What Worries You Now Vs What Worried You 30 Years Ago

Discussion in 'Retirement & Leisure' started by Beth Gallagher, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. Krystal Shay

    Krystal Shay Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 16, 2022
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    588
    I would have to say my health, as well. My whole adult life, I have always tried to get some exercise every day, eat healthy foods, and watch my weight; everything in moderation. Still, I worry about not being able to care for myself as I get older. I certainly do not want to be a burden to my family, nor do I want to end up in a nursing home somewhere. I try not to think or worry “too much” about my future, and try to enjoy each day that is given to me. Because one thing is for sure at this age, I have less time in front of me then behind me.
     
    #16
  2. John Brunner

    John Brunner Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    15,086
    Likes Received:
    19,885
    Man, I'm sorry to hear that...sorry all of her family. As you said, I'm glad I never had to face that myself.
     
    #17
    Don Alaska likes this.
  3. Teresa Levitt

    Teresa Levitt Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    the solar flares that are building from the coronal holes in the sun...only because the rotation of earth will line up for a hit...possibly...we are protecting our electronics and anything that could receive damage...watching the alerts from earthsky.org
     
    #18
    Mary Stetler and John Brunner like this.
  4. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    3,939
    I do worry a bit about solar flares of emp strikes. but lately I have been worrying about osteoperosis. As well as my vibration plate, I have seen that bouncing while standing and watching tv or something is helpful. Bending knees and bouncing in place--feet need not leave the ground. Surprising how tiring it is.
     
    #19
  5. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    46,312
    Likes Received:
    19,431
    Politics. Thirty years ago, I seldom gave them a thought. Now I worry about what liberal politicians are doing to my children and grandchildren's future.
     
    #20
  6. Don Alaska

    Don Alaska Veteran Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,890
    Likes Received:
    12,500
    Some sun watchers are saying that next year may be the year for the next Carrington Event, as the Earth's magnetic field is weakening while solar activity seems to be increasing.
     
    #21
    John Brunner likes this.
  7. Don Alaska

    Don Alaska Veteran Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,890
    Likes Received:
    12,500
    Do you take D3 and K2 @Mary Stetler ?
     
    #22
    Mary Stetler likes this.
  8. Teresa Levitt

    Teresa Levitt Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    yes....and I'd just as soon not be here on earth when that hits...gardening will be difficult!...ha!
     
    #23
  9. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    3,939
    Oh yes! I take all the needed supplements and have taken sugar and alcohol out of the equation long ago. But pain from the leg keeps me from doing even the least compressive exercise. Walking with a cane is done minimally. I have become too sedentary.
    I am sure the astronauts got all nutrition possible but still lost bone mass. Sitting and laying around is probably like being in a space capsule.
     
    #24
    Don Alaska likes this.
  10. Don Alaska

    Don Alaska Veteran Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,890
    Likes Received:
    12,500
    I think gardening will most likely still be possible, but electricity will be the issue. The grid is like a giant antenna system, and the current induced on that antenna could be massive. Whether all electronics will be taken out is still a question. Certainly anything plugged into the grid will be damaged, but battery-powered stuff and items not being used are still in question as to whether they will be destroyed. Like so many things, the belief is there until it is tested. It was thought that all modern cars would be disabled...until they tested it, and I think only a fraction of the cars went down. Of course, if even 30% of vehicles on a major highway suddenly couldn't go, the traffic jam could be marvelous. I suspect electric cars would be more vulnerable, and certainly the ability to charge them would not exist unless you had a massive fossil-powered generator hat survived.
     
    #25
  11. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    46,312
    Likes Received:
    19,431
    So we're all gonna die?????? Well, now, that worries me. :D
     
    #26
    Don Alaska likes this.
  12. Teresa Levitt

    Teresa Levitt Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    i 'll miss utube videos on the vegetables and their pests...all the things i have learned thru internet...is in process of getting transferred to flash cards...i downloaded pdf's to a laptop that is out in the metal building..wrapped in foil and placed in cardboard box...
    that package is in a galvanized behers trash can...serious!
     
    #27
    John Brunner and Don Alaska like this.
  13. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    3,939
    I have been using youtube. But I still have my amazing library of books in a wooden chest. I actually read items from them, even with electricity. I just went to a rummage sale and bought a large box of taper candles.
    I am about to take my electric chain saw our for a bit of fall trimming. I will miss it. Although I have hand saws, I don't have as much umph.:oops:
     
    #28
    Marie Mallery and Don Alaska like this.
  14. Teresa Levitt

    Teresa Levitt Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    you go!...
    i used to fell trees... buck and split...
    years have taken that ability away
     
    #29
    Don Alaska and Beth Gallagher like this.
  15. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Messages:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    I also worry about this but not so much about the dying part but the living up till then, I got more worried when hubby and I both got sick at the same time this month.
    I fought off oing to hospital although a couple of these nights I didn't know if I would live to see daylight.
    That got me to really consider the times leading up to death, which I'm sure many want to be less painful as possible.
    So much so that I went online to see if visiting nurse care was still available. I think here it was called " Visiting Angels".
    One closed down not sure because some the nurses started bringing their kids to the patient's homes. Then I think of assisted living and not sure what kind of get up that would be on fixed income. Nobody wants to leave their homes or give up their lifestyle.

    Jake was thinking yesterday came up and said I can increase the height of the van roof.
    That way we could have a home away from home and visit family's and keep our privacy too.
    Maybe even meet up with others like us.
     
    #30
    John Houlihan likes this.

Share This Page