Discussion in 'Later in Life and Seniors' started by SillyOldBear, Apr 5, 2017.
I remember it. And I also think if Logan knew what this would be like, he wouldn't have run.
To my relief, this year's Christmas season has not depressed me as it usually does. This Xmas, the worst I've experienced so far is just dejection, which is mild compared to general depression. As you can see I use the specific word "dejection" because there are different degrees of the blues. My point is that in describing one's emotions, it's important that we be as specific as possible.
Although I am basically Buddhist, I occasionally attend Christian services too, because they have constructive things to offer too. The only time I have issues is when some Christians insist that their way is the only way -- in other words, religious bigotry. But then there are also compassionate Christians such as Presbyterians who respect Buddhism. This is what I am-- I love both religions.
What Buddhism has taught me is the acceptance of pain, facing the fact that pain is part of everybody's reality. Once I accepted that reality, then it became easier.
No, I'm not happy-- but I'm not suicidal either. Instead, I have peace of mind, serenity. This is what Buddhism teaches and what I practice.
Now in my 60s, I see the blessings and advantages of my age. For one, it's my finances with which I'm very secure, thanks to Social Security. That's what myself at my age has the advantage over the Young. The trade-off is my health. Whereas the Young have the advantage of health, I myself struggle with a host of health issues. Is there a trade-off? Maybe, but I think that money problems are much tougher than health. In fact, I think money problems are the toughest of all. I'm blessed that money is not an issue at all in my life. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a millionaire at all, but I'm quite blessed.
I feel just the opposite. I'm in my mid 60s and lived most of my life with "just enough" financially. I've learned how to get by, how to shop, how to stretch resources. I value health much more highly than money.
I am in my mid-sixties as well. Finances and health both suck. Would definitely NOT run like Logan did.
GREAT POSTS FROM **EVERYONE** HERE, THANK YOU (SORRY FOR CAPS - DOCS CAN'T EYESIGHT ANY BETTER) ..
OLD SAYING * TAKE WHAT YOU NEED AND LEAVE THE REST* BUT SINCE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I NEED I'LL TAKE IT ALL. I GUARANTEE THAT I'VE EITHER BEEN WHERE EVERYBODY HAS DISCUSSED AND I KNOW I'LL BE WHERE I HAVE'NT. SO THANK ALL ..
I THINK IVE READ THAT STUDY SO AT ONLY 62 AM GOING THE *HOPE* DIRECTION THOUGH I DON'T FEEL IT, SO THANK YOU, ESPECIALLY BEAR, we are very much alike
YES, THE DOC VISTS ARE GETTING FREQUENT, THE TREATMENT IS GETTING MORE INTENSE, Im very lucky to have an understanding wife and she says the same amout me..
BUT THE HOUR GLASS IS STEADILY MOVING ALONG AND THERE'S NO STOPPING IT. ESPECIALLY THANKS TO THE STAFF MEMBER THAT GAVE ME THE URL TO THIS PORTION. I'M NEW SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR NOT KNOWING NAMES YET. SHE WAS MOST KIND AND CONSIDERATE ....
Very lucky today, very gleeful as I spend my New Year's Eve. How it has turned out is amazing, maybe even miraculous. Sometimes even the small things can make someone rejoice. In my case, the seemingly small thing is just having a root canal done. Having lost most of my side-teeth, the chewing teeth, I was going to lose the remaining ones so I would become unable to chew, thereby having to eat only pureed-type food. After all, my insurance does not include dentures so they would be unaffordable if out-of-pocket cost. But much to my surprise the root canal treatments saved those teeth. It's because it took me so much by surprise that it made me rejoice. So sometimes a small thing can be a big thing as I gleefully spend my New Year's Eve.
I know this thread's last post is from August. But I started reading it and it was so interesting!!!
I saw the film, SillyOldBear. In spanish it has a much suggestive title: " when Destiny gets us". I think the time will come. It's around the corner. You can hear that the world population is getting old and that the working class is not big enough to pay for the old generations...