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11-12-2010 @ 8:30AM
One of the advantages my guild has is that we have three really old players, one's over 50, the other two well over 60. They've lived long lives and they're very resistant to drama or getting worked up over things because they've been there, done that. They bring an amazing stability to the guild, and the fact that all of them have managed to live through some depressing crap and hard times, and have turned out perfectly healthy and balanced people. It's given me hope that just because stuff might be hard now, it won't always be. I want to be a cool old person like them when I grow up.
11-12-2010 @ 8:52AM
50s and 60s is "really old" now? Yikes, don't tell my parents.
11-12-2010 @ 9:37AM
As far as gaming goes over 50 is pretty old.
11-12-2010 @ 3:01PM
"[they're] resistant to drama or getting worked up over things because they've been there, done that."Of all the advantages of getting older (and there are more than a few), this is my favorite.
11-12-2010 @ 7:40PM
@Hangk I both agree and disagree with you. :^) People naturally react to what happens to them based on what has happened before. It's natural that as you grow older, you'll encounter more stressful situations and will have a very different perspective than someone younger, however I see a lot more 'growing older' and not so much 'growing up'. I guess it could just be my own curmudgeoness (dang kids! /shakefist), but with all the ubiquitous interconnectedness it seems less and less people come up against actual difficulties and crises that they have to deal with alone. The extreme popularity of 'reality' TV also seems deleterious, since it all but lionizes being a preening mess; unable to handle things happening around you but at the same time massively convinced of your own value and importance. I would agree that age can certainly help in that regard, but especially these days, I wouldn't count it as a strong indicator.
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