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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 09:06 AM
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I'm close to 60, and I find myself thinking about the past more than I'm comfortable with.
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Sometimes about people I used to know who I had differences with, sometimes pleasant memories of my parents when I was a younger adult, and wishing I had them back.

I think one reason for this is I don't have much going on in my life right now.

Anybody else experience this?

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  -I'm close to 60, and I find myself thinking about the past more than I'm comfortable with. raccoon  Mar-16-10 09:06 AM   #0 
  - I'm a little older than you but I shock myself sometimes when I remember names that I  lamp_shade   Mar-16-10 09:15 AM   #1 
  - Just Over 60  The River   Mar-16-10 09:20 AM   #2 
  - "more than I am confortable with"  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-16-10 09:24 AM   #3 
  - Not those others that you mentioned. I'm surprised to see you here.  raccoon   Mar-16-10 09:46 AM   #6 
     - Why surprised? I am ancient.  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-16-10 11:04 AM   #13 
  - I, too, am thinking about the past. When young people with educations and talent could get  SharonAnn   Mar-16-10 09:41 AM   #4 
  - I'm Forty Four...  nimvg   Mar-16-10 09:54 AM   #7 
  - Count this as one of my biggest regrets.  SPedigrees   Mar-16-10 10:08 AM   #9 
  - It's very very sad. They have nothing like we had. And we had job security. Unless  RKP5637   Apr-28-10 11:11 PM   #29 
  - It's all changed and not in a good way at all. I was lucky, I got into computers  RKP5637   Apr-28-10 11:05 PM   #28 
  - I can remember the names of my 3 best  asjr   Mar-16-10 09:45 AM   #5 
  - I'll be 60 in a few weeks and yes I reminisce about the past.  SPedigrees   Mar-16-10 10:02 AM   #8 
  - +1, n/t  RKP5637   Apr-28-10 11:20 PM   #30 
  - At 58 I've learned that life is about choices and consequences, and regrets  elocs   Mar-16-10 10:31 AM   #10 
  - Regret used to eat me alive. I bitterly regretted leaving a job I had once.  raccoon   Mar-16-10 11:30 AM   #14 
     - Yep, it took me many years to get over quitting a job.  elocs   Mar-16-10 12:20 PM   #15 
  - Boy oh boy!  joe black   Mar-16-10 10:37 AM   #11 
  - Dear joe black, Cookie will be waiting, without a doubt .  tango-tee   Mar-20-10 08:31 AM   #23 
  - Aging....  Nancy Ruth   Mar-16-10 10:52 AM   #12 
  - I'd have to say I'm happier than I have been most of my life.  raccoon   Mar-17-10 08:26 AM   #20 
  - This is mentioned so often, I wonder if it's evolved as a form of passing  Sal Minella   Mar-16-10 02:48 PM   #16 
  - Oh yes. Anytime there is a life change (and I've been through many) you can go  applegrove   Mar-16-10 09:39 PM   #17 
  - Choices not taken and decisions made and people not chosen  2Design   Mar-17-10 12:08 AM   #18 
  - I can relate to what you said about health care. I have an individual policy that I guess  raccoon   Mar-17-10 08:23 AM   #19 
     - last had benefits in 1997 - I orignally tried to have basic  2Design   Mar-17-10 10:17 AM   #21 
  - Heh!  radical noodle   Mar-18-10 08:42 PM   #22 
  - I went through a period of this when I retired at 59. I think it's natural to  old mark   Mar-31-10 01:53 PM   #24 
  - That's good advice and same that my dr. told me when I discussed it with her one day.  RKP5637   Apr-28-10 11:30 PM   #31 
  - We do have some control  pscot   Apr-02-10 05:19 PM   #25 
  - I actually appreciate thinking back sometimes.  Little Star   Apr-06-10 08:35 AM   #26 
  - I find myself doing the same. I have more than enough to do, but I seem  RKP5637   Apr-28-10 10:56 PM   #27 
  - Me too! "was pleased to see someone else was doing/wondering the same"  raccoon   May-03-10 10:00 AM   #33 
  - Can you remember the days  dipsydoodle   Apr-30-10 05:06 PM   #32 

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