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Old 09-08-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I really can't see what the problem is. If they didn't want to talk to me, it's their loss, not mine!
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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I get you I am older in age but not in action. Not a kid, just not 60+and I do not do well with older people at all... totally off?
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: USA
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I don't agree with this as a blanket statement. Since I was a teen, I've always had friends of all ages, younger and older, as well as my age. Now, in my 40's, I have friends in their teens and 20's, and in their 80's and 90's, --all brilliant, creative people!--as well as friends my age. I LOVE that age diversity!
That's quite an accomplishment! Very unusual, I think. I wish all my friends were brilliant, creative people.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Why is it weird for people in your own age group to start a conversation with you?
Yeah, I don't get that, either.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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We don't age and mature in groups. We are total individuals, and young or old remain an individual. That is what makes life interesting. It's natural, and OK to be different.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think people lose a lot of pretension by the time they hit 50. So striking up a conversation with someone of a similar age is not such a big deal.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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I always thought I was still young in the mind but my looks tells me and others I'm not young anymore. My hair turned gray.
Really though you are middle aged, not elderly. I worry sometimes also, even at 27. But seriously when you're 80 you'll wish to be 54 again.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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I don't undertand this thead unless OP is waxing on about his fleeting youth and the psychological ramifications of living in a college town full of teens and young 20 somethings.

Yeah, it happens. Didn't you get the memo at age 30?

Wake up at 7am after partying all night, chug down a couple of energy drinks, go meet up with your buds and out hang out wherever they do day after day after day.
But at 30 you are still young and can easily interact with people in their twenties, since you're just out of your twenties. A 30 is not out of place among 25 to 29 year olds. At 54, one is long past those years. You would stand out in a group of 29 year olds. Heck you would be be out of place with 40 year olds. Thirty and fifty four are not the same.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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But at 30 you are still young and can easily interact with people in their twenties, since you're just out of your twenties. A 30 is not out of place among 25 to 29 year olds. At 54, one is long past those years. You would stand out in a group of 29 year olds. Heck you would be be out of place with 40 year olds. Thirty and fifty four are not the same.
I don't feel that way, why do you?

What is your experience to make this statement? Or are you just prejudiced against older people?
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: California
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I like age diversity too. I think it depends on the circles you run in whether that will happen a lot or not. I does in my life.
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