The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

RANT The *GOLDEN YEARS* euphemism.

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

What are the actual golden years?


  • Total voters
    25

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
150
85
25
Germany
Alright, who came up with that idea?

Maybe because of the hidden stinking lump of turd (see page 5 in Fastlane) in golden?
Well, maybe fake gold. Then certainly yes.

And then I see billboards sometimes from banks, banners from beauty magazines, etc. with SMILING OLD PEOPLE! Yes, as if aging is so cool! And now you have got time to really enjoy life, and golly gee! You are going to be the richest guy in the retirement home!

They remind people what they are devoted to.
Let's hope tha biology researchers find a way to kill aging with it's own weapons.

However, as a fastlaner, the real golden years are not wasted on somebody else and time traded for money, so we are off great!

But I am curious, how who came up with that obvious euphemism inside of the waiting room for death. (@MJ DeMarco phrased it very well in the book!).
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

ZF Lee

Platinum Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 27, 2016
2,390
4,226
1,026
22
Malaysia
Alright, who came up with that idea?

Maybe because of the hidden stinking lump of turd (see page 5 in Fastlane) in golden?
Well, maybe fake gold. Then certainly yes.

And then I see billboards sometimes from banks, banners from beauty magazines, etc. with SMILING OLD PEOPLE! Yes, as if aging is so cool! And now you have got time to really enjoy life, and golly gee! You are going to be the richest guy in the retirement home!

They remind people what they are devoted to.
Let's hope tha biology researchers find a way to kill aging with it's own weapons.

However, as a fastlaner, the real golden years are not wasted on somebody else and time traded for money, so we are off great!

But I am curious, how who came up with that obvious euphemism inside of the waiting room for death. (@MJ DeMarco phrased it very well in the book!).
I think those years are 'golden' because you can look back at the legacy you have created in your days of youth, and you can look forward to see it live on in the lives of the generation that follow after.

Then I googled it up, and here's what I found:
The Term “Golden Years” Was Coined In 1959 As An Advertising Pitch For Sun City

It was a marketing scheme by Sun City for the first ever retirement home of its kind....

'This concept of retirement as an endless holiday, however, isn’t even as old as today’s retirees. The actual phrase “the golden years” was coined in 1959 in an advertising campaign for America’s first large-scale retirement community. It was a roll of the dice to see whether folks “55 and better” would embrace “an active new way of life,” move away from their families, and buy one of the modest homes on a $2 million golf-resort development in the middle of the Arizona desert.'

'The campaign was a success. On the first weekend, 100,000 people showed up to tour Sun City’s model homes and see for themselves if a lifestyle free from responsibility and the constraints of working life could actually be possible. For many seniors in the 1950s, retirement was a lonely time of decline. They had the financial support of Social Security, but once they left the workforce, they had little purpose in their lives. Retirees saw themselves as “too old to work, too young to die.” No wonder they grasped with both hands the idea of retirement as essentially a second childhood!'

Yup, another SCRIPT. Still, not everyone has the chance to have many things go well in their early days due to decisions and other factors. And not all old folks get that kind of service.

Where I come from, there's a growing trend of working adults who dump their parents at group homes to rot or just leave them to their devices.
 

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
150
85
25
Germany
I think those years are 'golden' because you can look back at the legacy you have created in your days of youth, and you can look forward to see it live on in the lives of the generation that follow after.

Then I googled it up, and here's what I found:
The Term “Golden Years” Was Coined In 1959 As An Advertising Pitch For Sun City

It was a marketing scheme by Sun City for the first ever retirement home of its kind....

'This concept of retirement as an endless holiday, however, isn’t even as old as today’s retirees. The actual phrase “the golden years” was coined in 1959 in an advertising campaign for America’s first large-scale retirement community. It was a roll of the dice to see whether folks “55 and better” would embrace “an active new way of life,” move away from their families, and buy one of the modest homes on a $2 million golf-resort development in the middle of the Arizona desert.'

'The campaign was a success. On the first weekend, 100,000 people showed up to tour Sun City’s model homes and see for themselves if a lifestyle free from responsibility and the constraints of working life could actually be possible. For many seniors in the 1950s, retirement was a lonely time of decline. They had the financial support of Social Security, but once they left the workforce, they had little purpose in their lives. Retirees saw themselves as “too old to work, too young to die.” No wonder they grasped with both hands the idea of retirement as essentially a second childhood!'

Yup, another SCRIPT. Still, not everyone has the chance to have many things go well in their early days due to decisions and other factors. And not all old folks get that kind of service.

Where I come from, there's a growing trend of working adults who dump their parents at group homes to rot or just leave them to their devices.
I see.

But with what @MJ DeMarco calls "a stinking lump of turd" (I agree 100%), the enjoyment lacks. One might be financially free, but the body is in a state where one is less capable.
 

WJK

Platinum Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Speedway Pass
Oct 9, 2017
1,400
3,232
768
Nikiski, Alaska
I see.

But with what @MJ DeMarco calls "a stinking lump of turd" (I agree 100%), the enjoyment lacks. One might be financially free, but the body is in a state where one is less capable.
Like it, or not, everyone is going to grow old -- or they're going to die along the way. That's a fact. It's true even for you guys on this forum -- no matter how successful you are in your businesses! Life has no exemptions.
So, now that I've stated the obvious -- I tell you how I feel about all this from my senior citizen's point of view -- yes, I'm 64 years old and comfortable being at this stage of my life...

1. I believe that I'm good at business building because of my work over the last 40+ years.
2. I'm healthy enough to do what want, and I have access to resources that a lot of young people only dream about.
3. I did NOT waste my time when I was young. (There was no internet or opportunities to have an e-business.) Success has many mountains to climb, and I'm proud of the ones that I have conquered.

Say whatever you want. Hopefully you'll live long enough to become a senior citizen. My advise to you is live your life in way where you don't have a string of gut wrenching regrets to deal with in your later life.
 

ZF Lee

Platinum Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 27, 2016
2,390
4,226
1,026
22
Malaysia
WTF is your problem?
All week long you've been shitting on "old people" mostly your dad. Don't you have some young guy sh*t to do?
I'm not sure what young guy shit is supposed to be lol.

I used to have that attitude as well. Then I realised I was hating the system that brought my parents and others to that stage. It's like hating the criminals for the wicked influence within them, but not their individuality.
 

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
150
85
25
Germany
I'm not sure what young guy sh*t is supposed to be lol.

I used to have that attitude as well. Then I realised I was hating the system that brought my parents and others to that stage. It's like hating the criminals for the wicked influence within them, but not their individuality.
Not against old PEOPLE but age.
 

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
150
85
25
Germany
Like it, or not, everyone is going to grow old -- or they're going to die along the way. That's a fact. It's true even for you guys on this forum -- no matter how successful you are in your businesses! Life has no exemptions.
So, now that I've stated the obvious -- I tell you how I feel about all this from my senior citizen's point of view -- yes, I'm 64 years old and comfortable being at this stage of my life...

1. I believe that I'm good at business building because of my work over the last 40+ years.
2. I'm healthy enough to do what want, and I have access to resources that a lot of young people only dream about.
3. I did NOT waste my time when I was young. (There was no internet or opportunities to have an e-business.) Success has many mountains to climb, and I'm proud of the ones that I have conquered.

Say whatever you want. Hopefully you'll live long enough to become a senior citizen. My advise to you is live your life in way where you don't have a string of gut wrenching regrets to deal with in your later life.
There is some hope, that a biology company manages to kill aging, because it is something literally nobody with working brain WANTS.
 

p0stscript

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Feb 7, 2018
153
384
184
60
UK
Not against old PEOPLE but age

Don't worry, you'll grow out of it :kiss:
The golden years for me started a while ago, just concentrating on putting more gold into the golden for now.
 

Xeon

All Cars Kneel Before Pagani.
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Sep 3, 2017
1,518
3,170
776
Singapore
WTF is your problem?
All week long you've been shitting on "old people" mostly your dad. Don't you have some young guy sh*t to do?

Maybe galaxy16 is tanishatheangel
 

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
150
85
25
Germany
Galaxy16, are you going to do something or just blather?

Looking at your post history, doesn't appear anything in there indicating you're looking to get rich.
For your information, this is the dogma and rant thread.
Apparently, it provoked you.
 

GoGetter24

Gold Contributor
Speedway Pass
Oct 8, 2017
571
1,162
365
Various
That's what you say.
For your information, this is the dogma and rant thread.
Apparently, it provoked you.
None of this sounds like you care about getting rich. Reply is not rebuttal. Focus on how you're going to get rich.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

WJK

Platinum Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Speedway Pass
Oct 9, 2017
1,400
3,232
768
Nikiski, Alaska
There is some hope, that a biology company manages to kill aging, because it is something literally nobody with working brain WANTS.
Actually, I don't mind growing old. Life is a process. I wouldn't go back to being young for anything. Those were painful years that I wouldn't want to repeat. I'm growing old with the man I love. I've done more in my life than most do in 4 or 5 lifetimes. Wisdom, that comes with years, can't be overrated.
Best of luck with your quest to turn back the hands of time...
 

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2020
How much it will cost if I go for a new setup. I was looking for such ideas and I want to take...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
Finally! I just launched a short story on Kindle (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! After...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
I planned to make a separate post for this video but it is useful here as well for anyone...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Last promo of the year.. Get the training you need now or miss it. Promo Code: FINALHOUR...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
UPDATED POST: Hey Guys! I wanted to give a quick update on what this program has become. In...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Are you looking for a new, lesser-known but potentially very lucrative source of leads to your...



Forum Sponsor

sponsor

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom