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At 60 and after...

At 60 and after...
  1. Even the not-so-young people around start addressing you as Uncle/Auntie.
  2. You start receiving less greeting cards on new year, birthday, wedding-anniversary.
  3. You start earning less in case of professionals and start getting pensions if retired from such a job.
  4. One starts counting balances and investments that can give returns.
  5. Diseases of old-age like blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, amnesia start showing their power. Certain serious illnesses like cancer, paralysis and heart problems start troubling.
  6. You start receiving concessions in railway ticket, state transport fare and air tickets.
  7. Younger people may start offering seat at public places out of respect or pity. You may be allowed to go ahead in 'Q's and if needed they may support you.
  8. You start feeling a new phase of life has begun, where you have to start compromising and adjusting in place of ruling and dominating as in the past.
  9. Senior citizen clubs and old-age homes start waiting for your welcome.
  10. Evening meetings of elderly at temples, garden and railway stations await, honouring them with your regular presence to share your pleasures and sorrows.

Well, the story can continue, but then I will stop here for your comments and sharing if any.


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  1. My Fathers take on it, 1. Enjoy playing with grand children, 2.Feel proud abt ur son/daughter's success, 3.Rejoice the past and enjoy the still going respect in society ... Etc just a few of them.

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    1. Shivang,

      I agree.I liked your thoughts.I will write more. Be in touch.

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  2. Thnx uncle, I agree with wat u wrote as well, just wrote the positive aspect of growing 60, well still wat remains true is life moves on...

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