Old Man My Ass  

MightyGoodman48 58M
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4/19/2006 12:08 pm

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4/26/2006 11:22 am

Old Man My Ass


The old saying that “youth is wasted on the young” has been rolling around in my head now for three or four weeks ever since I read in the advice column of the magazine how this twenty something (for the sake of argument lets say) young lady write about how outraged she was that some guy my age tried to make contact with her. Apparently she was disgusted at the thought of this man even looking at the profile photos of her nude. Wow the age thing hit me squarely between the eyes. Now I know that all women her age do not feel this way and I have had my share of attention from women in their twenty’s, it’s just her comments came at a time when I was feeling the signs of my age. Middle aged doesn’t even apply really because I’m not midway between life and death anymore unless I live to be 96 years old. Even though longevity runs in my family and seeing that I think there’s not to much that I can’t do now that I couldn’t do when I was in my twenty’s (with the aid of a little exercise and diet) time for me hasn’t been an issue. Still I get no comfort knowing that for some reason my old eyes looking at this young lady’s pictures would’ve turned her stomach. When I was younger I thought that getting older meant changing and now that I’m here I keep thinking to myself..... I’m still me.

Solace

If I knew back then what I know now would I trade? Hell no. Youth can not compare to the peace I have with myself now. Is their room for improvement in my life? Hell yes. Knowing that I’m not complete instead of spending all those years trying to convince everyone else and myself that I was. Priceless. Youth gives the illusion that it is the pinnacle of life. I enjoy things about this age that make being here a fair trade off for not being young again.

rm_inthecorner4 56F

4/26/2006 9:23 am

Amen to that!


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