Great Truths on Growing Old

@gifana (4836)
Portugal
January 19, 2007 11:07pm CST
Some of you are probably not worried about growing old just yet. But there are some of us that are on a downhill slant. I don't think about it too much. I know how old I am but I refuse to act my age. I prefer being surrounded by younger friends because they are more energetic...I feed off their energy and feel more alive. Besides that they don't complain about their aches and pains, fallen arches, floating false teeth, baggy boobs, impotence and the like. Here are a few great truths on growing old that I found that will give you young folks an idea of what to look forward to: 1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional. 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there. 4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster. 5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. 6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. Was just wondering if some of you out there might have any other tidbits on aging that might be worth passing on.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
My age is no secret gifana in that I am 56 years young and plan to continue growing old disgracefully. Here are a few more to add to your list that I had tucked away ready for a discussion. 1. I am a Senior Citizen and I think I am having the time of my life. Aren't I? 2. At my age I'm anti-everything - anti-fat, anti-noise, anti-smoke, anti-inflammatory. 3. I support all movements now by eating bran, prunes and raisins and all fibre stuff. 4. I'm having trouble remembering simple words like... uh... 5. I'm not grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting, children, politicians 6. I'm the life of the party... even when it lasts until 8pm. 7. I now realize that aging is not for sissies. 8. I'm usually interested in going home before I arrive where I am meant to be going. 9. I'm sure everything I can't find is in a secure place.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
Oh and everything in life is mind over matter. If I don't mind, it doesn't matter. :)
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
21 Jan 07
Those are all so true as well ossie. And as you move on down that flabby road to post-senior citizen they will become more apparent. Missed you....how was your trip?
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I am beginning my journey into old age now. I just turned 50 and I am feeling older than I ever have. I thought I was old at 30 but nope not even 40 was I that old. At 50 now that is a different story, things are beginning to change in my body and fall apart. The only thing I can do is repair, repair, and repair. And hope for the best as I move toward that golden life of retirement.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
21 Jan 07
Age is a case of mind over matter....if you don't mind it won't matter. Don't look on growing older with a negative attitude. Try to dismiss from your mind that your body is changing and beginning to fall apart....it's part of nature...just accept it and keep moving. I have the body of a 70 year old but the mind of a 17 year old. I look forward to tomorrow with my arthritic bones, my slower pace, and other various and sundry ailments. But I put them out of my mind and they don't seem to cause me any inconvenience. Grow old gracefully and you will find that you will get better and longer mileage.
• United States
20 Jan 07
I will age, but I will never grow old.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
20 Jan 07
Like my Granddad used to say.....I may wear out but I will never rust out...he lived to be 91..6 years without one leg amputated at the knee at age 85.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I'm not getting older - I'm getting better.
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