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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    For the old dogs among us (50+ years old) and/or those of a younger vintage who self-identify as old dogs:

    What new skills, experiences or perspectives have you obtained ~ or perhaps, to some degree, been transformed by ~ relatively late in life?
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    11 Feb '16 11:05
    Originally posted by FMF
    For the old dogs among us (50+ years old) and/or those of a younger vintage who self-identify as old dogs:

    What new skills, experiences or perspectives have you obtained ~ or perhaps, to some degree, been transformed by ~ relatively late in life?
    Define "relatively late" please. I mean, would the last 10 years qualify?
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    11 Feb '16 11:25
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Define "relatively late" please. I mean, would the last 10 years qualify?
    Any point where you were surprised by something new because you may have thought it was 'too late in life' to be affected ~ or modified ~ in the way you were.
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    11 Feb '16 12:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    For the old dogs among us (50+ years old) and/or those of a younger vintage who self-identify as old dogs:

    What new skills, experiences or perspectives have you obtained ~ or perhaps, to some degree, been transformed by ~ relatively late in life?
    I have finally been able to put into practice the idea of not excessively worrying about things I have no control over. That kicked in about 15 years ago.

    Computer skills have improved a bunch because of employment. Still not the best with the things but I have a decent enough working knowledge to get by.

    Tell us FMF, what new tricks have you?
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    11 Feb '16 12:32
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Tell us FMF, what new tricks have you?
    I'll think on it. The question was inspired by my sister-in-law who learnt to drive at the age of 48.
  6. Standard memberSeitse
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    I learned basic HTML coding in my late, late 30s
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    Originally posted by Seitse
    I learned basic HTML coding in my late, late 30s
    Oh [i ]really[/ i], [b ] gosh, [/ b], I mastered it [u]absolutely[/u] years ago. [quote]If at first you [b ] don't, [/ b]succeed, etc.[quote] and, [b ]wait[/ b]... isn't [i ]late, late 30s[/ i] internet lingo for "[b]44[/ b]?
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    Desktop computers didn't come into common use until after I turned 50. Since then it's been fun, though a bit daunting at times, keeping up with new ideas and developments every time I turn around.
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    11 Feb '16 16:49
    Originally posted by FMF
    Oh [i ]really[/ i], [b ] gosh, [/ b], I mastered it [u]absolutely[/u] years ago. [quote]If at first you [b ] don't, [/ b]succeed, etc.[quote] and, [b ]wait[/ b]... isn't [i ]late, late 30s[/ i] internet lingo for "[b]44[/ b]?
    Too complex, I have a headache now!
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    12 Feb '16 06:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    For the old dogs among us (50+ years old) and/or those of a younger vintage who self-identify as old dogs:

    What new skills, experiences or perspectives have you obtained ~ or perhaps, to some degree, been transformed by ~ relatively late in life?
    Made me think!
    Really should be doing more with life!

    I learnt to dance in my late 30's and then taught it in my 40's.

    Re-trained as teacher when 45.

    Learnt to play bridge at 51. (Quite decently)

    Learnt how to look after a baby at 54.

    Need a new challenge I think ......... 😞
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Feb '16 06:54
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I learned basic HTML coding in my late, late 30s
    You mean in your youth!
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Feb '16 06:56
    Originally posted by FMF
    I'll think on it. The question was inspired by my sister-in-law who learnt to drive at the age of 48.
    [misogynist]
    My wife passed her test at 18.

    But she is still learning to drive.

    [/misogynist]
  13. SubscriberFMF
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    12 Feb '16 07:00
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Need a new challenge I think ......... 😞
    I'm thinking of learning how to play chess. I'm giving myself ten years to make a start.
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    12 Feb '16 07:54
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Made me think!
    Really should be doing more with life!

    I learnt to dance in my late 30's and then taught it in my 40's.

    Re-trained as teacher when 45.

    Learnt to play bridge at 51. (Quite decently)

    Learnt how to look after a baby at 54.

    Need a new challenge I think ......... 😞
    It's made me think too!

    I passed my motorcycle test and learned to scuba dive quite late on. I also did some armature dramatics (of sorts) which I was surprisingly ok at.

    I need a new challenge 🙂
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Feb '16 08:40
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's made me think too!

    I passed my motorcycle test and learned to scuba dive quite late on. I also did some armature dramatics (of sorts) which I was surprisingly ok at.

    I need a new challenge 🙂
    I highly recommend dance!

    CeRoc, Salsa, Ballroom, line dancing...

    very sociable and very invigorating.

    I often say I wasted 30 years not dancing.
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