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Old 08-20-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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To the poster born in 1938- Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, Sept. 1 being the official start of WWII.
Ah yes, 1938 was the Anschluss.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:52 AM
 
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I think of 1938 as Kristalnacht. Oh, yes, and wasn't that also Czechoslovakia?
I am entirely too interested in WWII (father fought in Europe).
Thoughts to those who were involuntarily retired due to health. It sounds like you have a good head on shoulders about that hard left turn in life.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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I was at a media conference about baby boomers in New York recently and they had a number of baby boomer experts presenting information (e.g.; did you know 1 out of 3 adults alive today are baby boomers?). Anyway, this guy asked a very provocative question - do you think your best days lie ahead of you, or have you already seen your best days.

I would really like to hear how other people would answer this question ( i promise to give my answer, but later). Please qualify by saying if you are a boomer or not (born 1946 -1964)

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How does he expect us to know what the future holds for us? If life is a continuing adventure how does anyone know what their future holds for them? Without that how do you compare?
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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behind me i can be dead tomorrow
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Ahead no doubt, as I am happy with where I am at in the last week and can share...
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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IMO, the best days for my spirit are ahead. The best days for my body are, alas, mostly behind me. As for my intellect? It's a toss up--I will have much more time to take classes, read, and pursue topics of interest rather than things I'd learn for work that don.t really stimulate my mind. OTOH, can't deny my brain is slowing down a little as I grow older.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Won't know until I get there!
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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It depends on how we define "best". The most exciting and adventurous years are behind me - learning how to fly airplanes, learning how to ride motorcycles, etc. But even though those things are in the past, some things are better now; I am more serene, less agitated. At different stages of life, different things will predominate for us. If we have "been there, done that" for certain things, then other things of a different nature replace those former things. It's a tough call to answer the OP's question.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Best has to be defined...what is Best, and then if we catch that fish we have to decide when was Best, or is it yet to come or even now. An incredible amount of mind-noodling.

Physically my prime was well in the past by sixty. But since then I have met some of the most interesting people of my life, I have learned more, both formally and informally, and I have been more content than before my sixties began.

I wouldn't trade then for now, so best doesn't matter.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I wouldn't trade then for now, so best doesn't matter.
True, very true. I liked everything you just wrote but I especially liked that last sentence.
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