• It's really fun until you realize you are really getting older!
  • It is better than the alternative!
  • I prefer eternal youth with the aging process stopping at about 25 years old.
  • It beats the alternative.
  • I cannot say I am looking forward to it.
  • i wouldn't mind getting older if i were already married & had kids (now that i am nearing 30...)
  • It sucks. I wish I was 16 again!
  • There is nothing we can do about it. I don't like it. It sucks. I would like to be 21 again and know what I know now.
  • Can't do anything about it so I don't mind it as long as I still feel good and stay healthy.
  • From my Blog... Can we reflect for a moment on the old cliche ‘”I'm not getting older, I'm getting better?’.To me, this would be an understatement because I have never been better at most things at all, so why would I get better at something when I get old? I'm only getting better, at getting old. As father time finds us in advanced years, growing older is easy and inevitable. I expect we tend to want to be better at some things, an improvement to somehow stay young or convince our minds and others that are young that we are simply getting better as we get old. It's hard to accept the things we cannot do anymore, e.g., run, walk fast, skip a rope, climb a tree. Getting better at getting older is the generality with not much left to account for except aging itself, so what's left to get better at? I didn't think I would live to be passed sixty. Age sixty at thirty years old, was latent and far into the future. Those thirty years were gone before I realized it. Now that I'm steadfastly headed toward retirement, looking back in retrospect I feel that getting older was a sententious journey full of adventures and highs and lows, to be reckoned and accounted for and sometimes with penitence. I mainly look toward the relief that in my sixty plus years on earth so far I have avoided the alternative of the underground and living long enough to be recognized by younger folks . . . as old. Senior discounts are some fringe benefits of aging. Many businesses offer the discounts as a jester of respect. I respect those who offer the discounts even thought they are minimal. It is somewhat of an incentive to be old enough to receive discounts and I love asking for a senior coffee at McDonald's, It is a right of passage I feel I have earned, so I enjoy it. Maybe I am getting better at something after all, like ridding vices from my life and replacing them with judicious and wholesome living, that might extend my life. They say you're as old as you feel, I must be a 106 although I really don't have a clue how a 106-year-old really feels I just know that I feel older than I did ten years ago. A lot of folks die at a very young age, missing old age completely. They were getting older but not old as the end result. I don't know if dying young is preferable to the alternative of growing old and being signed into a nursing home by a family member, but it could be uttermost probability.. Until that happens I hope I get as old as I can collecting the senior discounts and not getting better at anything...but getting old.
  • your only as old as you feel - and to me that is 25!!
  • It's great! Especially if you have a baby face like me - which I hated having when young - I've got the experience to be confident and have that je n est pas c est quois f*** y** attitude and not much bothers me anymore.
  • I was looking forward to it. I want to see if I could age gracefully. But the older I get, the more aches and pains I seem to be experiencing.
  • You can't stop it, so why worry about it?
  • At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if I'm not there I carry on as usual.
  • I'm not a fan.
  • I like it,too,but I'm only 24 years old,so Whadda I know!?LOL!*
  • It's too inevitable, and life is too short, to even worry about it. We should be grateful each and every day for the NOW.
  • ... it is not the years that truly age us, it is the milage ... ... do not worry, when you are finally unable to age more, the aging will stop, along with your life ...
  • Don't want to grow old? Get over it junior! I'm enjoying it. Play your cards right and you can get away with alot. Look down through the bifocals at the rude, attitude consumed young person. Then, keeping your mouth closed inhale and exhale through the nose... non verbal intimidation can be SOOOOO much fun. Note: Never smile until they're behind you.
  • It's no different. I do think that 48 is the gateway to middle age, if only because it seems kind of ridiculous to not consider yourself middle-aged when you're getting on to 49.
  • Mentally and emotionally, it is truly wonderful. Physically, the body begins to ache and refuses to be as strong or as full of stamina as it once was. The is tough to swallow because now that we know what to do and how to do it to it's full effect, we can't do it anymore! To paraphase Little Feat: You know when you're over the hill when your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill.
  • I have been enjoying it...but i think my 30's were the best. the problem now is that people i love dearly are in their 70's, 80's and even 90' is hard seeing them decline and losing them...that part is only going to get worse. AND i'm not looking forward to the decline myself...

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