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Old 08-25-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Who said 30 was old, except for a few misogynists on the Relationships forum? Most people in real life don't think this.
So you remember one of the threads that I am talking about from the relationships forum from 2 years ago??

Also, there is this very thread where people have said it, and the one in that link I posted to the other thread on this topic in this forum.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Hell, there are "Old" looking and acting 28 year olds and youthful looking and acting 50 year olds. Genetics, environmental exposure and good living can add or take aways years to anyone.
Great perspective--seriously, I know many 20 somethings that act old & many 50 somethings that are still fine looking, in great shape & have twice as much energy as people half their age.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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A lot of people keep bringing up the media, as in "the media is creating this perception that 30 is old." I don't see that.

Next time People has their Most Beautiful People issue, check it out. Most of the celebrities are at least 30, many are in their 40s.

Once upon a time there was a belief that women aged poorly while men aged well. Looking at just my graduating class alone, I can say that's not true: many of the women look the same or better, while the men are fat and balding.

It's true that age is only a number. The only people who really care about it is the ones who feel old themselves.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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A lot of people keep bringing up the media, as in "the media is creating this perception that 30 is old." I don't see that.

Next time People has their Most Beautiful People issue, check it out. Most of the celebrities are at least 30, many are in their 40s.

Once upon a time there was a belief that women aged poorly while men aged well. Looking at just my graduating class alone, I can say that's not true: many of the women look the same or better, while the men are fat and balding.

It's true that age is only a number. The only people who really care about it is the ones who feel old themselves.

I think my main point here is that 30 is very young these days, especially your early 30s. The average life expectancy has gone up, so does the age of youth. What 30 was 100 years ago isn't what it is today. The stigma that 30 is old hasn't gone away though, AND IT NEEDS TO!! At one time in the history of the world, 20 was considered old, but times change. It has changed for 30 but the very yesteryear stigma that it is old hasn't.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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I think my main point here is that 30 is very young these days, especially your early 30s. The average life expectancy has gone up, so does the age of youth. What 30 was 100 years ago isn't what it is today. The stigma that 30 is old hasn't gone away though, AND IT NEEDS TO!! At one time in the history of the world, 20 was considered old, but times change. It has changed for 30 but the very yesteryear stigma that it is old hasn't.
I still want to know how in the world people's perception of your age changes anything at all.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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I think my main point here is that 30 is very young these days, especially your early 30s. The average life expectancy has gone up, so does the age of youth. What 30 was 100 years ago isn't what it is today. The stigma that 30 is old hasn't gone away though, AND IT NEEDS TO!! At one time in the history of the world, 20 was considered old, but times change. It has changed for 30 but the very yesteryear stigma that it is old hasn't.
when was 20 considered old?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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I think my main point here is that 30 is very young these days, especially your early 30s. The average life expectancy has gone up, so does the age of youth. What 30 was 100 years ago isn't what it is today. The stigma that 30 is old hasn't gone away though, AND IT NEEDS TO!! At one time in the history of the world, 20 was considered old, but times change. It has changed for 30 but the very yesteryear stigma that it is old hasn't.
A lot of things need to go away though. Racism. Acne. Reality TV. Justin Bieber. You can't control society's stupidity. The only thing you can control is how you react to it.

In my experience the ones who act like 30 is old are the ones who aren't embracing life to its fullest.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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I am 29 and I already consider myself a cynical old bastard.

let's face it, 30 is is not young by any stretch of imagination. its not old, more like middle age 30-50s. for majority of people in the world this is essentially 1/2 of their life span.

people need to learn how to dress well, how to develop own sense of style. the idea of a 30 year old dressing like a 19 year old makes me laugh.
skin care products are also important as wrinkles begin to be a problem.

its your age, your body. take care of it and own it baby. confidence trumps youth any day.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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The stigma that 30 is old hasn't gone away though, AND IT NEEDS TO!!
Once again, no one seems to be seeing this stigma but YOU.
I've met lots of people whose lives feel controlled by one fixed idea that they believe and that others don't see. That's when I decide nothing we discuss is going to help until you see your doc and have your meds adjusted.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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No, all the cool people in the world are 30+.
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