Gettin old and enlightened

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@rebelann (110314)
El Paso, Texas
November 16, 2023 6:31pm CST
I often wonder why it's taken me so damn long to realize all those things I wish I'd known as a young woman. Now that I'm old I'm finally aware of those many things that flew so far over my head back then. I guess we're not meant to know as young adults what we know as seniors. Ok, as an oldster I gotta say this is still on my list of favorites, have you heard this one?
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@AmbiePam (83392)
• United States
17 Nov
I still remember my now 12 year old niece, Amyra, going into my sister’s room when she was five, asking my sister to listen to some music. She said, “Sure, what do you want to hear?” “Smoke on the Water.” That tickled our funny bone. At least we know she has good taste!
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
That's interesting, she was into heavy metal at a very young age.
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@AmbiePam (83392)
• United States
17 Nov
@rebelann We aren’t sure where she heard it, but we think it was her dad. His musical tastes are all over the map.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
She must have liked the tune because the lyrics wouldn't have meant much to her.
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• Shenzhen, China
17 Nov
The situation you decribed is very common,this is why experience is critical.you won't know sth at young age due to lack of experience,certainly,the old had more experience and they knew more.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
So very true.
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@snowy22315 (166366)
• United States
17 Nov
There is a certain wisdom that comes with age I think.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
I can't argue with that. It is a shame that unlike the Ancient Native Americans young people rarely heed that wisdom
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Nov
Are we considered wise now?? Or just wiser . I guess in our older age we understand how the whole equation works . . . in our youth, it's just random numbers and we don't quite see how it all adds up . Oh yah, I recognize that guitar riff!!!!
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov
@rebelann I guess some people just never "get it" or grow up .
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Nov
Well, stupid is stupid and those kinds of people don't really change much, either they don't want to or they think they're smarter than the rest of us.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Nov
You hit that one right on top of the nail. I think 'just wiser' would be the right phrase cuz I've met some really dumb seniors ...... but I don't tell them that.
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@RebeccasFarm (81337)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Nov
There you are..well are you old yet?
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
Lemme me see ...... my mind says 'I know I can do it' but then my body says 'In your dreams old lady'
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Nov
@rebelann No way you are so young.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
Yeah right ...... and I iz dreamin
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@Tampa_girl7 (48443)
• United States
17 Nov
I guess that’s why they say the older the wiser.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
Yeah, I suppose in some cases the older we get the wiser we seem to be but I know a few seniors who aren't all that wise and they're a few years younger than I am.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48443)
• United States
19 Nov
@rebelann That does seem to be the case with some.
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@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
2 Dec
First of all, your honesty and reflection are truly captivating. I'm curious to know, what's one piece of wisdom that stands out to you now, looking back, that you wish you could have whispered to your younger self?
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Dec
I would tell myself just to be myself and the right people will become my friends.
@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Dec
Very well put, thank you.
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@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Dec
@rebelann What a beautifully simple yet profound piece of advice! It's fascinating how the journey of self-discovery often aligns with finding those who appreciate us for exactly who we are.
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@Juliaacv (47717)
• Canada
17 Nov
Sometimes we have to 'grow into' the knowledge that we need.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
You're right but at what price?
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@RasmaSandra (71382)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Nov
I love that poster, Yes, I love this song it is among my favorites,
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
So do I. I'm 74 and can remember a whole lotta nincompoops thinking how smart they were
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• United States
21 Nov
Its so true that wisdom comes with age.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
You're right. Life is about learning from mistakes and hopefully we do.
@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
I for one also find that I have some regrets but nothing I can do about that now.
• United States
22 Nov
@rebelann I don't think we can go through life without having some regrets. I know I have some
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@sallypup (56862)
• Centralia, Washington
17 Nov
You don't look half bad there. Congrats.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
Ummm, I don't post pictures of myself so where is the one you saw?
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
**slaps forhead** oh my goodness, I should have known
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@sallypup (56862)
• Centralia, Washington
21 Nov
@rebelann Forgive me. I was teasing you.
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@TheHorse (201252)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Dec
I had not heard it. But comedian Stephen wright said long ago that half of the people we know are below average. I have long since accepted that.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Dec
Interesting. Most I know went to college and talk like they know a lot. Since I didn't go to college I can't always follow what they're talking about.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Dec
Yeah they probably could but they got more fun outta laughing at me.
@TheHorse (201252)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Dec
@rebelann If they're smart, and not showing off, they can explain what they're talking abut to someone who did not get to go to college.
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@aninditasen (15442)
• Raurkela, India
17 Nov
I feel it's too loud. I love melodies and I still listen to them.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
I don't play this song as loud as I used to but I still like it.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Nov
I rarely listen to music these days I am soothed by the sounds of nature more often than not.
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@aninditasen (15442)
• Raurkela, India
18 Nov
@rebelann Tastes vary. Melodies soothes my nerves and sometimes brings out the singer in we.
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@dgobucks226 (33888)
18 Nov
With age comes wisdom, right. Hey... I'm using this tune for a future my "water titled songs" quiz. A Deja Vu moment
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Nov
Uh oh, I sure do hope I didn't blow yer cover. I think some of us understand in age, there are those that don't seem to get it no matter how old they get.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
Ahhh, ok. Wait til ya see the video I uncovered, it's hilarious but I'll wait til you're all hushed out.
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@dgobucks226 (33888)
21 Nov
@rebelann No problem. We'll just keep "Hush" about it. Ain't that the truth.
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• China
22 Nov
We knew something to our cost and We get mellow as the day wore on.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
Yes, I like they way you put that
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@Missmwngi (12930)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Nov
Its interesting how wisdom add with age but it feels good to learn along the way.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
True, once we realize what we have learned it does feel good but sometimes the way we learn does not always feel good at the time we are learning.
@Dena91 (15513)
• United States
22 Nov
I like Deep Purple, brings back memories of my brother when he'd play the song on his guitar. Love the meme
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
For the longest time it seemed to be everybodies fav
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@nela13 (55399)
• Portugal
19 Nov
I wasn't born yet when that song came out but I love it. If youngers listen what olders have to say, the world would be a better place.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Nov
I am glad you like that song. Or if youngers at least considered what olders day, sometimes olders can relate tales of things they went through that could help a younger to avoid that same mistake.
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@nela13 (55399)
• Portugal
20 Nov
@rebelann definitely!
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@LindaOHio (148486)
• United States
17 Nov
I definitely remember this one. We know a lot more than we did in our teens and twenties for sure. Have a great day.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
I saw a couple other tunes they did that I'd forgotten about. I wish I had been wiser earlier in my life but at least I managed to learn.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov
Oh yeah, I've got a couple of those but what's done is done.
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@LindaOHio (148486)
• United States
17 Nov
@rebelann Me too. I made one huge mistake that I can't take back.
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@dya80dya (32214)
23 Nov
Unfortunately, some old people lose their intelligence.
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@rebelann (110314)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Nov
True but some never had any to begin with.
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@dya80dya (32214)
1 Dec
@rebelann It's true.
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