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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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That was a picture years ago, because the picture with the car he looks much older.
Nobody peed in my cereal today.
Here's a more recent picture. Happy now?

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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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He died in his sleep on Sunday night. Never got one day of retirement, never got one penny of social security.

Time waits for no man.
Or, one could say that he WON.

He will never have to feel useless. He won't have to feel unwanted, and ridiculed by his grandchildren (as old men often are). He will not have to spend years, or decades, watching his body deteriorate, and his capacities wane.

He will not have to worry about the Medical Industry bankrupting him and his family, and wringing every possible cent from his being - keeping him alive (probably against his will) and in agony, for a protracted period of time.

He will not have to learn all the acronyms and cutesy lingo which go with all the diagnoses and treatments the Medical Industry has dreamed-up.

He will not have to experience the humiliations and constraints (and diminished buying power) of old age.

And what a wonderful way to go! ...in his sleep, without pain or anxiety.

I should be so lucky.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Status: "Loving life, wife and job!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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It's precisely that we don't know that motivates me to want to retire as early as possible. I want my last days, months, years to be without living in the rat race I call work. I want to spend some time without the stress, relaxing and doing things I enjoy. I don't wish to die without that experience.
That's my life now...and I still work. Yes, I'm extremely fortunate. I hope you find what you're looking for when you retire!
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Old Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Status: "Loving life, wife and job!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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Here's a more recent picture. Happy now?
Did you forget your pants? Shorts?

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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Did you forget your pants? Shorts?

I was thinking of small hands, haha. But it’s definitely cranky old man with no pants.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
 
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He died in his sleep on Sunday night. Never got one day of retirement, never got one penny of social security.

Time waits for no man.
He died in his sleep. Better than anything else that didn't happen, added to which he couldn't give a flying fart about what he didn't get.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Or, one could say that he WON.

He will never have to feel useless. He won't have to feel unwanted, and ridiculed by his grandchildren (as old men often are). He will not have to spend years, or decades, watching his body deteriorate, and his capacities wane.

He will not have to worry about the Medical Industry bankrupting him and his family, and wringing every possible cent from his being - keeping him alive (probably against his will) and in agony, for a protracted period of time.

He will not have to learn all the acronyms and cutesy lingo which go with all the diagnoses and treatments the Medical Industry has dreamed-up.

He will not have to experience the humiliations and constraints (and diminished buying power) of old age.

And what a wonderful way to go! ...in his sleep, without pain or anxiety.

I should be so lucky.
I what bizarre, negative world you live in.

I'm 59, been retired fully for 3 years now. Don't feel useless for a second. And if my grand kids were to ridicule me, their parents would nip that in the bud right away. My kids were raised well enough that they're raising their kids. My health is still excellent. I exercise everyday. As are my mental faculties. The medical industry comes up with new acronyms and cutesy names because medical research evolves daily. We have very few needs and have saved very well for our futures.

I suppose I'm a glass is half full person. You sound like a glass is empty and cracked type of person. I bet you're fun at parties.
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Status: "Put the Wet Stuff on the Red stuff" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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My grandfather, father, mother , brother never made it to retirement.

All smokers.

All died of lung cancer.

DONT SMOKE! If you do QUIT NOW
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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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These fast food double bacon wrapped hamburgers full of cheese and french fries it's a wonder you make it out of the place.
I got a stent 2 years ago and now try to eat heart healthy. it's not easy.
I wonder if all these people with heart attacks have a history of eating badly?
My friend died recently of a heart attack, he seemed to strive to eat as unhealthy as possible. If I said anything he looked at me like I'm nuts.

My late husband was a very healthy eater. He ate little if any red meat, no cheese on pizza, no butter or margarine ever, and was very active. His big splurge was a few beers a week. The problem I suspect for him was very bad cardiac genes on both sides of his family.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Just remember, no one lays on their deathbed and says, gee I wish I spent more time in the office.
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