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View Poll Results: Changes in your life "attitude" since 50?
Attitude, mindset and/or situation are about the same since 50 2 12.50%
Attitude, mindset and/or situation are somewhat changed since 50 4 25.00%
Attitude, mindset and/or situation are significantly changed since 50 7 43.75%
Major changes in my attitude, mindset and/or situation since 50 3 18.75%
Other? ???? 0 0%
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Old 05-17-08, 07:29 AM   #1
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A 65+ Thread/poll

This is a 65+ Thread/poll.

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OK, 65+'rs

I'm curious.

Do you feel at a "different place in life" than you did at 50?

Mentally?

Physically?

Goal wise?

General attitude towards life?

Bicycling?

Activity?

Attitude towards those "final moments" that are somewhere around the corner?

Have you had friends, family, relatives about your age die, and has that made a difference in your way of living?

Other?

What changes in the above areas, if any, have there been as a result of the past 15 years (or more) of living?

What new or revised goals do you have, if any?

This is a 65+ Thread/poll.

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Old 05-17-08, 09:27 AM   #2
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At 65+ plus I'm more tolerant about lineups at stores however now I can pick the times I want to shop. No work related stress to worry about. I'm in at pattern now, Do I go for a bike ride or do I go to the "Y" or do I go for a walk. The bike ride usually wins out in the Spring or Summer.
I accept that I can no longer keep up to younger legs but I don't like it
I have written my living will. No rescuing me from a moderate stroke. If I can't carry on a logical I conversation and know who I'm talking to, please let me go and don't make me dependent upon anyone
I've had a good life. My big dreams of cycling coast to coast have have been accomplished and so has my hike through the Grand Canyon.
I enjoy life and as I can be active in cycling and walking I'm happy
I enjoy my family especially the grandchildren. My wife is my best friend. Can I wish for anyting more.
In my opinion it's a lot better being 65+ than 50.
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Most of the age benchmarks 30, 40 and 50 passed without my taking very much notice. 60 hit me hard. I just feel older.
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Most of the age benchmarks 30, 40 and 50 passed without my taking very much notice. 60 hit me hard. I just feel older.
You don't look any older.
But what do I know I voted on this poll and I aint 65 yet

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I voted on this poll and I aint 65 yet
Why?
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Old 05-17-08, 05:59 PM   #6
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Why?
I have no idea. I thought it ment had I changed sense I turned 50. After I did it I thought (You big dummy) You aint 65 yet. SORRY!!!
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I have no idea. I thought it ment had I changed sense I turned 50. After I did it I thought (You big dummy) You aint 65 yet. SORRY!!!
We will just store your answer until the BIG DAY! (Which will be?)
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I wrote the question, and now I am having a hard time answering it!

Let's see:

18.5 years ago (when I turned 50) it was November, 1989.

Number one son was 2.8 years (February, 1986) post being totally paralyzed from the neck down, and I was physically exhausted (literally) from the challenges - oh so many- of the past 2.8 years.

We and he had made it through college after the injury, and I had safely moved him, reams of equipment, and an aide to Stanford Law School.

I was still running a program for my other son, Andy, and other individuals with profound disabilities, on no money, and my wife was paying the bills.

I was in terrible physical shape, and I didn't know what a derailleur was.

Today, Tim and his wife, Amy, are the number one disability civil rights attorneys in the US of A. I am in pretty good physical shape.

I outlived my dad who died at 61 - I never thought I would.

We are living ok.

We are still fighting the "system" for appropriate programs for Andy, now 41.

I feel really great. I bike, I swim, I walk, I lift weights.

I am involved in intense leadership, lobbying and organizing activity to end wait lists of many years for several hundreds of thousands of adults with developmental disabilites.

Idon't know how to sumit all up, except to say it has been major, heavy duty stuff.
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Difference in lifestyle

In a few words Oh HELL YES.
I'm still a curmudgeon but my personal lifestyle has changed a ton.
The procrastination on everything from physical activity to finishing projects to finding something (anything actually) to do on a nice day besides watch pro sports in on the tely has become almost non existant.
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