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yvonne7495

  4 months ago

Saying what you really 'meme'
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I am heartily sick of memes online which imply that older people (especially females) ARE or aspire to be crazy, wayward, naughty, immoral, dismissive, uncouth or inconsiderate. I want to be as wise, good, organised, moral, concerned, sentient and respectable as I have ever been in my middle years. I wonder sometimes who compiles these distasteful memes. There may be an intention to be 'tongue in cheek' but so many of them and it is important to be a good example to the young who internalize a lot of what they see on facebook.
Do you think old age is misrepresented a lot?
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roselily1

  4 months ago
i dont really care ,let people think what they want about me ,i am 64 i dont class myself as old ,lots of people think i am probably an old fart ,as long as i am loving and respectful to my friends and family then thats ok
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bickler1

  4 months ago
It comes in two parts,the younger generation, say below 50, think that we are all boring old farts and when you pass 50 you then know you are a boring old fart and do not care because you are having the time of your life and do not care what anyone thinks of you anymore.
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Jewelbabe

  4 months ago
I used to find a lot of this sort of thing on Facebook, one reason I don't use it any more. I realise they're trying to be funny but I don't like it either.
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Bismuth

  4 months ago
It's not meant seriously and it's no different from older people saying that young people are all 'snowflakes'!
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Meryl10

  4 months ago
Oh I love all that stuff.. it's a bit of fun
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Minnie1956

  4 months ago
It doesn't bother me at all. Some of them are funny, some not so funny but I don't dwell on them.
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Chris563

  4 months ago
I do think old age is misrepresented ,but I don't care if people think I am crazy, wayward or naughty.
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PoohBah

  4 months ago
You want to be "wise, good, organised, moral, concerned, sentient and respectable" — but are you ? They say that inside every eighty-year-old is an eighteen-year-old wondering what the hell just happened, and while I'm ten years short of that I can see the truth in it (seventy and seventeen-year-old ?). Perhaps the memes simply represent what most of us should like to be if we weren't repressed by years of having to behave better.
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g2714572

  4 months ago
Yes guess your right Yvonne on fb there s heaps of them with oul dolls being seen drinking wine dancing in old woman's clothes and sitting running down their husbands in jokey texts , or memes as they call it ! Won't be me will be a oul doll soon enough but will go into it peacefully and quietly !
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gljcleeve

  4 months ago
I think that the whole issue of age is totally dependent upon the type of person you are. I've met some very old 40/50 year olds in my time and some incredibly young and vibrant 70 years olds. You never can tell.
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