Great Truths About Growing Old

Great Truths About Growing Old

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    Great Truths About Growing Old

    Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

    When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

    It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry


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    All too true!
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    Wisdom comes only on the far side of experience.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
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    Somewhere along the line, I started picking my cereal for its fiber instead of the toy inside the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

    When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

    It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
    I resemble that remark.
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    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

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    Growing older is not for the weak at heart.
    One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
    Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
    In God we trust.

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    While younger men go to work I go to the range and hone my skills.

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    I have noticed that as I have gotten older,

    The ground has gotten harder.

    Gravity has increased (things weigh more than the use too)

    I'm blaming global warming
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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    When l look in the mirror oh my God l see my father. How did that happen?

    When did police departments start recruiting children?


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    Hmmm Growing Old.... What was I saying?.......
    quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    As that great poet once sang (Jimmy Buffett):

    I'm growing older, but not up.

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    My dad came back from his WWII fighter squadron reunion and said the only ones that showed up were a bunch of "old men". I now understand what he ment.
    "Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
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    When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
    Agreed Terry - saves wear on the old creaky knees LOL.

    Now - where did I leave my brain last?
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    Look at it like this...

    HALF of the people that have ever lived on this planet...are living TODAY.

    Many,many people thoughout history never lived long enough to grow old.

    The way I see it, that puts old geezers in the TOP 50 % of society.

    Its not a bad thing. Just feel fortunate you have lived so long. Most people havent.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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