At what age are you old?

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10/07/2012 at 15:34

My granny will be 90 in a few months. A while ago she said to me that she sometimes gets a shock when she looks in the mirror and doesn't recognise herself, as she still feels about 35 and doesn't know who the wrinkly old bat looking back at her is. She's incredibly lively and young at heart and I have more fun taking her out for the day than I would have with most of my friends.

10/07/2012 at 19:45
The first time I felt old I was about 19. I was working in a pub with lots of 15-17 year olds. Looking back I can see how young I was really, but at the time I felt old!
10/07/2012 at 20:36
Surely middle aged is 30-50 numerically speaking?

Old used to be Yourage+10. But I know some very old people in their 30s
15/07/2012 at 11:37


15/07/2012 at 11:43

A male friend of mine says: You're as old as the woman you feel.. and his girlfriend is 12 years younger than him!

19/07/2012 at 20:09
Emmy_bug wrote (see)

A male friend of mine says: You're as old as the woman you feel.. and his girlfriend is 12 years younger than him!

Ahh, Groucho... comic genius.

20/07/2012 at 13:57
Wonder how old he will feel when she dumps him for a younger man
20/07/2012 at 14:06

Being 'old' is often a state of mind rather than a physical thing.

Some people fear being thirty, or forty, because they think the numbers mean something.

I don't feel old, or even middle-aged, (at fifty), but I do realise that other, younger, people will consider me to be.

But they're all stinky-bum poo-poos, na na na-na nah!

20/07/2012 at 14:29
Absolutely Wilkie. I will always be proud wehatever age I am. If running has taught me anything, it's don't discount anybody because of their age,sex, size etc etc...
20/07/2012 at 14:31

May I just say, Wilkie, you don't look a day over 49?

20/07/2012 at 14:53

I'm 55 and in the 'fitter than my kids and often taken for 10 years younger" group. However, and this may be off topic, I'm troubled of late by the repeated appearances of some old bald bloke in all our family photos...

20/07/2012 at 14:54
We must have the same camera. Some grey haired old duffer keeps appearing in mine
20/07/2012 at 15:05

This incredibly handsome feller with all his own hair and teeth has been in mine for many many years.

20/07/2012 at 15:15

58 and not bovvered!  I can remember being about 18 and playing in a football team which included over 30s to my at the time sheer amazement.  I also remember a time when I was perhaps in my late 30s/early 40s and jumped down off a height onto concrete and thinking somebody had removed my shock absorbers!

Now what did I come into this room for?

20/07/2012 at 15:18
Peter Collins wrote (see)

May I just say, Wilkie, you don't look a day over 49?

So kind! 

I've never understood people who lie about their age, and pretend to be younger.

I could probably get away with knocking ten years off, and people would probably believe me but they'd be thinking "she looks a bit rough for 40....." 

The father of a colleague used to knock a good few years off his age in every situation.  His second wife only learned how old he actually was when she saw his passport.

He got into bother when he wanted to get his pension, because all his paperwork said he wasn't old enough to!

20/07/2012 at 15:24

I must admit, I feel old when I look at people in their late teens and early 20s. Not a tinge of jealousy, though. They seem even more immature than I was and am.

22/07/2012 at 17:33

I'm 30 in a week and a half and am just about to embark on 3 years full time at uni...I have a feeling thats gonna make me feel a little more mature than i'd like   but when I was 18, 30 was old naive I was ..I now work with older people and even the 90 year olds seem young!

23/07/2012 at 10:58

I'm 31. I don't feel old, but experienced somehow. Maybe it is because I was living abroad for several years and changed locations a lot.. 

23/07/2012 at 12:14

Anything 1 month over my age I'm always young

Edited: 23/07/2012 at 12:14
12/08/2012 at 09:24

Having turned 50 earlier this year I wasn't quite sure how I would cope! But, I don't feel old - either emotionally or physically - just got a PB for a 10km last week (did take a bit longer to recover though!).

I do reflect on things more than I used to but perhaps that part of being 'mature' rather than old??? 

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