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Old 04-02-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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I'm telling you bud (IT) - you shouldn't a done it. Whether you look 20 or not - you should have kept it to yourself and stayed content knowing the secret only you can know and gave the OP some warm and fuzzies or advice instead (can't remember what his issue was w/looking young). Anytime we are unbelievably cool, funny, rich, hot whatever - we need to keep that our own little secret unless we are willing to show the proof to whomever we are addressing.

 
Old 04-02-2019, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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pretty sure everybody looks 10 or 20 years younger than they really are
 
Old 04-02-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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It's global warming. Everyone is looking young nowadays.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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I'm telling you bud (IT) - you shouldn't a done it. Whether you look 20 or not - you should have kept it to yourself and stayed content knowing the secret only you can know and gave the OP some warm and fuzzies or advice instead (can't remember what his issue was w/looking young). Anytime we are unbelievably cool, funny, rich, hot whatever - we need to keep that our own little secret unless we are willing to show the proof to whomever we are addressing.
Very well said, and great advice! Regardless of what we think - real or illusionary - we should keep it to ourselves.

What we think is one 'reality', but how the many around see us follows a pattern of its own, oftentimes more real than we're comfortable with. It's humbling and healthy to drop our own perceptions, and value the consensus of those around us.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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pretty sure everybody looks 10 or 20 years younger than they really are
I sometimes look like a giant toddler. Same outfit, anyway.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 11:37 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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But by making conjectures you are showing that you are obsessed by this.
A few throw away comments made on a message board is obsession?
 
Old 04-02-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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62 year olds don't look like they are in their 20s, the whole idea is absurd.
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Even with sick amounts of plastic surgery and/or life long perfect health and skin care with top 1% genetics they do not look like they're in their 20s. Delusion at its finest.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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All of you posters that are making derogatory remarks about me are wasting their time. Either believe or don't believe. I don't care if you believe me or not. But by making conjectures you are showing that you are obsessed by this. Feel free to comment more, but it won't change anything. The fact that one old person looks old or doesn't look old is a minor event in the scheme of things. LOL!
How is asking a couple of questions making derogatory remarks?

And I'm not obsessed with this issue, just very amused by it. I appreciate the diversion in an otherwise humdrum day.

And I can't help noticing you didn't answer any of my questions. I am genuinely curious about how so many people are apparently routinely a) aware of your age despite you not looking it and b) motivated to comment on that.

Fact is, it doesn't ring true. If you really look like you are in your 20s, then people assume you are and don't say wow, you look so young for your age. And if you are the one bringing up the subject and they are simply agreeing with you, well, that's far more likely to be someone humoring you than sincerely believing you are the one person who looks 4 decades younger than they really are.

Here's a hint - next time, try claiming that people say you look 10 years younger, maybe even 15. Some people will remain skeptical but a least a few people will be willing to buy it.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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How is asking a couple of questions making derogatory remarks?

And I'm not obsessed with this issue, just very amused by it. I appreciate the diversion in an otherwise humdrum day.

And I can't help noticing you didn't answer any of my questions. I am genuinely curious about how so many people are apparently routinely a) aware of your age despite you not looking it and b) motivated to comment on that.

Fact is, it doesn't ring true. If you really look like you are in your 20s, then people assume you are and don't say wow, you look so young for your age. And if you are the one bringing up the subject and they are simply agreeing with you, well, that's far more likely to be someone humoring you than sincerely believing you are the one person who looks 4 decades younger than they really are.

Here's a hint - next time, try claiming that people say you look 10 years younger, maybe even 15. Some people will remain skeptical but a least a few people will be willing to buy it.
I can't believe you are wasting your time with this and giving me strange advice when you haven't even seen me. I've said what I've said, and I stand by it. You can believe me or not believe me. I don't care. I don't get paid to post my views on this site and try to foist those views on others.

People are aware of my age because I live in a retirement community where you have to be 55 or over. I routinely get mistaken for a visitor such as the son of a retiree, except by the people that know me. In school, the students are frequently interested in getting to know me. They frequently think and tell me that I am a young teacher just starting out. I have to correct them by telling them I am a retiree with a 35 year IT career behind me. I don't advertise my age or flaunt my youth or ask people how young I look. I live and let live. This issue just keeps coming up. It doesn't happen every day.

But as you've said, my information doesn't ring true, so why am I wasting my time explaining this to someone who doesn't have an open mind and won't believe me anyway?

I am a retiree with an active lifestyle and I don't want to take the time to keep posting on this thread. As I've said, believe or don't believe. The world isn't going to spin any faster or slower whether this is true or not. I simply feel blessed to look and feel young and am enjoying my life to its fullest, something I couldn't do when I was still working in the IT field.

Thank you for your advice, but I don't need it. Goodbye and best wishes.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Just let it go BMIT. Words will fail in both directions, and no one is going to change his/her views. It's just a shame that the original thread got swallowed up in this distraction.

Embrace your "youth", and as Spock said, long-live and prosper.
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