At what age are you old?

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07/07/2012 at 16:01

I'm 36 and still classify myself as young. Middle age starts at 40 and you're not old until you are 70. That's my opinion anyway.

07/07/2012 at 16:05


07/07/2012 at 16:05

btw - middle age starts at 54. It'll be 55 next year.




Edited: 07/07/2012 at 16:06
07/07/2012 at 16:23

When I was at school 30 was old

when I was 30, 40 was old

at 40, fifty was old

Now I'm 49 I don't think you are old until you're 70.

On the other hand my parents are in their 70s and my mums still working, and they took my 8 and 9 year old on holiday this year. You'd never manage my 2 if you was old.

07/07/2012 at 16:37

I'm not old, but I have been 21 for the last 29 years . SWMBO though says I stopped gtowing up when I was about 12


07/07/2012 at 16:48

Last night H pointed out that we met 18 years ago. I don't feel any older now than I did then. Physically I'm probably in the shape of my life, and being 40 is mentally just a number. Age has quite a lot to do with state of mind. 

That's until the body starts to catch on, of course, and age starts to play a part in how it functions. But, again, I suspect that is also partly state of mind and being active will stave that off. My Gran is in her 80s and can hardly walk out of the house. but she has always got in the car to even go the

Blisters    pirate
07/07/2012 at 16:55

Mathematically speaking, if you take exercise your performance improves.
Age however, has a decreasing effect on performance.

When you add the improvement slope to the deterioration slope you get a curved hill type shape. I'm officially over the hill.

07/07/2012 at 17:28

To me age can refer to age of the body, age of the soul or age of your mental state.

I'm 32. I have a few friends who are in their 50's and 60's and I dont consider them old at all.

I believe in rebirth and usually the term age to me refers to the age of the soul. The older the soul, the wiser the person, usually throughout their life. I find enormous respect towards the old souls, as I see that they've experienced much more in their lives. They see life as a journey, respect each moment as it is and don't pay too much attention to the detail such as age of the body or how to look 10 years younger 


I consider myself mentally old at the moment. That is, because I don't have the energy to do all the things I want to do, or things I used to do. Having said that, it is not something that can't be changed. Its just a mental state. Once things start to look brighter and I get more energy, I might feel very young and energetic even though I will be older in my body.


Edited: 07/07/2012 at 17:30
07/07/2012 at 17:39

My fat monitor scales calculates my age as 12.

However, its out by about 40 years

07/07/2012 at 19:04
36 or 52?
07/07/2012 at 19:20

Old is dead, anything else is young, including 52.

Running Postie    pirate
07/07/2012 at 19:54

40 but feel 18...even if I don't look it!!!! (before anyone gets it in!)

07/07/2012 at 20:41

Errmm - 63 doing long distance stuff albeit slowly, but wrinkled tortoise looks in mirrot a bit .

07/07/2012 at 21:27

12 + about 40 = about 52, as in 51 plus a few months.

Lee the Pea    pirate
07/07/2012 at 21:36
I'm 36, and i don't feel old per se. I feel younger compared to a lot of folk i know who are the same age and married with kids. However, when i think i'll be 40 in 3 yrs, and i'm currently single, no kids, no mortgage etc, it makes me feel past it but without having some of the things i thought i'd have by this age (if at makes sense!)
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07/07/2012 at 21:54

I am 40  and feel   half that    I will never be old

Dark Vader    pirate
08/07/2012 at 00:08

I don't think 'being old' is a number, but it is more a function of the state of the body and mind.   Whatever your age, if you are mobile, generally in good health, have a sense of humour, can wipe your own bottom and dress yourself then you're doing better than some other people.   Go to an Iron Man tri and you will see some athletes in their 60s and 70s still having a go and making a decent effort.  Are they 'old'..?



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...........

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.

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