the sad part of getting old.
Bit of a bummer ton.
When you get to a certain age, friends just seem to evaporate.
It goes in stages
teens – the idiot drivers
twenties – the daredevil climbers, motorcyclists
thirties – usually a quiet time
forties – the odd surprise heart attack or cancer or cash induced suicides
fifities – the smokers start to die off from assorted miserable diseases they are convinced are nothing to do with their addiction
sixties – smokers and hearts seem popular.
What’s worse is the living death many people subject themselves too – too many people are incapable of doing any serious activity by the time they hit their 40s and all due to fags, food, and too much alcohol.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I can sympathise ton, it’s a shit element of ageing that you only seem to socialise with certain members of your younger years through death, I’m only 41 but there’s 4 folk from our old clubbing/socialising crowd that have died this year.
2 from brain tumours that started recently as mild headaches but they rapidly went downhill, one from a heart attack out of the blue despite being pretty damn fit all his life, and one from a virulent rare cancer in a matter of weeks from diagnoses to us throwing dirt on a wicker coffin.
A few years ago i made a promise to only do stuff i wanted to do and if i decided to do something then i’d do it and **** the consequence as life is too short……….i hold that even more true now.
Lost 4 friends to heroin od a few years ago but to be honest it was always a bonus when you met up wi them and found out they were still alive and smiling as i knew it would get them in the end, the recent spate of pointless deaths has left me more resolute to say ****-it to everything and just enjoy what i have.Posted 4 years agoCloverSubscriber
I follow him on Twitter… does that count? 😉
Sorry to hear about funerals. My bf has a collection of funeral orders of service whereas my friends are boring and don’t ride motorcycles so I get to keep them.
My family seems to be learning lessons about living: We had a decent gathering for my mum’s birthday recently with my cousins coming on the grounds that they ‘didn’t only want to see us at funerals’.Posted 4 years agoedward2000Member
Fortunately I have never lost anyone close to me. I have a small family, and my friends are still here. I was in a horrific car crash when I was at school and it is events like this which makes you realise we are all mortal and life, although very resilient, is also fragile and precious.
Cliche I know, but live each day as its your last and make love not war with people.Posted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
2 funerals this week, although both mine and wifes grans pass within a few days of each other, which is weird and both 92. Not lost any friends as yet ( frantically touches wood to keep it that way for a long time) although lost my dad at 42 years young . He would have been retiring this year 🙁Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Turned 40 and friends suddenly started to die – lost 6 good friends to cancer, 5 were breast cancer of which 3 had been given the all clear. It’s shit but an unavoidable part of life, had long chat to my Mum about it when it was all happening, as she’s 86 she had a very pragmatic view having lost 2 sisters in childhood and dozens of friends and relatives I’m WWII, still a shock and hurt like hell but made her passionate about squeezing every moment out of life.Posted 4 years ago
Condolences Ton, if you want a bit of counselling Mum takes payment in Baileys.
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