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Old 29th March 2020, 22:10
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You spend time thinking about bowel movements. It’s a hobby these days
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Old 30th March 2020, 19:41
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^ You wonder when your bowel is going to move or not. I used to be regular as clockwork but now it has a mind of its own.
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Old 30th March 2020, 20:25
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^ aye the human digestive tract is a fickle madam
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Old 10th April 2020, 22:46
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^ hah I miss the days where I could eat bread, noodles, sweets etc all day long and feel absolutely fine.
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Old 13th April 2020, 00:29
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Someone gave you a bottle of something alcoholic but unappealing and it has been sitting around for a year. You think of opening it, but then think, nah, it's not worth the calories if it's not going to taste nice. Wonder who I could offload it onto. And you wonder who you have become.
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Old 14th April 2020, 01:02
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When you follow the career of a sportsperson, (Busquets’ dad Carles, Barcelona ex-goalie and an absolute nutter of a player), and then follow the career of his more talented son. To add insult to injury the son is no spring chicken either.
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Old 14th April 2020, 19:31
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...you realise things are never going to get any better, that it's pretty much downhill from here. On tonight's news, they filmed inside an old people's home. Christ, it was so depressing. Each resident basically lives in one room, like some horrible, cheap hotel. And that's how all this miserable, pointless sh*t ends - sat alone in a small room waiting to die.
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Old 14th April 2020, 20:07
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...you realise things are never going to get any better, that it's pretty much downhill from here. On tonight's news, they filmed inside an old people's home. Christ, it was so depressing. Each resident basically lives in one room, like some horrible, cheap hotel. And that's how all this miserable, pointless sh*t ends - sat alone in a small room waiting to die.
That's the worst thing about getting older - the loss of hope. When you are young, even if you are unhappy (which I was), you still have energy and time. You still believe that, maybe, things will work out. And you feel like you are moving towards something. After 40, that all goes. You realise you aren't going anywhere any more except that old people's home and then a coffin. I suppose that's why people have kids. They can then feed off of their energy and hope.
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Old 14th April 2020, 20:19
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^ Things don't have to be like that, society has to make the decision to change it.(None of my grandparents ended up living in a home, because they didn't want to and their wishes were respected.)
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Old 14th April 2020, 22:15
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^ we were told you'd died
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Old 14th April 2020, 22:52
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It's not so much a social issue. Even if one were to spend ones last in a palace with servants, the pitiful ending of one's pitiful journey will be - in all ways that it matters - much the same. In fact, dying neglected and alone in an nursing home - which is really just the method we adopt for covering up the pointlessness of life, and for the administrative processing of lived life into biological waste - is probably as good as any other way of going.

There is no real dignity or value to ageing. That is a bitter pill to swallow, and of course can jar with the feelings we have for our older relatives who we so desperately love. But the reality is, they - like us - might well have never been here. It all amounts to nothing but a pool of piss and a final whimper. Life is only useless frustrations, broken dreams, hopes that never find realisation, and feelings that only taunt then disappoint. It is effectively over with at 25, and beyond that there is no hope to be had, though we hold onto the lie of a better day through cowardice and denial. Some people are lucky enough to have sex to pass the time, a few can't even get that.

If we were to see life for what it truly is, we would all work together to dig a city sized hole in the earth and collectively jump into the planet's core, vaporizing the human race in an afternoon in a protest to the heavens against the curse of being born.
A very Frankie Boyle style brutalist monologue! The laughs I get from your posts give me reason to live! I mean no disrespect, and I apologise if your post was meant to be serious but the part about collectively jumping into the planet’s core in an afternoon of protest was comedy gold.
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Old 14th April 2020, 22:59
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It's not so much a social issue. Even if one were to spend ones last in a palace with servants, the pitiful ending of one's pitiful journey will be - in all ways that it matters - much the same. In fact, dying neglected and alone in an nursing home - which is really just the method we adopt for covering up the pointlessness of life, and for the administrative processing of lived life into biological waste - is probably as good as any other way of going.

There is no real dignity or value to ageing. That is a bitter pill to swallow, and of course can jar with the feelings we have for our older relatives who we so desperately love. But the reality is, they - like us - might well have never been here. It all amounts to nothing but a pool of piss and a final whimper. Life is only useless frustrations, broken dreams, hopes that never find realisation, and feelings that only taunt then disappoint. It is effectively over with at 25, and beyond that there is no hope to be had, though we hold onto the lie of a better day through cowardice and denial. Some people are lucky enough to have sex to pass the time, a few can't even get that.

If we were to see life for what it truly is, we would all work together to dig a city sized hole in the earth and collectively jump into the planet's core, vaporizing the human race in an afternoon in a protest to the heavens against the curse of being born.
TBH, there are days when i completely understand the level of negativity, but on a rational level, I realise it's just the depressed mind. I don't agree though, I get that you might start to feel a bit more self conscious about age as you get older. I honestly think it's your depressed attitude that is the bigger barrier in life - people are more repelled by the negativity than the age. Nobody said life is easy, I mean death is something everyone will be afflicted by it's all a matter of how people cope with it. There is no use worrying about things you can't control, we have to embrace reality and deal with it in constructive ways... most people don't dwell on these kinds of things and if you really want to be free from suffering, it doesn't help to be dwelling on it. Everyone is different and has their own coping mechanisms. Focus on what you can control - worry about those things and empty the mind of the irrelevant beyond your control.
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Old 15th April 2020, 13:45
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That's the worst thing about getting older - the loss of hope. When you are young, even if you are unhappy (which I was), you still have energy and time. You still believe that, maybe, things will work out. And you feel like you are moving towards something. After 40, that all goes. You realise you aren't going anywhere any more except that old people's home and then a coffin. I suppose that's why people have kids. They can then feed off of their energy and hope.
Yeah, loss of hope. That’s really the essence of ageing. That and a creeping numbness - a sense that nothing really matters, that nothing is even real. When you are young, the world seems so intensely there. Everything is more vivid and intense - colours, sounds, etc. And everything you do seems to matter. The highs are higher (not that I had any highs) and the lows are lower (plenty of them). In my experience (don’t know if this is true for others), once you get into your late 30s and early 40s the world no longer seems so real. I find it hard to take anything seriously now. It’s like everything is a joke. I feel detached, numb, almost like I am watching a tedious movie that I have seen before.

I was considering therapy the other day, but then I thought “what’s the point...I am over 40 now. It’s not like things are going to get any better...it’s too late.” I really hate it when people trot out the old “it’s never too late” cliche. Truth is it often IS too late. It’s too late to be young and carefree and happy, too late to go away to university and spread my wings and all that, too late to start a young family and build a life with someone, etc.
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Old 16th April 2020, 14:54
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It's not so much a social issue. Even if one were to spend ones last in a palace with servants, the pitiful ending of one's pitiful journey will be - in all ways that it matters - much the same. In fact, dying neglected and alone in an nursing home - which is really just the method we adopt for covering up the pointlessness of life, and for the administrative processing of lived life into biological waste - is probably as good as any other way of going.

There is no real dignity or value to ageing. That is a bitter pill to swallow, and of course can jar with the feelings we have for our older relatives who we so desperately love. But the reality is, they - like us - might well have never been here. It all amounts to nothing but a pool of piss and a final whimper. Life is only useless frustrations, broken dreams, hopes that never find realisation, and feelings that only taunt then disappoint. It is effectively over with at 25, and beyond that there is no hope to be had, though we hold onto the lie of a better day through cowardice and denial. Some people are lucky enough to have sex to pass the time, a few can't even get that.

If we were to see life for what it truly is, we would all work together to dig a city sized hole in the earth and collectively jump into the planet's core, vaporizing the human race in an afternoon in a protest to the heavens against the curse of being born.
I disagree, I think if we all saw life for what it truly is we would be able to live a lot more freely and concentrate on the things that really matter. The current crisis seems to be bringing this in to sharp focus for some people already.

And please stop saying that life is over for people in their twenties, for a lot of us that's when it really begins or even the decade after or the decade after that!
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Old 16th April 2020, 14:57
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Yeah, loss of hope. That’s really the essence of ageing. That and a creeping numbness - a sense that nothing really matters, that nothing is even real. When you are young, the world seems so intensely there. Everything is more vivid and intense - colours, sounds, etc. And everything you do seems to matter. The highs are higher (not that I had any highs) and the lows are lower (plenty of them). In my experience (don’t know if this is true for others), once you get into your late 30s and early 40s the world no longer seems so real. I find it hard to take anything seriously now. It’s like everything is a joke. I feel detached, numb, almost like I am watching a tedious movie that I have seen before.

I was considering therapy the other day, but then I thought “what’s the point...I am over 40 now. It’s not like things are going to get any better...it’s too late.” I really hate it when people trot out the old “it’s never too late” cliche. Truth is it often IS too late. It’s too late to be young and carefree and happy, too late to go away to university and spread my wings and all that, too late to start a young family and build a life with someone, etc.
Lots of men in particular build a life with someone and have children in their 40s, if you're in good health there's no reason not to. I also went to university with quite a few people who were 40 and older, obviously they didn't move away and have the university experience that people have when they're 18 but it was a big change for their lives and a move to a different career/phase of life.
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Old 22nd April 2020, 19:04
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I don't know man, I feel somewhat rejuvenated by fear of death myself.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 13:08
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Watching Patrick Stewart creak about on Picard, delivering lines like he's just remembering them as he goes along,..

Makes me feel old, as I clearly recall watching Next Gen in the beginning when he was charging about like a spring chicken, full of vigour.

Doesn't seem like so long ago,...perhaps I've somehow warped forwards in time?
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Old 2nd May 2020, 20:30
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When you scare yourself when looking in the mirror, oooo ya f****r, not doing that for a wee while, and then when you eventually look at yourself again you’ve aged even more given the passage of time and the cycle repeats itself ad-nauseum.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:23
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The laughs I get from your posts give me reason to live! the part about collectively jumping into the planet’s core in an afternoon of protest was comedy gold.


Reminds me of a joke about a petty criminal who was caught by police and taken into an interview room,.. as he recounted tale after tale after tale about all the terrible things he had done, the officer stopped him and said, "hey, wait a minute son, you ain't confessin',...you're boasting!!"

If anyone actually did view life the way HH expects you to believe he does, he wouldn't even be able to post here,...but I'm glad he does,...

As you say, comedy gold,... it's very entertaining.
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Old 4th May 2020, 01:18
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^I didn’t want to sound too callous but you know how we have a very dark sense of humour up here and that final paragraph hit my funny bone. You have a way with words HH and should consider writing creatively.
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Old 4th May 2020, 14:26
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When people in TV and films who used to look old to you, now look young.
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Old 4th May 2020, 15:43
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When people in TV and films who used to look old to you, now look young.
Or even worse than that, when you catch up and surpass in the ageing process people who used to look older than you. (If that is what you meant with the above then I apologise). I suppose you have to realise that these folks don’t have wear and tear jobs like the majority of us and do look after themselves as their appearance is an important part of their profession. It would be interesting to like see how fresh faced they’d look if they had to get up at 4:30 am every morning like I did before furlough.
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Old 4th May 2020, 17:23
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^ 4.30am isn't the morning it's the middle of the night!
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Old 4th May 2020, 19:41
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^And all for the pleasure of a few pence above minimum wage! Not in Scotland the middle of summer; it’s broad daylight at that time! Our shift pattern tends to track sunrise so in the winter months I get a lie in........and get up at six! Obviously still dark then, Scotland goes to the other extreme, but we have to stay ahead of golf. If my work mates had their way they’d start earlier, greenkeepers are a different breed.
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Old 4th May 2020, 19:54
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^ Well I suppose if the sun is up then it counts. You should be paid more for getting up at those kinds of hours though! Golf? You look after a golf course?
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Old 4th May 2020, 20:35
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^ Well I suppose if the sun is up then it counts. You should be paid more for getting up at those kinds of hours though! Golf? You look after a golf course?
Yes, and the adjacent SSSI (site of special scientific interest), an area of coastal cliff tops with interesting rock formations and vegetation communities. If I were better at my job I would seek employment in a nearby golf course which happens to be a non for profit trust and is the oldest and most famous golf course in the world.
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Old 4th May 2020, 20:52
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^ Sounds like a nice environment to work in! You don't work for Trump do you......?
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Old 4th May 2020, 21:09
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^ Sounds like a nice environment to work in! You don't work for Trump do you......?
It is , just a pity about the pay. Thank god, no, it’s a different course further down the coast. But I have horror stories from within the industry of what his organisation did when constructing the course.
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Old 5th May 2020, 04:53
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When you wake up a four o'clock and check if you can get a online shopping delivery slot.
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Old 5th May 2020, 10:01
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^ It's a great feeling when you manage to secure one these days! I booked one at 2am recently.
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