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Poor Stressed New Yorkers...

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

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  2. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    It must have been my experiences with SEALS and being homeless, frankly as long as the mosquitoes are off me, I'm fine.

    I stayed at a friends house overnight last weekend, it was a group celebration. My ride needed an elevated air mattress with fitted sheet and heated pad, sheets and blanket.

    Me, I was ready to sleep on the bare floor. Cover my arms and eyes, something for my head to keep my neck straight and I'm out like a light. I was getting ready to "make out like a Murf" when I saw a couple of cushioned floor mats. I was pulling those out when I managed to draw a couch. When you "do without" long enough, "doing with" feels weird.
  3. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    An interesting read. Obviously, people of all ages and fitness like to experience the outdoors with those categories undeniably establishing to what degree do they have in mind meets getting back to nature and outside. (For me what they are finding in the article isn't what I would find back to nature or the outdoors. But then I don't, luckily, live in NYC or the immediate area. (No disrespect intended.)

    From childhood to middle age I loved the outdoors. I especially loved the mountains. For me, Yosemite is the most awesome place of outdoor majesty, experiences, and adventures with nature, blended with truly absolutely peacefully, (at the right time of the year being there), of truly getting away from it all. Literally. True peace at the end of the day. The rare occurrences in life where I was totally 100 percent free of any stress. I climbed Half Dome, hiked the trails, explored the falls, foiled the bears' treasure hunt, and along with all others that stopped to rest at Vernal Falls enjoyed getting mugged and robbed by the gang of chipmunks. But at the end of a 12 hour day to be complete it had to end back at the comfy lodge with a shower, great food, and a nice bed to sleep to get rested up for the next day's outdoor adventure.

    As a "senior citizen" those days are 100 percent behind me. Now, in the morning when I wake up I have to call a cab to get from the bedroom to the bathroom.

    I envy those that truly seek the outdoors and find what they want. I get mine now on bike rides along the ocean shoreline to choose from between Point Magu to San Pedro. That's about a 65 mile stretch between the two points. The ocean is on one side of the road and either beach cities or nothing but mountains are on the other side.
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  4. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    OMG, $650 a night to get a view of the NYC skyline! Why not sit on a bench somewhere? I wouldn't even spend that much at a hotel. It's so different from real camping that it's comical. I don't think these people could handle the real thing.
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  5. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    I used to love camping, real camping. Then I went on overnight exercises with the Army. As time went by we had to have have those plastic outhouses instead of digging latrines. At least we could go to sleep to the sound of 60 KW generators.
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  6. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    That's outdoors, Arc, and that's exercise on top of just plain outdoor sitting or laying. So you've achieved more in older age than most people do from 10 to 60.

    Also, for the record to all, I despise NYC and its current mayor. He's a Socialist, that does zero for the city. Since Rudy, I haven't seen this city in such a disarray.

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