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Getting old isn't ALL bad (is it?)

post #1 of 13
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I'm so there.

We are all getting older; some of us just have a head start (turning gray now). :smiles:

List some things that you do NOT miss about your younger days.
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post #2 of 13
The intense headaches I used to suffer in my early 20's. Very debilitating at the time. Now I very seldom have a headache.If I do get one, it usually quite mild and a couple of Ibuprofen takes care of it.
post #3 of 13
Hangovers :lol:
post #4 of 13
My ex-wife
post #5 of 13
Yeah...what Shel said - my ex. Also my mortgage.


Willie
post #6 of 13
Pimples
Parents being the boss
Dating
High school & exams


Things I DO miss....
Having energy
no grey hairs ( but heck - guess I've earned them)
many friends that have "left the building" (sombre note)

DC
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post #7 of 13

Things I DON'T miss

people not getting my sense of humour

When I was young and did the SAME things I do now, people would get upset, the ladies were get insulted and the guys (we are SO MANLY!) would try to fight me. Now that I'm an older person, I either get a reaction such as "he's just a harmless old man...kinda cute but OLD" or people GET my sense of humour.

If I was rich...I would be eccentric...but since I'm not...I'm just "that crazy old guy"

More fun now than then....and to piggyback on someone earlier...the best bumper sticker read "I miss my ex..........but my Aim's improving"
Cantor Posner aka ChefBoyof Dees

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Cantor Posner aka ChefBoyof Dees

"An Armed Society is a Polite Society"--Robert A Heinlein

"You either Do or Don't Do...There is no TRY" --Yodah
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post #8 of 13
  • Having to ask Dad to use the car
  • Sharing a room with my brothers
  • Being tormented by my older sisters
  • Wearing a tie every day in high school
  • Getting up in the middle of the night to do my paper route
  • working like a dog on my uncle's farm durng some summers


For the most part, though, I had a fairly happy childhood. Last summer going back to Dowagiac, Michigan for my father's funeral brought back many good memories of my early years. There's probably more things I DO miss than don't.

So it goes.

mjb.
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post #9 of 13
I don't miss being the butt of many people's jokes ( I was the proverbial fat kid..Not anymore)
When I was first starting out in this crazy business, I didn't take any crap from people and was labled a "*****", so I don't miss that.
still don't take crap.
post #10 of 13
I don't miss following someone else's ambition (ex)
having to suck up to people you don't like nor respect for husband's job all in makeup, designer cloths, high heels. How many hours were wasted in innane conversations that in the end did not better humanity in the least?

spike heels (cripplers of young women)

crazy in-laws

loss of dear friends, the past 2 years has been a rash of close friends passing away. Developing close relationships takes alot of energy.
Watching their physical decline was really hard.

Some consulation is that younger friends are having babies, 2 friends passed away the same week 2 friend's baby boys were born....put it all in perspective again....with a tear and smile.

Technology.....so much available, so many options, so many deer in the headlight moments.....I don't remember that being an issue 30 years ago.
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post #11 of 13
I'm starting to feel a bit older.

I threw my knee out during a fire call a couple of years ago. During my copious free time as a restauranteur and B&B innkeeper, I was a volunteer firefighter in PA. During a search and rescue, I stepped on a pile of magazines that the home owner had piled on the stairs and tore a ligament. My knee has never been the same. On cold days my knee throbs and by the end of the day I have problems bending it.

What bothers me more than my knee is the fact that I abruptly realized that I'm turning old-er.

While listening to a local radio station while we cleaned the kitchen after lunch, we listened to Juice Newton belting out, "Queen of Hearts."

"I love those oldies," said one of my students.

"Oldies?" I raised an eyebrow. "I remember the first time I heard her singing this song back in '81. I liked it so much that I got her 8-track."

"8-track?" asked one of the students. "Is that like one of those old fashioned whatchamacallits ... a record?"

I found myself explaining what an 8-track was.

The kids shook their heads.

"Why didn't you just download the song to your ipod?" asked a student.

I had to explain that the internet was in its infancy, downloadable music did not exist, and ipods hadn't even been invented.

The students were shocked. :eek:
post #12 of 13
wasn't ipod something on Star Track?:p
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post #13 of 13
I dont miss being paranoid, insecure and living up to other peoples standards

I do miss being selfish, not smoking, and believing all my frends would be with me forever
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