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Old 09-30-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Ted Turner has it all

Just seen a story of his coming of age to 80 years old. He has everything in this world that could be imagined but from the story a form of dementia has taken over his life.

It really does make a person stop and look where I have been and what could be in my future.
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Just seen a story of his coming of age to 80 years old. He has everything in this world that could be imagined but from the story a form of dementia has taken over his life.

It really does make a person stop and look where I have been and what could be in my future.
Except Jane Fonda!
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^ true, but he did! As I watched that story it really made me look back and say why did I work those last three years. I can say for me it was greed and wanting more and really didn't look down the road what life maybe like.

I guess do everything and all I want now because yo never know what will happen.
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I was always a huge fan of the America's Cup races. (Even had special access to the boats back in the Newport days)

One of the years that Ted went for it he was disqualified from the finals. When the Commodore came aboard and told him he was out, I was very disappointed at his reaction.

Loud, swearing, abusive. Not sportsman-like at all! Acted like a little child; throwing things around. His reactions didn't go over well with the typically reserved yachty crowd either. Lost a lot of respect for him.

He did come back a few years later to win but just couldn't get worked up for him.
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Just seen a story of his coming of age to 80 years old. He has everything in this world that could be imagined but from the story a form of dementia has taken over his life.

It really does make a person stop and look where I have been and what could be in my future.
A sad (beginning of the) end, as happens all too often with the elderly. I hope they find more effective treatment soon...
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I've always liked Ted Turner. Says what he means, does what he believes in, shows his emotions and talks like a cowboy. I believe at one point they said he is bi-polar, then again who isn't, especially the brilliant ones.
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It’s sad but he is 80. What’s much sadder is my brilliant friend got it at 52.
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It was sad when I first read about it. But he is 80, my husband and I consider anything past 70 is already living a good life. After that it’s all bonus.
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It was sad when I first read about it. But he is 80, my husband and I consider anything past 70 is already living a good life. After that it’s all bonus.
I think that's true about anything past 70. There certainly are a lot of people who never even make 70. OTOH there are a lot of people who make it much past there living quality lives. I think we just take care of ourselves as best we can and hope for the best.


I've had more than one person past age 70 who told me if they knew they were going to live that long they would have taken better care of themselves.
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He’s 80 and had a great run. Would that many could be able to say that.

I didn’t see the story but I understand he’s been diagnosed with LBM. Tough break but life happens.
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Loud, swearing, abusive. Not sportsman-like at all! Acted like a little child; throwing things around. His reactions didn't go over well with the typically reserved yachty crowd either. Lost a lot of respect for him.
Jane Fonda alluded to his fragile ego being one of the reasons they departed. Lucky thing! If not, she would have become his nurse!
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It was sad when I first read about it. But he is 80, my husband and I consider anything past 70 is already living a good life. After that it’s all bonus.
I am guessing you are much younger than me!
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I think that's true about anything past 70. There certainly are a lot of people who never even make 70. OTOH there are a lot of people who make it much past there living quality lives. I think we just take care of ourselves as best we can and hope for the best.


I've had more than one person past age 70 who told me if they knew they were going to live that long they would have taken better care of themselves.
Yes I’m taking care of myself since I was in my 20s, but stuff happens. I have two cousins who died in their teens. They never got to experience life.
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Jane Fonda alluded to his fragile ego being one of the reasons they departed. Lucky thing! If not, she would have become his nurse!
From what I’ve read he was needy. Maybe his bipolar has something to do with it. I’ve read she is helping him celebrate his 80th birthday.
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I don't know the man but I have been on his Montana ranch a few times.
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I like his Bison steak house in Colorado, the place where I travelled for my last job. Delicious meat. Smart idea to serve bison meat.
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I've always liked Ted Turner. Says what he means, does what he believes in, shows his emotions and talks like a cowboy. I believe at one point they said he is bi-polar, then again who isn't, especially the brilliant ones.
He's bipolar and has been open about it. I feel for anyone who is.


I watched my late FIL struggle with the disease. Horrible to be around someone who at times can't get their stuff together. He was a great guy 90% of the time, even if he was depressed. There was a stage where he really didn't realize how he was acting. It wasn't fun.
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BTW here is a link to the CBS interview with Turner —just under 13 minutes: https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-sunday...not-a-quitter/

(I got the impression from print news that he was actually misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder as the symptoms were actually from LBD—may watch this interview later)
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I thought he was misdiagnosed as manic depression, according to the tape.
But his eyes tell it all. My SIL’s dad had something similar, but not LBD, when he came to talked to me at my fathers funeral, I stared into his eyes and there similar, very cloudy. While Ted Koppel is the same age, but his eyes are sharper.
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I thought he was misdiagnosed as manic depression, according to the tape.
But his eyes tell it all. My SIL’s dad had something similar, but not LBD, when he came to talked to me at my fathers funeral, I stared into his eyes and there similar, very cloudy. While Ted Koppel is the same age, but his eyes are sharper.
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