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Just found out my 89 year old grandma keeps going out to buy newspaper everyday though she’d promised she’d stay home. She has enough food so no reason to go out. Why are old people so stubborn! 😞

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I think it’s hard to give up the things that define us as adults. Imagine all the big firsts you have as a kid- no more diaper, driving, living independently, doing what you want, etc. Now imagine having all those things taken away one at a time. There are real and symbolic implications of losing each freedom. Outside of that, older people are also at a point where they’ve lived long lives and they’re sick of caring about this stuff. That’s my dads story. We’ve been getting on him about his smoking since the 80s and he still hasn’t quit. He’s in his 70s now and I, being his youngest child, am in my 30s so it’s not even worth it to argue about it. I don’t like it, but I’ll let the man have a few cigarettes here and there.

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So does mine. She’s 95 years old and still very healthy and active. I told her to be careful when she goes out for food, she replied: “So what! I had a wonderful life and it gotta be over anyways some day.” She’s right, but I would be very sad.

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She sounds like a rockstar!

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Yesterday I had to flat out say to my grandma, “if you catch this you’ll die.” The bluntness seemed to finally get through to her.

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YOLO

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M1 well played...

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Show her Tik Tok so she can be entertained.

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Fox News

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No more stubborn than the idiocy of youth traveling for Spring Break

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But then it has to compete with all the other spring break viruses for space within the spring breakers body.

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My 94yo grandma stills goes grocery shopping everyday. It is complicated because it is their only way to socialize. None of us can visit her as in France everyone is in strict confinement now.

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Let a woman live!!! It’s not your life. If she wants to risk it, she should go for it. Lord knows she’s been around long enough.

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Same with my father. My mother just told me that he and 5 others his age have been meeting up daily for morning prayers and meditation at an undisclosed location (now that the mosques are closed)

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If it’s outside, say, and they keep their distance maybe it’s ok?

Between the young spring break people and the older people like my parents who live and die by Fox News, we are pretty much doomed

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Mine has a weakened immune system from medication and keeps going to the casino

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My 91 year old grandma (with every preexisting condition) also doesn’t listen. She loves her daily walks to the park where she feeds the birds. I tell her to stay indoors, she says “the birds need to eat too. If this is what takes me, then that’s what takes me”.

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Can you gift her a newspaper delivery subscription?

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As the parent of a millennial, i’d like to say....I’m touched by all the concern you are showing for your grandparents. Your parents raised you right!

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As someone who isn’t sure where the category of “millennial” actually starts and ends... thanks!

Get the paper delivered to her. Also, you get to a certain age and it becomes about quality of life not quantity of life

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I agree with that. However getting the coronavirus at this age would be very painful. I would never want elders in my family to experience that, or even worse, die from it.

We had to plead with my elderly mother to GAF.

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80 year old grandmother, every preexisting condition in the book, still going out grocery shopping and occasionally cooking for the neighbors (?? 🙄). The other day I got her to agree to put gloves on when she goes out...that was a win...

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Does she live alone? She’s probably lonely.

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I mean is it really just old people? See pics of Gen X on the Florida beaches for Spring Break for reference.

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Replace X with Z. The last of us millenials graduated (or dropped out) of college a couple years ago.

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