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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 01-12-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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What if you're 40, and people looking at you think you're still somewhere in your 20s?
If you're around them long enough, they eventually find out your real age and hold you accountable.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Youth ends at a point 5 years older than yourself - whatever age that is. Therefore, it never actually happens to YOU, just to other people.

I was sorry to see that there is no 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 on the poll. I guess my opinion isn't being solicited.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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The reality is that we age. Period. The few exceptions people note are not exceptions to that rule. It doesn't matter if a 60 yo is in better health and more spirited than a 25yo - the 60yo person's much closer to death, chronologically, than the 25yo, who still has their life ahead of them.
So, you are telling us that a 60 year old in the top of health is closer to death than a 350lb 25 year old with clogged arteries. Wake up! They are finding diabetes and artherosclerosis in school kids these days, strokes in high schoolers and have even been talking about lowering life expectancy numbers for the upcoming generation.

Of COURSE we age. Not one person has denied that. You just can't put a calendar on it. People in their 80s see people in their 50s as "young" just a people in their 50s would say the same of people in their 20s.

Once again, you admitted this was a matter of perception then chose to argue that answers not meeting your criteria reflected an inability of the respondents to see the truth.



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Old 01-12-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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Your poll stopped at 50.That is not considered "old" by many if not most people today. I would think 70 would be the begining of serious age issues for many.But certainly not all IMHO
I dont understand where your insecure and denial comments come in with peoples answers. We all age,We will all die, nobody gets out alive. I didnt read anyone in denial about this. I read people pretty content with who they are.
I have seen far more younger 50 somethings then I did when my folks were that age. Its very different now, at least for many of us. Thats all. And it takes effort to remain fit and active and choose to eat right. I am proud of who I am, who I have evolved to. If thats vanity so be it. I am certainly not alone here.
When I feel old, or old age creeps in, it will be a known inevitable fact, hardly an insecurity.

You seem like a bit of a crotchety ol' geezer yourself though.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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If you're around them long enough, they eventually find out your real age and hold you accountable.
Accountable for what? Just because you visually look young doesn't make you mentally young, doesn't mean that you act irresponsibly.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: The 719
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None of the above.

I'm nearly 58 and don't think of myself as old. I can still bike, kayak, hike up mountains. Memory is shot to he!! but otherwise not bad. I'm a globetrotter. I know people who are old at 40 and many who are still young at 90. All depends.

Agreed. "Young" is a state of mind and is very subjective from person to person.

As yank says, I know people who started to get "old" in their late 20s and some that are young well into their 50s. I see some elder ladies in their 60 or perhaps 70s who look and act like they are grannies, but they take good care of themselves and look like they lived a good life and they perhaps have good genetics and age just does not seem to be a factor to them whatsoever. I envy that. George Burns was a guy who refused to age.

I go with None of the above as well.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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So, you are telling us that a 60 year old in the top of health is closer to death than a 350lb 25 year old with clogged arteries. Wake up! They are finding diabetes and artherosclerosis in school kids these days, strokes in high schoolers and have even been talking about lowering life expectancy numbers for the upcoming generation.

Of COURSE we age. Not one person has denied that. You just can't put a calendar on it. People in their 80s see people in their 50s as "young" just a people in their 50s would say the same of people in their 20s.

Once again, you admitted this was a matter of perception then chose to argue that answers not meeting your criteria reflected an inability of the respondents to see the truth.



Sorry, but I stand by what I wrote, assuming that the 60yo and 25yo are otherwise in good health. All you did was create an extreme between the two ages to get your point across. Thus, I will repeat: exceptions are not the rule.

And since many of the people posting obviously have a hard time with understanding the question, I won't argue the points I've stressed anymore. It's pointless.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: southern california
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when no matte who you stand next to you look like the hubby.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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It depends on the person, of course, but years ago I read somewhere that youth ends at age 35.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Newark, California
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Personally I don't think anyone ever stops being 'Young'. Young is a mindset, if you feel young, act young then you are young.
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