I Love Getting Older

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    i love getting older......i think it has something to do with independence for me. most people over romanticize their childhood, but the reality is that no one wants to remain in a perpetual state of dependence. your parents paid your bills told you what to eat,what to wear, told...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 10, 2012

    Yes, I Love It!

    Getting older means not having to worry about what anyone else thinks of my choices. ...like sexual freedom.  All those things that society calls kinky.....and have always intrigued me....I'm going for.  ...like that apple turnover that once upon a time I just wouldn...
    elicha elicha
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    Being able to do as I please is great!

    I just wish I didn't forget things like math and proper spelling of certain words sometimes. I gotta go back to school, it's been too long already!
    senorbrownie senorbrownie
    31-35, M
    Jul 17, 2014

    Getting Older...

    ...has made me more confident in myself, less likely to be shocked or offended, more adaptable, more likely to use restraint, more tolerant of others... Plus, it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.
    Dragon56 Dragon56
    61-65, M
    Mar 13, 2011

    I love finding out more

    and more about myself - what makes me truly happy and the short cuts that make my life so much easier. I'm liking myself more and respecting and accepting who I am more. I love finding that I am better at things that I didn't used to be able to do before. Things are less scary...
    Magicalcarebear Magicalcarebear
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    Wealth

    Once a writer said that he never was happy before he became forty.  I subscribe to that.  I never looked back, but now that I'm thinking of my life, I must admit that it was not roses and moonshine in the springtime. I don't complain and I will not pity myself...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    May 11, 2010

    Finally Don't Feel The Need To Compete

    In my teens and 20s, it seemed that there was always an underlying competition between everyone- girls competed over guys, guys competed over girls, and everyone competed with everyone when it came to jobs, status, popularity, etc. To me, those days seriously felt like living in...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    Well Maybe Love Is Too Strong a Word...

    I think maybe love is a little too strong a word but I know getting older sure beats the alternative.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    Time Is On My Side

    Once I hit my 30's I said to myself oh no. At 35 I declared myself officially on the "ugly side of 20" . When I hit 40, a plethora of health issues dropped on me like a bomb: diabetes type II, bad cholesterol and GERDS, Hiatal Hernia and Chronically Inflammed Stomach. I sawa...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    41-45
    1 Response Jul 3, 2011

    Sure

    I will get more wiser has I get older.    
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    Sep 17, 2009

    Is Getting Older A Bad Thing?

    Please read my blog you might find it interesting.  http://bit.ly/i1lDXf
    enjoyyourlifemore enjoyyourlifemore
    36-40
    1 Response Jan 16, 2011

    Considering the Alternative, It's Not So Bad...

    Love is probably too strong for me too. But it's been a good life and fulfilling and, while I could have chosen many other paths, at the moment I can't think of very many regrets or even very many alternatives that would have made much difference. I'm 64, happily married...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy
    70+, M
    Aug 10, 2009
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