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Old 04-22-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What makes you feel old, either physically, socially, or spotting trends that have come and gone?
I'm 53, and I normally don't feel old. The company I keep helps with that, as does the fact I love my job and I don't have many aches and pains that aren't my own fault.

However, one thing that always seems to shock me is when a sports figure retires and I think, "Wow, I remember when he was playing in college..."
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:44 PM
 
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I feel old when I realize how long it's been since I've seen my kids and how much older I will look to them.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I felt around 200 years old as a child. In those days (50's) it was 'believed' that children were't developed enough to have stuff like clinical depression.

BULL****.

The upside of that horrible beginning is that I'm pretty accepting of the nuisances of aging, because none of them yet is that 200 year old horribleness. (And there's Dignitas in Switzerland if it ever does come to that).
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:13 PM
 
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My son belongs to AARP.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: California
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Threads drifting off topic is so common and so extreme that it may not be aging on your part which is causing you to do that, at least not in all cases.
Thats it! Darn those "drifters". Thank you. I needed that reassurance.

And why do they keep playing 70s music in those senior recreation centers???? Geez, wasn't that long ago it was Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra or that "wild" Swing music. LOL
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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I'm in my mid 50s and the guys at work in their early 20s sometimes call me "old man". They don't do it in a mean way, and I see it as a term of endearment, but it makes me feel old.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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Percocet addiction will do that to you.
Or you could wait for the autopsy before you smear the dead? Quite disrespectful. I guess that's how you're feeling your age, becoming more negative.

To the OP, I don't feel as strong as I once was, nothing that weight training couldn't improve though. Definitely not as flexible, which would improve with stretching/yoga. This is obviously all self inflicted, but mentally, I'm sharp and stay up on movies, pop culture, music, etc. Nothing ages you more than staying mentally sedentary, IMHO.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Thats it! Darn those "drifters". Thank you. I needed that reassurance.

And why do they keep playing 70s music in those senior recreation centers???? Geez, wasn't that long ago it was Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra or that "wild" Swing music. LOL
When they began using James Brown's music as the background for a laxative commercial, I knew I was old.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:17 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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When they began using James Brown's music as the background for a laxative commercial, I knew I was old.
Some of these replies just crack me up.

I am wondering if I will start feeling older when (if) I ever have grandkids. Not really being around youngsters to watch them growing up I think makes it easier for me to not notice the passage of time so much.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm in my mid 50s and the guys at work in their early 20s sometimes call me "old man". They don't do it in a mean way, and I see it as a term of endearment, but it makes me feel old.
I think you should tell them that (one or two, individually) to please not say that to you. There are many more terms of endearment or behaviors they can extend to you that would not cause you to feel old.
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