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I Am Getting Older And Wiser

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    I've come to realize

    that when I judge others in a negative way (become angry with them) for their actions or words that I'm not always angry with them and instead there is something they are saying or doing that reminds me of what someone else did or said in the last that caused me pain. Once I...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Older, Wiser And Wider

    In my youth I was agreeable to everything. In middle age I routinely declined any invitation and disregarded most suggestions. Today, relatively healthy and increasingly wealthy in spirit, I am open to all ideas and moderately enthusiastic about a few. Although I indulge in...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    But Maybe Not Nicer

    I really am a grumpy old man like a famous grouch in a can in a show called Sesame Street that could sometimes be sweet. Unless, my patience you do try and I could really make you cry! Since life is short, please abort annoyances, do not take chances! If I die soon, like a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 2013

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    Yeah...no doubt I have grown a lot wiser

    as the time passes by.I believe each age has its charming sides and not so charming side. When we are young we are pretty and stupid...or pretty stupid lol naah,that's a joke but we sure lack experience and get hurted a lot. Older we start to know ourselves more,we go learning...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    This Is Me, The Real Me

    I'm tired of being defined by my bipolar disorder so I thought I'd post who I really am. I started to write this as an update to my profile but it became wordy enough to be a post.I'm a person, one who belives in life, and in love, and in God. I see so much of all these, I watch...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 3, 2013

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    Burned Biscuits - Again!

    Burned Biscuits When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make Breakfast Food for Dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of Eggs...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    I love this site.. So many people around my age

    group and older.. Thank goodness
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Acceptance

    I guess for the past 5 years, getting older is a bother. The only thing that bothers me is the way the body starts ...falling apart. At my age, I watch careful to what I do when it comes to a work out of muscles and bones. Almost can do what I use to, just not as long of a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jul 2, 2013

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    Sometimes

    I have my experiences of life to guide me, but sometimes I still feel like I am in junior highschool.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12, 2011

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 20, 2013

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jul 2, 2013

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    Wisdom Is The Only Satisfaction Of Age

    Wisdom, however, is not the product of the passage of time but of knowledge tempered by experience. The only guarantee offered by the passage of time is the loss of youth. The satisfaction of growing both older and wiser is enjoyed by those open-minded few that humbly continue...
    MtnMig MtnMig 36-40, M 10 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    In Response To ~ Http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/am-getting-older-and-wiser/1279882

    TO MY NEW FRIEND GREENEYEDKITTY: I experienced the very same fears and confusion after my divorce. It changed me at my very core~ the way I view everything, new acquaintances, even the people that I am closest to have fallen victim to my cynicism. It's an awful way to live. I...
    HisWetWife HisWetWife 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2010

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    I am 21 years old and this life

    that has been given to me by my parents has been lived. I've seen beauty in the most simplest things and have heard the sounds of love from days unforgotten. Who is behind this keyboard is slightly different from yesterday and will be somewhat different tomorrow, but today I am...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Mar 13

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    Living To Know Better

    The one advantage the older have over the young is perspective. I have lived through the consequences of my actions and the actions of others.  That gives me an insight that the young rarely possess.  I have learned not to take too much stock in the words of men or, too much...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 8, 2012

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    Adult Truths

    1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.4. There...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 8, 2013

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    I Am A Mature Student And Should Remember To Act My Age!

    I guess what threw me is I didn't realise how old I really was! I know it sounds funny but in my head I still feel the same! It was during a group session on my Animation course with mainly teenage boys, and I was being quite "vocal", when someone said: "This ain't group therapy...
    whipitup whipitup 31-35, F Nov 23, 2011

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    At Least That's How I Feel Most Of The Time!

    It takes a tough person to be old. It's not for whimps! Lifes hard work! It takes a big toll. Age is an acheivement all don't reach. Yes, in my mind I still look like I did at 18. Mirrors are no longer my friend in that I don't recognize myself in one anymore. The time...
    dankerus dankerus 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    I'm Getting Older, However...

    I've found myself recently questioning the 'wiser' bit, especially after recently thinking, with absolute certainty, that I had found my soul mate, just to realize that he is not. sigh. It's shaken me, and made me reconsider my ability to 'read' people, their words, and actions...
    greeneyedkitten greeneyedkitten 46-50, F 14 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    This 21 Shall Pass

    The process of thought has come to intrigue me today. Visited by an old ghost durning my lucid state of reflection, I've come to ponder something more powerful than my railroaded train of thought. A silent voyeur, hidden behind steady eyes and a cool smile. I watch those of my...
    ADDQUEEN ADDQUEEN 26-30, F Jun 27, 2013

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    10 To Zen

    It takes a lifetime.....
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 23, 2013

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    Not Fighting Aging

    I am getting older and wiser and I am thankful for it.  I have always appreciated the wisdom of those who are older than myself.  I have learned much from them.  I am grateful that I am getting older and even more so that I am getting wiser.
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    Older And Wiser

    So many years ago,  decades ago, I would have thought 62 was an age when someone was "old." Now that I'm here, I have to say I have more ideas and goals and activities than when I was young and single.  After I married and began a family, it seemed I was...
    tillygraywriter tillygraywriter 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    What's Needed To Get Ahead In Life? A Mathematical Proof....

    We've all heard it before - you need to give more then 100% to get ahead in life!Well what makes 100%? What does it mean to give more then 100%? How about 103%?Well mathematically it looks like this:If the alphabetA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Zwas assigned...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 3, 2013

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    Aged Before Its Time

    Wine improves with age....Well i must be a bottle of ripple....Arbor Mist....HA HA HA I HAVE LEARNED: You can't fix stupid You can't lie about your size, no is fooled by it must have shrunk. He who laughs last was the slowest witted. You are doing yourself a grave disservice by...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 2 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    I'm 6 weeks off 27. I like the number 27.

    Its my birth dat and lucky number. I have consciously been battling depression for 3 years to my birthday. I'm living in a place where I am misunderstood and have no social life or true friends. I have experienced true love, poverty, a feeling of invincibility ,for...
    bobby277 bobby277 22-25, M Sep 12

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    Saudi Lesbian Couple Looking For Gay Moc's

    two lesbian girls looking for two gay Moc'sمثليتين نبحث عن زواج مصلحة من مثليين !! زواج بالاسم فقط !!عرب !! must be arab!!Saudi lesbian couple looking for a gay husbands (MOC) Marriage of Convenience ,to be each other's social cover...
    lesbiancouple lesbiancouple 18-21, F Sep 11, 2013

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    I feel that the old should not be too quick to

    advise the young. They may need to learn from their own experience rather than our words.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 20, 2013

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    I'm starting to realise

    and do a lot of things as I get older. One thing I've defiantly become is Honest. I've always wanted to be honest with everyone but was always too worried about hurting their feelings or loosing them as friends, etc. But now I just say what I think. What's funny though, is...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jan 12

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    Old age has its pleasures,

    which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. ~ W. Somerset Maugham
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm Getting Older... Perhaps Not Wiser

    Background…. There was an “incident” at my house during the installation of a stand-by generator. The electricians wired a hot lead into the wrong place and what resulted was 220 volts running through the whole house. That burned out many of the appliances and electronics...
    newdaydogEP newdaydogEP 70+, M 8 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Wiser Now Than Then.

    Such a foolish person I was when I was young. I was this way and that way. I wanted to be liked so much. I did not realize that I should be myself and not dance to another's idea of what I should be. I still dye my hair and that is something I wish I could stop. I would be...
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Tinnitus.

    For years I worked in an unhealthy noisy work environment....a steel rolling mill. As a result I was given the "gift" of Tinnitus. It was for years a very irritable pain in the arse, spoilt everything I loved...the appreciation of good "sounds". The noise in my head is 24/7 never...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M Nov 30, 2013

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    Glass Houses (poem) (copy)

    Glass Houses No stones that they can cast, my friend Shall ever hurt your shame All men make mistakes in life... It's not my place to judge you And you should know that I won't My respect you've earnt but you, Shouldn't worry for those who don't Not everyone is perfect...
    Raindrop000 Raindrop000 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    You can only gain wisdom through experiences .

    So naturally, the older the wiser. Insight is where it's at. Taking the time to talk to your elders, and then hearing what they're telling you. Which means listen, really listen. Your grandparents and parents have been where you're at. How'd they make it? They'll see mistakes...
    say81 say81 51-55, M Feb 5

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    It Begins

    Not the age thingy but the wisdom ..lol....! Can't spend much more time here cause I need to be at work shortly. But This is on my mind this morning... so.. I'll rattle on. I have been tempered by ******** lately. They are EVERYWHERE! So what is a lady to do but *smile*... It...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    In The Words Of Sazh Katzroy..

    "Wisdom does come with age."
    BloodyTale BloodyTale 22-25, F Aug 18, 2013

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    Just A Cute Story About Everybody Getting Older.

    MY NAME IS KAREN , AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME...
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Seriously?! I Just Turned 50 YO?!

    Someone said that each new birthday candle brings lights of wisdom and glow of perspective. I am turning 50 today. There is little room left on the birthday cake. I have been dreading this day for a while now. When my dad was in his 40’s, I thought he was ancient! And now I...
    Theta99 Theta99 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with

    the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one had, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally wore out and screaming . . . . Damn, what a ride!!!!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 8 Responses Sep 4

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    Growing Old Has Benefits

    At 85 years of age, Roger married Jenny, a lovely 25 year old.Since her new husband is so old, Jenny decides that after their wedding she and Roger should have separate bedrooms, because she is concerned that her new but aged husband may overexert himself if they spend the entire...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Ramblings Of An Almost Retired Mind

    I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So, I'm wearing my garage door opener. You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway. I...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 8, 2013

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    Loving All Of Me

    I live in an older house. The floors have bad spots in them, I had all these pretty rugs to cover up the bad spots. Ya know... those rugs became a pain in the butt! I spent more time making sure they were in place, cleaned, and straight. Always worring over them, so others wouldn...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Just Some Food For Thought

    With age comes experience, wisdom, and overall beauty.  There is no need to fear aging, for old age is a time to share your wisdom with younger people so they can pass it on.  Age helps a person, and does not defeat them.  We will all have a bigger life...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 4 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm so scared of it somedays. People treat old people like a disease or like they are a joke. Just because of their outward appearance. Especially teenagers. It makes me so sad...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like life is just flying by and I'm missing everything. The days I spend just laying in bed, not because I want to, is time just wasted. Such a waste of life. I feel much...
    justjayne justjayne 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Me: Your mom is getting old Son: No. You're not. You are beautiful & sexy. Me: Really? Son: Of course, fox! I feel younger and sexier whenever I talk to him. Kids don't lie, do...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 6

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