When you want to, I've decided not to bother. Getting old equates to being sensible.
I think there is a huge amount of mental attitude involved, as well as the luck of having good health, and its not as simple as reaching a certain age...
"I hope I die before I get old" - The Who 1965
State of mind.
My mum is 75 and in perfect health, has decided she is "too old" to travel from Cambridgeshire to London to see us anymore.
My dad is 79 with failing eyesight but he does the journey every few months and goes out walking every day (weather permitting).
My auntie is 82 and travels all over the place on her own visiting friends and relatives.
It's not linked to a number, but to attitude and behaviour.
I intend never to behave like a grown-up, so shall remain about 15 for ever
Health has a lot to answer for, my FiL is almost 75 and was regularly working abroad and walking the dog everyday, writing a novel and "text books". Since the summer he has had a series of health set backs and he is now a shrunken, frail looking old man.
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