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Old 02-25-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Ahhhh, The Golden Years. I have more gold now than I've ever had in my life and I suspect it will take a lot of gold to keep me above ground in the years to come. As for right now though, I haven't had to touch it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Nothing can prevent certain conditions.

Some take any pill hoping they don't have to participate in their own well being.
Kind of a gloomy observation, that. But I'm just a cockeyed optimist. However, I do take full responsibility for my own wellbeing and always have. That being said, I'm certainly not adverse to seeking medical intercession when absolutely necessary. I doubt I could have performed surgery on myself.

Sorry 'bout your golden years!
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Does or doesn't? I never liked to take any drug when diet or exercise could fix the problem.
Maybe even meditation.
But diet and exercise doesn't fix everything. Otherwise like we wouldn't be gaining in years lived overall. Its my opinion few recognize the miracles of medical advances these days.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Does or doesn't? I never liked to take any drug when diet or exercise could fix the problem.
Maybe even meditation.
But not all problems can be fixed by those. Otherwise our ancestors would have lived longer than us.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Ahhhh, The Golden Years. I have more gold now than I've ever had in my life and I suspect it will take a lot of gold to keep me above ground in the years to come. As for right now though, I haven't had to touch it.
Physical gold is still a commodity , while it's fun to collect it , feel it, count it, the bottom line is it's worth when you have to sell it. We are not likely to enter a barter exchange system anytime soon, so the best you can really hope for is a very long time of holding and periodic buying where the spread over time creates a major investment savings.

I ,along with a lot of folks started buying in the early Eighties, with no interest in selling until I had to to continue a quality of life in the far distant future......well low and behold that distant future came home to roost , it was time in the past recession when I had little choice but to sell. Sure I did reap a large profit , but only because gold increased in value 4-5 times what I paid for it. All these years in between I tried to hedge my commodity investments buying gold mining stocks, and some futures. ........in the end , my " investments" went south at a very wrong time, margin calls and the like. ...all this caused my sale of the physical gold and silver before I wanted to. Bottom line , everything you do is based more on luck than anything else.......it was fun though, I made it a hobby for many years.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Physical gold is still a commodity , while it's fun to collect it , feel it, count it, the bottom line is it's worth when you have to sell it. We are not likely to enter a barter exchange system anytime soon, so the best you can really hope for is a very long time of holding and periodic buying where the spread over time creates a major investment savings.

I ,along with a lot of folks started buying in the early Eighties, with no interest in selling until I had to to continue a quality of life in the far distant future......well low and behold that distant future came home to roost , it was time in the past recession when I had little choice but to sell. Sure I did reap a large profit , but only because gold increased in value 4-5 times what I paid for it. All these years in between I tried to hedge my commodity investments buying gold mining stocks, and some futures. ........in the end , my " investments" went south at a very wrong time, margin calls and the like. ...all this caused my sale of the physical gold and silver before I wanted to. Bottom line , everything you do is based more on luck than anything else.......it was fun though, I made it a hobby for many years.
That said 'the golden years' wouldn't wait.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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But diet and exercise doesn't fix everything. Otherwise like we wouldn't be gaining in years lived overall. Its my opinion few recognize the miracles of medical advances these days.
Modern medicine is a real miracle, but a lot of times I think you basically get what you get from your genetics.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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That said 'the golden years' wouldn't wait.
O' so true , we are on the down hill slide of life, only one thing can stop it. Actually , the golden years were somewhere in our 40s . All the things we dream about , more money ,confidence , more independence in the work place , more stable chances for a lasting personal romance .and a greater ability for more extreme sports and adventures. Those should be the golden years !
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Golden years...makes me think of the Diane Keaton commercial
about her Grammy getting colon cancer in her 80s.
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:25 AM
 
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Meditation could in no way have prevented my being hit by a severe neurological condition at age 66 which required hours of serious, cervical surgery and from which I will never fully recover.
True. But meditation can be a powerful tool to help you cope with the stress of the condition, and that's no small thing.

I'm speaking as someone who only began a meditation practice a few years ago. Luckily (knock wood) I've not been yet waylaid by major health issues but I have had the usual -and then some- run of family/stress stuff. When I began meditating I did so as part of a spiritual discipline, kind of a new (for me) way of prayer, without any expectation at all of any particular benefits.

Boy was I surprised. I could go on and on here re the benefits I've experienced but the long and short is until you experience it for yourself, you can't appreciate how much meditation can help you deal with any problem life throws at you.
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