Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Old age coming

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
           -- Gloria Pitzer

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That's funny. And further, not even old age is effortless, because you have to survive to attain it! This is no mean feat. So many of the people I knew when I was younger are dead now, many of them well before they reached old age.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't really have to do anything to survive that long, though. It's more what not to do like climbing mountains, jumping out of airplanes, smoking, excessive drinking, etc.

...........................Ray said...

"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example."
- Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

"You know you're old when you notice how young the derelicts are getting."
- Jeanne Phillips

eolake said...

Hehe, doubtlessly.

Irv said...

Good quotes, from Ray.

In my own experience ... You know you're Old when you find yourself beyond the range of something you think you should qualify for. Like: insurance, driving privileges, survey groups, travel groups... It is the regions where you want to scream AGEISM!!!!

I've even had it, believe it or not, from an editor of a Seniors publication who refused to review my book because "Seniors couldn't relate to the way you've traveled."

eolake said...

Haha, you have "priced yourself out of the market".
Write about Bingo.

Anna said...

"Seniors couldn't relate to the way you've traveled."

Doesn't that mean the opposite, that you are too young?

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"Haha, you have "priced yourself out of the market".
Write about Bingo."

Na! I think that he should write about love because that transcends ALL ages! No "ageism" w/that subject, Irv! Happy Trails! ;-)