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The getting old curse – How are you dealing with it?

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5 hours ago, Lacessit said:

IMHO beliefs in an afterlife or reincarnation are rather pathetic cries for relevance and meaning. There is no factual evidence to support them. Only myths and legends.

Yet it has been estimated that 80% of humans worldwide believe in an unseen deity /higher power  

Also with no factual evidence to support them.  

 

"You're either busy living or busy dying"   makes  sense.  Money /insurance helps though  55

 

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17 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Disagree, things don't happen because you are certain age. Yes deterioration happens but that effects different people in different ways based on many factors of which actual age figures probably the least.

the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed.
"he died from a heart attack at the age of 51"
synonyms: number of years, lifetime, duration, length of life;

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Just now, giddyup said:
the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed.
"he died from a heart attack at the age of 51"
synonyms: number of years, lifetime, duration, length of life;

Thought we agreed to disagree ?

He didnt die because he was 51 though did he.

 

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i stay with people who have a younger mind set. i had to tell a lifelong friend to stop with the old folks jokes because they don't apply to me.

 

i am 64 and go dancing in clubs in Bangkok and all my girlfriends are half my age and that really helps. 

 

motorcycle trip all over Thailand coming up oct, nov dec.

 

if you don't like my illusion or delusion please keep it to yourself.

 

+1  Certainly not delusion in my opinion 

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i stay with people who have a younger mind set. i had to tell a lifelong friend to stop with the old folks jokes because they don't apply to me.

 

i am 64 and go dancing in clubs in Bangkok and all my girlfriends are half my age and that really helps. 

 

motorcycle trip all over Thailand coming up oct, nov dec.

 

if you don't like my illusion or delusion please keep it to yourself.

 

Great advice...I do the same and go to the gym 5 times a week. Travel regularly. Stay active. As long as you have your health and your mind your age is just a number.

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1 hour ago, Saltire said:

I think dwelling on death too much could only speed up its approach.

absolutely,
and what is more, it makes the time to that day seem so much longer.
("<deleted>, woke up again" that kind of thoughts.)

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1 minute ago, Searat7 said:

Great advice...I do the same and go to the gym 5 times a week. Travel regularly. Stay active. As long as you have your health and your mind your age is just a number.

It's a number that tells you how long you have lived, and gives a fair indication of how many years you may have left.

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1 hour ago, Mac98 said:

At 77 I swim daily. Thailand is a country where you don't have to act your age. Always think there are new adventures ahead. I had a fantastic time with a new girlfriend on a special New Year's Eve, my 75th birthday. You are only as old as who you eat. 🙂

There's a say, .. men are as old as they feel, while women are as old as they look …   therefore,  women peak at 18, men at 80.. 

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6 hours ago, Odysseus123 said:

Yes-but are we as a species really able to contemplate our own personal extinction?

Like soldiers in a trench we are certainly able to visualize the extinction of others (him-but not me..) but could we ever go "over the top" if our self extinction was assured?

After all we know that we will (hopefully) recover from the anaesthetic and that "being" is the only yardstick we can use when contemplating "nothingness".

that is as deep as the water around your house at this time.    

 

 

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Great topic & sooner or later affects us all.

I play golf & get a bit tired after 2 games 2 days in a row. Strange never used to feel a thing.

Some of health problems are genetic with little one can do to help.

Eat well, sleep well & that last beer of the night you don't need 555.

Try & stay active, positive & having a loving family around is a bonus which I really enjoy.

There must be many who are pretty lonely out there & I feel for them

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17 hours ago, giddyup said:

That's possible for all of us is it? I'd say he's the exception rather than the rule. Genetics has a lot to do with it.

71 year old women broke worlds record for half marathon (her age group)

https://globalnews.ca/news/5760189/grandmother-jeannie-rice-breaks-half-marathon-record/

 

90 year old women breaks world marathon record

Yes genetics plays a part in aging but not everything. My family cousins ,aunts ,uncles live to their late 80's early 90's I will be 72 on the 28th of September and many of the guys I ran track with in high school are gone now. One of the reasons --they stopped. I kept running/jogging untill I was 65. moved here got lazy and fat ( too hot to run ) and had a heart attack. Recovered fully and got back into exercising. To give my knees a break I ride a bike now 5---12 miles every day ( in cooler evening), work out with weights 3 times a week,practic kung-<deleted> ,ect.  There are herbs, vitamins and other suppliments that can alliviate many symptoms of aging. I have no arthritis pain in any joints of my body even after all the years of running, kung-<deleted>, and broken bones in hand and arm. I won't ever run as fast as I did when I was 20 or lift as much weight but I can be the best I can be at my age if I keep moving, hang/ sleep with younger generation (my wife is 45--practices yoga and rides with me) Seems like you and the OP are suffering from depression and are very pessamistic. I survived the Army and heart attack. I will die as we all do at some time but I will enjoy my time till I go.

Look at the majority of Farangs siiting at the beer bars in Pattaya who are extremely over weight and probably do no exercising at all. They may be happy with their young bar girls ( seems to keep them active) but sitting (at a bar or keyboard=couch potatoe) drinking all day is not a healthy lifestyle. It's never to late to start ,As Thai say "it's up to you"

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

 

 

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Surprised nobody has posted this, variously attributed to Mickey Mantle, George Burns, Jimmy Durante....

 

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