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Post Reply Horrors of growing old.
mrya21 
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I work in an assisted living facility. Most of my residents are in their late 80s and 90s and many of them make me think, "hey, my goal to live to 120 may not be so bad after all", but then there are others that make me think, "Lord, if you're up there, strike me down if my life starts to resemble Helen's in room 204 (we have, like, 10 Helens, apparently that was a very popular name).
Posted 11/8/15
When your balls touch toilet water, it's time to kill yourself.
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Let us die young or let us live forever.
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brigand554 wrote:

When your balls touch toilet water, it's time to kill yourself.


Or it's time to flush your toilet.
Posted 11/8/15 , edited 11/8/15

VZ68 wrote:


brigand554 wrote:

When your balls touch toilet water, it's time to kill yourself.


Or it's time to flush your toilet.


L-lewd. -////-
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Hopefully, by the time I'm an old geezer, VR will be a thing and I can spend my days pretending to be young while I rot away.

My largest fear, however, since I'm already lactose intolerant, is that a cheesecake-less future awaits me. Just thinking about it makes my skin crawl.
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Posted 11/8/15 , edited 11/8/15

VZ68 wrote:
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


It helps.

(So, is it really a "fear of growing old" and an objectified horror of anyone not in your own social age-circle, or just a selfishness of not wanting things to be any different than they are now, and saying you'll immediately jump off a cliff if they are?
Because they're both...sort of variations on what three-year-olds think.
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Posted 11/8/15 , edited 11/8/15

thestars201 wrote:

Let us die young or let us live forever.


Chicken.

(There's every possibility, at least more than the 51% majority of probability, that neither one will happen You're stuck in a generation that can now live to a hundred. So GET F***IN' USED TO IT. Starting now. Quit panicking about what will happen in five years when the kids working at the shopping malls that you used to be start calling you "Sir" or "Ma'am", and start wondering what kind of Sir or Ma'am you're going to be.
Me, I started in high school. After I got the hang of that, all the eww-icky physical booga-booga stuff just...kind of seemed pointless and childish to wonder about after a while. I could go all guru and say "Focus on the spiritual, and leave your physical fears behind", but I'll just let the other posts in the thread make the "Eww, I'm not going to be cool and immortal forever?" sound exactly like what high schoolers say, because they're afraid of responsibility and worry that they're not going to have their friends to hide behind forever. Remember it now, and cringe later. )
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Nyanotic wrote:

Hopefully, by the time I'm an old geezer, VR will be a thing and I can spend my days pretending to be young while I rot away.

My largest fear, however, since I'm already lactose intolerant, is that a cheesecake-less future awaits me. Just thinking about it makes my skin crawl.


I take meds, Lactase Enzyme and my milk consumption is suddenly less of an issue ya know.
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When did you actually start thinking about these things
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I fear breast sagging. I know its coming. Doesn't stop me from being bleh.
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aeb0717 wrote:

I'm more concerned about Dementia, Alzheimer's, skin thin and delicate enough to rip open while walking, negligent orderlies who allow flies to crawl into oxygen tubes and lay eggs in your lungs, bones that are all but delicate chinaware, the eventual inability to so much as wipe your own ass, the fact that the so-called "old person smell" is caused by gradually rotting internal organs, etc...


My advice for you would be,worry about things that you can change.Getting older isn't one of those things. Live healthy and there's higher probability of having much longer healthier period in your elderly years. Enjoy the ride though,some of us don't get to live that long for those kinds of problems to appear.
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Lower testosterone levels, thought processing decreasing, and the mid-life crisis from what I have been told..
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Im honestly afraid of dying alone. Why? Because ive seen it at my former job(used to deliver dietary trays in a hospital). The area I normally worked is filled with people who are about to die. And on many occasions, patients have died by themselves with no family or friends there to mourn them. Ive even had a women who died a little after I left her room confess her sins to me and all I could do is sit there and listen to her so she could have a little bit of piece before she moved on.
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nanikore2 wrote:

When did you actually start thinking about these things


It depends really, I mean it sucks when you can't do what you used to be able to do. My eye getting worse and worse has to be the number one issue, and my joints that snap crackle and pop aren't far behind.
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