Never be afraid or sad over aging and its effects. <br />
Your body may become run down. Your mind may slow. You will get wrinkles, and your hair will most likely whiten, lighten, grey, and/or thin and fall out. This is how it is. However, this is not something to fear or meet with anger or depression.<br />
Every line on your face and wrinkle on your body has been earned. Every smile, every frown, every sob of disappointment and every joyful tear has slowly etched its mark on you. This is not ugly, or frightening, or something to dread; it is not something to make you feel sad or mournful of the past, but a monument to all that you are and all that you have been through. Don't run from that. Wear it proudly.<br />
People are meant to have laugh lines, because they are meant to laugh. People are meant to have wrinkled foreheads, because they are meant to furrow their brows in confusion and anger now and again. People are meant to have lined eyes because they are supposed to squint them in sorrow or glee. To try to conceal that, or puff it out, or smooth it, or reshape it is to deny your history and the fruits of your entire life experience. Don't deny who you are. Embrace it.
accepting that who you are doesn't have to change just because your body is. and even at that if you take care of your body eat healthy and be active you will age more gracefully and feel good.
Well you know you're gradually going to be able to do less and less, and do it less effectively.<br />
The only thing to do is concentrate on what you can still do, not dwell on the abilities you've lost.
Knowing that the alternative sucks.
Hi sylvia07<br />
"Rage against the dying of the light" Dylan Thomas poet!<br />
"your only as old as you act" ;D
B1tch about it!!! LOL.<br />
You know me - I do it all the time. Making people go down guilty trip about it, hahahahaha...<br />
But I gotta say, I love growing old. The many things you figure out, the many things you become at peace with - life seems to get easier somehow.<br />
I say embracing it is the best attitude. Knowing that nothing lasts forever, knowing that everybody gets old is the best way to do it.<br />
As for physically getting older, I just smash the mirrors!!!
I don't know if this is the best attitude but it helps.<br />
My attitude is that all those "beautiful" people who gave me a hard time in my teens because I was not "beautiful" for them to give me the time of day are now growing old and getting wrinkles.
Being old is great iam looking forward to getting old and here is why :<br />
1) Senior Citizen Discounts<br />
who doesnt like getting bargins on stuff you buy? Everyone. But the cool part is that not everyone is able to get this, so this is like a private club like the Sam's Club thing...but unlike that place you dont have to pay for a membership - just show your wrinkles and you get a discount. That rocks!<br />
2) You can be a total dickweed <br />
people dont kick old people's *****. period. So this gives you safe passage to say what you want. Be as rude and as crabby as you want to be - honest agressive commentary rules!<br />
3) You can dress however you want<br />
Becuse you no longer have a chance in hell of getting picked up ( when is the last time you saw a 67 yr old get lucky in a bar?) you can dress for comfort instead of for style...your now free to wear colors and patterns that will burn the retinas of a full grown man from 30 feet away...wear those bath slippers , bermuda shorts with dark socks along with that dinner jacket and a propeler beanie! who cares! its all about the comfort factor baby.<br />
4) You can get out of any event you want<br />
Thanks to advancing years you now have the perfect excuse to get out of anything you want by just claiming to be tired - is that relative of yours boring you to death with her home movies of her last vacation? Just give a little yawn and say those magic words: "Grandpa is tired" and volia! you can just walk right out of the room.<br />
Of course some jagoff might menton that its just 7:30 AM...but so what - your old you got an excuse, like who is gonna stop you?<br />
5) you can not feel guilty when you forget things - or claim you forgot something you really didnt want to do.<br />
No one expects old folks to remeber things, so when you forget you already have a built in excuse...or even better want to get out of something you would rather not do ... no problem! just say you forgot it --- hey your old that happens .<br />
6) you can mess with people<br />
act as nutty and as crazy as you want...call people by other names, dont wear pants outside if you dont want, say completeley random crap ( "i like chocolate milk!") its ok...people know your old and they expect a little senile behavior...in fact it keeps them on thier ******* toes. ( just dont over use this one you you could end up in that "special place" with the rubber wall paper and those one size fits all special "hug myself" jackets.<br />
7) you can get back at all those younger people<br />
NOTHING is more sweater than revenge...and forget that Kill Bill samari sword movie crap...no ! the BEST way to get total payback is to turn people's mind to oatmeal. How do you do that you ask? 007 type deathray? Wonder Twin Powers activate? N-o-o-o-o! Bore them to death! Thats right get a hold of little Jimmy who has been blasting you with his music, or little Susie who has been makeing you bleed from your ears with her constant gum cracking and tell them all about the wondeful little stories from your youth....soon they will be reduced to blank -eyed drolling little zombies<br />
8)Your hip - all your stuff is back in style<br />
your music is now "old school"<br />
your clothing is "retro"<br />
all your old toys are "collectables"<br />
9) you can get one of those neat little motorized scooters and those permits that let you park anyplace you want.<br />
10) You get to date much younger people <br />
if your a guy - think Hugh Heffer<br />
if your a female one word - cougar
Well the wonderful magician, Harry Houdini, just before he died, promised his wife he would communicate with her after he was buried.<br />
He never did so I don't know if I will ever come back in another "form" or "body". <br />
Consequently, before I spray that fly or squash that snail, I think, then I say... "Sorry Uncle ****".
Well if you just realize it's the only time in your life you can act like a complete nutcase and it's expected of you!
the best way to face old age is kicking, screaming and swearing vengeance on the fates
embrace it... you have no other choice... well besides suicide.. and that's not really an option....
You have earned it...teach them what you know with all the arrogance you have.
you can fart when you want to burp when you want to and blame it on OLD AGE!