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The Senior Luncheon

YouthGroup interviews WiseElder lunch crowd Notes: (1) What do you recommend for improving our long-term health prospects? Question met with quiet, not smug, possibly embarrassed? amusement. Honey, I'm eighty years old. My goal is to continue gracefully accepting my future losses. I'm not sure that helps you with collapsing climate and economic and political health issues. (2) Why have you done so well so far? Oh, you poor child! This is your idea of success? When I was younger I thought about healthy vocational goals, like dancing and singing-- Ways to cooperate BothFun-AndWork solutions stretching my more typical EitherWealth-OrTooTerriblyTired non-thinking. It sounds like you found a long-term approach for growing cooperative health. Since Trump was elected, more of a daily promise to not kill myself just yet than a long-term strategy. (3) Looking back, What healthcare choices would you approach differently? Maybe I would look more toward future goals to cooperatively thrive To grow less frightened by past unfortunate competitions to survive indignities of old age losses in these paternalistic States of DisUnity. (4) Looking forward, Why might you choose and not choose to plan for long-term health for yourself, for your extended family, and for Earth? I would include most plants as part of my extended family. Although there are some aggressive weeds to which I prefer to claim no kinship, Republican or Russian or otherwise. (5) When should we begin long-term health planning and development? I've been waiting for eight decades. Now, or even yesterday, might already be too late, even for my adult children. (6) In what ways, if any, have you begun bringing your own adult childhood toward this great transition time? Are you asking because you're young enough to think you know the right answer? Or because you're old enough to be curious about depths and resilience of early through late health development for organic persons, green plants, and wealthy planet? I am, I hope, just young and old enough to be curious about why those who plan for long-term planet therapies also seem most likely conscious of past health goals competitively missed, And others still cooperatively attainable. Competitively missed goals... Is that like old people without a shared nap-time map of where we have been today? Feeling lost about tomorrow's adventurous possibilities for continuing healthy sanctuary choices, even short-term dreams... For me, long-term health planning is mostly about getting through today and staying awake while you and your YouthGroup cohorts pursue your own lifeline journey toward WiseElder retirement. I might recommend more healthy cooperation toward achieving interdependent community wealth more than RightWing competitive monoculturing aspirations. For me, and for us, I hope, long-term healthy climate goals remain mostly about our extending family on pilgrimage toward WiseElder Earth as sacred Sanctuary and secular communities of cooperative curiously continuing health care futures, More than competitively courageous and loyal Win or Lose wealth hoarding against my, and our, inevitable degenerating future. (7) What happened to, I'm eighty with one foot in the grave already? I reserve the right to also focus on what's left of the other, more curiously cooperative, foot.

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