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Re: aging issues in and out of therapy Dinah

Posted by floatingbridge on September 2, 2011, at 11:11:41

In reply to Re: aging issues in and out of therapy floatingbridge, posted by Dinah on September 1, 2011, at 7:59:40

> Well, perhaps it's a bit further below the surface today.
>

:-/. Sorry. How goes it today?


> I certainly don't despise people at any age. But when I meet many people my own age I have a tendency to call them "ma'am" or "sir", and see them as an authority figure. Not all of them, certainly. But it's always a shock to see people who look quite matronly, and discover they are my
age. Thank heavens no one seems to see me as an authority figure.
>

Why? Certainly you have some authority, yes?


> I don't think of myself as an idealist. Just someone who tends to hoard scarce resources. I have three diet cherry cokes left, and can't seem to find more. I sure do worry about how I use those three diet cherry cokes than I did when my pantry was full of them. Well, I'm not exactly down to three
diet cherry cokes of life, but neither do I have a pantry full. I get angry with myself for squandering them.


I guess I confuse perfectionist with idealist. I recall you posting once about the possibility of being a perfectionist, thus not getting things done. But maybe that was what I read
into it....as in why bother even starting when it won't come out 'right' anyways. I get to be both in this life. Woo-hoo.

Anger about squandering resources. Guess I feel grief right now. About squandering those resources. I have heard that coming to terms with all those roads not taken and the losses (if i am reading you at all correctly...) is a passage of maturing. With a passage, there is another side to get to. Being so aware sounds like a ticket to a good destination to me.

I think you are the bee's knees, Dinah, and I find your posts and the thinking implicit in them interesting.

Best wishes to us all on the journey.


I dig a pony.

 

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