Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Old age woes

First of all what is old age, maybe your kids will say that you are old when you hit past 40 or 45 and according to the government you are old when you reach 50 or even 67 when you collect your social security or even less time than that. But what I am thinking about the number is 70 and above and that is when people will say that you are old since most of the old people start to get dependent on other people and friends and family members for help and support. It does not mean that you become incapacitated or not functional; it just means that you don’t have the same kind of strength and you also face illness of various kinds and are susceptible to many kinds of diseases which need constant doctor visits and other health related issues. You drive slowly and take your own time to do things which you would have done pretty fast when you were young. Old age is not a disease or sickness that only few people will get. Everybody will get old sooner or later and have to face some challenging choices to things which you were taken for granted when you were young. On the other hand you get to enjoy your grand kids and have your retirement and do what you love the most without worrying about the time and when to get up and when to do certain things but that is secondary to what you have to deal with as your bones and your health deteriorates slowly even if you are in the best of your fitness.

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