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I will shock you now and say I don't think it's trite or geeky as you've explained it.
Again, I know we've also crossed swords on the forums many times but I absolutely agree, living the 'now' is the key, although with the caveat that I do look back at some memories with more fondness than others.
You must have a time when it was 'rock n roll' though? A time when it was carefree and fun.
I've got a civil service pension kicking in when I turn 60. It's under 20 years away now and I'm looking forward to travelling Asia again on the cheap, doing nothing but chilling by beaches and meeting new people. It will be my new adventure if you like...the 'mid-life crisis' starts in our 60's these days lol
Enjoy living your 'now' though fella, you can make it whatever you want...that has been my mantra to my son all his life.
originally posted by: InTheLight
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Yes, having any type of cognition problem seems to cause a lack of self-confidence and isolation, but maybe that is because so many people are intolerant or stressed these days to take the time to reach out like you and her did.
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: WarriorMH
The last couple of years have been crap, my best mate and working partner fell off a sea cliff drunk to his death waiting for the sunrise. And in the last 12 months I've been having blackouts randomly which are as yet unexplained, lots of cuts, bruises, and grazes because I only get a second or so warning in my head before I fall. I've been banned from driving by my doctors for obvious reasons, and I can't work on scaffolding or use certain power tools for safety reasons.
I'm optimistic as always though, just like my blood type (B positive lol), got another CT scan this afternoon so fingers crossed they'll find a reason why it's happening. It's definitely a brain thing because I had a heart monitor on for a week where I had to press a button every time I blacked out, so they've ruled out it stopping and lack of oxygen to the brain.
I'm just glad I live in the UK because at least all my treatment is free at the point of need based on the thousands I've paid in taxes over the years. If these blackouts can be fixed then with luck I'll be saying the next X number of years in my life are the best.
originally posted by: argentus
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
This is going to sound maudlin, but I love the time I'm in right now. I am 60, working my ass off, the sun is hot, the sea is near, and I can work as long or short as I choose.
I remember a time in my 20's when I was full of wonder and everything was amazing. My choices were legion.
Life is much the same, sans the choices, except I am much older. I can do anything I choose, just slower than before. I hurt myself almost constantly in the course of my construction duties. That's okay. It's the way of things.