When you look in the mirror. . . .

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Delta Vega, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Are you happy with what you see ?
    I've reached a certain age, I've already had my "mid life crisis", and now I see an old guy staring back at me
    I still feel 24 inside but I'm 58 and when I see my reflection it really depresses me (even though I've seen older looking 58s around than me)
    I've taken up a hobby that I wish I started when I was a teenager and it's frustrating to realise what I missed all those years.
    Depression central, sorry
     
  2. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It was a shock when I first looked in the mirror and saw my mother staring back at me. But, I'm in pretty good shape for 66 and I earned all these wrinkles, so I'm ok with it. Its funny, but when one is young we are excited for each birthday, but 21 is pretty much the last birthday we look forward to. Then, after a while, one is proud of each new year attained again.
     
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  3. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The ever expanding gray can be a little unsettling, (It's even attacking my mustache now) but it doesn't look that bad, & I believe I'm aging pretty well otherwise, so it doesn't bother me. I got some quality "dad" good looks going on, as I approach 50, that has in some ways improved my appeal, by giving me some more character

    It didn't hurt that for years I was obese, & then finally dropped a lot of weight, & that in itself has made me look a butt-ton better, so I'm still reveling in the aftereffects of that transformation improving my self esteem. For someone in the throws of rapidly aging, I highly recommend that method, to assuage the impact of growing old looking. Even though I look older, because I'm healthier looking, I've actually never looked as good
     
  4. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Admiral

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    I'm just grateful I can see anything. If not for having two eye surgeries earlier this year, I'd be next to blind now.
     
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  5. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

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  6. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    I’m in my forties and I’ve chubbed out a bit, and my facial hair is almost entirely white, but it’s only now that I’m comfortable with my appearance.

    I’ve always felt that I had the wrong face somehow and that I didn’t fit in. That affected my confidence a lot. Now I’ve grown my hair longer it frames my face and my nose doesn’t look quite so enormous. I could do without the bags under my eyes, but it’s the only time in my life that I haven’t felt ugly.
     
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  7. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Commodore Commodore

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    I am mid 30's and according to my wife I am looking better when I am getting older.
    My only complain is that I have her coves which runs in the family.
     
  8. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, not really. As far as bodies go, I was issued a defective piece of shit.

    I'm comforted by the fact that as far as personality and character goes, I'm the greatest thing God ever created so it all balances out.
     
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  9. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I am now. I wasn't until I got into running and lost some weight.
     
  10. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Does anyone else use anti-aging assists?

    I have to admit, I shave my beard down to a goatee of sorts, mostly for work purposes, but when I do, the gray can make it almost disappear in spots now, so I toss a little Just for Men on it now & again, not so much that it removes all the gray, but enough that it adds definition to it, but doesn't stand in contrast with my hair. I feel pretty stupid when I'm doing it though, but the aftereffect is noticeably better

    I don't think I'd ever do any kind of anti-aging cosmetic procedures though
     
  11. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Admiral Admiral

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    I suck my stomach in a little when a babe walks by.
     
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  12. Janeway’s Girl

    Janeway’s Girl Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In general I like how I look but in the last year I’ve put on some weight, not enough to really call me fat but enough that I can’t fit a lot of my clothes. It’s from unhealthy eating but in the last few weeks I’ve started back on the healthy train. I’ve never had a weight problem but every now and then I’ll get in a rut.
     
  13. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I see I'm not alone
     
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  14. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Like Tagtgren sings..

    Been watching myself in the mirror for 40 plus some years.
    And seeing how time, makes you wrinkled and gray...

    On the other hand, thanks to fitness, weightlifting, high intensity interval training and whisky I am far fitter and better at age 45 than I was at age 25. :evil:

    I don't get gray either since I shave what is left of my hair... :D
     
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  15. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Oh goodness no. Everything looks wrong from this side of the mirror.
     
  16. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Funny enough, my current sig quote touches on this very theme.

    Of course, I change it every week or two, so this post might be somewhat confusing to someone reading this in the future! :)
     
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  17. urbandefault

    urbandefault Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We know from an early age that the gray and wrinkles are coming, but they always seem to arrive unannounced.

    Funny. :techman:
     
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  18. Kerock

    Kerock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I turned that corner into late middle age and felt a slowing in my bones; Life is journey down a path in the world with lots of missed tails along the way. If only I had gone this way instead of that way. I found it so much better to choose to have no regrets.

    I tell you what though - now I never miss an opportunity for an adventure, never turn away the chance to spend time with friends, family and grand kids. The path so much better with company.

    [SIZE=3]Bilbo's Song in Rivendel[/SIZE]

    I sit beside the fire and think
    of all that I have seen,
    of meadow-flowers and butterflies
    in summers that have been;

    Of yellow leaves and gossamer
    in autumns that there were,
    with morning mist and silver sun
    and wind upon my hair.

    I sit beside the fire and think
    of how the world will be
    when winter comes without a spring
    that I shall ever see.

    For still there are so many things
    that I have never seen:
    in every wood and every spring
    there is a different green.

    I sit beside the fire and think
    of people long ago,
    and people who will see a world
    that I shall never know.

    But all the while I sit and think
    of times there were before,
    I listen for returning feet
    and voices at the door.
     
  19. Kerock

    Kerock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  20. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    ^ love that.


    I have never liked what I saw in the mirror, and still don't. But I will be turning 50 in just two months, so....kinda over it.
    I have embraced the philosophy of Popeye (no, not the beating the crap outta people part) : "I am what I am and that's all that I am."

    There's nothing wrong with self-improvement; I'm trying to eat healthier and not stress myself out over unimportant things. It's always wise to at least be aware of what you can do better to keep yourself healthier and happier. However, people have been telling me that I'm ugly since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I'm over it. I just do what I do and the rest of the world can suck it. [​IMG]
     
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