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The older I get...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Oldfashioned, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    The more noise I make getting up from a chair.
    I respect the law a lot less.
    I trust fewer people.
    I walk out of more plays/concerts/movies and so on.
    I have far less patience.
    I have become far more environmentally conscious.
    I'm more open to new ideas.

    It's not all good though, I also find myself a lot more lachrymose and find myself choking up more often than ever before; I worry I am losing my stoicism.

    How have you changed?
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Less patient / more frustrated with people who don’t think like me ( majority )
    More rational
    More health conscience
    Less interested in others ( lives )
    More appreciative of simple pleasures
  3. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    The more time I take to get up from a chair.
    The more I watch favourite films (over and over again) I also become tearful and emotional far more easily.
    I focus on what I want at my funeral.

    I am even more intolerant of :-
    people on the roads trying to kill me
    people on the road who simply cannot drive
    people in supermarkets getting in my way
    people who do not use the brains they were born with

    Safe to say I am quite intolerant.
    Add to that parents..... I like children..... away from most parents they can be fab.

    I am even more stubborn.
    I get very frustrated with my increasing immobility and become more and more bad tempered.

    Am I telling anyone on here anything they didn't already know?
  4. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    More patient.
    Quieter, I no longer feel the need to correct people even when I know they talking tripe.
    Better at anticipating twaattery, I see them coming, they rarely see me coming.
    Accepting of things that I cannot change.
    Wiser, I know which little push will have the biggest effect and when to make it.
    I am better at steering others.
    selective inaction. I know when not to act.
    When to offer a kind word.
    Delegation, when to delegate and how to do it.
    How to harness the power of imperfection.
  5. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I've grown a little more perceptive of my psychological condition.
  6. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Which is what?
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'm less likely to take things personally.
    I eat healthier.
    I exercise .
    I'm much more soft hearted, especially when it comes to children.
    I'm more understanding and aware of my own mental/psychological quirks. No I'm not telling you what they are, @EmanuelShadrack
  8. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Bravo.... teach me!
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  9. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I don't even know which is which so I wouldn't know which is what.
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  10. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    It involved a lot of reading. A lot of trials and tribulations. Fighing when I was advised to give up but then winning.

    The reading well it is a long list but I made a lot of progress with

    Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work

    ISBN-13: 978-0446576741
    ISBN-10: 0446576743

    I recieve no royalties from this title and have no financial interest in it. I simply listened to an audio book version of it, several times, whilst driving.

    There are many others but we each walk our own path. Life does not give any two exactly the same experiences.

    Part of me thinks you might be being sarky, and that would be no "skin off my nose" as they say. But for anyone who is actually interested I make no claim to divined all wisdom myself. I really have "stood on the shoulders" of those that went before me.

    Other stuff I got from watching others, generally the more experienced.

    I feel that I have had more than my fair share of trials by fire.

    But some say "no good deed goes unpunished".
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  11. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    The expression "Really??? Go cluck yerself" seems to be more readily needful.
    On an hourly basis.
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  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Driving is what I'm moaning about just now.
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I'm more willing to say 'enough is enough' and walk away from badly-managed employment. Life's too short.
    I'm less bothered about maintaining a solid social circle beyond family..
    ..but I'll make more effort to get on with whoever I'm working with on any given day.
    I'm more likely to strike up conversations with people who might lead lonely lives.
    I'm less tolerant of the failings of politicians.
    I'm less tolerant of idiots but for the most part will remain silent about it now I'm no longer a teacher.
    I find volunteering more satisfying than paid work.
    I'm keener to learn new/old skills that have no relevance to earning money.
    I know when to step back and quietly let others get on with something even if they're doing it wrong.
    I'm more able to accept that my grown up children will sometimes make poor life choices and will have to live with the consequences - it's their lives.
    I'm also more able to accept that the good things my grown up children achieve aren't necessarily down to how we brought them up. Sometimes it's despite how we brought them up. :)
  14. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    I'm enjoying the similarities here.

    Also how often do you find yourself saying the full version of *** every day?
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If the above was F F S - frequently.
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  16. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    It was I didn't expect the filter F F S
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  17. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I was in no way being"sarcy". I had bared my breast a lil as it were recognising the many faults (which perhaps have become more apparent as I have aged ) Maybe I should have put that on the list.
    I have incredible difficulty in 'letting things go' and then I wonder why I am so stressed out. Plus my controlling side has become even more dominant if that were possible. I now think I have even more OCD traits that I realised quite late in life that I have !!
  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Faster writing.
    Bingo wings.
    Hay fever gone.
    Kids know how to make their own sandwiches.
    All good.
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  19. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    If you want to message me then go ahead. I imagine that you might have lived some part of my life as it were.
  20. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Well on the way now to being a full time eccentric. Tonight, for the sake of art / photographic record, I am a wizard casting spells on a giant rabbit !! which is wearing a top hat, handcuffed to his chair.
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