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Activities That Get Tiresome With Age / Experience
#1
I don't want to sound like a crotchety old man....But I've found that as I've got older and "done" most things that younger men aspire to do, I find it all a little...Boring, tiresome and pointless.

1 of these is travel.  I've been to probably 100 countries or more, spent long periods living in different countries and after a while...You just don't want to do it anymore.

You've seen enough old Towns to know they are all pretty much the same.

You've been to enough of the world to know what you like and what "feels " right to you.  (For me it's Europe).   Anywhere else grates on your nerves very quickly.  For example, I found Thailand just disgusting.  Brazil and most of South America had me on edge and constantly feeling the need to be on red alert.  USA felt like a police state (especially Washington DC - and this was 6-7 years ago).  And so on.

I still love women but wanting to bang as many hot girls as is humanly possible just feels so pointless now.  Fuck all that.

I love hanging out with my mates and talking but getting smashed is just too painful afterwards.  

What things have you grown tired of with age?  Or are you a younger guy who is still excited by it all?
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#2
I still like travel, I've never been to other continent than Europe except Asia (Turkey), but in Europe I visited many corners. Britain, Benelux, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Croatia, pretty much all Greek islands, Sicily, Ischia...not really Scandinavia or "Eastern Eastern" Europe though.
The pre-packaged experience of travel agencies is of course very monotonous and gluttonous. One thing I absolutely love is skiing in France. It's perfect. You get up early, ski from 8 to 4PM, some slopes are 16 km or so long, so you get in flow, speed, blue sky, fascinating views, lunchbreak at the slopes - burger with goat cheese or steak - pictoresque village in the evening, tiny shops...I was lucky to experience this with a big group of friends my age, so that's probably what made it so good. I assume skiing in Italy could be similarly good with it's sunny weather and vibe.
The amount of focused physical activity per day, "living in the now" as Eckhart Tolle would say, makes you feel really good.





Obviously I'm 29, and "growing tired", well, I actually preferred "boring" reading or thinking vs. thrill even earlier in life, so for me it is about adding occasional high quality doses of thrill - girls, travel...rather than growing tired of it. I probably don't have the capacity to be so good at these to grow tired.
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(11-13-2019, 03:02 PM)Andrew Wrote: I still like travel, I've never been to other continent than Europe except Asia (Turkey), but in Europe I visited many corners. Britain, Benelux, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Croatia, pretty much all Greek islands, Sicily, Ischia...not really Scandinavia or "Eastern Eastern" Europe though.
The pre-packaged experience of travel agencies is of course very monotonous and gluttonous. One thing I absolutely love is skiing in France. It's perfect. You get up early, ski from 8 to 4PM, some slopes are 16 km or so long, so you get in flow, speed, blue sky, fascinating views, lunchbreak at the slopes - burger with goat cheese or steak - pictoresque village in the evening, tiny shops...I was lucky to experience this with a big group of friends my age, so that's probably what made it so good. I assume skiing in Italy could be similarly good with it's sunny weather and vibe.
The amount of focused physical activity per day, "living in the now" as Eckhart Tolle would say, makes you feel really good.





Obviously I'm 29, and "growing tired", well, I actually preferred "boring" reading or thinking vs. thrill even earlier in life, so for me it is about adding occasional high quality doses of thrill - girls, travel...rather than growing tired of it. I probably don't have the capacity to be so good at these to grow tired.
I can appreciate this intellectually.  But actually I'm physically risk averse in some ways - so I wouldn't do ski-ing or snowboarding...But am prepared to kick off in a fight if I absolutely have to protect myself.  I just never understood why you'd risk life and limb when you don't have to.  Ditto going in the ocean...It terrifies me.  Too damn big, unpredictable and poewrful.  

I have nothing but respect for the power of nature.
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I wore a helmet before it was cool...when I was the only one. And I’m not too crazy. Still, there surely is a risk and a posibility of a nasty knee injury, ruptured spleen etc. Anything can happen. My father’s colleague’s wife got killed by a lorry that crossed the slope! Otherwise I agree, I even construct my weight training to minimize long term injuries.
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#5
I second the booze. In my 20s I thought it was fun trying to outdrink my friends with as many beers as possible and to hell with the next morning. I think binge drinking was a phase that was novel and fun once you started drinking but over time you get tired of the hangovers, the lost mornings, and the growing beer belly that lowers your SMV and your health.  

Now a good wine and my morning coffee excites me more. Moderation is key.
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#6
Let’s not forget cirhosis, hepatic cancer, pancreatic cancer...all cancers really. Alcohol is way more tolerated than smoking, and it’s effects underestimated, but they really shouldn’t be. I really cringe when some is for example avoiding sugar completely yet drinking daily Huh
Some scientists tried to calculate which drug is the worst overall and alcohol “won”.
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(11-19-2019, 08:02 AM)Andrew Wrote: Let’s not forget cirhosis, hepatic cancer, pancreatic cancer...all cancers really. Alcohol is way more tolerated than smoking, and it’s effects underestimated, but they really shouldn’t be. I really cringe when some is for example avoiding sugar completely yet drinking daily Huh
Some scientists tried to calculate which drug is the worst overall and alcohol “won”.
I bet beer is the worst, no??
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I guess it doesn't matter, it's about how many units of alcohol you drink and how often. Addictologists don't even want to declare a "safe dose" now. There were theories alcohol could be protective in cardiovascular disease - French drinking wine and all that, 1 glass a day, and it was cool to recommend this - but it's probably neutral in that regard and directly causes 9 or more types of cancer.
It's politically sensitive issue of course, in our civilisation, it's very popular. I don't think you have to be a saint but even 2 beers a day would worry me long term.
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(11-21-2019, 07:04 PM)Andrew Wrote: I guess it doesn't matter, it's about how many units of alcohol you drink and how often. Addictologists don't even want to declare a "safe dose" now. There were theories alcohol could be protective in cardiovascular disease - French drinking wine and all that, 1 glass a day, and it was cool to recommend this - but it's probably neutral in that regard and directly causes 9 or more types of cancer.
It's politically sensitive issue of course, in our civilisation, it's very popular. I don't think you have to be a saint but even 2 beers a day would worry me long term.

I believe you are wrong.

The whole thing is very very individual. Native Americans get shitfaced from a couple of beers, English have a truckload of beer and then some whiskey and wake up as if they went to bed with a cup of cocoa. The same goes for the long term effects of alcohol - where I was born, there are people who live of plumb brandy and smoke rolled up cigarettes without a filter and chop wood in their 70s. What is interesting is that even among closely related people variation is huge. One sibling can become an alcoholic while the other can drink two bottles of cognac a week without developing any kind of addiction. One should bear in mind that we have evolved with alcohol in the last couple thousand of years, and that the level of adaptation is vastly different. Any kind of universal advice on this is just plain wrong.

Having said that, the worst thing for me personally is beer - so many calories, so much sugar and such a horrible effect on hunger. I'd eat the whole McDonalds menu after a couple of them.
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#10
Sure, alcohol dehyrogenase enzyme differs among genders, races...
Frankly, my country has breweries that are thousand or so years old, drinks the most beer per capita in the world. But people still develop those complications from alcohol, even more so. Of course you always have relatively rare exceptions that stand out, like that 100 year old smokind, drinking uncle. You'd have to go around hospitals to see those wrecks of human beings who won't make it and will bleed out in a hospital shower for example. They surely won't tell you 5 years later...

I'm not surprised you doubt it though, I've seen smokers with three amputated limbs as a result of smoking...and in their remaining limb...a cigarette...Big Grin
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(11-25-2019, 07:01 AM)Andrew Wrote: Sure, alcohol dehyrogenase enzyme differs among genders, races...
Frankly, my country has breweries that are thousand or so years old, drinks the most beer per capita in the world. But people still develop those complications from alcohol, even more so. Of course you always have relatively rare exceptions that stand out, like that 100 year old smokind, drinking uncle. You'd have to go around hospitals to see those wrecks of human beings who won't make it and will bleed out in a hospital shower for example. They surely won't tell you 5 years later...

I'm not surprised you doubt it though, I've seen smokers with three amputated limbs as a result of smoking...and in their remaining limb...a cigarette...Big Grin

They were smoking with their left foot - like a chimpanzee?  Big Grin Smile Big Grin
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