Does Aging Really Bother You?

  1. Okay, search deep within and give me an honest answer! Does aging really bother you? I thought it would bother me, but man, I'm getting better and better every day. I oughtta shine like a new penny in a few years! LOL!

    I'll be 31 in a week and I just really don't care at all....what do you guys think about getting older?
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  2. 85 Comments

  3. by   purplemania
    I never thought about it until I started noticing my propensity for naps, and lack of energy sometimes, and not being able to eat all the things I want because they "bother my stomach". On the plus side, I now have 3 grandbabies. Yesterday we ran through the sprinkler together. Ain't life grand?!?
  4. by   Shamrock
    I MUCH prefer birthdays over the alternative.
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm 32 and a better person by every measure than when I was 22. Age? Pfffttt - bring it on . (I do know that's easy to say at this age - hopefully I'll feel the same way when I'm 90!)
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from purplemania
    I never thought about it until I started noticing my propensity for naps, and lack of energy sometimes, and not being able to eat all the things I want because they "bother my stomach". On the plus side, I now have 3 grandbabies. Yesterday we ran through the sprinkler together. Ain't life grand?!?
    Holy Cow......I have all that now!!! (even the grandbabies...though they are step! LOL!)
  7. by   Altra
    CNM2B, I hear ya ... when I was about 33 I suddenly felt like, WOW - I get it now. I am woman!!!! :chuckle

    Cheesy, maybe, but I really believe all those old sayings about women not really knowing themselves until their 30s are TRUE!

    Aging doesn't bother me, for now. I can kinda picture myself at 45 and 55 ... but after that is still an unknown.
  8. by   llg
    It never bothered me when I was younger, but now that I am 49, it sometimes bothers me a little.

    In the last few years, I have watched both of my parents die and I am now seeing my siblings, college friends, and I start having the health problems that will eventually kill us. Many of us take meds for our high cholesterol, our blood pressure, diabetes, etc. and we have bad knees and bad backs, etc.

    Yes, I feel I have learned a lot in those 49 years and continue to learn a lot every day. In some ways, I am definitely "better and wiser" that I was 10 or 20 years ago. However, there is a problem in that once you are over a certain age (35? 40?) younger people start assuming you are too old to know anything of relevance to their generation. (If I could only get those 25 year-old "know it alls" to listen every once-in-a-while! :-) ) Some seem to feel that anyone who is over 40 and in any sort of nursing leadership position MUST be bad.

    So, yes, sometimes it does bother me to see the effects of aging. But I agree, it sure does beat the alternative.

    llg
  9. by   traumaRUs
    I'm 45, almost 46, I've been married (very happily) to a wonderful man for 24 years, we have two great sons (no grandbabies) and we are financially secure. My husband is 51 and we are fortunate in that we are physically active, no meds and we are very healthy. However, gotta share this little gem. I'm in school to finish my MSN and this resident (about 27 yrs old) asked me if I found it harder to learn since I'm older???!!!! Whew - age has allowed me the patience not to kill him, but I gave him such a stunned look that he quickly apologized!!! What was he thinking???
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Not really----but this is a :hatparty: timely question since this is my bday rofl. Age does not bother me,but some events in my life have. I realize we all have trials and scars, and I am accumulating them at a pretty alarming rate in the last year. I think that is what bugs me more than any number ever could. I have longevity on my side, a year ago July 10, gramma died at 96 and gramps died at 91 in 1996. My mother's side has several relatives who made it to 100..... A LONG time to worry about something minor like a number, I am thinkin........
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Happy birthday, Deb!
  12. by   Deb123j
    Age doesn't bother me a lot - I'll be 30 in January and still feel like I'm 22. The one thing that DOES bother me is my body!!! I love to sit cross legged and on the floor - but now when I do it it's harder to get up and my knees hurt like heck!!! My b/f said he was about my age when he stopped sitting on the floor - whaaaaa I don't wanna stop - I'll just have to put up with the pain! :chuckle
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Deb123J....I hear ya! My husband is 47 and he cannot be on the floor with the kiddos for very long at all. It's kinda sad because they want their dad to be down there playing with them, ya know?
  14. by   RNIAM
    I love getting older but I hate the grey hair. I color it as I am far too young to have grey hair! I am 38 turning 39 very soon. I love where I am in life and would never turn the clock back. I wish I had a bit more energy but I never let being tired stop me.

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