymore, so at least we got HOPE. LOL!!!! Have a nice day Margajoe
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
19 Jun 08
Welcome to mylot! Yes I agree, I just wish I had the mentality I have now 25 years ago but I guess that's part of maturing and gaining the knowledge that comes with age combined with lessons we've learned in life. I also am not a big fan of the new aches and pains that come along with age. LOL
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
20 Jun 08
Hi! I totally agree. And the aces and pains I have been having since I was 30. For 10 years after the operation on my back it was okay. But, know I am 42 and have aces everyday, lol!!! If I would have known what I know now at 18, I would have done alot of things different too. But then again, like you say, we learn along the way. The good thing is when you say you've learned things in life. I know many people, older people, that still make the same mistakes and never really learn. It is sad, but it is life. Take care, have a nice day. Margajoe
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Since I'm a tad bit over 50 I have to agree with you. I am at a point in my life where I can enjoy myself a little bit and relax more. My youngest just graduated from high school, the three older ones are grown and doing okay so it's usually just my hubby and me.
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• United States
19 Jun 08
Just what I meant. you have time to spend with your SO and can enjoy your life without the worries that a younger age brought about.
@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
20 Jun 08
Hi! I like that idea. Seeing as I am 42, that would mean my life will get even better. Life already changed for me at 40. Living in Berlin, leaving Holland. It has been a big change. Learning a new language. But, I believe in life we keep learning things, even after 50. And I do not believe people are necessarily mature at 50 or up. Me myself, I don't want to become overly mature, I like the idea of being childish every now and then,lol! As for knowing what I want? I know what I want, but it all cost too much money. But, dreams are nice too. Once again, I like to believe life begins at 50, That means things can only get better. Thanx, Take care, have a nice day. Margajoe
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@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Life begins at any age you become responsible enough to face the trials and joys of life. Age has nothing to do with it, it is your state of mind that matters.
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Hi, upsidedown, I'm with you there! You're so right! I'm fifty. Life begins now! :)
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
20 Jun 08
Well i dont know about that when i reach 50 in god well i will tell u, but I can tell u that in 40's I start my teenager again and be so nauty but in 50's I dont know
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• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Well I need to reach it first to see if my life will begin at 50. My life began when I got married...lol..Well I do hope it's true what you are saying but I am scared of getting older though.Hope I can take it.
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
to some people yes
@d0d313 (66)
• United States
20 Jun 08
if u dont have girl u losing time and u might not have much longer to live
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 Jun 08
Earlier I have heard that Life begins at Forty. But past 40,50 ... life is yet to begin for me. Maybe the saying 'better be late than never ' seems to hold quite a lot of truth.Past 58, I contemplate a worry free,trouble free,calm and peaceful existence.I look forward to God's blessing in achieving the same. Good luck and all the very best to you.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
Yup, we are able to handle life at fifty better than our parents and grandparents. By this age, we'd be financially stable (hopefully) so we can enjoy the things that we have always wanted to do; but cannot, because of work & family commitments. In fact, I'd look forward to retirement very much.