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Posted by Communicatorbronze David T in Generation X

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Now I know I'm not the only one still finding new games play and new ways to push ourselves when past generations would have settled down and become far too sensible! For me the last few years have added yacht racing, polo and flying, years to come promise more polo, scuba, sky diving, paragliding and no doubt a few other things!

Growing old is mandatory; Growing up is optional!

Posted by Communicatorbronze David T on 28 April 2012 at 7:22 PM

I'm all for having fun and trying new things - work hard, play hard, you can sleep when you're dead! Most recently I have tried Tai Chi (not for me!) and Hula Hoop (good for a giggle, surprisingly hard on the side abs and quad muscles). Most recent challenge is taking on a a young horse for training - that will certainly call for a very very very good sense of humour and fun!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Louise F on 1 May 2012 at 9:06 PM

Yep exactly, my signature line on most forums is this from Hunter S Thompson:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

Yep, young horses are certainly 'fun' and I guess in part young or not so young but competition fit horses are part of the reason my extreme sports insurance covers me for offshore yacht racing but won't cover me for polo!

Posted by Communicatorbronze David T on 2 May 2012 at 9:18 AM

I love the skidding concept. Every day should have something WOW--and since I have longevity in my genes, I figure I better stay in great shape to be able to stlll do WOW things when I'm 104. It's exhausting to hear people say "I'm too old" when they are really just old in the head!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Molly H on 18 May 2012 at 9:49 PM

I totally agree with you David, my bodies repeatedly being challenged and battered...too late for the well preserved body! I'm from a family where sweating is not something girls do (nor finishing school - I went to Uni). I've always been active - hiking, judo, rockclimbing....more recently belly dancing, boxing, kayaking. I keep threatening to go sky diving....The world's absolutely amazing, I want to see everything and do everything. I just don't understand those who want to look pretty.

I'll never grow up!

Posted by Communicatorsilver Helen T on 10 July 2012 at 12:01 AM

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