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04-06-2017, 06:53 AM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 06:44 AM)Dom Wrote:  There is probably something to this "making memories" thing.

I keep journals, which remind me of all that has happened in my life. As a result, I really feel old.

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04-06-2017, 06:55 AM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(03-06-2017 11:58 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
Quote:Yep, it takes me longer to get shit done, and it annoys me, too.

Like.. literally..? because my Dad will spend like a good 45minutes on the crapper.

Only if I enter the bathroom book in hand...

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04-06-2017, 06:58 AM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 06:53 AM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(04-06-2017 06:44 AM)Dom Wrote:  There is probably something to this "making memories" thing.

I keep journals, which remind me of all that has happened in my life. As a result, I really feel old.

The Titanic

Oh, I wish I had done that. I have travelled extensively and I remember so many things - but sometimes have trouble placing them. Did this happen in Spain or in the Bahamas? It all became a blur of airports and destinations, but the experiences have stuck. Would be nice to be able to look it up....

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04-06-2017, 07:07 AM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 06:58 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(04-06-2017 06:53 AM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  I keep journals, which remind me of all that has happened in my life. As a result, I really feel old.

The Titanic

Oh, I wish I had done that. I have travelled extensively and I remember so many things - but sometimes have trouble placing them. Did this happen in Spain or in the Bahamas? It all became a blur of airports and destinations, but the experiences have stuck. Would be nice to be able to look it up....

I journaled a lot when I was a teen and in my early 20s. When I left Iowa for Arizona in the early 80s I burned them all. I wanted to start a new life so I decided to leave the old behind...much of it was unhappy anyway. There have been a couple times that I wished I had kept them but that time is fleeting. I have tried to start journaling again several times over the years but each time it only lasted for a short time before I abandoned the idea.

I started to journal when I was diagnosed with cancer but even that didn't last more than a week or two. I had no one to talk to really. I just dealt with things in my own head. I do wish I would have kept up with that project because what I went through might help someone else. Undecided

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04-06-2017, 06:43 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(03-06-2017 08:15 PM)Dom Wrote:  I remember being discounted because I was "too young" to know what I was talking about.

Then I was too young to buy a house. (did it anyways at age 19)

Then I was getting too old not to hear a ticking clock and have babies.

Now I'm just too old - for everything it seems.

Even here at TTA I often bite my tongue when someone says "Old people this or that", usually implying that we are unable to think or comprehend things. I let it go because I am aware that people are usually talking about their own parents or grandparents, who may well be dense, I don't know.

Yep, my bones creak and my joints wobble. It doesn't feel good.
Yep, I won't be climbing any mountains anymore, although I wish I could.
Yep, it takes me longer to get shit done, and it annoys me, too.
Yep, there is a noticeable expiration date stamped on my forehead. Can't say that makes me happy.
Yep, I am physically helpless and can't defend myself anymore. Paranoia starts creeping in. I have dogs and guns.

But don't tell me what I think and how my mind works. Ok, it's true that the brain loses some of it's filters and I will tell you exactly what I think. It's quite liberating. Out of the mouths of children and old people.... you hear the truth. Bluntly. My mind works just fine. I often just don't give a shit.

Don't tell me I watch Fox and vote for Trump and yearn to go home to Jeebus. These are things stupid people do, whether they be old or young.

Unfortunately it's not possible to communicate properly what it's like to be old. When my mom was getting ready to die, she said: "Here I am, a young girl stuck in the body of an old person". That's exactly how I feel. I still get shocked when I look in the mirror and an old woman stares back at me. Who the fuck is that?

Anyway, this is just a rant. Every one of us experiences age discrimination in one form or another before they are even old. And all of us are going to be old. And let me tell you, it creeps up on you. One day you are in grade school reciting the alphabet, the next you wake up with creaking bones and wobbly joints. Or so it seems.

First you can't wait to be old enough for this or that.
Then life keeps you jumping with kids or careers or whatever.
Then you wake up old.

Yeah, I know what you mean; I'm 83 going on 17 and can't figure out why I can't go most of the things I did when I was young like when I was 17.

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In case it's hard to read here is the text:
Cat In The Hat Poem, On Aging By Dr. Seuss : It is a very rhythmic poem by Dr Seuss. Let's read the poem...

ON AGING, by Dr Seuss
-------------
I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
Oh my god, what can I do?

My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look like hell
My mood is bad-can you tell?

My body's drooping
Have trouble pooping
The Golden Years
Have come at last
The Golden Years
Can kiss my ass.

Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be even better.
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04-06-2017, 07:06 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 06:43 PM)Ro3bert Wrote:  
(03-06-2017 08:15 PM)Dom Wrote:  I remember being discounted because I was "too young" to know what I was talking about.

Then I was too young to buy a house. (did it anyways at age 19)

Then I was getting too old not to hear a ticking clock and have babies.

Now I'm just too old - for everything it seems.

Even here at TTA I often bite my tongue when someone says "Old people this or that", usually implying that we are unable to think or comprehend things. I let it go because I am aware that people are usually talking about their own parents or grandparents, who may well be dense, I don't know.

Yep, my bones creak and my joints wobble. It doesn't feel good.
Yep, I won't be climbing any mountains anymore, although I wish I could.
Yep, it takes me longer to get shit done, and it annoys me, too.
Yep, there is a noticeable expiration date stamped on my forehead. Can't say that makes me happy.
Yep, I am physically helpless and can't defend myself anymore. Paranoia starts creeping in. I have dogs and guns.

But don't tell me what I think and how my mind works. Ok, it's true that the brain loses some of it's filters and I will tell you exactly what I think. It's quite liberating. Out of the mouths of children and old people.... you hear the truth. Bluntly. My mind works just fine. I often just don't give a shit.

Don't tell me I watch Fox and vote for Trump and yearn to go home to Jeebus. These are things stupid people do, whether they be old or young.

Unfortunately it's not possible to communicate properly what it's like to be old. When my mom was getting ready to die, she said: "Here I am, a young girl stuck in the body of an old person". That's exactly how I feel. I still get shocked when I look in the mirror and an old woman stares back at me. Who the fuck is that?

Anyway, this is just a rant. Every one of us experiences age discrimination in one form or another before they are even old. And all of us are going to be old. And let me tell you, it creeps up on you. One day you are in grade school reciting the alphabet, the next you wake up with creaking bones and wobbly joints. Or so it seems.

First you can't wait to be old enough for this or that.
Then life keeps you jumping with kids or careers or whatever.
Then you wake up old.

Yeah, I know what you mean; I'm 83 going on 17 and can't figure out why I can't go most of the things I did when I was young like when I was 17.

[Image: Cat-In-The-Hat-Poem-On-Aging.jpg]

In case it's hard to read here is the text:
Cat In The Hat Poem, On Aging By Dr. Seuss : It is a very rhythmic poem by Dr Seuss. Let's read the poem...

ON AGING, by Dr Seuss
-------------
I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
Oh my god, what can I do?

My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look like hell
My mood is bad-can you tell?

My body's drooping
Have trouble pooping
The Golden Years
Have come at last
The Golden Years
Can kiss my ass.

There it is! Big Grin

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04-06-2017, 07:09 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
I figure by the time I'm old enough for my body to start breaking down, replacement parts, whether cybernetic or lab grown replacements, will be a thing.

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04-06-2017, 07:15 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 07:09 PM)yakherder Wrote:  I figure by the time I'm old enough for my body to start breaking down, replacement parts, whether cybernetic or lab grown replacements, will be a thing.

Probably. I think I'm just going to miss the deadline for that. I do have a friend with two artificial knees. She gets along, but really doesn't have full function. She says she's not sure she would have it all done again... looks like much improvement is still needed.

We need to perfect growing real parts from our own DNA...that would be cool.

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04-06-2017, 08:32 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 07:15 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(04-06-2017 07:09 PM)yakherder Wrote:  I figure by the time I'm old enough for my body to start breaking down, replacement parts, whether cybernetic or lab grown replacements, will be a thing.

Probably. I think I'm just going to miss the deadline for that. I do have a friend with two artificial knees. She gets along, but really doesn't have full function. She says she's not sure she would have it all done again... looks like much improvement is still needed.

We need to perfect growing real parts from our own DNA...that would be cool.

We're getting there. We're already starting to see amputees with prosthetics designed for running racing with better times than their all natural counterparts. I figure in a decade it will be an even trade and in two decades people will be cutting off their own limbs intentionally for superior replacements. When they can do the same thing with the heart, lungs, circulatory system, and components of the brain, we're good to go Big Grin

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04-06-2017, 08:40 PM
RE: Age discrimination (yep, applied to young and old)
(04-06-2017 08:32 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(04-06-2017 07:15 PM)Dom Wrote:  Probably. I think I'm just going to miss the deadline for that. I do have a friend with two artificial knees. She gets along, but really doesn't have full function. She says she's not sure she would have it all done again... looks like much improvement is still needed.

We need to perfect growing real parts from our own DNA...that would be cool.

We're getting there. We're already starting to see amputees with prosthetics designed for running racing with better times than their all natural counterparts. I figure in a decade it will be an even trade and in two decades people will be cutting off their own limbs intentionally for superior replacements. When they can do the same thing with the heart, lungs, circulatory system, and components of the brain, we're good to go Big Grin

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Oddly, I ran into a guy with such a prosthetic today. If he hadn't worn it without pant leg I probably would not have noticed, he walked perfectly naturally. He made everyone smile - he had a parrot on his shoulder and wore pirate-like clothes. Actually, he was hot. Kiss

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