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Imagine... you're 80 years old...

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posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: eletheia

I have family that work with people in care homes, the elderly and the disabled. From what I gather many workers just switch off and begin treating people more like cattle than humans.

I've seen similar things with mental health workers too, I understand the disconnection but I can't help think that the reasoning for that ultimately boils down to the fact they're not family or loved ones.

I've seen empathetic and compassionate people ruin themselves in such lines of work...

I find it all a bit distasteful and for one main reason, we're disconnected. It's that simple. We could debate all day why our societies are going through this but it's people treating other people in this way. It's bigger than care homes or anything else mentioned in this thread, it's a problem with society.

Ironically many in the west are telling others to toughen up... No, we need to be realistic and humane, share love with our loved ones.

Because honestly?

I find it weird as hell having a complete stranger looking after loved ones, comprehending their problems or guiding them in the latter days of their life.

That being said there's no substitute for professional assistance... We're never too old to learn something new though right?




posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!




posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Remember that story that came out a few weeks ago? About the woman who has been in a coma for 20 years, who just gave birth? And how the staff at the facility where she has been all this time DIDNT even know she was pregnant until they noticed her moaning one day because she was in labor??? They are trying to figure out who got the comatose woman pregnant.

I pray none of us have to be in a facility when we are old. I know there are plenty of people who work at those places who are good and who do it because they have good hearts; but there are plenty who work at those places who do NOT have good hearts and who will treat their charges poorly.

So if I was in a home, yes I would probably do the virtual reality thing.

edit on 5-2-2019 by KansasGirl because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???


oooOOO Someone Hi-jacked my account...

Of course I didn’t write that.... Honest!

Lags
edit on 5-2-2019 by Lagomorphe because: Honest!



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".




posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".



The one that was not there and is not a Mason.

I repeat NOT A MASON...
edit on 5-2-2019 by Lagomorphe because: Not a mason

edit on 5-2-2019 by Lagomorphe because: Crap spelling because of masons



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".



The one that was not there?


And neither were we. Because I've never been.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".



The one that was not there?


And neither were we. Because I've never been.


What the hell are you talking about?

Any news about my van by the way? Did you both manage to clean out the « stains!? »



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: Akragon
Winston Churchill was still Prime Minister on his eightieth birthday.
William Gladstone was still a couple of years away from being Prime Minister for the fourth time.
My mother's father's mother was born when HER father was over eighty.
My dad was still climbing ladders to inspect his roof guttering when he was over eighty. I know that, because he made me stand at the bottom and hold the ladder in place.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".



The one that was not there?


And neither were we. Because I've never been.


What the hell are you talking about?

Any news about my van by the way? Did you both manage to clean out the « stains!? »


What van?

And yes.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Akragon
Winston Churchill was still Prime Minister on his eightieth birthday.
William Gladstone was still a couple of years away from being Prime Minister for the fourth time.



The House of Lords is full of octogenarians too!!!

Nana napping in their seats!




posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: eletheia
Traditionally known as "the best club in London".



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: Akragon


Do and see almost anything you've ever wished you did when you were young...

Touch and feel experiences to get away from...

Would you approve?


Are you conducting a poll?

Thinking of using these for residents? Remember to gauge the response. Positive: Yay! Indifferent: maybe not so much.

If I live to be 80, I would most likely be blind and deaf. Memory then would be my fall back. Wandering loose in fields of wild oats... crawling through tunnels formed as game trails through undergrowth... blundering into a bobcat's den... those sorts of things.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Akragon

If I'm lucky, I'll have another 5, maybe 7 years left.

Enjoy life now!





Snap...

Let’s jump on that wagon together...

Las Vegas, Pig masks and ball hammers anybody???





Don't worry.

I know a "guy" who knows a "guy".



The one that was not there?


And neither were we. Because I've never been.


What the hell are you talking about?

Any news about my van by the way? Did you both manage to clean out the « stains!? »


What van?

And yes.


See the white envelope



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: pthena


Are you conducting a poll?


Nah... its not my call

Personally I think its a great idea for those that are able... but im just a grunt on the line




posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: pthena


Are you conducting a poll?


Nah... its not my call

Personally I think its a great idea for those that are able... but im just a grunt on the line





Funnily enough you will be surprised to find out that there are many old fogies here on ATS!



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

Thank you akra. I was going to compose a tome in response but rather will just thank you for all you sense that you have shared over the years here.

T



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

Since I was a child I have always felt I would live beyond 100.

Many members of my family have done it, and surprisingly many of them were men, which is more rare.
In addition to my caucasian dna, I am also Asian, so that mix gives me an even bigger long life advantage.

Physically all the elderly people in my family are/were incredibly robust, it's more the mental side of things that seem to decline.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

In many ways, I got to agree


The accelerated unraveling of the fabric of our society over the past few years really exposes the farce of the rat race.

There's something to be said about having a government that takes such a large slice of your pie every 2 weeks of your life. Not to mention the variety of junk-consumerism that is practiced all too often. More things to tax, more ways to make you use even more services/products/snake oils

I want better for my children and their children

A return to truly following our great Constitution (and finally acknowledging & enforcing the fact that activist judges/lawmakers don't have the authority to supersede it with impunity) is what they deserve. They deserve to live in a civilized society that isn't built around exploiting Americans. And for what? So junk bureaucrats can throw our money away on needless studies and projects or use that very money to spy on us, to convict us of many invented crimes or to better hone the art of lying to us/pulling the wool over our eyes?

So we can toil away our entire lives - being heavily taxed all the while - while no-talent losers in Hollyweird get thrown sums of money most of us could never dream of seeing after a life time of work? While criminal banksters get rich and pass laws exempting themselves from the laws we have to follow? While puppet politicians continue to serve their own interests and the interests of those who throw the most money at them?

That isn't a future they deserve. That anyone deserves

Long live the Republic. Long live the Constitution.




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