On her Nuts & Nonsense blog, JeanieSpokane lists the benefits of growing older, including:
- No menopause -- I'm too old. Again -- you don't appreciate this unless you have a gazillion hot flashes in one hour; sleep with someone who has a gazillion hot flashes in one hour; drive behind someone with a gazillion hot flashes in about a two mile stretch, screaming her head off with a string of expletive deleted words.
- No rush hour traffic. We avoid them. We don't need them. They are a total waste of our energy.
No dressing up - I can go out in my tattered jeans and baggy t-shirt. Pretty much anywhere.
6. I only need two pair of shoes - one pair for the single party I go to a year (to go with the one dress I own)
- No alarm clock.
- Medicare. I'm so old that Medicare pretty much pays all my health bills (about $600,000 a year)
- More here
Question: Can you think of other benefits to growing old?