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Old 03-02-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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Most farts get blamed on old people whether they
let one go or not. May as well break wind, they'll
blame you anyway.
^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:29 PM
 
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On the flip side: had a fender bender...The elder chap was sincerely sorry. We exchanged insurance info. Turns out we had the same insurance company. He had a speed dial pass to get concierge service. Within a half hour I had a rental car..My car towed for repair and two days later..A call that it was fixed. The gent re-affirmed that accountability leaves a lasting impression. So the advantage of retirement..ya don't sweat the small stuff.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:34 PM
 
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Not an oldie at all,but what about not worrying about looking sexy?
What about not worrying about getting pregnant,thus more relations?
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:20 AM
 
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My wife's eyesight isn't what it used to be, so apparently I am starting to look better.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:11 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Most farts get blamed on old people whether they
let one go or not. May as well break wind, they'll
blame you anyway.
One reason I will always have a dog....he did it
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:25 AM
 
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A young person, upon committing some blunder, misjudgment or crime, has to deal with the consequences for the remainder of his/her life. So does an older person, but that remainder is shorter. Age therefore brings the comfort, that blunders are less grievous.

An older person can reminisce on a life lived well, on hard work already accomplished. A young person can not justify being thus content, and must continue to labor and to seek self-improvement.

Old age can bring quietude and solace, a liberty for passive contemplation. Youth only abides frenetic scurrying, the need to strive, to get things done, to assiduously leave one's mark.

Old age, in short, allows one finally to live; and if one's always lacked the zest and verve, to so accept that property without self-loathing.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Free Cokes at Wendy's!
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I am enjoying being old (62) and there are definitely advantages. I enjoyed my 20's thru 50's - but I sure wouldn't want to be 21 again.

That said, being very old is not at all appealing to me. My Dad is 95, he's really had enough...he's not sick, but quality of life is not good.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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Thin pretty women smile at you if you dress nice.
Because they know you are harmless!
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Considering the alternative, the advantage is pretty nice. Not having to slave away at a job, and that 10% discount at Denny's! There has ALWAYS been a youth culture, all the way back to Plato, always. And the best thing, the very best thing, is there's time now, time enough at last.
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