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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Topic almost reads like a threat
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    In ten years, medical advances may have pushed the average life expectancy to 150......

    Young people, how do you feel about having to work another 110 years?
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I will say I've learned to appreciate the time I do have. I don't take days for granted any more. To paraphrase the song line, I have squandered much of my existence and I don't want to do that any more. I think I experience days a little more intensely now that I realize I probably have less years left than I've walked the face of this earth. My motor has slowed a bit. Nothing terrible, but I've realized I can't go 1000% all the time like I used to. I have to pick my spots.
    Not to burst your bubble, Roy, but I do believe the line is "I have squandered my resistance".

    Really hoping this doesn't affect your life philosophy

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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Not to burst your bubble, Roy, but I do believe the line is "I have squandered my resistance".

    Really hoping this doesn't affect your life philosophy

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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Well, that's it, someone pass me a razor blade.

    Dang. http://www.simonandgarfunkel.com/us/...-edition/boxer


    Next thing you know, you'll tell me the Creedence line is "there's a bathroom on the right".
    Doesn't Journey have a song about coming to you with broken arms?
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Well, that's it, someone pass me a razor blade.

    Dang. http://www.simonandgarfunkel.com/us/...-edition/boxer


    Next thing you know, you'll tell me the Creedence line is "there's a bathroom on the right".
    Got your back here Roy.... I'm an existentialist!

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    (but they say resistance...)
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Always thought it was existence. Makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    Doesn't Journey have a song about coming to you with broken arms?
    I never understood the lyric, "the wheel in the pie keeps on churning" either. Makes much more sense if the wheel is in butter doesn't it?
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Stolen quote from another message board......


    My plan....."Never die". You may laugh, so but so far my plan is working perfectly.

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    Did George Costanza start this thread?
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Topic almost reads like a threat
    I'm almost inclined to believe RedTruck knows something we don't. This guy's way over-thinking it though. Addressing your mortality is like ripping off a band-aid. Just assume you're invincible until the very end and then yank it clean. This guy's gonna spend his whole life slowly peeling and wincing at every plucked hair.

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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    Did George Costanza start this thread?
    A classic!

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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    These days "You're only as old as you feel" is a really depressing statement. Probably not the best time to answer this, since, for the fourth or fifth time in the past week, I've been up all night because of pain.

    Briefly, though, the older you get, the less you dread death. At least that's true for me. I'm only 50, but I feel as thought miy childhood was so long ago that I can't possibly still be alive. I can't imagine how the 94 year old woman I go to church with feels!

    Twenty five or so years ago I was in a car wreck in which I was absolutely certain I was going to die. I felt utterly at peace. I wasn't physically near death, I was just in a situation where I was sure I wouldn't survive (school bus coming directly through my windshield). Whether I was at peace because of the release of brain chemicals or whatever, I was at peace, and that's still a comfort.

    I do believe there's more to us than this life for both religious and scientific reasons. In the end, though, I think becoming comfortable with the idea of death is more experiential, and I think it's something most people come around to. These bodies weren't built to last forever. The older you get, the more true that becomes.

    Besides that, I was present at the filming of a Brady Bunch episode. What more is there to live for?
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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    When I was in my mid 30's....people still thought I was only 28-29. Now ten years later...they think I am in my late 30's. Maybe beacuse I am single....but it seems I try my best to keep up my appearance...work out 3-4 times a week. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life and my drinking is maybe once every two weeks....then nothing for a month. I do not try to get a sun tan for the last 15 years. I look pale but I look a lot younger than some of these burned out California Sun worshipers that I see out there. It does amaze me that half my life is almost over or most likely is. I just want to keep people guessing as to how old I am. These bags under my eyes don't help. I have lack of sleep issues...that seem to happen more as I get older. Maybe it's the coffee?

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    Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?

    I'm in lousy shape and people still think I'm fifteen years younger than I am. It's genetics. My mother is just now getting a little gray, and she'll be 71 in a few weeks. I actually grew a beard so I would look older, but it only works when it gets long enough for a few gray hairs to show up.

    So I'm 50, look 35, and feel 80, mostly because of kidney stones and neck spurs.


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