At what age are you old?

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08/07/2012 at 07:44

I'm 44.
Being old isn't a number. When I was in my mid 20s a group of us used to play badminton every week. On the next court there were a group of older men and women, must have been mainly late 50s, early 60s. Every so often they would be short some players and we'd take turns joining in with them. They would wipe the floor with us.
When you find that you can't do the things that you once used to then your starting to get old.


08/07/2012 at 08:23

I think it depends on who you are with. Im 51, been at my job for 33 years, so to the young Grads Im seen as an old dear, albeit highly respected due to my eperience. But to folk eiher in my age group or above, Im seen as young.

Teenagers think Im from the prehistoric age...........

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
08/07/2012 at 09:48

62 and no way am I old! Most people think I am at least 10 years younger than my real age. Old is a mind-set, if you think you are, then you are. If not, not. Simples!

08/07/2012 at 13:09

I remember being 17 and getting a lecture off my dad for something or other i'd done and he said "when you're 40..." and I thought that was ancient.

Now I'm 45. Fitter than my kids (28 and 15) so don't feel old physically. But I do dwell on consequences more so am probably an old fart.

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.

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