I have never had a problem telling people my age, but lately, I have not wanted to dish that information out anymore. One’s age really has nothing to do with anyone else unless they are a personal friend, your child, employer or spouse, although I do know of some spouses who don’t know their partner’s actual age. So, now when people ask my age I say that I am old enough, which is often met with “old enough for what?” This is when, depending who I am talking to, I will either wink, or give a flippant answer.
“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”
Really though, for me, age is relative to how I feel. For instance; I feel older on a Monday, especially Monday mornings and as the days of the week go by I actually start feeling much younger by Friday! On Saturdays I am quite young, but on Sundays I start aging ever so slightly again.
I often come across older women, who to me are not older, who just love younger men. Good for them I say, and if they manage to cougar one of them, then even “gooder” for them, but for me, my regard of the opposite sex has absolutely nothing to do with age, it has to do with maturity and wisdom. Still though, I am more in tune with people my own age or older.
“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”
What if you had the choice of staying any age you choose, but you cant live to be a hundred first so as to try all the different years out? I can see many people getting worried about turning thirty for instance, so they may choose to stay twenty nine, but then would never have that absolutely awesome feeling of being older and the feeling of having emotions which are more settled. I reckon with each age there are different perks. From personal experience, I’d say I have become more self-assured and more centered as I have aged. That is not to say that younger people are not centered and self-assured. It really brings me back to my point of age being relative.
Yes, I have a big birthday coming up, and no, I’m not telling my age any longer…only that I can be compared to a fine wine.
“Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.”
Charles M. Schulz
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The Daily Prompt:
Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.
In my younger years, working for newspapers, I’d say I thrived on pressure. The deadline motivated me, and I think made me perform better at times, but now that I am older I find that I prefer working under calmer conditions.
There is a different type of pressure us humans have to deal with besides the work pressures though, and that is the pressures we put on each other relationship wise. I don’t mean only relationships between men and women, but also the relationships we have with our children, friends and so on.
This made me think of something I heard on the radio the other day. Apparently there is a new app (application) for men to use on their phones. What the app apparently does is; it sends messages to their wives and girlfriends, once or twice a day, so that it seems as though the husband or boyfriend just stopped work to send his darling a sweet message. They were saying that this is so great for men to use, of course there was a lot of joking and bantering about on the subject.
I was wondering though, are partners that demanding that it became necessary to develop an application for that? Surely there are partners around who realise that the day can get hectic. I believe some people get quite annoyed if they don’t get that “Hey babe, I love and miss you” call or sms.
How would you feel if your partner sent you pre-recorded messages which seem to be sent at that moment? Would you like it? Would it bother you? Do you expect to get called or messaged during the day even if the partner working at a non stop rate?
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“He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”
Friedrich Nietzsche. Human, All Too Human
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The Daily Prompt:
What’s the most crazy, outrageously impulsive thing you’ve ever done? If you’ve never succumbed to temptation, dream a little. If you gave yourself permission to go a little crazy, what would you do?
By nature, I am quite impulsive, but I realised a few years back that the biggest mistakes I’ve made, have been those impulsive choices. So now, when I can handle it, I leave things, and I let the thoughts wash over me. In the process of teaching myself to stop being so impulsive, I also learnt the true meaning of the idiom “Sleep on it.”
So no, even if I have the urge, I wont even entertain the thought of doing something on impulse. Small things like purchasing something small and unplanned for is ok, but not the big things.
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The Daily Prompt:
Have you ever eavesdropped on a conversation you weren’t supposed to? Tell us about a time when it was impossible not to overhear a conversation between people who didn’t know you were there. What was the conversation about? How did it make you feel?
I have overheard conversations on occasion, but nothing worth talking about. Here is something about a different type of conversation though. My seven year old daughter often gives me cute little letters in which she writes lovely things, like how much she loves me. The other day though, little sweet person came walking into my office with another specially made note, the paper cut into a heart shape and coloured with crayons. Smiling, I took the note from her expecting to see all the nice things she writes to me, so you can imagine the jolt when I read this:
You are a little bit annoying sometimes, but I still love you.
I smiled when I read the note because it was so true. I looked up to see very big brown eyes watching me intently; I’m sure watching to see what my reaction would be. Anyway, I told her that I know I can be annoying at times, but I am glad she loves me still. She is such a sweetie. I thought it was very cute
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