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I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

Let's get some 70+ authors on the Experience Project 76 People

    What Have You Learned From Life?

    If you are on this site and are over 70, I am interested in what you have to say. What have you learned from life? What would you do differently? Are there any big traps of youth that are now so obviously silly?. (I am sure there are wise people under 70, but these...
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    To Have Known Then What I Know Now

    What a wonderful concept.  Wisdom with out having to live throuth though times to get it. Why do you think when we are young we don't want to hear what our elders try to teach us?  As I look back on my own life and as I raised my children I often wondered about this...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    How Did You Do It?

    To elderly folks here on EP if you had an abusive or distressing life how did it all turn out in the end??
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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    all four of my grand parents died before i was born. i feel as tho ive missed a great part of my history. i feel as tho therez something missing. i really do envy friends that  talk about their grandparents lives wen i kno nothing about mines
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    I Soak It Up.

    I think wisdom is a combination of knowledge gained from your own life stories with that of others and definitely includes older folk. They have done things that I will never do, and I have gained wisdom from their life. That of course applies to those people more knowledgeable...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Thank Goodness For Older People!

    The person who I know who has so much grace and wisdom is my grandmother.  I have learned a lot from her.  Older people have so much wisdom! :-)
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F May 2, 2009

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    Legacy's Story

    Legacy’s Story     The job my wife is involved with puts her in contact with many seniors day in and day out.  We talk often about what goes on with her job and most of it is her telling me stories that she has had told her.  Over the past year I...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2008

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    I Love Old People (no Affence.)

    i love listening to old peoples storys, they have such amazing things to say, and hearing about there life and seeing photos of them when teens, and stuff is great. is amazing to hear some of the things they have done and just learn something diffrent.
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    I will always remember all the things

    which my grandpa, my mother and every elderly in my life has shared with me. I consider my mom, my book of wisdom. We lost her 5 years ago. But I just love how this woman has been our inspiration and also to others. She is a strong yet gentle and loving mom, supportive, great...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Anyone Out There Want to Get Some Older Folks On the Experience Project?

    If anyone has a friend, relative, or neighbor that is elderly, I think the Experience Project would be a great fit. It lets people tell stories and seriously, if you have 70 or 80 years of experiences, you are basically the gurus of life.
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    I Love Sories Of Old Days

    I think it is odd to hear "the good old days" as many of these days weren't so good. BUT I love to hear stories of how people coped with the depression and life afterward. The generosity of people on farms, farm folks had it somewhat easier than town folks, My aunt & uncle lived...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2011

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    I Like To Talk W/ Old Pp Whenever I Meet A Difficulties

    Yes as it stated, I like to talk w/ old ppl whenever I meet a difficulty or sth confusing or annoying me. I may not do as they suggest but I'd like to know their experiences and what they suggest since my experiences is less then they have and in this case I may be blind in a...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F Dec 22, 2011

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    Maulana Rumi

    Two Friends A certain person came to the Friend's door and knocked. "Who's there?" "It's me." The Friend answered, "Go away. There's no place for raw meat at this table." The individual went wandering for a year. Nothing but the fire of separation can change hypocrisy and ego...
    Nido1111 Nido1111 22-25, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Hell Yes

    Hell yes I do. Who else is gonna know jackshit about life? who else is gonna be able to tell me, tell me what happens, what is, what's going on? My friends are my age and yes, they'r all going to be intelligent because they go to one fo the top universities in the world, but if...
    thegreatsmoky thegreatsmoky 18-21 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    Wisdom

    Now I know all old people are not wise. Kinda a surprise considering how long they have been around =/ But when you meet a wise one, why would you pass it up to learn from them? They have been around and learned alot from thier time in this world. Be a waste not to benefit from...
    Dyrnwyn Dyrnwyn 26-30, M Feb 18, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I want to befriend people 35+ . I think it's healthy to be exposed to various type of people and I feel I need that bit of wisdom.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Oct 16

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    In a way, we all have a disease. It's called age. Every birthday you subtract a year from your life. It's a slow process. You start to get weaker and weaker within the decades...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Nah man, when your old you can get away with anything and be a cool bad arse I front of Your grandkids
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F Oct 14

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    I don't wanna grow old..but I don't wanna die young either.
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Working with the elderly in hospital has not made me want to live much past 65 :s
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 15

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    I don't want to but it's the nature of humanity so Yolo is what I love by
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Im waiting for the day that i will finally meet My better half.. To have and to hold.. in sickness and in health till death do us apart.. I just haven't found him yet :(
    brokenheartandlife brokenheartandlife 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    This is my bestfriend me and her share the same past we were both raped at the age of 9 up till we were 16 and we both got through it together and tried to protect each other and...
    KKKEnzie KKKEnzie 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    oh how I wish I could be forever young.!!
    butterflysplurge123 butterflysplurge123 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I'll probably still be cute but I'm going to die; Most likely, between ages 69-104
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Mainly because when me and my classmates hit puberty we will all be gossipy ******* :(
    PuppyGirl748 PuppyGirl748 13-15, F Oct 15

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    But the harder I try the worse things get.
    Gipsycurse Gipsycurse 26-30, T Oct 11

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    October 21st 2014 Do you ever just sit down and think. Do you ever just sit down and think how pathetic yet how beautiful life can be?. Do you ever think what is the reason behind...
    UN3P0KEN UN3P0KEN 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ever since I turned 18, I've been getting more attention from older men that didn't not really look at me as anything but a kid before I became a legal adult.. But this one guy, a...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    The great times are when you are five years old. No pressure on your shoulders, and you are mystified towards the world. So many things to learn! So much fun to have! Siblings are...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 1 Response Oct 8

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    1. I'm 21. 2. I'm 5'3. 3. I learned to talk from old people. 4. I have never had a pet on my own. 5. My mother has never bought me a gift for any occasion. :| 6. I am legit...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want a hairy old man in va beach to be my first
    Woulfewoof Woulfewoof 13-15, M Sep 26

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    I for one think these posts by naive young girls are a bit silly. It is obvious that most of the replies are going to come from old men who get their enjoyment by flirting with...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I'm feeling so slutty... I want a nice old man to have sex with me!!
    Tayothunder Tayothunder 18-21, M Oct 7

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    I want to meet older men who just love touching
    goodgai goodgai 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I want to meet older men who just love touching
    goodgai goodgai 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    I want someone from NSW (Australia), 13-15 to be friends with. It would be fun to argue over State Of Origin.
    0LOvEsHaTeRs0 0LOvEsHaTeRs0 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Ok, so you spend your life ignoring me or bullying me. But I'm good enough to borrow a pencil or pen from, and then disrespect my property by dumping it on the floor? Then I am...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T Oct 16

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    I've got a list of a few reasons down here: 1. I don't have any real tangible goals or motivation to go anywhere. 2. I'm afraid of the future. 3. I hate myself. 4. I feel...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 2

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    and my blog! I am honest to a fault in my stories and blog, and I never delete them. I just spent part of my morning rereading my EP stories. I laughed at some, I rolled my eyes...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was born on Christmas day 1971, I was a breach Birth (I came out *** first with an ambilical cord Around me,) I was supposed to be aborted. My mom was 40 years old, my dad was...
    lonemechanicdfw lonemechanicdfw 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    I KNOW my (soon to be ex) wife of 10+ years is a "serial cheater" who didn't give a rat's a** about the swaths of devastation she was creating or enabling with her multiple...
    TheExWifeorcist TheExWifeorcist 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am thinking to live in USA, I actually save some money and plan to buy an apartment in NYC. I always have a thing for USA, thats why I plan one since I was 15 yrs old. Mom...
    candy8ar candy8ar 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hey just turned 16 and looking for a bf from 13-19 years old haha :p Any1 interested :) :PPP
    heyguize heyguize 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    Right now the guy I'm seeing is 24 and I'm 44. When I was 16 my bf's ranged from 26-35. By the time I was in my 20's they were 40-55. Now I go for older or younger, but for some...
    Thumper8888 Thumper8888 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Lol I sound like my friend. I'm actually starting to hate old people. Don't get me wrong, I like some of them. I really loved my grandfather and his friends. They played a major...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    When I was about 9 or 10 my parents decided they wanted to go on a vacation together for a year. So they got my older brother Daniel to come look after me. He was very loving and...
    thething1234 thething1234 36-40, M 11 hrs ago

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    Hello Ladies, I am a older man that would like to have a young girlfriend. Either online or in person. A young lady that is small breasted, slim to average, between ages 18 - 35...
    JohnLee601 JohnLee601 61-65, M 4 hrs ago

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