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Old 03-21-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Be careful who you spend time around, regardless of your age. Negativity breeds negativity. If you don't want to be bitter and unhappy and dried up before your time, surround yourself with people who emphasize the good in life and make happiness a priority. That, too, is catching.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Mid 30`s?
yes, "starting" to get old and bitter- how do I stop?
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Life seems to get harder as I get older, how does one avoid becoming old and bitter?
ill tell you how to do it pick prople that have a positive attitude and stay away from the others
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Honestly, it really is a TON easier to be positive and appreciative of the good in life, and just overall more resilient, if people with those attributes are those with whom you surround yourself. Attitudes are catching.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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i think that tabularasa has put it all in a nutshell think her way and you will have a happy life
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Die young?
Sounds reasonable... and leave a good-looking corpse!
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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yes, "starting" to get old and bitter- how do I stop?
Old and bitter? In your mid 30`s? WTF man?
That is entirely way too young, to be feeling "old and bitter!" Boo!
Do you feel like your old? How old do you feel?
I had a patient ask me the other day, if I was in my early 30`s.
I explained to her that I just had a birthday recently, and was over 40..ish.. She was so surprised! I don`t feel 40ish..... I feel......30. Act like, I`m 25, sometimes. Meh....Life is too short! Enjoy it..while we are young enough too. We will have plenty of time, to be grumpy.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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If you're getting bitter in your mid-30s, I wouldn't call it age-related. (You're still a young whipper-snapper!)

I've had my share of disappointments in life. Some I handled well and others I didn't. If I could give you one piece of advice it would be this: Don't let your disappointments become defeats. Just look at them as they are -- bumps in the road of life. Either accept them and work around them, putting them behind you, or see them as the end of the road you're on, turn around, and put them behind you.

The road of life is not all a paved, straight stretch of smooth highway. You can negotiate it however you like. I always found the byways that go over mountain ridges.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Look back on all of the things you have gotten through/over.....don't waste too much time on the past, live in the present and look foward to the future. The OP's are right about surrounding yourself with only positive people...refuse to dwell on the past. Wake up every morning and put one foot in front of the other no matter how you feel. When those bitter thoughts come to mind....replace them with positive affirmations. Remember there's always someone who has it worst than you....worrying won't make the situation better...take the necessary steps to get where you would like to be. Keep your head up!
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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Good post.

Almost reminds me of Kennedy with the whole "Ask not what you're country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country."
But, he got killed....
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