Whats good about getting old

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  1. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Here,s the deal we all complain about getting old. What do you think has got better. Here is a thought.


    Advantages Of Age


    Long ago when old men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it
    was called witchcraft but today it's called golf.
    Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your
    age and start bragging about it.
    The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line
    for.
    Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want
    people to know why I look this way. I've travelled a long way and
    some of the roads weren't paved.
    How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
    When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth,
    think of Algebra.
    You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or
    leaks.
    One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is
    such a nice change from being young.
    One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
    Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
    Old age is when former classmates are so grey and wrinkled and
    bald, they don't recognize you.
    If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything
    to laugh at when you are old.
    First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to
    pull up your zipper, then .... Oh my goodness you forgot to pull
    your zipper down!
    If you jog in a jogging suit, lounge in lounging pajamas, and
    smoke in a smoking jacket, WHY would anyone want to wear a wind
    breaker?
    Best of all, I don't know how I got over the hill without getting
    to the top.
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  2. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    What's good about getting old ?

    It's better than the alternative. :D
     

  3. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    When I get kidded about my age, I laugh and tell the person, "when you get to this point, I can laugh at you because I've already experienced it".

    If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't do as many stupid things to injure myself as I did when I was younger.

    Good post Davyboy!
     
  4. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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    About 30 years ago a high school buddy of mine, who had gone on to attend law school and was an attorney at the time, and I attended our high school reunion. At the dinner we had assigned tables. As luck would have it we were seated with one of the class dorks, who had to ask the inevitable stupid question, "If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently?" My buddy, sitting there in his three piece lawyer suit, pipe in hand, looking all stuffy and dignified, looked him straight in the face and said, "I'd have done more drugs and gotten laid more often!" The look on the dorks face was priceless, I thought I would die from laughing so hard.
     
  5. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    One good thing about being an old geezer is that bumps, bruises, cuts and burns don't hurt anymore - my nervous system is shutting down.
    Another good thing is I don't have many more years to spend watching the United States become a 3rd world country.
    I don't have to worry about having an embarrassing bulge when I see a good looking lady. Actually, when I see a good looking lady, I know there is some reason why I should get excited, but I can't remember what the reason is.
    When I go to the range to shoot, I no longer worry about trying to hit the X ring, I'm happy if I can just hit the backstop.
    Another good thing is poetic justice. The super-cute conceited girls who were too "sharp" to speak to me in high school are now nasty old crones as wide as they are tall, living alone after wearing out the bank accounts of their 3 husbands. They'd dearly love me now if I'd be stupid enough to agree to support them in the manner in which they'd like to be accustomed.
     
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  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    What's good about getting old?

    Grandchildren

    "empty nest"

    to name a few things. Also, no peer pressure, house payments done or almost done. As I get older I realize more and more what's important in life and what really isn't. I like where I am right now.
     
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  7. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    There are a lot of good points
     

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  8. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    For some getting old is a son-of-a-bitch.
    For me it's all about being a son-of-a-bitch.
    I'm lovin it!
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If we had known how much fun grandkids are, we woulda had them instead.:D

    Sometimes the best revenge is having outlived that SOB.:rolleyes:

    Getting old gives you the experience to know how few things are actually worth getting frantic or worried over.:)

    And if had known I would last this long, I woulda taken better care of me.

    :cool:
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya and you've given this speach how many times in the past 3 centuries c3?????;)
     
  11. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    How old are you
     
  12. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Only being 40 I would not say I'm old however, I can no longer "do it" all night...BUT, at least I finallyknow WHAT IM DOING!

    Tack
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Exactly this. That's why grandkids are so fun. We don't worry over every little thing like we did raising our kids.
     
  14. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    23 but have always been told I'm wiser than most 60 year olds
     
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  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    there was a time many years ago when i dreaded getting old, but not anymore, as i have accepted reality that we all if given the chance, will grow old. what good about getting old? the memories of all you have done or been through, good and bad. they say that someday you'll look back at this and laugh, well it's pretty true. there are things that pained me or caused me distress in the past, that now i can either smile or laugh about now. but your memories are sometimes all you have left when you get old. friends are gone, you're not able to do what you could do when younger, your health has slipped, but you will always have memories to enjoy. i think that's why it's important to live everyday like it's your last and to try and make new memories everyday, to reflect upon when you get older! live your life to the fullest, love those you care about, and don't hold grudges.
     
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  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    ROFL No kidding. I am eligible for Senior Citizen's discount at some places but now all. I take advantage whenever I can. :p
     
  18. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Your quite right you are old beyond your years I would have said 24 at least.
     
  19. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I have always had knowledge most don't.......no one understands it and it scares alot of people. I have quit questioning where it comes from long ago.
     
  20. trip286

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    I did my permanent employee physical yesterday.
    Doctor asked me to stand up. Snap crackle pop...
    Turn. Snap crackle pop...
    Pull. Snap crackle pop...
    Push. Snap crackle pop...
    Lift. Snap crackle pop...
    Squat. Snap crackle pop...
    so on, so forth...
    Doc asked if there's anything that doesn't pop when I move it. I said no, and my jaw goes "pop". Then I said, "wait. Not anymore apparently."

    Ahhh.... The joys of being young.

    But hey!! She said everything else is in damn near perfect shape!
     
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