[LMB] Notes on getting old

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Mon Jan 21 22:16:59 GMT 2019


I understand and apologize for the lack of the word some. 

As to the original question, I wonder if Catagus is criticized for not sharing and if there would be enough left of the critic to make knives if Mari found out. 

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> On Jan 21, 2019, at 2:13 PM, Beatrice Otter <beatrice_otter at zoho.com> wrote:
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> ---- On Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:45:22 -0800 WILLIAM A WENRICH <mailto:wawenri at msn.com> wrote ----
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> Just some personal notes. 
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> I’m three years or more younger than my closest friends but, considering my medical problems in 2017, I am surprised that I’m the one in the best shape. When I was disabled, I worried most about being useless. 
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> That got me thinking about Lakewalkers and the perhaps not so subtle pressures to share early. From what I’ve heard of Native American cultures, the old and ill would separate themselves from the group to die. (I wonder if it was always voluntary.) Disabled Barrayans often committed suicide. 
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> I no longer (if I ever did) that I will live forever unless I do something about it. 
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> Beatrice Otter:
> Native American cultures have *incredible* variation, especially if you include Inuit and First Nations tribes in that.  Just about any cultural practice you can think of, there were tribes that did it regularly and other tribes that thought it was horrifically wrong.
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> Beatrice Otter
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