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Old 03-25-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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Recently I have made some friends who are in their 40s. I am in my early 60s and look 70. While I enjoy my new younger friends sometimes they make me feel a 100 years old. They look so young and are in such great shape and see life so much different than me.

Do your much younger friends make you feel younger or older?
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:08 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Neither. I'm very comfortable in my own skin and with friends both younger and older than I.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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Recently I have made some friends who are in their 40s. I am in my early 60s and look 70. While I enjoy my new younger friends sometimes they make me feel a 100 years old. They look so young and are in such great shape and see life so much different than me.

Do your much younger friends make you feel younger or older?
Not really. I feel as old asI feel, it has nothing to do with my friends' ages. They are my friends because I like who they are and how they see life. They are not a mirror I use to reflect myself.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:30 AM
 
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Only old when they don't know the person/event I'm referencing.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Never have thought about it. I just enjoy my friends and being in their company, regardless of their ages.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My first reaction was to say yes but after thinking about it I think someones outlook, activity level and the types of things we enjoy doing together matters more than age but with that being said younger people often tend to score higher in these areas. I'd much rather go hiking or biking than play cards but there are plenty of older people that still enjoy those activities as well as young who don't. I just tend to hang with people who like to do what I like to do.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Its fun to roll with younger people... I have coleagues who are youger to me and I love to have fun with them
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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the OP could be me!! it's the energy level that makes me feel old. I hate lagging behind on hikes
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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I'm in my 40s but have work-related friends in their 30s and 20s. They only make me feel "old" when they don't know about recent historical events I remember clearly, or when they mention being in elementary school when something happened in the world, and I was an adult for the event. But when I say I feel "old" it's not necessarily a bad feeling, like I'm broken-down decrepit. It's more of a feeling of "superiority" over them, since they're missing an experience that I had.
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  • One person listened to Nirvana when he was a little kid, and his parents prevented him from learning about Cobain's suicide, because it would be too upsetting.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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I'm in my 40s but have work-related friends in their 30s and 20s. They only make me feel "old" when they don't know about recent historical events I remember clearly, or when they mention being in elementary school when something happened in the world, and I was an adult for the event. But when I say I feel "old" it's not necessarily a bad feeling, like I'm broken-down decrepit. It's more of a feeling of "superiority" over them, since they're missing an experience that I had.
  • One person talked about being in middle school during 9/11 (ugh!)
  • One person never heard of Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper or Culture Club.
  • One person didn't know about the Challenger disaster, because she hadn't been born yet.
  • One person listened to Nirvana when he was a little kid, and his parents prevented him from learning about Cobain's suicide, because it would be too upsetting.
  • One person didn't remember the "Baby Jessica" wall-to-wall news coverage in 1987 and didn't believe me about this story of a baby in a well that the whole country was glued to.
  • One person never heard of Eight is Enough and mixed it up with The Waltons.
  • One person didn't know what "giving a Lewinski" is.
This made me laugh. I am also in my 40s and work with 20 - 30 yr olds. We had a discussion yesterday about when we first got internet. They named off years 1999, 2002...etc. I got internet in 1994. They didn't realize at one time, you had to pay for dial up by the hour. They were in awe. lol.
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