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Old 08-27-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Are you afraid of becoming a geezer or a crone? If so, why? It certainly beats the alternative. To me, it's a status that after a certain age should be looked forward to.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Are you afraid of becoming a geezer or a crone? If so, why? It certainly beats the alternative. To me, it's a status that after a certain age should be looked forward to.
I'm afraid of missing a 3 foot putt.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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I'm afraid of our government screwing things up so bad I don't make Geezer status
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I am afraid of dying before I accomplish everything on my to do list.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Are you afraid of becoming a geezer or a crone? If so, why? It certainly beats the alternative. To me, it's a status that after a certain age should be looked forward to.
I am not so sure it always necessarily beats the alternative. The alternative (death) is something that is going to happen to all of us anyway. I would prefer death to being incapacitated. Just this afternoon I visited an uncle who cannot cut his own meat on his plate, who cannot walk out to the car without assistance, and who cannot participate in a conversation beyond a few rudimentary sentences. That's what I fear, as it's literally a fate worse than death.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I am not so sure it always necessarily beats the alternative. The alternative (death) is something that is going to happen to all of us anyway. I would prefer death to being incapacitated. Just this afternoon I visited an uncle who cannot cut his own meat on his plate, who cannot walk out to the car without assistance, and who cannot participate in a conversation beyond a few rudimentary sentences. That's what I fear, as it's literally a fate worse than death.

I second this....

But as far as the OP's original question.... moi a crone?? NEVER! I have too positive an outlook on life for the most part and am very patient!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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I'm afraid of outliving my money. I've got enough to last until I'm 80. any time beyond that, I'm in the soup.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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That I'll forget where I stashed my "checkout" gear when I need it or be unable to use it. It will be interesting to see if my current thinking plays out.

A bad role of the "stroke dice" (and/or other bummers) can eliminate one's ability to be in command of their life. That to me is indeed a fearful situation.

As far as being a geezer, I plan to do so with style.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I intend to live long and continue to hone my curmudgeonly skills to a fine point.

HEY! Everyone needs/should have a goal in life, right?
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