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Post Reply Horrors of growing old.
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I think about how I'm going out and hunter s Thompson comes straight to mind. I don't want to grow old and slowly blow out... I want to go out all at once, be in control of my own death.right now I just live for vanity. I want to explore the world, I want to eat breath and fight in it. I want to fight against expectations and imposed boundaries. But what I don't want is to have so much free time and displacement for my age I make a thread to scare young people out of aging. I hope I die long before that :).
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VZ68 wrote:


brigand554 wrote:

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


Or it's time to flush your toilet.


Get a plunger and eat more fiber . . . you wont need as much toilet paper . . .
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My

god

damn

knees.

I'm not even old.
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"Come on baby , don't fear the reaper..."
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Jan- wrote:

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.


Your concern is greatly misplaced, and your advice, inappropriate. I struggle to remain in good humor.
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Jan- wrote:

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.


Your concern is greatly misplaced, and your advice, inappropriate. I struggle to remain in good humor.


Sorry,just saying some things are inevitable and that life is an cycle. So sorry that i seemed to annoy/hurt you by these words.
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I'm a 32 year old, balding, married dude with 4 kids who works full time as an engineer.

Ask me about being old
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Well, now, let's see. I'm only 46, but grew up on a farm and have worked many manual labor jobs, including loading/unloading barges at the port of Memphis. I hurt when I wake up, but most of the pain fades away as I move around a bit (the pain in my shoulders and left knee being exceptions). Don't mind the gray hair at all. I do sometimes become a little forgetful, but I don't know if that's because of age or because I just don't give a d_mn about as much anymore (which attitude, I suppose, is at least age-related). Having grandchildren to spoil is fantastic! Having to work much harder to maintain weight, less so. Being called "sir" isn't so bad (despite my lingering dislike of the term from my time in the military--effing officers!). Having all females under the age of 30 or so pretend you don't exist can be somewhat disheartening, especially since all the young guys are still trying to sneak peeks down your wife's blouse.

What really gets to me are the changing technology and societal attitudes. I love the internet--CR, after all!--but remember when the first desktops came around. They've come a long way, believe me. Cell phones are amazing and amazingly convenient! Drones scare the h_ll outta me. And really, a public campaign to kill police officers? Really?! Homegrown terrorism? Yeah, it's always existed, but the recent proliferation is nuts! Meanwhile, the illegal drugs seem to get more potent and more dangerous. On the plus side, I'm glad to see a more accepting attitude develop towards race, religion, and orientation--about time! My hope is that a fast-aging population will force the legal acceptance of assisted suicide. A right to live demands a right to die.

So, for me at least, aging has meant declining job prospects (despite education and experience--ageism is real, and discriminatory!) It's meant slowly increasing pain, and the tendency for illnesses to linger longer. I don't understand a lot of the technology surrounding me, even that which I use everyday. That same technology astounds and frightens me. I can't always understand changes in societal mindset. And yes, I do catch myself thinking sometimes that things were easier--better, in (limited) ways--back when I was younger. We address problems just to replace them with more, while rule of law decays.

Summary: Getting old hurts. So slow down and keep the pain at bay through love and a bit of levity.
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Jan- wrote:

Sorry,just saying some things are inevitable and that life is an cycle. So sorry that i seemed to annoy/hurt you by these words.


Problem is, I know what you say very well, already. I was irked by you assuming that I was unaware. I have an instinctive fear. No amount of knowledge quells my fear of what my mother and grandparents are going through.

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Posted 11/9/15 , edited 11/9/15

GrateSaiyaman wrote:
Get a plunger and eat more fiber . . . you wont need as much toilet paper . . .
too much fiber and heavy will be heavy for you as well, do some balance but yeah a bit more then normal like white to whole grain stuff would help.

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Making some kind of noise when you sit down is the norm to me. I keep my body in pretty good shape but still get a pain when rain is coming or temperature drop is normal to me. I would say age is just a number and she will catch up to you but don't let it hold you back either. Live you life to the fullest and don't take things for granted
Posted 11/9/15
My great grandad had to get a tube up his urethra or something. He was like 90 or so, so I plan on dying around 65. Fuck that.
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scoobydew wrote:

Making some kind of noise when you sit down is the norm to me. I keep my body in pretty good shape but still get a pain when rain is coming or temperature drop is normal to me. I would say age is just a number and she will catch up to you but don't let it hold you back either. Live you life to the fullest and don't take things for granted


I make much more noise when I stand. Oh, the knees!
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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...


I was afraid of all these things^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ wasn't sure how to deal so I volunteer at a old person shut in home like once every 2 weeks. Its has really helped with my fears and lets me see seniors who are awesome and some who are angry assholes but appreciate my help Old person smell not sure about the organs rotting more like bed pans need changing I play checkers and chess or bridge its pretty cool very mellow. Sooo I embraced my fear head on and cant remember why I was scared because I have lots of new friends granted a lot don't remember me but I get a wink or a smile
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Posted 11/9/15

macht_gut wrote:

Does it still work "down under"?


Long as you can get it up. And if you can't... they make drugs for that
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