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#1 by dutch1898 » Tue May 10, 2016 14:30

Well normally I go and play table tennis 6 days a week
but since I bruised some ribs about 2 weeks ago that
is no longer an option till that heals.So I walk a lot
and on those walks I collect the bottles and cans others
drop by the wayside. It is amazing how all those pennies
you get at the recycling depot will add up. Once about
every 6 weeks I have about 5 large garbage bags full
and take them to the depot about 3 blocks away.
and collect $25/$30 just a bit how things work here at
ClixSense a 0.001 to 0.02 and the odd survey pays
me about $20 /$25 every two weeks.
The walking is my physical excercise and the comp
keeps my brain active and prevents alzheimers. :D
Thanks :clixsense:
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#2 by harsha_vdn » Tue May 10, 2016 14:58

I salute your spirit. I am not even 40 and still feel many times, so less in energy and activity.

Keep yourself active. Brain can become better even at 100, if you use it!

CS is a great help for all ages.
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#3 by zegon » Tue May 10, 2016 15:05

Well, many small streams turn into big seas.

Here in our city, we had a '' bum '' who collected empty cans and shopping carts.

We all thought that he did this every day for years for his own survival.

When he died, it turned out that he had bequeathed over 1 million Swedish kronor to the Red Cross.

Quite amazingly, he himself lived in misery for helping others.

Was nobody who could believe that he was a millionaire.

I have no words for his generosity.

Even today ( 8 years later ) so he is honored in the mall on her death anniversary.
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#4 by valerie » Tue May 10, 2016 15:26

I think many people focus too much on age.

They showed a lady in the news the other day that is soon to be celebrating
her upcoming 100 birthday. She runs in marathons. She taught herself to
play the organ when in her 80's. She completed her masters degree at the
age of 98.....now she is focusing on getting her doctorate.

No doubt genes play a role but I think our mind set, life style, activity and
what we eat, makes a very big difference.
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#5 by BouldRake » Tue May 10, 2016 15:57

A friend of mine (I've never been very good at having friends my own age) was still hill running when she died - aged 89.
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#6 by RoseGold » Tue May 10, 2016 16:01

I agree, you're only old as you feel..eating right and staying active makes a difference. Good for the mind and soul. ;)
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#7 by Fellow » Tue May 10, 2016 16:42

rosegold wrote: I agree, you're only old as you feel..eating right and staying active makes a difference. Good for the mind and soul. ;)


Very apt. Thanks a lot. :thumbup:
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#8 by Darkstar2 » Tue May 10, 2016 22:17

valerie wrote: I think many people focus too much on age.

They showed a lady in the news the other day that is soon to be celebrating
her upcoming 100 birthday. She runs in marathons. She taught herself to
play the organ when in her 80's. She completed her masters degree at the
age of 98.....now she is focusing on getting her doctorate.

No doubt genes play a role but I think our mind set, life style, activity and
what we eat, makes a very big difference.

These are rare and very unique cases. I mean what good will it do her to get her masters and doctorate at her age anyway, other than personal satisfaction maybe, though she should spend the rest of her life enjoying it rather than studying.

To be honest I would not want to make it to 80 I'd rather die and die young and healthy.

I pray every single day that I get taken long before 80. 60 would be good, I think it's enough.
With the sh**** world that is becoming, evil all around, crap all around, I don't think I want to be there to see it.
That said, if I do manage to live to 80 and healthy then so be it, to me health is the most important thing.
before money :D
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#9 by True-Democracy » Wed May 11, 2016 00:15

dutch1898 wrote: So I walk a lot
and on those walks I collect the bottles and cans others
drop by the wayside. It is amazing how all those pennies
you get at the recycling depot will add up. Once about
every 6 weeks I have about 5 large garbage bags full
and take them to the depot about 3 blocks away.
and collect $25/$30

Boy your lucky, i don't even see any empty bottles or cans by the wayside in my town when i go for a walk. :(
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#10 by RoseGold » Wed May 11, 2016 00:35

CatMonster...that's because someone else got there first.. :lol:
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#11 by tasman1 » Wed May 11, 2016 01:12

once i go to 70 my years will start going backwards and i will be 18 once again and do what all 18 years old are doing
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#12 by zegon » Wed May 11, 2016 06:37

Darkstar2 wrote:
valerie wrote: I think many people focus too much on age.

They showed a lady in the news the other day that is soon to be celebrating
her upcoming 100 birthday. She runs in marathons. She taught herself to
play the organ when in her 80's. She completed her masters degree at the
age of 98.....now she is focusing on getting her doctorate.

No doubt genes play a role but I think our mind set, life style, activity and
what we eat, makes a very big difference.

I pray every single day that I get taken long before 80. 60 would be good, I think it's enough.

Well, i'm 64 now and still feel like 16

And no, i amuse myself not to feed the pigeons in the park.

I run just as always, plays computer games and enjoys general of what life has to offer, so i probably do not give up that easily.

Still going strong, but to cut the grass, i have no desire to, could die just to avoid it. :mrgreen:
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#13 by WarriorPirate » Wed May 11, 2016 06:43

Keep on keeping on dutch1898 ...
keep on clicking and collecting ... it keeps you active both ways and works for you ...
so keep it up !!!
:clap: :clap: :clap: 8-) 8-) :thumbup: :thumbup:
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#14 by pindokhan123 » Wed May 11, 2016 07:36

nice topic and plenty of optimistic comments here :)

i truly think for a happier older life one should start looking after themselves now, a good base means stronger foundation, eat healthier, get plenty of exercise and rest too!

Having an active social life as you get older is also very important, we all need to be continually stimulated and refreshed and i think clixsense is a gr8 way to interact and be mentally active ,get support, ideas and much much more.

even at 80+ you can join clixsense, better late than never :thumbup:

My mother turned 62 end of April and she is more fitter than me believe it or not guys, im going to race her one day and show her :D
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#15 by valerie » Wed May 11, 2016 09:02

Darkstar2 wrote:
valerie wrote: I think many people focus too much on age.

They showed a lady in the news the other day that is soon to be celebrating
her upcoming 100 birthday. She runs in marathons. She taught herself to
play the organ when in her 80's. She completed her masters degree at the
age of 98.....now she is focusing on getting her doctorate.

No doubt genes play a role but I think our mind set, life style, activity and
what we eat, makes a very big difference.

These are rare and very unique cases. I mean what good will it do her to get her masters and doctorate at her age anyway, other than personal satisfaction maybe, though she should spend the rest of her life enjoying it rather than studying.

To be honest I would not want to make it to 80 I'd rather die and die young and healthy.

I pray every single day that I get taken long before 80. 60 would be good, I think it's enough.
With the sh**** world that is becoming, evil all around, crap all around, I don't think I want to be there to see it.
That said, if I do manage to live to 80 and healthy then so be it, to me health is the most important thing.
before money :D

Oh my, I think you'll feel differently when you hit 60.

I am 60 years old and I am very glad I am not dead. :lol:

I have three grown children and five lovely grand children. In addition, I have some
very loving stepchildren as well. I want to live to see all of them as long as I am
mentally and functionally capable.

Also, I don't think it is quite as rare as you may think in regards to elderly getting
college educations. I have worked in nursing homes and have known plenty of
nursing home patients that went to college from their hospital bed. I could see how
happy it made them. It kept their brain alert and functioning, reduced stress, gave
them a purpose, and so much more. You're never too young and you're never too
old to achieve.

I have an Associates degree in General Studies. I also have a Bachelors degree in
Rehabilitation. I have a minor in Psychology. I had hopes of going for my Masters
degree in Rehabilitation some day but I realize I probably never will. Very few
universities in the USA offer Rehabilitation degrees but I think it is more than it was
when I was in college. Southern Illinois University was the only university that
offered a Masters degree in Rehab. I think a few more do too now.

Anyway, I realize what you mean about this crazy world. However, life is a great
gift and I think we need to focus on all that is good and enjoy our lives as much
as possible and pray for the weary, troubled, and all the pain and sorrow in the
world. That is all we can do, the best we can do, the best we can be.

So be glad you are alive and grab all the gusto you can for as long as you can. :P
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#16 by pindokhan123 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:50

valerie you certainly got good brain cells,i mean i didnt expect you to be old at all,looking at your pic i assumed you were pretty young :D
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#17 by zegon » Wed May 11, 2016 10:58

When i was a kid, playing in the sandbox...

...Then we hoped that we always died before 30, because they seemed so old and rickety.

( We watched our parents and were shocked at how old they looked and surprised that they were still alive )
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#18 by zegon » Wed May 11, 2016 11:02

pindokhan123 wrote: valerie you certainly got good brain cells,i mean i didnt expect you to be old at all,looking at your pic i assumed you were pretty young :D

Hm, her photo is 20 years old and a photo will not get any age wrinkles.
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#19 by pindokhan123 » Wed May 11, 2016 11:02

life teaches us one thing universally,whether you are rich or poor,black or white,our destiny is all the same,one day we will all be underground having left everything behind. :(

so try and lead a good and happy life while you can,no 2nd chance :)
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#20 by zegon » Wed May 11, 2016 11:16

pindokhan123 wrote: no 2nd chance :)

So you do not believe in live after this... i want to be a Xbox.

Yes, life is too short to go around being angry and bored.
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