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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    To constantly be on guard is a sad way to live your life. I have a good friend whose Dad taught her to do this and we took a trip to Europe and she really could not relax. Also if you are trained to deal with medical emergencies you don't need to be on constant guard to be able to handle one. Your training should automatically just kick in.
    Um. No.

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    I was innocent and trusted the whole world. Then I became a psych nurse. Now I'm cautious and ready ... but I'm still relaxed. I'm just more aware of people around me and more ready to protect myself.

    I don't think this is a bad thing. I'm more realistic now.

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    I would think that pretending I was living in a Robert Ludlum novel all the time would get pretty tedious. If I avoid the more obvious risks, I like my chances being reasonably oblivious. If a ninja pounces on me in Dairy Queen I’ll just have to live with the consequences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I would think that pretending I was living in a Robert Ludlum novel all the time would get pretty tedious. If I avoid the more obvious risks, I like my chances being reasonably oblivious. If a ninja pounces on me in Dairy Queen I’ll just have to live with the consequences.
    Im not so much worried about the ninja's and attack specialists.......I would just hate to be embarrassed by having a rank ametuer get the one up on me. Besides, it is kinda nice to now have the advantage of citizen camouflage to blend in to the crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    Im not so much worried about the ninja's and attack specialists.......I would just hate to be embarrassed by having a rank ametuer get the one up on me. Besides, it is kinda nice to now have the advantage of citizen camouflage to blend in to the crowd.
    Ditto!

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    One of the things that's kind of neat about being an older woman is that your physical self become mostly invisible to the male species.

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    There are rather ordinary women (and they have to flaunt it to get attention because they fall completely in the average (by average I don't mean overweight or anything I just mean lacking "dangerous curves". But there is nothing wrong with average, it is good enough in life). And there are those a few standard deviations from average on some measures, who couldn't necessarily hide being well endowed in some way IF THEY TRIED, no matter what they wore (and so "don't dress so slutty" is useless advice there). Even *I* stare at a booty like that (and hello I'm female, in a relationship with a guy). For more ordinary women: dress and act super conservatively and you probably won't get that much attention at all applies and somewhat regardless of age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    One of the things that's kind of neat about being an older woman is that your physical self become mostly invisible to the male species.
    I loved being invisible--so refreshing.

    Then I became lame, and suddenly, apparently, I'm uber-visible. People rush at me from all sides (especially people older than I) offering assistance. Gah. Yesterday an older woman begged me to let her help load my car with the groceries I had just bought. Then she hugged me. WTF! I'm not a hugger, let alone a huggee. I want my invisibility cloak back!

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    I think there is a certain age when women cease to see potential in a man and they see that what he is is what he will always be. This is commonly called "The Wall." And for men is happens around 37. This probably explains why it is much harder for me to get a date now, then when I was 33 and I could get multiple dates in a week without trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I think there is a certain age when women cease to see potential in a man and they see that what he is is what he will always be. This is commonly called "The Wall." And for men is happens around 37. This probably explains why it is much harder for me to get a date now, then when I was 33 and I could get multiple dates in a week without trying.
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