One Of The Best Things About Getting Old?

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  1. FullClip

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    Been several threads full of gripes about getting a little long in the tooth. They are always fun for sure.

    But what are some of the good points about getting past the initial shock of having a bunch of junk mail from AARP in your mailbox every week?

    For me, it's that I just don't get too worked up any more about what other people think.

    What's your take??
     
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    I think the best thing is....ah....ah....oh hell, I forgot what I was going to say.
     
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    I'm 44 years old. When I was a kid, I had it pretty bad. My life is damn good now. I wouldn't go back for anything. Also, grey hair makes us look distinguished.
     
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    I’ve learned gratitude that I didn’t have nor understand when I was younger.

    And I’ve made many cherished memories along the way that I will carry with me for the rest of my life that young people can’t really relate to or appreciate. My wife and I will celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary in a few days and I’m thankful for every year we’ve had together and hope we are blessed with many more healthy years to come.
     
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    Despite arthritis and a few other little issues, my life is better than it's ever been. I only wish I had more of it left--at 74 the warranty is running out.
     
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    The ONLY thing that I appreciate about getting old is that I just don’t give two farts about what anyone else thinks of me. I haven’t seen it all but I’ve seen enough. Not having to get haircuts as often ain’t bad either.
     
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    You’re supposed to be the new 50. At least that’s what they say.
     
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    You’re right! I forgot that one. Not being led around by yer pecker helps one to make wise decisions.
     
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    At the same time?
     
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    Being able to buy the 20 year warranty caulking or shingles instead of the 30 year stuff, and not worrying about it.
     
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    Watching your family grow up and start a family is a plus for growing older. Also, you get to share your life stories. Finally, you can spot BS before it begins.
     
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    I just hope I pass away before I get them big old yellow toenails that look like eagle talons. That’s got to suck.
     
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  20. FullClip

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    You mean like this fellow Glock Talker??

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    Daaaaaaaaammmmm! Lord please don’t let that happen to me. I feel sick.