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AGING ATHEISTS

For those of us who are old, or feel old.  Everything to do with our last remaining years on earth.  (Face it, we're all aging) A FUN group for all who qualify!

*Curious YOUNG members are welcome.

Location: #life
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 10

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How do you feel about your own mortality ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Chris Oct 14, 2016. 62 Replies

Do you wish your stay on earth will be as long as possible, and that medicine will make tremendous leaps allowing you to live longer whilst  keeping your faculties intact ?Do you believe that whilst you are on earth, you can change things or ideas…Continue

Owning up to one's age

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 13, 2016. 6 Replies

If you're getting close to fifty, fiftyish or over, how do you feel about having this "respectable" age ?  Having all those years behind you ?  Knowing that more than half your life is spent ?If you look in a mirror do you see a fifty something or…Continue

meditations on death

Started by Onyango Makagutu. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 21, 2015. 10 Replies

Here is a post I have written on deathContinue

Mental Sharpness Begins to Decline in Middle-Age

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Marianne Jul 31, 2013. 5 Replies

Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily ContributorDate: 06 January 2012Live Science  The brain's abilities to reason, comprehend and remember may start to worsen as early as age 45, a new study from England suggests.Researchers gave tests of thinking…Continue

Who doesn't want to be younger but with the same wisdom they've acquired ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Persephone Jul 29, 2013. 26 Replies

When little lines start to set in next to your eyes or you'r getting laugh lines, do you wish your skin was still smooth, that  nothing sagged,  no shadow under your eyes, you're not balding and your hair are not getting thinner ?  Is this a general…Continue

Changing eating habits ?

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I'm not a vegetarian.  But as years go by, I eat less and less of red meat; and this is not exactly out of concern for the cows but because red meat doesn't appeal to me anymore. I prefer chicken though I eat less and less of it.  So my diet  is…Continue

Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets

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Oregon Emphasizes Choices At The End Of Life

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 10, 2021 at 2:53pm

Thank you Joan for that history of the New Deal. Funnily enough, I was watching a BBC documentary on the depression and it always amuses me when I hear some Americans rant against socialism but praise the New Deal. Once again thank you Joan.

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 10, 2021 at 1:51pm

I don't snack, nor eat junk foods.

I cook from scratch, & no deep fried food.

Yes, he'll have to be willing to find what works....or doesn't.

Antacids quit working for me a long time ago, & I had to go through many different prescriptions too.

I even had to change how I made the bed by doing it BEFORE breakfast. Bending down to a lower cabinet would bring on acid too, & kneeling on arthritic knees was not an option. That was difficult until I got things properly under control.

Comment was by Chris B on March 10, 2021 at 6:06am

I'm with you in that dream, Joan, and sometimes I can build a fragment of that utopia...

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2021 at 5:57am

Ian, oats, and whole grains appear often in my menus. I will stop using them for a while and see if that makes any difference. Thanks. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2021 at 5:53am

Chris B., you were born into a war-torn country with all that implies. Hunger, loss of structures for surviving and conducting business. The hatred/heroism contrast must trickle down to your generation!

Perhaps the human mind has developed to as far as  it can and is unable to shed the claws and teeth of the beast.

I want to do a little dreaming, with men and women treating each other as equals, they raise their children without the use of violence, and that the elderly are protected from mental and physical harm as they proceed on the path to death.

Businesses and industries have concerns for the health and welfare of their workers, treating them as valued partners in whatever enterprise in which they engage.

I imagine a society where people have civil liberties, civil rights, and civil responsibilities. They engage in constructive communication and problem solving and follow clear notions of fairness and justice.  

My utopia would have people with communication skills and understand how to sit back and enjoy the ride. 

Thanks, Chris B. for allowing me to dream. 

Comment was by Chris B on March 10, 2021 at 5:47am

It never ends, Joan, because people in power lose their sense of justice and compassion.

Comment was by Ian Mason on March 10, 2021 at 5:41am

The battles never end, Joan. There always seems to be enough bigots around to need opposing.

Comment was by Ian Mason on March 10, 2021 at 5:39am

Too much of a good thing can also give digestive problems. Oats in particuar upset me but too much wholegrain in general. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2021 at 5:33am

Chris B. anger seems to be the only communication the wealthy can understand; reasoning, negotiation, compromising, active listening, assertive expression, building trust, identifying pros and cons do not seem to be in their skill sets. 
Anger rose to a high pitch in the 1960s civil rights struggle. The Blacks marched on Washington, DC., they set up a tent city, they marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. I was involved in some of those activities and we were carefully trained to be non-violent.

The response of the opposition was to murder, destroy property, terrorize Blacks and their supporters, 

Here we are, 2021, and our nation continues to be tormented by racist domestic terrorists! I was a young woman when I participated in the struggle and I am now an 85 year old and the struggle continues. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2021 at 4:12am

Thanks, Ian, I will get your remedy to Larry and see if this helps. 

 

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