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Old 06-15-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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When was the defining moment you knew you had gotten old? I am 63 and I realize I am old. I work with kids that could be my grandkids. (no children). I see people my age already broken down and barely able to function. I see people running into storefronts because they thought they had the car in reverse. I don't feel like any of the above but I do realize I have much less time on this earth than when I was young. It's just depressing as h--l. Thanks for letting me vent here.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I'm never going to be old.
It's all in the head, anyway
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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Funny story. We recently hired a new temp at work. I was describing her to my wife as an "older" lady. After I got to know her I found out she was almost exactly my same age. Guess that makes me "older" too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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When I overheard a young guy say he couldn't wait for that old guy to die so he could have his job, and the "old guy" was me!
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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when kids who were born the year I graduated from high school came in for prenatal blood work, and, no, they weren't teens.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:26 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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It really is in your head - but what happens to your body - and your response to it - can be a determining factor.

I recently re-injured my left knee (medial meniscus). I am choosing to see a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon - because I want to return to optimal movement and ambulation.

If I didn't care - I'd see just about anyone - and that could hinder my recovery.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm never going to be old.
It's all in the head, anyway
My 88 year old father does not consider himself old. Seriously.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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We may not consider ourselves old, but that doesn't change the reality of when others consider us that way. I'm still not old, yet in looking around my workplace, I realized I'm older than everyone but one or two people. And have more seniority than everyone else.

It creeps up when you're not looking.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:55 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Just had my annual review with my boss - I'm 60 and he's 38.

Alot has gone on in our department - he really doesn't know all I do - but he will soon as my deputy just ran off with her boyfriend and we will be hiring a replacement.

I told him of my plans to leave at 65 (sooner if I can - but I won't tell him that)....

He told me he simply doesn't see me as 60. He thinks I'm somewhere in my late 40's early 50's.

Wish my knees would get that notice.

It's nice he thinks that way..... that I am productive and a contributor.

When I leave he won't know what hit him.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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All of the above. I now realize I'm one night time stumble away from possibly ending up in a nursing home or dead. Its happened to people I know younger than me. I'm 59. I don't feel that way in my head but I am realizing every day that my time is limited and I'm freaking out.
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