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Old 07-19-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I was shocked too, MQ always has such a positive outlook and so even tempered.
What a kind thing to say.

I don't think I always have a positive outlook. I have to work at that.

i would rather have dealt with what I dealt with than to have to experience what Mr 5150 has.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:09 AM
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Location: Scotland
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I don't feel elderly but my ferry and bus passes that I got when I was 60 says 'elderly' on it. I'm 67. My health is good. And I'm content with my personal life but digusted and angry at the state of he world.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I don't feel elderly but my ferry and bus passes that I got when I was 60 says 'elderly' on it. I'm 67. My health is good. And I'm content with my personal life but digusted and angry at the state of he world.
I feel that way too. In order to maintain my general contentment, I find I have to carefully ignore most of the news -- no TV news, only local newspaper coverage, and so forth.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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>Doing very well. Husband is disabled vet and we don't do a LOT of things I would like to, which aggravates me, but I must defer to him because of his many illnesses.

>I have developed coping mechanisms to deal with my husband, life, etc. Very resilient.

>I have had a relatively easy life. Few problems with raising my son as a single parent (he turned out great), taking care of my elderly mother (RIP) and now dealing with a husband 10 years older with illnesses.

>I had enough foresight to plan my life a bit, with a few twists in the road. Actually my retirement is fully funded and I tell my husband we live a "lush life" ....

>I'm alive, have varied interests and am pretty happy.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Thank you to all. Mrs5150 and I are doing as expected. We have had a lot of support from our small town community. One example is the mortuary we hired donated their services

That was a sweet remembrance of your granddaughter in the local newspaper.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:15 AM
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Location: Scotland
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I feel that way too. In order to maintain my general contentment, I find I have to carefully ignore most of the news -- no TV news, only local newspaper coverage, and so forth.
My sister ignores most news because she said otherwise it's bad for her health to get angry. That may be but I know that if everyone ignored the horrific things going on, what would happen? It would look like consent.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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My sister ignores most news because she said otherwise it's bad for her health to get angry. That may be but I know that if everyone ignored the horrific things going on, what would happen? It would look like consent.
I ignore the televised news shows. It was okay about 15 years ago but then they all (even CNN) started turning into shouting matches.

So now i read the news online. Washington Post and NYTimes mostly.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:49 AM
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I ignore the televised news shows. It was okay about 15 years ago but then they all (even CNN) started turning into shouting matches.

So now i read the news online. Washington Post and NYTimes mostly.
I read Washington Post, NY Times, The Guardian. I watch CNN and MSNBC. I love to watch Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell.

I am a dual citizen - US and UK - so I vote in both countries. And right now, both countries are a mess. So that's double stress.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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Almost never aggravated.
Understanding. But understanding, in the affairs of humans, means understanding suffering.

It's not just a matter of knowing what is ahead for us, but a matter of what is now AND ahead for every human. Buddha was right - life is suffering!

Yet, we are all on a continuous quest for pleasure (that's what we all do every moment, IMHO). I still get some of it.

Since there is really no such construct as "time" (ask Einstein), we are all in the same place. Here today, gone tomorrow. The questions of the ages come to me much more often and I wonder why I would want to live if I wasn't feeling a lot of pleasure and/or relevance.

Yet, for many of us, life is a matter of fading relevance.....maybe we were never relevant in the first place (very likely for the masses), but it was a nice Virtual Reality that kept us going???

I'm a young elder I guess (65), but my time is now all about making myself and others happy or happier or at minimum helping people.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:19 AM
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Almost never aggravated.
Understanding. But understanding, in the affairs of humans, means understanding suffering.

It's not just a matter of knowing what is ahead for us, but a matter of what is now AND ahead for every human. Buddha was right - life is suffering!

Yet, we are all on a continuous quest for pleasure (that's what we all do every moment, IMHO). I still get some of it.

Since there is really no such construct as "time" (ask Einstein), we are all in the same place. Here today, gone tomorrow. The questions of the ages come to me much more often and I wonder why I would want to live if I wasn't feeling a lot of pleasure and/or relevance.

Yet, for many of us, life is a matter of fading relevance.....maybe we were never relevant in the first place (very likely for the masses), but it was a nice Virtual Reality that kept us going???

I'm a young elder I guess (65), but my time is now all about making myself and others happy or happier or at minimum helping people.
A philosopher! Good attitudes.

I'm also a young elder - 67. Live begins at 60 IMO.
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