Ten things to love about getting older

THIS week is Seniors Festival - a state-wide celebration that thanks and recognises seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to the community.

In honour of this wonderful week, I've put together a little tongue-in-cheek list of things I'm personally looking forward to in the decades to come.

Enjoy.

  1. You can watch the same movies over and over again and still find each viewing as enthralling as the first.
  2. You can tell the same stories to your peers without getting pulled up for repeating yourself.
  3. Selective hearing, which has the added benefit of not appearing rude when you're ignoring someone.
  4. The older you get, the more socially acceptable it is to have one (or more) cats.
  5. As the saying goes: "Growing old is great - when you consider the alternative."
  6. Numerous studies have shown that older people actually have more satisfying sex.
  7. You can spin tales to younger generations lacking in historically-accurate accuracies (like the time you made elephants afraid of mice).
  8. Headaches and severe migraines tend to decrease with age (this may or may not have something to do with the selective hearing).
  9. Mobility scooters are a lot more fun than they look (if you don't like my driving, get off the footpath).
  10. Every day is a well-earned holiday. No more slaving away at a 9 to 5.


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