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Old 01-13-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I am blown away at the rate of changes for me personally. I'm 68 and when I remember back to 55 I was a different person. Physically I have changed in those years more than any other time except maybe from birth to age 10! I know many others feel they have changed politically, spiritually and become people they never thought they would become. People seem to tolerate injustices less and don't hold back offering opinions.

What do you see as the major changes in your life from age 55 to 65?

The 7 Differences Between Being 55 And 65
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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Usually I don't like these lists but I found myself agreeing with most of the points in this one.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Not 65 yet, just 62, so I won't offer up observations yet.

But it does seem to me the article attributes a lot of stuff to age 55 that really is more accurate for age 45.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:17 PM
 
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Many years ago, an older fellow told me "the only thing between 60 and 70 is ten ugly years". I was in my early 50s, and didn't get it. Now that I am 68, I agree 100%
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Many years ago, an older fellow told me "the only thing between 60 and 70 is ten ugly years". I was in my early 50s, and didn't get it. Now that I am 68, I agree 100%
I'm 67 and don't get it. What is the ugly part I'm missing?
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:59 PM
 
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I didn't start noticing changes until 75, before that people thought I was around 50, now they think I'm around 60.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:58 AM
 
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actually we generally age once every ten years.

that means at some point things turn different all at once and stay put for a decade .

police artists use that in their projections.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm 67 and don't get it. What is the ugly part I'm missing?
I don't get it either. I'm 66.


Biggest changes for me are physical-can't walk as far as I used to. Can't see as well as I used to. It happens.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:33 AM
 
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being a gym rat i have seen a noticeable dip in strength this year at 62. however i am overall in better shape than any point in the last 20 years.

i lost more than 30 lbs since i am keeping my diabetes under control with no medication and i run 3 miles non stop every other day.

i
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I am blown away at the rate of changes for me personally. I'm 68 and when I remember back to 55 I was a different person. Physically I have changed in those years more than any other time except maybe from birth to age 10! I know many others feel they have changed politically, spiritually and become people they never thought they would become. People seem to tolerate injustices less and don't hold back offering opinions.

What do you see as the major changes in your life from age 55 to 65?

The 7 Differences Between Being 55 And 65
Shorter fuse. A lot shorter fuse and something I need to work on because... well... generally I like everyone that works around me but I blow up easily.

Less physical stamina. 15 years ago I could go out and hang pipe with the fitters if we got really short handed but the days of climbing up and down 15' ladders all day are over. I am not wheel chair bound today but hard as I try I am losing strength.
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