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Old 11-25-2015, 12:24 PM   #81
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other old, slow, dumb m***-f**'s.”
Well, not all of them anyway.



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Old 11-25-2015, 01:08 PM   #82
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This is an interesting perspective. I heartily agree. The enforced group living may be unavoidable, but at least there should be some kind of virtual reality thing going on, to maintain the illusion that you are not surrounded by the same people you didn't even like when they were young!


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From my perspective it's because I know that today's "old people" are the same people I went to high school with, the same people I lived in a barracks with, the same peer group I had to earn a living with all those years. I didn't exactly groove to their nonsense then. The last thing I want to do is finish out my life with the same people/monkeys talking the same crapolla.


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The enforced group living may be unavoidable
It's avoidable if you can afford it.

To me, One of the biggest pluses of being wealthy as a geezer (I'm not. Wealthy that is. I am a geezer) is that you can afford assisted living accommodations where your privacy, and to some extent your independence, is maintained to whatever extent you want it to be. The usual "group living" exists to maximize efficiencies of delivering needed services. If you don't need those efficiencies, you don't need the group living.
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But you're still up a creek as far as going out to meet people of different ages is concerned, are you not? If they don't visit you, you are either alone, or associating with the dreaded "Old People," right?

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To me, One of the biggest pluses of being wealthy as a geezer (I'm not. Wealthy that is. I am a geezer) is that you can afford assisted living accommodations where your privacy, and to some extent your independence, is maintained to whatever extent you want it to be. The usual "group living" exists to maximize efficiencies of delivering needed services. If you don't need those efficiencies, you don't need the group living.
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Somebody from genuinely Assisted Living needs to get on his or her computer and report what it's like. We get one perspective from our parents, who may just be letting off steam because they know we love them...but a resident's point of view would be a lot more authentic.
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