9 thoughts on “Sunday, you are warned…

  1. I agree with the sentiment behind this post . . . and would add that we should never complain about our weight to someone who is MORE overweight than us. 😉

  2. When I was about 31, I said to my mother, “Boy, I feel so OLD.”
    She thought a moment, drew herself up, punched her chest and asked, “How do you think I feel?”

    Sorry, ma, thinking of me, me, me again, i thought afterwards.

    1. Yeah, don’t complain to me about being old! I am in the childhood of elderly–that’s old but not ancient–and ain’t all that bad. Although, early middle age is the best of times I think.

  3. I don’t think this is always true. Age is a relative thing, and not completely dependent on chronological order. And I think that many of us older people have a lot of empathy and understanding for younger people who are learning their limitations. Sometimes I listen to the difficulties of my daughters, who are in their late 40s, and I am very glad for the opportunity to share with them the ways in which I adapted to changes because of age.

    1. Shimon,

      For the most part I agree with you. But I think the quote is referring more to those who complain about being old or the difficulties of age when they are young. I know people who are 20 or 30 years younger than me who complain about lines and wrinkles and sagging body parts; or moan and groan about normal aches and pains or how tired they are because they are getting old.

      I will gladly listen to anyone with a real problem or difficulty but don’t bother me if all you are going to do is complain that you are getting older and how awful it is. I say get over it or you will be miserable .Aging happens to all of us—unless we die young—and that doesn’t seem like a good option.

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