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Old 07-17-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I would say this pretty much sums it up....sad....except I do not agree about the wedding being the highlight of my life. It was getting my MBA


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Old 07-17-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Very Sad, and NOT my experience so far, thank goodness.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Sounds like a miserable life for that girl!

My life has been so different than that video, as has that of my kids...
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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whoever made this has a horrible outlook on life. Bitter, very bitter.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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but do you see some reality in it as well. I'm 65 and looking at the finish line. Not a bad life, not a great life but I think I paid too much attention to what was expected of me from "society" rather than setting my own course and even among my peers I was out of rhythm, not getting married till I was 30 and having kids rather late.

I am encouraging all 4 of my kids not to take the most traveled road. Not to think we are expecting certain things from them at certain ages. I encouraged my 26 y.o. daughter to start living with her boyfriend rather than thinking about marriage. I encouraged my 28 y.o. son to travel and see the world when the opportunity presented itself. certainly would have encouraged my daughter to do the same if she was so inclined.

maybe I'm kind of a cynic but this cartoon was funny rather than sad.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"I will act like the first pregnant person ever."

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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but do you see some reality in it as well.
Nope.
Not MY reality in the least!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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but do you see some reality in it as well. I'm 65 and looking at the finish line. Not a bad life, not a great life but I think I paid too much attention to what was expected of me from "society" rather than setting my own course and even among my peers I was out of rhythm, not getting married till I was 30 and having kids rather late. .
So start now! You're old(er) not dead. Sixty five is the new 47. My grandmother learned to DRIVE when she was 65.

I found that video dee-press-ing. Thankfully I grew up learning to grab the gusto because you only visit this blue marble once. And you know what they say: If you do it right, once is enough.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Gah! Thankfully that is NOT my life because I made the choices that I wanted to. I don't care what other people think, I care what I think, and the mark I make.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Nah, we live pretty much on a whim and leave our extended family members scratching their heads, so most of that didn't apply, except for the "acting like I am the first person who was ever pregnant" part. Twelve years ago, I was the same way! LOL

But really, at 65, you could have another 20 or even 30 years to live... what's stopping you from pursuing your dreams now?
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