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Old 01-27-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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For me, it will be as follows:

0-4: My "parents taking care of me" years
5-22: My "having to go to school" years
23-50: My "work slave" years
51-66: My years
67+: My "society taking care of me" years

I am sixty-six. Only one more year to go before someone will start taking care of me. I wonder how “society” will do it. I hope it will not be something in the soylent green manner.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: New Oxford, PA
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For me, it will be as follows:

0-4: My "parents taking care of me" years
5-22: My "having to go to school" years
23-50: My "work slave" years
51-66: My years
67+: My "society taking care of me" years
0-5: Every day is Saturday
5-18: School days / Figuring it out
18-46: Working for my future
46-48: Every day is Saturday
48+: Bring it on!
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:23 AM
 
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It's the past. Period. I've no desire to sort through it and categorize what's done. I've got a future to figure out.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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I am sixty-six. Only one more year to go before someone will start taking care of me. I wonder how “society” will do it. I hope it will not be something in the soylent green manner.
You're gonna end up in a package in the cracker isle...!
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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You're gonna end up in a package in the cracker isle...!
Oh, noooooooooo...
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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I have thought about my life as

0-16: in my parents' home and thinking of myself as they did

17-23: finding out they were wrong

24-present: marriage and family

future: who knows?
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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My 40's were my prime thinking about this. I was vibrant and active, still dancing and exercising and working and daughter was pretty grown and tubes were tied.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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My 40's were my prime thinking about this. I was vibrant and active, still dancing and exercising and working and daughter was pretty grown and tubes were tied.


well said!


and I think my 50's would have been much the same if I had not married.


youth
working mother
disappointment
peace
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Originally Posted by whateverblahblah View Post
For me, it will be as follows:

0-4: My "parents taking care of me" years
5-22: My "having to go to school" years
23-50: My "work slave" years
51-66: My years
67+: My "society taking care of me" years
You don't say how old you are, but this is pretty sad. If you are still working, and hate it so much, find another line of work that you enjoy, or at least with a group of people who make you laugh. And don't expect society to take care of you. If you don't work and pay into Social Security, you won't get much out of it at 67. And what you will get out of Social Security won't be enough to live on, so you have to save and invest on your own.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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well said!


and I think my 50's would have been much the same if I had not married.


youth
working mother
disappointment
peace
I knew VERY EARLY on, one marriage was enough for this gal. 50's were good too but some struggle with menopause.
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