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to think the older you get the less you can give a feck to fight it

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mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:20:09

i am nearly 50, it's just all too hard now. i can't be arsed with it.

no-one understands or cares how much you fought to get to the position you have in life.

no-one listens to you, no-one wants to hear how you saw the pixies live numerous times or that you saw depeche mode in 1985

no-one cares that the job you do now would be dam near impossible without wordprocessing or at least a typewriter that had auto correct

no-one cares that that bands you once listed to were so supercool than music nowadays

that clothes just weren't available as they are now, we actually had to make clothing we liked.


cardibach Wed 14-Feb-18 21:22:05

Sorry what? What are you not fighting?

acornsandnuts Wed 14-Feb-18 21:22:50

Life moves on. Did you care about your parents or older relatives lives when they told you how hard it was or how the music you listened to was just noise. It’s just how it is.

ScreamingValenta Wed 14-Feb-18 21:23:31

I'm in my mid 40s and you have both my respect and deepest envy for having seen Depeche Mode and the Pixies live.

If I mention the bands I like to the younger crowd at work, all I get is 'oh, yes, my dad used to like them ...'

LondonHereICome Wed 14-Feb-18 21:24:34

I'm nearly 50 too but I have no idea who the Pixies are or were!!!

Queenoftheblitz Wed 14-Feb-18 21:25:20

I'm 54 and never made my own clothes. I shopped at Miss Selfridge and Chelsea Girl. But clothes were more expensive then.
I hated Depeche Mode but loved/love The Smiths. But plenty of great music around today.
Sorry you're in the dumps but getting old is not for wimps.

Lloyd45 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:27:38

I have been watching Greece on TV with my daughter, singing all the songs, it brought back so many memories 😊

mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:29:31

lol getting old certainly isn't for wimps!

there should be a t-shirt for that :D

clumsyduck Wed 14-Feb-18 21:29:51

I'm into history big time so I was never a " eughhhh parents your so uncool you don't understand anything " type young un. Strangely enough I understood that time moves on

Who gives a fuck , my fave band were massive when I was but a sperm !

ssd Wed 14-Feb-18 21:30:46

its life isnt it

the alternative is always worse

mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:31:22

when i say fight for i mean all the rallies we went on , against fur, againt the bomb, against student loans, against all manner of stuff..

we just seemed to march against alot in the 80s

ssd Wed 14-Feb-18 21:31:58

you're not getting old you are 49

mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:32:07

well yes ssd but when did we lost the passion for it all

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:32:22

I love Depeche Mode, were they incredible live? Somebody was the absolute soundtrack to my teen years.

OutyMcOutface Wed 14-Feb-18 21:32:38

Yep, now we know why nobody cares

Troubleinstore Wed 14-Feb-18 21:32:51

OMG Mercury are you me? (I also had a mercury maze too!!)
I agree totallygrin

mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:33:00

i feel like i'm battling against special snowflakes all the time

Ssssurvey Wed 14-Feb-18 21:33:31

Ahhh The Pixies Doolittle. I think you're cool smile

faceremovinghairscream Wed 14-Feb-18 21:34:08

A card I got for my dad on his 60th said something along the lines of 'I may be old but at least I got to see all the cool bands'.
I would suggest feck everyone else and do your thing.

50andgoingstrong Wed 14-Feb-18 21:34:22

The world keeps turning. It shocks me how much things have changed since I was young but they have. It's a different world and of course I have changed too...

Things change. Learn to embrace it, show an interest in what's going on now. You'll recognise all the influences from the past 😉

Troubleinstore Wed 14-Feb-18 21:34:26

Whooooo..saw them live in London last year. They sang Somebody...twas amazing. One of my faves

mygrandchildrenrock Wed 14-Feb-18 21:36:24

One of the first marches I went on was for lead free petrol.
We've had lead free petrol for so many years that youngsters don't know petrol used to have lead in it!
Marches do change things.

Queenoftheblitz Wed 14-Feb-18 21:36:30

Op are these snowflakes everywhere or just at your place of work?

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:37:29

Whooooo..saw them live in London last year. They sang Somebody...twas amazing. One of my faves

Oh you're a lucky, lucky thing, I still get goosebumps when I hear that song.

mercurymaze Wed 14-Feb-18 21:37:32

i suppose faceremovingcream, it's just so sudden, i'm not that old i know how to use F keys on word perfect I was a computer whizz kidd (of 1988) now no-one cares of the hardship we had without floppy disks etc.

it's just crazy how quickly its moved on and how defunct our skills now are sad

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