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Peter
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Thoughts of becoming old

I am getting old and I'm not really afraid of the concept of it, just the aches and pains that I never felt before creeping up on me from my misspent youth coming back to haunt me. You are only as old as you feel on the inside, and I don't look it on the outside, yet. I sure don't feel it on the inside. I rather die young than be lamed with athritis, or even worse...losing my mind. No thank you. The eskimos used to have a great tradition. When you are good and ready, take a ride on a floating ice burg...and fall asleep.

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Peter
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Thoughts of becoming old

One suggestion is that we aren’t forced to face up to our own ageing process because the elderly are deftly airbrushed out of our lives by an ageist media and a business culture in thrall to youth. A survey by the Department For Work And Pensions concluded that “agerelated stereotypes are rooted in British society” with one in seven people saying having a boss in their 70s is “completely unacceptable”. Whether this is because they are viewed as too old to cope in the workplace, or not in touch with modern business technology, it’s something people will have to learn to accept if current proposals to raise the UK retirement age to 70 are successful. Our older generations experienced the majority of the most tumultuous century in human history and yet at best we infantilise, at worst outright ignore them. Pity instead of respect. A 1998 study showed that we use baby talk (higher voices and simpler words) when communicating with people we perceive as old. So why do we have such an extraordinary aversion to ageing?

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Carl
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Thoughts of becoming old

I think that everyone has at least rarely the thoughts about getting older. I do not think that this is something bad. I consider this as the next step of my life. I have goals and this is why it is easier for me to look into the future. There are some tips how to understand that you are already old, I find them pretty funny. If it’s after 9 p.m., it’s bedtime. Or you’re thinking about bedtime. You have aches. And complain about them. Often. You can’t deal with standing at concerts. Lines? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Canned soups are your lifeblood. Canned soups are your lifeblood. You don’t particularly care about being trendy. Or about spilling things. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Peter
Last seen: 3 years 4 months ago
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Thoughts of becoming old

No offense, but I think you're a little young for to be thinking about this. How can you possibly enjoy dating and being young if you're constantly thinking about 50 years in the future. My advice would be to get out there, do some type of activity you enjoy so that you'll be more focused on that and not the near desperation you feel about 50 years from now. Trust me, as you get older and life comes at you, you'll wonder why you wasted so much of your youth worried about this.
Also, in my opinion you are setting yourself up for "settling". When people think they can't do better, they will accept whatever comes their way. That's not what you want to do because you'll end up getting a divorce in which you may end up right where you are now. When it comes to dating and marriage, don't settle. Take your time and make sure he's the right guy.

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Thoughts of becoming old

I find it utterly stupid to be afraid of something that is as inevitable as getting old, or dying :) being afraid of things I can do something about seems more productive to me: like wearing gear in order to minimize damage when I am riding my motorcycle, wearing seat belt, not eating too much, not drinking too much because I am afraid of the consequences. In that sense, that type of fear is both healthy and productive - I can't prevent everything but I am doing the best I can to minimize the chances. Getting old, hah. Nope, not afraid at all. It's not something to be afraid of, it's something to be prepared for.

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Peter
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Thoughts of becoming old

Oh! Do not think about bad things. You must understand that your mind can make a reality! If you will only think about bad things, you will get a lot of bad things in your life. So you must have positive thinking. It really helps, believe me! Moreover, even scientists have proved that with the help of our thoughts, we can influence our lives. I am sure that you will meet your partner, and you'll really be happy. Also, do you believe in fate? It seems to me that the fate has plans for you. So, very soon you will meet someone who will love you with all his heart

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Ben29
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Thoughts of becoming old

Haha, you are so funny discussing this topic. I have never thought yet of becoming old, or of my senility. I don't think that I don't do it, because of my age, Well, simply I don't afraid of being old, I am afraid of dying alone, without anybody close to me. It is the real problem.

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Benny
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Joined: 07/18/2016 - 14:07
well i think that you know

well i think that you know and you understand  that one time we all would be old and i think that you do not have any reason to worry about anything , or be sad of course it would happen and i think that you may have a depression   then you would be older and i think that you know about the crisis and everything like that, but of course  you shall not bother about it now, i think that you shall enjoy your life now and you shall enjoy  your youth because  you live only one time and that is why you have to feel the best in your life and i think that you know it. that is what i hope that you would change your attitude to everything and to your life. thank you for your interesting topic

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WilliamLewis
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Thoughts of becoming old

I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but I'm afraid of getting old. I'm afraid that I will depend on my children (if I have children) that I will no longer be attractive, that noisy places and gay companies will stop attracting me, that I will look with envy at young people. I'm most afraid of becoming useless to anyone. I hope that my partner and I will live a long and happy life together, we will have many children, and in old age we will go to a small cozy house with a garden. He always calms me down and says that at every age there are pluses and that he will love me even if I'm old and not attractive, but that does not really soothefrown

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James85
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Joined: 09/29/2017 - 01:38
Toughts of becoming old

I think every person at least once in his life thought about his old age, once I thought about it too. I dreamed how I would become an old man, I thought I'll have several children and grandchildren, a house on the beach and many other similar things, but then I understood that my future life would be good, If I'll take pains to make it good and wonderful. I would do everything I need to make my future life happy.

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