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Old 06-06-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm reminded of what someone said today. They were talking about Alice on the Brady Bunch passing, and saying that when she was portraying Alice, she was in her 40's, but most women today about age 45 do not look that old. When I think of Alice, she seems at least early 50's to me. I think maybe people in the recent couple of decades have really changed the way they dress, style their hair, etc as they get into middle age.
I think you're right. That coupled with people trying to have healthier lifestyles. Diet and exercise, not smoking. There are so many things we do in life that can make us appear older, but there are also things that can make us appear younger looking or at our age.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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Delusions

Look at everyone justifying their youth
A majority of people do look their age

Also, most people have a warped view of what 30 or 40 or 50 should look like. People often assume you should already be a shriveled up mess

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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If someone thinks they look younger than they actually do, what's the harm? No reason to rain on their parade. The older you look, the closer you probably are to death. Not many people want to face that reality.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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Most of my friends in their 60s and 70s who think they look young will never be as old as they look!
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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Age is nothing but a number. If one is healthy, happy and projects a youthful attitude, that person is perceived as younger, plain and simple. And like shinyhappylucy says, if people believe they look young, what is the harm? Some people on this thread sound like old curmudgeons!
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I think I look quite a bit younger than my 65+ year old peers but then I always make sure my spectacles are off my face when I look in the mirror ...
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I don't really care how old I look. If I were to base it on the lifestyle I've lived, I should look 110. I'll be 36 next week. People usually tell me I look 26-28. I can try to preserve myself but I'll still end up old and then dead so why does it matter?
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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It does not matter how young someone looks..
The body is STILL aging.

Just check our stats of diabetes,hypertension,heart disease.

What is the point of looking 20 yrs old at 60 yrs old but having diabetes,hypertension,and heart failure?

so i guess people may look younger from the outside,but certainly not the inside.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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It does not matter how young someone looks..
The body is STILL aging.

Just check our stats of diabetes,hypertension,heart disease.

What is the point of looking 20 yrs old at 60 yrs old but having diabetes,hypertension,and heart failure?

so i guess people may look younger from the outside,but certainly not the inside.
Well so far I been blessed with great health, have all my parts and on no medications ..50 feeling great..
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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It does not matter how young someone looks..
The body is STILL aging.

Just check our stats of diabetes,hypertension,heart disease.

What is the point of looking 20 yrs old at 60 yrs old but having diabetes,hypertension,and heart failure?

so i guess people may look younger from the outside,but certainly not the inside.
I think most people who truly do look younger than their actual ages probably don't have all of these medical conditions. I figure if your outsides look young (naturally not cosmetically altered) then your insides are probably young too. If you're 40 years old and look 55 or 60, chances are your insides, the parts that matter most, are probably older too.
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