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  • 10-19

    51 26.02%
  • 20-29

    56 28.57%
  • 30-39

    24 12.24%
  • 40-49

    21 10.71%
  • 50-59

    22 11.22%
  • 60-69

    13 6.63%
  • 70-79

    7 3.57%
  • 80+

    2 1.02%
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    At nearing 53 I don’t have any problem with my age, In fact I see younger people and feel a bit sorry for them.
    I’m got a good job, nice house, happily married, great kids and we’re all in very good health.
    Life seems to be the best it’s ever been at this stage of my life.

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    I wish I was an old person. 70 seems an ideal age.
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
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    Don't be silly. 70 is a good age, when you are 70, but you've live at least 3/4 of your life. Enjoy what you have because you will not have your age ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I wish I was an old person. 70 seems an ideal age.
    It's a lousy age,best age for men is forty.
    Last edited by moody; Oct-13-2012 at 13:41.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Lol I just saw what Meohistopholes voted and I feel awkward
    He's much younger than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    It's a lousy age,but age for men is forty.
    Heh, it depends on how well off you are when you are forty. Some men get the short stick at that point, especially when you have health issues. It doesn't help that men who are going to get tinnitus usually start getting it around then. Definitely one of the worst things for me was how much my hearing degraded. So I'd take thirty over forty. Your back and knees hurt less, and your overall intestinal fortitude is still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    Heh, it depends on how well off you are when you are forty. Some men get the short stick at that point, especially when you have health issues. It doesn't help that men who are going to get tinnitus usually start getting it around then. Definitely one of the worst things for me was how much my hearing degraded. So I'd take thirty over forty. Your back and knees hurt less, and your overall intestinal fortitude is still there.
    Good heavens,what have you been doing to yourself?
    At 40 you should have "made it" and you should know yourself and be at ease with situations so that you can handle whatever comes up. You should carry authority with you in to everything you become engaged with
    All that uncertainty from your teens and twenties and the overwhelming need to prove yourself should be gone--you should be at ease with the world,
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    We like to think that life is (should be) a stately progression through the phases until we somehow 'arrive'. Then, having arrived, we proceed through majestic decline and pass into oblivion (as far as the rest of the world is concerned - I'm not talking about the hereafter).

    In fact, not only is life NOT like that for many millions, but there is no requirement that it should be. If you're lucky, life is a series of interconnected experiences that offer exhilaration, contentment, laughter, love etc (and probably a modicum of bearable sadness to point up the happiness). How you achieve those moments is down to you and your circumstances, but there is no pre-ordained journey, no inevitable destination (except the last) and no compulsion to do anything other than allow your fellow human to lead her life as she will (and some will even argue over that).

    Whatever your age, enjoy what you will and plan as if you will live long enough to execute it.

    (oh, just don't forget to take out insurance!)
    Last edited by MacLeod; Oct-13-2012 at 14:44.

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    I am told I ought to be over 60. I have another 40+ years to go. Hopefully I will make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    Good heavens,what have you been doing to yourself?
    At 40 you should have "made it" and you should know yourself and be at ease with situations so that you can handle whatever comes up. You should carry authority with you in to everything you become engaged with
    All that uncertainty from your teens and twenties and the overwhelming need to prove yourself should be gone--you should be at ease with the world,
    Right, right, you go out and conquer. But then again you are conquered in the process. Did the logs I lifted, the fridges I moved, etc. submit to the conquistador or did they make it a symphony of pain every morning when I bend over to tie my shoes? I wasn't uncertain at thirty either, and I certainly had no idea what it would be like to lose your breathe in pain from putting your socks on. It's quite nice still being alive, it's still pleasant to have nice conversations, see what I've done after a day full of work, but growing old isn't for sissies.

    Of course, we all hope we "make it" at a certain point, but the world hasn't a problem with chewing us up and spitting us out.
    Last edited by Lukecash12; Oct-13-2012 at 22:02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    Right, right, you go out and conquer. But then again you are conquered in the process. Did the logs I lifted, the fridges I moved, etc. submit to the conquistador or did they make it a symphony of pain every morning when I bend over to tie my shoes? I wasn't uncertain at thirty either, and I certainly had no idea what it would be like to lose your breathe in pain from putting your socks on. It's quite nice still being alive, it's still pleasant to have nice conversations, see what I've done after a day full of work, but growing old isn't for sissies.

    Of course, we all hope we "make it" at a certain point, but the world hasn't a problem with chewing us up and spitting us out.
    I hope that you don't think that my post was aimed at you in particular it was a general comment. The first sentence was but half in jest,I am sure that your problems are completely genuine and I am sorry and feel sympathy for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    I hope that you don't think that my post was aimed at you in particular it was a general comment. The first sentence was but half in jest,I am sure that your problems are completely genuine and I am sorry and feel sympathy for you.
    It's no big deal. Most men who've lived the same kind of life end up at the same place health-wise. I've got no complaints, because I willingly inflicted that on myself, and I loved seeing my accomplishments.
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    In less than one month, I will be 22.

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    I shall vote in nine days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jani View Post
    I shall vote in nine days.
    Great,what are you going to vote for?
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