(PORTRAIT OF OLD LADY)
While my old friend, Carolyne,. is having her own problems, I was going today, to tell everyone why getting old is so HARD. Well, if you are old, and that includes people turning 50, because major arthritus kicks in about that time.–you already know why.
This dimension has saddled us with very physical, gross,and brutal reality. We are basically animals with large brains,and that’s all. If we have a spirit, or soul, it seems to be repressed by the bare harsh facts of being in a body like a real animal, subject to all those gross, real animals parts,and organs, ect. Indecently, even though we seem to be very smart and scientific, we cannot change this body for a NEW or different type of one. We are stuck with it. It sets the whole stage for life, where you have to have and make enough money, wealth, to take care of this body and your family’s bodies, so they do not become injured, hurt and die.
.It transforms the whole world of man into a race, job, and competition to make enough wealth,. see a good enough doctor, to take care of your physical body. And,. when you get old, you find science is more interested in going to Mars, than trying to cure or help very bad arthritus in old people. Why? you ask? Well, there is more MONEY in going to Mars, and there is little money in curing or helping arthritus.
We old people, even in the USA, work hard all our lives,and put huge amts. of taxes into the govt. and health insurance, and when we get old, we get SHAFTED. The fed. govt. does not want to return those taxes we worked so hard to put into Soc. Sec. Medicare and such, for our old age. Now that we are old, we cannot give them MORE MONEY,. MORE TAXES, so we get FUCKED. Sorry to use harsh language. it’s a harsh subject.Obama of course, since he has not problems with getting old, sucked all the Medicare billions into Obamacare.
I really need to take those hand-gun lessons I’ve been meaning to take. You never know what the future holds..Especially if you are getting very OLD.//
Let this be a lesson to YOUNG PEOPLE; save all your money, avoid putting it into the fed. govt. taxes,or any other taxes. SAVE IT ALL FOR YOUR OLD AGE, you are going to need it. You are going to be the only one looking out for you, and Soc. sec. and Medicare will not be there, by that time.It’s already vanishing; take our damn advice and don’;t throw all your money into the govt. or local govt.
Fancy schools ?Forgettaboutit. When you get older, no kids or local govt. will help you; you know who helps all the charity work? CHURCHES. that’s who; and low income and mid. income people give ALL the money to charity, NOT the rich. SCREW THE RICH. They give their money to Africa!! And the opera and the art museums!!You rich jerks in NYC, and back east, art and music is more important than PEOPLE, to you.
Well, at least we know where your heads are. I remember what happened to old lady Astor, and how badly her son took care of her; she was rich, and her kids neglected and took lousy care of her. “Abusive,” the court said.Oh, yeah, it’s so nice to devote your life to kids, and you are lucky if they take care of YOU, when you get old. (some of them do, Jewish people are very nice to their elders, and other cultures too. Not WASPS so much.) That is a modern American problem; young people divorce their elders, and the elders have to look out for themselves. I guess we have to anyhow, so let that be a lesson to us; we elders still have to try and take care of ourselves,and it’s better for us.
ANOTHER WORST PART ABOUT GETTING OLD://
What is the worst part of getting old? there are many worst parts. For the first worst, your body breaks down.My arthritus in my hands swells the knuckles up so bad, and my wrist, I cannot type; I have been dependent on a Dragon Naturally speaking dictation ware,and it has broken down today.I spent at least an hour on the phone, trying to phone customer service, to find out “why won’t it open?”
After a number of false tries, a nice lady tells me “Dragon is not compatible with your sound card; it never was. You have to get a USB port plug into for your mic-headphone set.” I call up Radio Shack, they got it. But first I thank the nice lady, and apologize for being so bad tempered, cause the pain is bothering me a lot. She’s very understanding; she says her grandma can’t eat BEANS. BEANS make the arthritus worse!! Wow. Those vegetarians don’t want to tell us elders about that, I guess. (no beans, thank you.)I apologize for being so cranky, cause my arthritus hurts; but tell her, “if her grandma uses DMSO (dimethol sulfoxide)on her arthritic joints, it helps.” (Doctors won’t tell you this–or much else.).
Yes, a vegetarian does not wanta tell you that. hee hee,. So much for Dr. Oz, too, that egotistical, business-medicine mega-mouth. Disgusting guy, tells you to abstain from ALL GOOD FOOD AND DRINK.FOREVER. Just so you can live longer,and get cancer, arthritus,. pain and pain,and die of old age without having any fun. Screw Dr. Oz. “Dr. Perfect.” haw haw. I wonder if he has any notion of how rediculous he is? I may sound nasty,but why does he thinks he is ALL KNOWING,ALL-SEEING, and can tell you to eat a PERFECT diet? ALL the time? I already don’t smoke, stopped drinking long ago.I have few enough vices!
HOWEVER, it’s a good idea to eat healthily, keep your weight down, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much,and exercise. while you are YOUNG; because the abuse and neglect of your body comes back to haunt you in old age. The people I knew, who ate like pigs, smoked, or drank like alcoholics are either DEAD now, even at 60. Or, they have COPD on an oxygon tank; lost their liver (alcoholics who are YOUNG do that, too); have major heart attacks, diabetes and strokes, and even get cancer or “renal-end-stage” dysfunction and are on dialysis. Ewww!!! 😦
I, who practiced mostly a healthy life-style, still have normal blood pressure, cholesterol, kidneys, I just got my heart-sonar-tests back, most of my heart is ok. But my bad FEET crippled me up, so I can’t run around too well..Age and non-existent medical resources when you get injured, still get you in the end.I bet ex-Pres. Bush’s feet got spectacular treatment. No lousy podiatrists for the Oil-heir! “If I were a rich man,” sung by a poor Jewish peasant, takes on a whole different importance. Imagine if Tevya got horrible, bad feet, and could’t walk around and work!! He’d get MUCH POORER. Like, his family might starve.
Until Obama’s Obamacare doctor, who wants to refuse all medical treatment to persons 75 or over, gets complete power over Medicare, (he may,if Obama has his way) we oldsters still gotta take care of ourselves. And this “doctor” disapproves of 75+ seniors who keep on living!! Say, Hitler did that!! He gassed all the old, sick, disabled, mentally ill, even “Academics”, (???!!!) ,the intellectuals, and anyone he decided was “a drain on society.” –like we seniors.
Whoa, Obama, now I realize you reading “mein Kampf”and that liberal best seller, “How To Become A Nazi,,While Pretending To Be A Democrat”.!!Refuse medical care to Americans 75 and older, and this is Obama’s FAVORITE DOCTOR! Yow!! I know the fed.govt. hates we “worn-out, use-less, ex-workers” cause we already gave taxes,and they can’t get any more blood out of us. But now Obama’s best friends want us to GET LOST, cause they can’t get blood out of ancient stones any more?
MORE BAD THINGS ABOUT GETTING OLD: THE FED. GOVT. WANTS TO THROW YOU DOWN THE GARBAGE CHUTE: <:0
Yes, the country and govt. that throws billions at Africa, imports thousands of them over here, lets all illegal aliens right on in,and takes Liberians right into our help, just does not like AMERICANS,. who get OLD. I’ll remember the next time I get Botox,and laser-cosmetic-Fraxel-skin and cologen-production-treatment; “”Maybe this will fool Obama,and “Logan”s Run” movie won’t become reality!!(??)” Forget it it already has. “60 is the new 90.” 😦
MORE BAD THINGS ABOUT GETTING OLD: WORK!
OK,. we boomers got FIRED!! Most all of us!!And I mean at 50!! Not “retired,.” not “part-time”; FIRED!! GOTTEN RID OF!!” They assumed the same philosophy as the fed. govt. “Get rid of those fucking old turds!!: We don’t need them!! Besides, we have tons of young idiots, who work for cheap!!”And they do. But us? We struggle to get into soc. sec., because there is nothing else. Work?Maybe if you own yer own business–or are Trump. But don’t ask a 3rd party for a job; maybe if we work for Burger King. We have to pretend we have no education except for high school-drop out. I know people with 3 Masters, or PHDs. and they’re clerking for bargain–mart-grocery. And at my age, I’m not hot enough to seduce some rich old guy. ( “I let my oportunities pass me by.”*(Sings in old regret.)
EVEN WORSE THINGS ABOUT GETTING OLD: DEATH.
Of course, I should have started with this; death is a big deal. In this society we try to avoid it completely; we mask it, fix it up, and pretend it does not exist. –Just like old people don’t exist,and you young people will NEVER get old too. Yes, you young people can hate all we elders, for wasting your resources; cause we still are not dead yet. Even at 50, your best friends have died, or are dying; at 60, a lot of them have gone; and at 66., you’re so far away from them, you don’t want to stay here anymore. Going to 70, and 75, since most of MY friends and close people have already left, I have no incentive to hang on here. People in the US no longer live to a ripe old age, they’re already dying at 50.
The world is not what keeps you alive; your close friends and loved ones do that. When they exit the stupid world, you have the drag on you, to follow. For most of us, once we’re all gone, the survivors only suffer trying to find meaning left in the world. Why should you stay? Everybody is GONE. Your time of life is gone; there’s no things to get accomplished, no time to do them,and not any physical strength left to persue them.
The next generation is angry that you are alive, overstaying your time; “Get out!!Why aren’t you all gone yet??”–but how you treat your elders, tells how the next generation after you, will also treat YOU. They have watched your behavior, and are itching to like-wise push you out. The work world has squeezed you dry, and you’re no use to them now.Paahh!!
Who cares about those vultures? If you were smart, you got an honest broker, invested in stuff that was safe,and now you’re mostly living on that, because people who work, are not the ones who make money anymore./ The FINANCE and WALL ST. and BANKs make money; China makes money. Work? Work does not make money now. Soc. sec. pays nothing; and Medicare is getting sucked dry. So if you were smart,and figured out WHO and WHAT still makes money, you are a little bit safer. (Unless the whole fucking govt. falls,and everything crashes; no one will be safe then.) Furslorgner world anyhow!
But in old age, it’s time to start ignoring and neglecting the outside world, just like it does it to you. Stop following the mad pace; avoid all the crap, and trash,. and wars,and horrific govts. and their horrific Facist paths of glory; they will repeat the same holocausts, murder, war, destroy, mame, and kill the innocent; take over the world, and decide to get rid of we olders. We are of no use to them, and they are disgusting in the extreme. The weather changes to drought, and there is no water; no rain, and no crops; too many taxes and assholes running the country into the ground. “World Climate Change” will eventually cause the US and the world to fall to their knees;/ starve,and invade the US borders; destroy the so-called fed. govt. TRASH TRASH CRAP.
I am old and I care nothing about the world and the nation anymore; I return your dislike and negligance/ . I’m going to try to figure out where I am going, when I return to HOME, where we all spring from, and which I sense thru the atmosphere. I sense the blazing white light, and the real home to which I shall return, and get rid of this hokey, cardboard stage and props, and get rid of this abysmal,. painful husk of a worn-out animal, and go where light dances,and blazes, and we all go to become one. I have seen this somehow all my life,and had one foot in another dimension,and known it was there. Now I am relieved that I will return to it, and remember when I was a kid, my parents, and being young. Because we all sprang from our HOME,. we were kids; and now we are going home, where the REAL WORLD IS.
And there you have the good thing about getting old; we finally get to go HOME, and see everyone who died (probably) or go to where they are now.I always knew, I would follow, see them again. Or at least rid myself of this hokey, prop, identity, and this hokey, prop, stage world, which whirls around being rediculous; when the real world, HOME, is where we came from, and always return to. 🙂 THERE you have the good thing about getting old; we get to return to the REAL WORLD, HOME, for which there is no substitute here, or elsewhere. I’ll miss the green trees,and plants, and grass,and rain. I miss the living things the most. But all the hectic bullshit? All the constant struggle? The hideous animal named Man? And all his notorious crap? Not for a moment. 🙂
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene Oregon, hoping for rain again,and green trees,and every living thing that grows.Those most important things of life. 🙂 ) ……