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View Poll Results: You're no longer young at:
18 2 2.47%
21 1 1.23%
25 4 4.94%
30 19 23.46%
35 15 18.52%
40 16 19.75%
50 24 29.63%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I'm a little bothered by the fact that 50 is the last choice! I am 50 and DH is 58. We both work full time (I teach kindergarten and direct the school chorus so need lots of energy for those), work out at the gym five to six days a week, ride bikes (regular two wheelers by the way ), walk and run regularly, are very involved in many activities, etc. We have two young adult children still at home along with a 10 y/o DD, whom we transport to piano lessons, recreational softball games and to traveling team softball games. We serve on many committees at church and DH sings in choir. We listen to pop music, dance, attend parties with our friends and do any number of any other things that people under 50 do, as well as lots of folks well over 50. We do not feel old (for the most part), act old or at least most of the time, look old. Its all relative.

Nancy
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I am confused I thought the question was about being young not being old. Is it implied in the question that you can either be young or old? I thought there was middle age in between. I consider someone over 65 old but I voted 30 on the poll.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I voted for age 35, because honestly, anyone over 35 is no longer young. They're middle-aged, no matter how good they feel and/or look. I'm well into middle age at 46.

What age is old? I'd have to say that by 70 years old, most people can give up on the dream that they're young to middle-aged, right?
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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You stop being young when you give up.

I am 54 years old and I do not consider myself "young" in a chronological sense, since I am more than 1/2 past my life expectancy. However, being "young" is much more than chronological. It is also a state of mind, and a physical condition. And in both of those respects, I consider myself still YOUNG.

When I am 75 years old I will think back on 2010 and I will say to myself...."Geez, I was young then". LOL

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Being young is overrated. When I was young I completely underestimated how fun being a crotchety old man can be.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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It all depends on the median age. If you exceed it, you're old. If you don't, you're young.

For myself, I always looked at "old" as a point ten years past my own age, and "young" as ten years younger.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: California
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I voted 50. In my case so much happened all at once that contributed to me feeling, and starting to look OLD for the first time in my life.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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I voted 30 because when you're still in your 20s and younger, you can get away with doing dumb stuff. After your 30s, all people start holding you accountable for your actions and instead of saying, "S/he's just young", they say, "What's wrong with that person?" What was once counted as immaturity in your 20s is considered a personality flaw in your 30s and up.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Anyone can be young at heart and still go sky-diving when they're 75 years old, etc. but chronologically speaking, by 40 years old at the latest, you're into middle age. That's when you start hearing comments like:

"Wow, you look young for your age!"

"You have a great attitude considering how old you are."

"I'm so impressed that you sky dive at your age!"

And so on.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Originally Posted by Violett View Post
I voted 30 because when you're still in your 20s and younger, you can get away with doing dumb stuff. After your 30s, all people start holding you accountable for your actions and instead of saying, "S/he's just young", they say, "What's wrong with that person?" What was once counted as immaturity in your 20s is considered a personality flaw in your 30s and up.
What if you're 40, and people looking at you think you're still somewhere in your 20s?
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