Some thoughts on aging, gracefully
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#1 Dec 1, 2007
years back i grew tired of being addressed as 'Sir' so I told one and all to put an 'e' at the end of that word. When asked why, I explained " 'Sir' makes me feel old,'Sire' makes me feel respected."
And it does.
#2 Dec 3, 2007
Saul, what's in a name? why do we all have to be classified by age? I would rather be known as a seasoned human being. Those of us 60 and older are human beings. We are judged by other people's perceptions of what it is to grow older. And, given the alternative, I will take getting older anytime.
You know, its interesting, when young we view older as a status symbol of sorts. Until we reach the age where others perceive we are nearing death. Death knows no age and unfortunately, it can come at any time. Wrinkles, aches and pains can also occur at a young chronilogical age, due to genetics or environmental issues.
So for me, let's not make more of it then it is.
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