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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
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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?

Last edited by nobodysbusiness; Today at 10:15 AM.. Reason: wanted a poll
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Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
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Bummer: I wanted to create a poll, but something went wrong and I can't edit it to include a poll now.
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Old Today, 10:18 AM
 
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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?
What is an "elder"???
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Old Today, 10:20 AM
 
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What is an "elder"???
That's all you got from this?
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Old Today, 10:23 AM
 
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That's all you got from this?
Dude. Define your term. Maybe then you'll get a response.
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Old Today, 10:38 AM
 
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Being an "elder" has been berry, berry good to me.
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Old Today, 10:39 AM
 
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Usually contented, sometimes depressed, but right now this minute, aggravated. (I really do need to tear myself away from the P&OC forum sooner and more frequently, lol! -- but I don't because I feel that participating in it sharpens my mind.)

However, after rereading the OP, living almost 66 years with all the tragedies in my life, I do feel more resilient and more accepting when things go wrong. However, I also feel more pessimistic and no longer expect things to go well -- but maybe that's a good thing?
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Old Today, 10:46 AM
 
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Usually contented, sometimes depressed, but right now this minute, aggravated. (I really do need to tear myself away from the P&OC forum sooner and more frequently, lol! -- but I don't because I feel that participating in it sharpens my mind.)

However, after rereading the OP, living almost 66 years with all the tragedies in my life, I do feel more resilient and more accepting when things go wrong. However, I also feel more pessimistic and no longer expect things to go well -- but maybe that's a good thing?
Just watch the Hallmark Channel and nothing else!
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Old Today, 10:49 AM
 
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I woke up the other day and just smiled at how lucky i was. THAT DAY - other days? eh
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Old Today, 10:59 AM
 
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I'll cop to being an "elder" LOL. I've been through some difficult times, as I assume everyone has, and my mental state these days is content. I feel good physically (knock on wood), I'm able to live within my modest income, and I have a good relationship with my siblings, my kids, and my grandchild. Can't ask for more than that.
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