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