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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 01-03-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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In my family, you are not old until you are dead. LOL. I think my 44 year old cousin who looks 25 is still young. Its insane. She was a "good girl" who never did any party stuff etc. Just went to school, got a career, got married and had two kids. She looks amazing. She can't even buy wine without i.d.

"Definitions of young (adj)
1. not very old: having lived or been in existence a relatively short time
2. of youth: relating to somebody's youth
3. youthful: looking or behaving like a young or younger person"
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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In my family, you are not old until you are dead. LOL. I think my 44 year old cousin who looks 25 is still young. Its insane. She was a "good girl" who never did any party stuff etc. Just went to school, got a career, got married and had two kids. She looks amazing. She can't even buy wine without i.d.

"Definitions of young (adj)
1. not very old: having lived or been in existence a relatively short time
2. of youth: relating to somebody's youth
3. youthful: looking or behaving like a young or younger person"
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Imitation is not synonymous with being young.

Your cousin still has a chronological age. My question really concerned the physiological/biological aspect of being young.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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If you're a Gemini, you're forever young...age is just a number, trust me, I know...
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:53 AM
 
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If you're a Gemini, you're forever young...age is just a number, trust me, I know...
Then why do people's bodies break down, shut down, and die because of old age?
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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You are as young as you feel.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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The mechanism may rust out and stall, but for the young-at-heart Gemini (and others), youth stays until the end...and perhaps, who knows, continues, ever-youthful on another plane...
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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If the answer is when do you start the ultimate downward spiral- I would have to say sometime at the end of puberty when all growth quits..........So by 25 most folks are "all washed up" and on the march to death. Actually 12 is the age with the lowest natural mortality rate.

But I think as we age, we develop a compexity that the op may not yet grasp. Just like a fine wine. Every decade I think the next decade will make me older then I realize it is all relative. Dementia aside, which is not a normal state of health, our brains continue to improve with age. Response time - no, Wisdom - yes.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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If the answer is when do you start the ultimate downward spiral- I would have to say sometime at the end of puberty when all growth quits..........So by 25 most folks are "all washed up" and on the march to death. Actually 12 is the age with the lowest natural mortality rate.

But I think as we age, we develop a compexity that the op may not yet grasp. Just like a fine wine. Every decade I think the next decade will make me older then I realize it is all relative. Dementia aside, which is not a normal state of health, our brains continue to improve with age. Response time - no, Wisdom - yes.
I just wish we lived in a society that actually praised old age, instead of glorifying the frivolty and irresponsibility of youth.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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None of the above.

I'm nearly 58 and don't think of myself as old.
"Not young" isn't necessarily "old." You aint young and haven't been for some time. Get over it.

It is subjective of course. What bugs me is no matter how old you get, some fool who happens to be older is sitting there saying something brilliant like "you're just a kid." Sorry, "kid status" is long gone by late 20s or so, if not before.
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