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Old 07-20-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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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 feel disgusted too. Never going to watch BBC, CNN. Drain the swarm.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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Like Ray Wylie said, the days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations are really good days.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Dude. Define your term. Maybe then you'll get a response.


Dude??? Is the baseball cap on backwards too??
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Just wondering how elders on this forum are *feeling* . . .

After a lifetime of experiences, what is your current state of happiness and mental wellness?

Are you a good coper? Have you always been resilient?

Maybe you have had an easy life with few traumas.

Maybe you have been through the wringer.

How are you doing now after all of it?
My current state is feeling annoyed that you posted in the retirement forum and used the word 'elder's'.. How old is an elder?

Can I assume that makes you a 'young un' and everyone over your age is an 'elder' or did you just mean 'us retirees' ?

Other than that, I'm content. I'm resilient. I roll with the punches. Any traumas I've had in my life are none of your business, and I'm doing fine, thank you very much.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I don't get people who get offended at terms for our age group.

I am 52. I consider that old, older whatever. Why? Because it is not middle age, and that leaves old.

Do I feel old, act old or any of that? No.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Venus
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I like to refer to myself as a survivor. I don't want to go into the gory details of what I survived from but I do know that it is not as tragic as some have experienced but I also know that others had it much easier than I did.

At one point in my life, I would say that I was wounded psychologically. Today, even though those wounds healed, the scars are still there and every now and again, they act up for no reason. That is when I have to remind myself of where I am today and how far I have come.

-I am in a VERY loving marriage.
-Both of us are in good health.
-We are ALMOST out of debt (only owe on our car).
-We have the means to live very comfortably.
-I have 4 step-kids & 8 grandkids.
-3 cats.
-Sibs, cousins, aunts, uncles. (Even though I miss those who are gone-like my sister, parents, grandparents, etc.)
-Friends.
-A BEAUTIFUL house.
-And so much more.

And yes, I am VERY happy with my life right now and I can't believe all that I have. Sometimes I just marvel at it all. I hope it stays like this for a LONG time-but I know it will change some day and that scares me.


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Old 07-20-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Being an "elder" has been berry, berry good to me.
Bazinga!
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I don't get people who get offended at terms for our age group.

I am 52. I consider that old, older whatever. Why? Because it is not middle age, and that leaves old.

Do I feel old, act old or any of that? No.
You are a youngster.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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My current state is feeling annoyed that you posted in the retirement forum and used the word 'elder's'.. How old is an elder?

Can I assume that makes you a 'young un' and everyone over your age is an 'elder' or did you just mean 'us retirees' ?

Other than that, I'm content. I'm resilient. I roll with the punches. Any traumas I've had in my life are none of your business, and I'm doing fine, thank you very much.
An elder is one who is wiser due to having seem some (or much) of the turning of the wheel before.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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The word elder doesn't bother me, but it does remind me of what a group of Native Americans would call the oldest people in the tribe, LOL.
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