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When did you realize you were old?
Posted: 04 December 2013 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Yes, music will do it every time. Also the first time you go into a restaurant or a a theater and look around at the audience and realize you’re probably the oldest person(s) in the room—and it keeps on happening!

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Posted: 04 December 2013 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 04 December 2013 07:43 PM

Speaking of which, my wife treated me to a Blood, Sweat and Tears concert last night and it immediately brought back memories. I was 23 again; then I looked around at all the old farts sharing the same memories. Screw it, We had a good time rockin’ out to some old tunes and some new arrangements. It was a blast… From the past… , but it was a gas. They even had a wine bar right there in the theater for the yuppies.


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BS&T is one of the few bands I did not see back in the day. Glad you got to go.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 12:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Lois - 04 December 2013 08:45 PM
VYAZMA - 03 December 2013 06:54 PM
DarronS - 03 December 2013 08:20 AM

One of my friends first felt old when got a haircut and the barber trimmed the hair on his ears.

I realized I was old when my friends started talking about their grandchildren.

That is so funny.  My barber did that to me the last time. Real quick like.
Just one hair I guess. But I caught it and said, “Did you just get an ear hair?”
The barber said, “Yeah, just one.”

I had that “getting older feeling” then.  Not for the first time. Won’t be the last I’m sure.

We all know we were getting older the minute we jumped out of the womb. LOL

You must have been a baby genius.  I don’t think I thought of it until I was maybe 8 or so.  It’s amazing what some newborns can think of though. wink

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You have trouble reading people’s posts.  I said we all “know” we were getting older. I didn’t say we all “knew”.
That’s twice you did that in this thread alone.
I don’t know if you noticed George’s reply to a similar misquote by you. It’s a page or two back. Pay attention.
If you want to go around making “comments” about folks replies, at least make sure you know what they are saying.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 01:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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VYAZMA - 05 December 2013 12:26 AM
Lois - 04 December 2013 08:45 PM
VYAZMA - 03 December 2013 06:54 PM
DarronS - 03 December 2013 08:20 AM

One of my friends first felt old when got a haircut and the barber trimmed the hair on his ears.

I realized I was old when my friends started talking about their grandchildren.

That is so funny.  My barber did that to me the last time. Real quick like.
Just one hair I guess. But I caught it and said, “Did you just get an ear hair?”
The barber said, “Yeah, just one.”

I had that “getting older feeling” then.  Not for the first time. Won’t be the last I’m sure.

We all know we were getting older the minute we jumped out of the womb. LOL

You must have been a baby genius.  I don’t think I thought of it until I was maybe 8 or so.  It’s amazing what some newborns can think of though. wink

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You have trouble reading people’s posts.  I said we all “know” we were getting older. I didn’t say we all “knew”.
That’s twice you did that in this thread alone.
I don’t know if you noticed George’s reply to a similar misquote by you. It’s a page or two back. Pay attention.
If you want to go around making “comments” about folks replies, at least make sure you know what they are saying.

You obviously have trouble with the language.  “We all know we were getting older the minute we jumped out of the womb” can mean that that is the moment we know it. Learn to say what you actually mean. You could have said, “We all know at some point in our lives that we are getting older from the minute we jumped out of the womb.” in any case that isn’t completely correct. We are getting older from the moment of conception.

As for your opinion about my exchange with George, it’s obvious that you must be one of those “geniuses” who never misreads anything. At least I admit when I’m wrong. You just make accusations, which means you lack insight, a much more serious condition. You ought to see a psychiatrist about it.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Lois and Vyazma’s,
We all know text-only communication is prone to even more problems than in-person communication. When correcting a misunderstanding, there’s no need for snide comments that derail the thread.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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First hint for me was when music from high school turned up on the “Classic Rock” station. More disturbing has been the crappy near vision, which makes things challenging at work and which my optometrist hasn’t been able to find a fix for yet.

I sort of agree that attitude has a huge influence on how “old” one is. Thanks to a combination of luck and better knowledge about health, I’m a lot more fit pushing 50 than my parents were. I even managed to get my black belt at 45. But I also noticed that the youngsters healed from their injuries a lot faster than I healed from mine, so aging also includes some hard, cold physical reality! grin

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Posted: 05 December 2013 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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[First hint for me was when music from high school turned up on the “Classic Rock” station. More disturbing has been the crappy near vision, which makes things challenging at work and which my optometrist hasn’t been able to find a fix for yet.

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And while we’re on the subject, I told my son when he was a snot nosed kid that someday heavy metal music would be heard on elevators just like the Beatles music we heard then. Sure enough (I must be psychic) we heard Kiss’s former hit “Beth” on an elevator. It’s all relative. So I’ll never be a stunt pilot again! We all do the best with what we have left.  cheese


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Posted: 05 December 2013 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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BS&T is one of the few bands I did not see back in the day. Glad you got to go.

I’m telling you Darren, that was really one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time. Bo Bice sang better than David Clayton Thomas and the orchestration was identical to the original, in fact you couldn’t tell the difference. On the second set they were backed by a forty piece symphonic orchestra.  We had all of their albums and they played selections from most of them including the greats like spinning wheel. By all means go see them when they come to your area. It’s well worth the price. I couldn’t have had a better b’day present. Of course the sound was there but not the original performers.


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Posted: 05 December 2013 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Lois - 05 December 2013 01:19 AM

You obviously have trouble with the language.  “We all know we were getting older the minute we jumped out of the womb” can mean that that is the moment we know it.

No Lois, “We all knew we were getting older” means that we knew we were getting older the minute we were born!
-That means as we were being born, in the moment, we knew we were getting older.

“We all know we were getting older” means that now, looking back we know we were getting older the minute we were born!
-Obviously “we all know we were” has an reflective meaning.
If I would have said “We all know we are getting older the minute we jumped out”, then that might have been interpreted as “in that moment”.
But I said: “We all know we were getting older.”

Learn to say what you actually mean. You could have said, “We all know at some point in our lives that we are getting older from the minute we jumped out of the womb.” in any case that isn’t completely correct. We are getting older from the moment of conception.

I don’t consider life to begin at conception.

As for your opinion about my exchange with George, it’s obvious that you must be one of those “geniuses” who never misreads anything. At least I admit when I’m wrong. You just make accusations, which means you lack insight, a much more serious condition. You ought to see a psychiatrist about it.

Yeah, I’ll go see a psychiatrist.  You just pay more attention! wink

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Posted: 05 December 2013 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Lois - 05 December 2013 01:19 AM

You obviously have trouble with the language.  “We all know we were getting older the minute we jumped out of the womb” can mean that that is the moment we know it.

No Lois, “We all knew we were getting older” means that we knew we were getting older the minute we were born!
-That means as we were being born, in the moment, we knew we were getting older.

“We all know we were getting older” means that now, looking back we know we were getting older the minute we were born!
-Obviously “we all know we were” has an reflective meaning.
If I would have said “We all know we are getting older the minute we jumped out”, then that might have been interpreted as “in that moment”.
But I said: “We all know we were getting older.”

Learn to say what you actually mean. You could have said, “We all know at some point in our lives that we are getting older from the minute we jumped out of the womb.” in any case that isn’t completely correct. We are getting older from the moment of conception.

I don’t consider life to begin at conception.

As for your opinion about my exchange with George, it’s obvious that you must be one of those “geniuses” who never misreads anything. At least I admit when I’m wrong. You just make accusations, which means you lack insight, a much more serious condition. You ought to see a psychiatrist about it.

Yeah, I’ll go see a psychiatrist.  You just pay more attention! wink

Ok, it’s a deal.

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Posted: 03 January 2014 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Lois - 02 December 2013 09:04 PM
WuCares - 02 December 2013 08:27 PM

I’m 54 and I still feel like a teenager but the one defining moment when it hit me the worst is when I got an application from AARP. Boy, that hit me like a boulder. It pissed me off really. If someone would have delivered that letter, to me directly, I probably would have hit him.


I"M NOT OLD!

AARP doesn’t say you’re old. That is your interpretation of it.  AARP is saying you are in the home stretch toward retirement, that’s all.  They send letters to people in their 50s to make people in their 60s NOT feel old. They figure you’ll be used to the idea by the time you’re in your 60s and won’t feel bad about joining, especially if you know that people 10 years younger are eligible. That can also make you feel more comfortable about lying about your age.

Lois

I am the same age as you are.

I can feel the effects of age accelerate as time goes on. I used to have excellent vision, now I need reading glasses. My body does not move the way it did nor recover as easily when over stressed.

I like my state of mind better now than I did when I was younger.  I am more contemplative, patient and less quick to anger. Certain other appetites that are attributes of youth have waned a bit and I must say I don’t miss that entirely.

In the end I suppose it depends on what your idea of old is. In this life the best outcome you can hope for is to die old.
Those kinds of labels are unimportant and mean very little.  Examine though why you became angry to the point of violence when confronted by that label from what was certainly a computer generated invitation.

There a many reasons I think for the consternation associated with that moment when the conflict of how you view yourself and how others might re the number of years you have been alive.

It could be fear of becoming infirm, the unpleasantness of contemplating a finite existence, regret over things not done etc. We all go through that I think at several points in our lives.

For me, I don’t like labels or stilted aphorisms like you are only as old as you feel. Aging is a fact of life that no want likes to confront.

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Posted: 03 January 2014 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Lois,
It’s amazing what some newborns can think of though.  wink wink
Lois

Lois, from all the posts, that little afterthought struck me most of all.237.gif... LOL

[ Edited: 03 January 2014 01:59 PM by Write4U ]
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