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What keeps you young?

 
 
RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 11:16 pm
I haven't read all the answers yet but I will add my 2 cents at the risk of being redundant. The answer is, our genes keep us young. You either have the gene in the on state or you don't. This is not to say that science is not on the verge of being able to manipulate this gene. That is the big deciding factors, then good diet, exercise cosmetic peels/skin exfoliation, dental procedures etc.

Just like what makes a person hairy or eye color. This is genetic too. Thought it does often involve hormones too.

Some are born to remain youthful throughout their life and some age much faster than their years. All based on genetic conditions. Sometimes even with genetics in people’s favor they are so rough on themselves (with hard drugs and alcohol etc…) that they deteriorate. Scientists say things can extend your life like laughing, spirituality and yes ever children can extend life.

Children seem to add an imperative for living well that blazes a new trail in the mind and a person who would have vacillated (especially elderly women) may get a boost from the presence of children.

I think children are not around the elderly enough. The elderly have so much to offer children yet they are stuck away often in convalescence homes to die in solitude and loneliness. This is a sad waste of a great natural resource.

As in feeling young, genetics are again the greatest factor. There it is the overall wellness of the mental state which factors in too. The mental state when in balance between work and leisure can foster a youthful attitude of heart and mind also.
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 01:23 pm
Played like a t-rex tonight. So many memories came flooding back.
Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 01:32 pm
@Seed,
Hey hun - you got some stars to look at out there?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 01:45 pm
@margo,
Quote:
Quote:
Okay, now I know you're a teacher!

Not - not a teacher - no patience - but certainly a word pedant.

See my profile - defrocked librarian!

R u endeavoring to get re-frocked ?





David
Seed
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:16 pm
@Izzie,
yes I do. and I check them out every night. and the sun rise as well.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:23 pm
The sun rises? I always thought it was the rotation of the earth...
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:29 pm
@Seed,
Good....don't stop k!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:53 pm
What keeps me young? Now there's a question.

In a nutshell, caring what happens, or culling it even more, CURIOSITY.


Hah, this is the first time I've tried the colors on the new a2k. Such fun, soooo much better than before. At least in concept.... let's see if it works for me on this post.


Yep! So, curiosity and the pleasure or at least the learning that follows.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 05:45 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
What keeps me young? Now there's a question.

In a nutshell, caring what happens, or culling it even more, CURIOSITY.


Hah, this is the first time I've tried the colors on the new a2k. Such fun, soooo much better than before. At least in concept.... let's see if it works for me on this post.


Yep! So, curiosity and the pleasure or at least the learning that follows.

Be careful with the colors, Osso; large groups of people can get superhysterical on u
for using them; some may accuse u of giving them headaches or driving them blind.
I have empirical evidence of these allegations.


If u will all excuse me for getting a little metaphysical on u:
I recognize that with time, our bodies change; we all know the cycle,
but I still feel that the kid I always was remains inside propelling n steering
this body that has grown fatter, older n uglier, but that kid is still in there, in charge.

For what its worth,
I believe that the same as radio waves r intangible, odorless,
weightless, inaudible n invisible, so also is the life spirit within,
comparable to a radio wave that finds its way into a radio, or comparable to
driver who enters his car. The car gets older, but he 's still in there driving.
In time, he might opt to get out and get a newer model car, but he is still there.

I think we all know that a fundamental principle of physics
is the Law of the Conservation of Energy,
which holds that energy can be neither created nor destroyed; merely moven around,
concentrated or dissipated.
Does this apply to conscious life ?

People who have returned from death (usually in hospitals with defibrillators)
have told us that their existence and mental tranquility have continued
uninterrupted by the deaths of their material bodies.
During the last years of Thomas Edison, he turned his attention
to survival of death, by visiting hospitals where some of their patients
were known to be reaching the ends of their earthly lives. With their consent,
he put their beds upon scales of weight. It is alleged that at the moment
of their expiration, he observed a loss of weight.
How shoud this be interpreted ?
Permit me to submit, for your consideration,
that there IS a difference between a human body with life in it,
as distinct from a dead corpse. Call me superstitious.


Some people have returned from deaths at young ages; only a few months.
THAY reported that while out of their material bodies,
thay were not limited by the mentally feeble qualities of babies;
i.e., their spirits were fully adult, or timeless.
www.IANDS.org



In my (humble) opinion,
time does not apply to us. Does a radio wave fall into decrepitude from old age ?
If our cars wear out from old age, we keep on going.
One way to look at it is that our spirits are born young, live young
for many decades, and die young no matter what;
its that good old Law of the Conservation of Energy! Praise be unto it.


I apologize for the long post.





David


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margo
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 09:06 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OSD wrote:
Quote:
R u endeavoring to get re-frocked ?


Hell, no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
devriesj
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 09:54 pm
@margo,
Very Happy
I'm gonna add my 2 Cents too... For one thing, hanging with all of you! Plus I'm a big kid at heart and I love kids. I love their sense of wonder, imagination and play. I have a freakin' college degree in developmental psych - is how fascinated I am! Don't get me wrong, I know I'm an adult, but I can be silly and play with the best of 'em.
I think playing word games, just learning new stuff and traveling (if you can) - all of it helps! Very Happy
I can just see you out there being a t-rex, Seed! I really can and I think you're gonna be great working with kids, and especially with your own!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 10:31 pm
@Seed,
Self-delusion.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 12:13 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:
Self-delusion.


That and poor eyesight.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 06:11 pm
@Swimpy,
And early onset dementia!
Seed
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 10:19 pm
@hingehead,
early onset dementia makes me feel old.

hearing the voice of someone you like and care for change when they realize its you on the phone calling.
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Victor Murphy
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 06:16 pm
@Seed,
I'll never be young again. I'm 62 and it's all down hill from now on!
Seed
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 10:49 am
@Victor Murphy,
I have a hard time believing that!

I watched some videos of my niece Kaylee. Her smile keeps me young.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 11:09 am
Regular exercise and world travel. However, with the dump in the stock market, my travel days will be reduced beginning in 2009.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 04:51 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
nothing keeps me young.

i rather like being bitter and angry though.
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