When did you come to the realization that other people considered you “old”?

Question by ThisIsIt!: When did you come to the realization that other people considered you “old”?
I realize you don’t feel old, or think “old,” but at some point did you come to the conclusion that others, such as the medical community, or employers, or anyone for that matter thought of you as “old?”

I just turned 64. I realize that is young to some of you. But, in my former lifetime as an RN, I remember hearing such things as, “The elderly need to be especially careful when taking that medicine.” Or words to that effect. They were talking about people in their 60’s!

Sure, say it doesn’t matter. But, when did YOU feel you were considered elderly?
Addendum: I have a bone disorder that has left me with 62 fractures over the course of a dozen years. They’ve all healed thanks to some pretty major surgeries, but now I FEEL old. Natural degeneration at various joints has multiplied in other areas that had fractures. I’ve been through 8 major surgeries to my left hip and leg, a total knee replacement in the other leg, a pacemaker (thanks to my dad), depression, skin disorders, and so many other things I can’t remember right now. I need a cane to walk. I’ve used a walker from time to time after surgeries. Everything seems to hurt all the time too.
But it wasn’t until turning 64 that that word “old” had new meaning to me.

Best answer:

Answer by AJS
I will be 50 years old this year and I have felt old and have been called old since work injury 5 years ago.

Went from being 100% active then to 25% active now. I am in constant pain and tried very hard to get help for it. There is no help now that I can aford so I suffer.

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Why is marijuana considered “alternative medicine”?

Question by Willychilly: Why is marijuana considered “alternative medicine”?
Why are there all these people on here talking about illegal drugs as if they were medicine? WTF??

Best answer:

Answer by John Baker
Marijuana can help people with eating disorders. For example someone with anorexia can benifit from weed because it returns appetite to the patient.

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Is Mars not considered too manly in some forms of paganism?

Question by virile romulus jedi ghoul: Is Mars not considered too manly in some forms of paganism?
I ask this question because I had an answer deleted to this question:

“Is Heathenism the manliest path of paganism?”

There was nothing which violated the yahoo terms of service in the answer. I did, however, mention things about Mars, martial activity, strong biceps, rippling abs, and great running speed, in the answer.

The answer did have a distinctly martial tone to it, though. Could this have scared some pagans out there? Is it somehow wrong to point out that it is in no way manly to have a limp wand when the question deals with manly forms of paganism?

Best answer:

Answer by Phoenix M JPA
I have had a question deleted for using the word Heathen. Someone who claimed to be a pagan thought it was offensive and reported it.

However Mars is a Roman god, not a Heathen one.

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I keep hearing about Wicca/Wiccans. Is that considered a religion? What do Wiccans believe and practice?

Question by kacey: I keep hearing about Wicca/Wiccans. Is that considered a religion? What do Wiccans believe and practice?
Like, is the pentagram part of Wicca? I’ve always wondered what that stood for. I’ve been shopping for rocks and crystals because I want to collect them, and I see a lot that are categorized as “Wiccan.” How is that a part of the practice? Also, is “Wicca” the same as “paganism”? All these different names are confusing!

Please, I’d like to hear from some people who follow Wicca or can speak objectively about it. I understand that there’s probably people who don’t agree with it, but only hearing from people who hate the whole thing won’t help! Thanks a lot!

Best answer:

Answer by Maurice H
Their “witches”; but they’ve been watching too many halloween cartoons and I wouldnt subscribe to them if I were you.

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What are some religions and spiritualities that would be considered “Pagan”?

Question by Green Pagan 4.0: What are some religions and spiritualities that would be considered “Pagan”?
Where does the definition begin?

Many people think of Pagans as simply “Wiccan” but the neoPagan movement is also closely related to Asatru, Native American beliefs and others.

What do you consider to be “Pagan”?

Best answer:

Answer by SoulSearchingDaughter
Anything outside of the big 3

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