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Old 03-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun
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Something you could do all night that now takes you all night to do is not one of the advantages of getting old 😋
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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George Carlin will answer that for you.

Be prepared for swear words!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJY3fjvcsQ
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I really like the senior discounts, particularly on food. Still a bit disappointed that they just give it it to me and don't ask for my ID though.
They stopped asking me too!
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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There aren't too many, especially in this youth-worshiping culture. One advantage, obviously, is SS, and of course Medicare. And getting into movies, etc., a little cheaper.

But recently I discovered another advantage -- you always have an excuse if you make a mistake, or forget something, or aren't fast enough.

This is usually just a joke with my friends, but I actually tried it today, and it worked!

I was in a liquor store, taking a while deciding what to buy. Eventually the lady came over and asked if I needed help. I said "No, I'm just slow. I can't help it, it's because I'm old."

Well she felt so sorry for me, she gave me a hug and some chocolate!

This was an Indian lady, and they probably respect elders more in India. So maybe it won't work every time everywhere.

And I didn't get a discount on the liquor so I can't say it worked wonders. But it was nice.

Gonna keep using that excuse.

Except not at work, that wouldn't go over so great.

Speak for yourself. I'm older than you, but I don't forget anything and I'm still plenty fast. If you keep killing your brain cells with liquor and eating junk food like chocolate, you'll decline even more.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Fresno, CA
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The biggest advantages for me have been mostly internal:
  • I know more about who I am, what I believe, what I want, etc. I generally trust my own counsel and judgment.
  • I don't suffer fools much. Have good radar and better wherewithal to fend off empty wells, advantage takers, negative Nellies and Neds, energy drainers and I-me-mines much better than in younger years.
  • I've ridden and driven enough of life's rough road that I have better coping skills than when younger. I still fear there will be a time or event(s) that will make a liar of me on this belief, but so far it has been true. Never easy, but I'm better equipped to deal.
  • I can speak up and advocate for myself better than I used to.
  • I feel abundant gratitude for all that I have and have had. I have always felt much compassion for others. As we celebrate the best things in our lives, we also wish those things for other deserving people who are going through difficult, challenging times.

For the external:
  • Thank goodness for retirement and the reasonably good health to enjoy it.
  • Hallelujah for Medicare and not having to pay such a big chunk for health insurance.
  • And thanks for all those daily pleasures, kindnesses and serendipities from the sweet antics of my dog, great weather, talking to a friend, having a stranger smile and hold a door for me. So many of these bright spots, some I count on, some that just happen.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay & Diamond Head
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Well she felt so sorry for me, she gave me a hug and some chocolate!
Ah, the slippery slope to becoming a dirty old man.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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I can go out without make up and not care who sees me. I still get dressed though.
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