“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain,
Oh, but it does matter. It matters so much to a lot of people who want to look young and sensual that it has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Between 2011 t0 2014, the anti-aging skin care industry generated $2.1 billion in retail sales in the U.S. alone.
Do seniors have a sense of humor?
Yes and No!
No, if you have children who badger you endlessly to buy them the latest in personal electronic instruments, i.e., iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.
Sadly, these people did not live to tell of its horrors – 16,467, aged between 45 and 85 +, almost half of the total deaths by suicide, across all ages, in the U.S. in 2014, making it the country’s 10th leading cause of deaths.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention believes the figure could be higher if some families were not hesitant or reluctant to report a suicide in the family. Already traumatized by the loss of a loved one, they didn’t want to be stigmatized as a family of loonies.
What drove them to end their lives? Mostly from depression.
Are you bored?
Bored of doing the same things, morning ‘til night that your life seems to be on autopilot?
Bored with same circle of friends, talking and doing the same things you that you have memorized their favorite lines they have become part of your dreams?
If the answer is“Yes,”then it’s time to change channels. Take a break from your routine, do something different by exploring the world out there; find out what other seniors are currently crazy about. You will be amazed at what some of them are into.