Recently I was in a busy doctor's office waiting room filled with mostly seniors. It was quiet until I heard a loud, angry voice, "I'm a senior citizen. You people can't do that to me. I drove all the way in from Peoria!". The young girl behind the counter, to whom she was complaining, tried to explain what needed to be done by the patient, but it didn't satisfy the woman. … [Read more...] about Behave Yourself!
I've been harping on the typical junky American diet forever, and just about everyone at least suspects that what they regularly put into their bodies is not good. Still, they go on eating what they are accustomed to. The video below may be a wake-up call for those who care about their long-term health. I said "long-term health" because what we do or do not eat over time … [Read more...] about The Result Of Intellectual Ignorance
You may have seen a TV ad featuring a retired couple who said they thought they had planned well for their retirement but soon realized they needed more money. They decided to sell their life insurance policy to augment their income. An insurance policy must be worth a lot to get anything of value from it when sold.
It's not unusual for people to retire, thinking … [Read more...] about Should Every Retiree Have a Job?
Having lived as long as I have, one thing I've learned is that the government, with its long arm of bureaus and regulatory agencies, is not our friend. In my view, the government and its entities exist to tax us, restrict and control our lives, and amass as much power as possible. The government micro-management of pharmacists and doctors is a good example.
"Senior Sociopaths: How to Recognize and Escape Lifelong Abusers" is the title of a new book by Donna Anderson. If you have or have had troubling experiences in your life with friends or loved ones, this book is a must-read, and I do mean MUST. It will open your eyes and your mind to understand that most of us have or have had experienced pain and trauma, … [Read more...] about Senior Sociopaths
I feel sorry for Joe Biden. He is constantly nagged about his age, and I get it. Yes, he shows signs of senility, but his chronological age is not responsible for his mental decline. If that were true, all of us who have reached and passed age 80 should be in the same deplorable condition. However, your age does have some value that doesn't relate to your mental or … [Read more...] about Living For The Future
A friend and brilliant writer publishes well-documented articles about current events. She said this in a recent newsletter: "Time is also not a friend of people my age. I'll be 73 at the end of June, so I don't have many years left. . . " I guess she has a direct pipeline to the intention of God or the Grim Reaper. Anyone at age 73 who assumes an early demise because … [Read more...] about Stop Anticipating Your Death!
Several years ago, my daughter told me that my grandson "Bill" had a girlfriend," Mary," but he was reluctant to tell me about it because Mary was older than he was. Bill was aware that in our unyielding horse and buggy culture, a man is supposed to be older than a woman. Isn't it amazing that in our "anything goes" world, we still give chronological age the power to rule … [Read more...] about The Angst And Agony Of Disobeying Society’s Age Rules
I live near an "upscale" retirement community. In a recent widely distributed community newsletter, the retirees were in an uproar because younger people were trying to muscle their way in and disrupt what I call their "snoozing" lifestyle. They resent the noise and vitality of younger people and are unafraid to verbalize their displeasure.
But wait . . .isn't there … [Read more...] about I Wanna Live Like A Young Person
Well, it happened again. A day does not go by that you don't see a headline referring to an older person as "elderly" or a "grandma". Those two words, as used by the media, are not flattering. The latest headline:
"Grandma, 80, Bullied by Trans Activists After YMCA Banned Her For Reporting What She Saw"
This is not about the above-mentioned article's … [Read more...] about Is The Ageist Media Making You Feel Old?