How do you envision Old age?

@sechsey (1836)
Canada
March 11, 2007 6:56am CST
I see my old age as full of life still, family and love. I see myself retired in our house near a beach or up on a hill having quiet relaxing time with my husband. I see my grandchildren coming up the steps on the house running along towards us and seeing my children at their heels, all happy. I see my old age to be relaxed, easy, contented and quiet. I see that time to be a great time to cherish what was given of me and for all the years that have passed. I see that time to be a great time where i see my family come together, happy, successful and contented. I dont see old age as a problem. I see it more like a time when you have accomplished everything you have in life, you became what you wanted to be and you see all the hard work and joys of all of it in your children who are all grown up, happy and contented themselves. I see it as a time to spend more time and the last days of it with my husband who has always been with me for years and years, through all the storms and sunny days. Its that Age when everything have just fallen into place.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
11 Mar 07
you have great thoughts about you getting old. and i see that you are a happy person. i hope you get love and happiness all throughout. you deserve it. i used to think of my future, particularly about growing old. and before, i was scared all the time to think about growing old. but now, i don't dream alone... i dream about it with my boyfriend who will one day become my husband. so, i am more confident now and even excited to grow in years with him. we talked about it many times. we try to envision ourselves in many years from now where we both are old and grey. we find ourselves so deeply inlove still with one another, having our kids all grown up and having a family of their own, too. plus it makes us giggle whenever we talk about grandkids, too. what i know of is i am no longer scared to get old because i won't grow alone and unloved. well, actually, we should never grow old... but we all need to grow up.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
That's one of the things i expect in my old age. To be with the people we love. To grow old with the person we love. :)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
12 Mar 07
yep. that's the right idea about it sechsey... grow with the people we love and adore all our years --- be happy and contented.
• United States
12 Mar 07
I certainly hope that this is the way your life turns out but you need to be aware that life is rarely this simple and it tends to throw curveballs at you so you might want to be prepared. If you plan to retire the way you say, you need to seriously learn about money management and investing so that you can do what you plan. Most people who retire these days find out that what they have to retire on not enough to live on. I would highly recommend being very careful with your credit and learn how to save your money. Investing in land or some type of property is always a good way to make money but not through those silly infomercials on TV. If you want much of what you say, you are going to need to commit to a lot of very hard work for the next 30 years or so. Make sure you get a degree in something that will be around that long. Something related to computers, law, accounting or medicine. And, most of all, listen to others who've lived a while because they can teach you things that will help you attain your goals. If you think you know it all, I can assure you, you don't. And, the sooner you realize that, the better off you will be. I wish you the best at attaining your objectives.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Well, the way i see my old age is that i have already achieved everything. I have already been succesful that everything in my life, family, businesses, finances and stuff are already planned out. Didnt I say it when everything fall into place?:) No more problems just pure relaxation:)
@Starline (681)
• United States
12 Mar 07
That's suck a beautiful vision. I wish that my old age would be like that too. I wish that I had a house, that I'm still with my husband and that we talk about all the trips we have taken together and the happyness and lifes of our children. And we'll gossip about all the neighbours, about famous people, about everything.. just talking away with a cup of coffee in the hand.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
i love the way you talk about your old age too:) It seems like a part of mine, gossiping with ur husband all day long lol
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
CAN I COME LIVE WITH YOU?? lol That sounds amazing and I hope it works out that way for you. I am 58 so have thought about the retiring thing, but I am in no hurry. I work for a good company and I am still in good physical condition and see no need to rush into retirement. The company pays all my medical and dental and also gives me 7 weeks per year of paid holiday. For now that is plenty. When I do retire, I would love to have a small house with a big yard in the warmer part of my country. There are many things I have not tried on purpose, because I am leaving them for retirement. Like, photography, fly fishing, gardening and others. I am doing the expensive things now, while I am physically able instead of waiting. I have been on 12 cruises and have had some amazing holidays. So when I retire I will do the less expensive, less strenuous things.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Wow i wished ive done the expensive things too lol but i am still 25 so still alot of way to go to :) Well, phtography , gardening and stuff are great ways to enjoy a relaxing retirement i think:) You still have a long way before retirement too :)
• Bangladesh
11 Mar 07
Why do you think of your old age so early, though it is nice that you think. It proves u take life serioursly and don't let anyhting go uncertain. The old days/time should be for rest for those that have fullfilled thier purpose of life or don't think about it at all.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Lol i just thought thats how i want to grow old but not that i want to grow old now :)
• India
11 Mar 07
well i envision it as the fruit eating period of my life... i have decided to give my life to earn--to work --to fame -- and to never end up working more and more--so that my kids, and their kids actully put up their lives the way someone else can never put up--so beautified and so richified(i know it is not the word --I made it).... and then to cherish my dreams in their lives.... I am never gonna be insane....never gonna be old or tired... my activeness would then too be living with me so that i would like to jump with mah grandparents or go racing with my son,,.,,,
• United States
11 Mar 07
I really don't know what old age will be like. Even as I am older now than most of you, I see the world much differently than I did 20 years ago, as do you, I'm sure. The crux is you shouldn't live for the golden years; you should live now. Don't get totally wrapped up in careers, as most of the Fortune 500 companies were there before you started working for them, and they will be there when we're all gone. Working is part of life, but it isn't "living." If you're living now, doing all the things you talk about; spending time with spouses and children, being active, you'll be doing the same when you hit old age.
11 Mar 07
maybe im being dumn...but i see it as bein helpless...!! wanting to do somethin...but know u cant!! also ...it wud be full of loneliness...as ur kids are too buzy to care abt u....and half the tym u are on medication...so u cant hav some stuff lik turkey or something...and all that...!! i dont eva wanna be old....
@greylady (153)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I don't think anyone ever WANTS to get old but it's a fact that we grow older each day. I see myself still struggling to go to work or trying to find a way to make ends meet until the day I finally meet my end. Although it doesn't look like financial security is something I'll ever experience I hope I never become a burden to those I love. I hope I'm wrong, but hey, let's be realistic here. The way things sit right now there will be no 'Golden Years' for me!
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
I want to spend my old age the exact same way that my great grand parents, grand parents and parents have spent their golden years. Right here on the ranch. I certainly hope that I enjoy the same good health and feeling of contentment for having the knowledge of a job well done.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
And be able to kiss horses everyday:) Your avatar is cute btw:)
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
Your old age sounds good! Having something to look forward to is always important at any age. For me it will be a life on my own, my own place and hopefully by the sea, who knows it might be in a nice hot country where the cold won't affect me and it will be warm throughout the year. I don't think I'll have anyone to share my old age with but deep down I wouldn't want that, I'm too independent to share my life.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
Maybe you wont have a special someone to grow old with. I think its sad but it's ok if you will be surrounded with dozens of nieces and nephews anyway who loves you and visits you. Its just good as well.:) I think my old age is my ultimate goal. I dont really want to live as how i see old people in our country. They are still working and trying to survive even at their age. I wish for them to enjoy and so i wish for myself too come 50-60years from now lol
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
I envision my old age to be a productive one. There must be something I could do given the physical limitations of age. I am not thinking of retiring and be inactive and just wait for the inevitable. I would like to be in the company of my immediate family but I also want to have my own life the way they have theirs.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
Well i dont want to be fully inactive either but maybe retire from hard work and strenuous jobs. Its time to enjoy life and be at peace with what you have accomplished. Thats what i think:)
• India
14 Mar 07
when u r old u have experience that is good to share with ur children and later grndchildren. u will always love it to be surrounded by u r relations.so cheer up and keep moving
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Forty years from now, if God would still give me air to breathe, I see myself as a bald happy grandpa with my grandchildren around. I intend to retire at the age of 60 or 65, and by then I would spend the rest of my days with my family while having a little business of my own to keep me a little busy at times. And I would probably be touring around with my wife if our budget would allow us to...but if not, then we'd stay at home and make every moment as special as no other...after all, it's the presence of each other that really matters the most...going back to the memory lane and recalling both the happy and sad moments we have shared through the years.
@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I would love to retire early (about 55 or 60) Buy a smaller home in Florida. Use the profit from our other house to buy a motor home and go wherever the road may lead. I hope that will remain healthy and happily married.
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I hope that my husband and I have money to do things that we miss out on from working so much. I would like to travel around a lot. Mostly I hope we are both very healthy so we can enjoy our time together.
@palpalsky (900)
• United States
12 Mar 07
well i do wish i have beautiful home and my home is filled with rocking chair every corner and have lots many plants ... my kids have grown as nice people ...endless list
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I see it as the time to relax with my pets and family. He doesn't have to go to work I will have the shop at home instead so I can be there with him also.
• Pakistan
12 Mar 07
Well I just hope that when I am in my old age, there is a sense of accomplisment within me and I can say that I have seen the "true life" and also I do hope that there is finally some small measure of peace and tranquility in my life - the very thing thing that most of us want but few of us get.
@lyfhome (84)
• China
12 Mar 07
i only care how to live now, i have envision about my life, now and future, but there are only a dream, what i see will never come be true. i have no ability to see my future.
@ackars (1942)
• India
12 Mar 07
Almost the same like you have said...but only if a I get married..As far as now I havenot thought of such a situation..But if I get married,it would be with my kids n their kids...
@mschiqui (1284)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I dont want to think of it yet..But one thing for sure, when that time comes I will still be happy with my kids family already..