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Post Reply Do People Get More Adventurous As They Get Older or Not?
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Posted 3/10/15
I've probably gotten less adventurous as I've aged.
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You just need to redefine adventurous with the same intensity, as the years have redefined you.
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I'm more experienced and knowledgeable than my younger self, so I am less likely to place myself in risky situations than before. However, I am also more jaded than my younger self, so, once I decide to take some action or make some stand, I am less likely to be dissuaded from it. To wit, when I was younger I held more ideals but had less personal wisdom through which to filter them. Now, I hold fewer ideals but hold those which remain much dearer, and defend them more tenaciously.

*assuming that we equate adventurousness with risk-taking, and likewise recognize that not all risks are immediately physical. . .
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Posted 3/10/15

Hairbelly wrote:


Depends on how you define "adventurous". The chart above that karmacide posted is actually a fairly close representation of one's attitude as you age, but I'm not sure if it's entirely accurate with one's proclivity to being physically adventurous as you age... at least as how I define "adventurous".

Hollywood likes to portray "old people" as a bunch of bucket list checkers who travel around the world crapping in their Depends, jumping out of planes, and eating live bugs at some dirt floor cafe in Morocco. And even though that fits my definition of adventurous, I don't think it's entirely accurate for the majority of ageing people in the world.

I think most people as they age realize they don't want to die having spent their entire life giving a shit about other people's opinion of them or their ideas. Believe it or not, but you finally hit an age where another's harsh words of your clothing, weight, or faith don't fucking matter. But this is a double edge sword as you can either slunk into an absolute slob or an adult with a sense of self pride. It's one or the other: crazy cat lady shopping at Wal-Mart or sage.

If that's what you mean about "adventurous" then yeah, most older people realize caring about what people think of them is a delusion.

However, most old(er) people don't pine away to jump out of planes and actually become less physically adventurous because, you know, we fall a lot.

A lot.

And shit breaks. And it's expensive. Very.


Bam!! I concur!!
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Posted 3/10/15

pirththee wrote:

You just need to redefine adventurous with the same intensity, as the years have redefined you.

I like that. Nice.
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ayesharocks wrote:

I think once you get to be elderly, even if you are adventurous, you can't do much since by that time you're with a cane/wheelchair/barely can move.


Some are like that others are not. Until the day my great grandmother died in her 90s she was still jumping over the neighbour's fence to steal fruit.

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Posted 3/12/15

karmacide wrote:



Something like that.


yeah.. It's actually like between 15-30 is when you start giving away all your fucks, and then after 30, you start to run out of fucks to give..

As for adventurousness....

it pertains to the fucks you have to give, in that if there are less of them to give, the more likely you are to do stupid things. The problem is also mobility, which ties into whether or not you have a family, a significant other, or something else that ties you down and makes you give extra fucks.

It also depends on whether or not you're a lazy fuck. If you are, you obviously are filling up your fucks quota with being in annd of yourself a fuck... but in general, the principle still stands: less fucks= more adventurous.
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Posted 3/12/15
I'd say less adventurous. 5 Years ago I used to jump off of moving vehicles, I don't think my body is made for that kind of thing now..
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