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While in your teens did you see your current age as old?

53 did seem old to me then. Sometimes feel old when I see someone in their 30 and realize that I am old enough to be their father.

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When I was a teen most adults I knew were either in their 40s or in their 70s. I don't have any memories of thinking anyone old. I am mother to someone who is 30, and 33, and 26. And grandmother to two under 2. Do I feel old, sometimes. I have some aches and pains now and the floor seems so low and so hard to gracefully get off of. I'm working on that though. I have sorta retired and I'm using this time to get more exercise and into better health. I don't mind being "old" I just don't want to be decrepit.

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When I was 19, I was in the bar and would always notice this creepy old man checking out all the young girls. I was out with my (now ex) husband a few years ago and I realized he was the creepy old man sitting at the bar! Lol

SukiSue Level 8 Sep 11, 2018

There's just something not fair here. First, I was a creepy kid, then I was a creepy young man. Now I'm a creepy old man.

Come on!! How does a guy get a break??

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No. I had crushes on men this age. I'm just now eligible to date these men!

@Shelton I am picky, though so no advertising this fact. smile007.gif

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When I was a teenager i thought people in their 30's were old and that people my age (pushing 70) was prehistoric

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I saw a bunch of old guys in the late 40s driving Corvettes. I don't have a Corvette; I'm just old

LOL

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Well ... I am 64 ... so my teens ended long ago. My parents became grandparents in their mid 40s,; which was the norm. Some people at my current age were already great-grandparents. My own grandparents were my current age when I was a teen. People above the age of 60 were not just old, they were very old indeed.

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You Bet!!! But then, I recall having more respect for those who were my
current age group.....some were, some were not.
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This is every generation...and I feel a little badly for the millenials more than I do for our generation anyway...things that were affordable and reasonable 20-30yrs ago are almost totally out of reach today. Wages are basically the same but costs of living have increased not to mention "extras" like private school/college are astronomical.
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At 74, absolutely this is old age now and then. In my teens, this was the dying age! I have to tell ya'll, it's not so bad. I hate the stiffness, memory loss, gray hair, brown spots,having to pee constantly, and being poor. But my mood is good, still get very horney, I don't stress (worry) as badly as I did when I was 50, 40, 30, 20. When you are old, your instincts are right-on, based on all you've been exposed to before, and your heart doesn't break as badly. Life is easier and I smile allot more, than before.

What, I have to look forward to stiffness, memory loss, gray hair, brown spots and the other things you mentioned! Oh no. What will happen if I get to my 80's?

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I'm 48 and I suppose I have my moments; however, my mom was 36 when I was born, so I think I see "old" as senior citizens. Now that I'm almost 50, "old" is 80! smile001.gif

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NO! I saw it as ancient ... like how old trees are.

Grayghost Level 6 Sep 12, 2018
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I remember when I thought 24 was old ?

Qualia Level 8 Sep 12, 2018
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Got worse on every birthday. Gawd, I'm 61 now!

godef Level 7 Sep 11, 2018
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For sure. When I was a teenager anyone over 40 seemed old to me

HeraTera Level 7 Sep 11, 2018
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Yes. Positively ancient!

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I don't think so. I think I always thought old was like 70s-90s when bodies start to most noticeably seem to atrophy.

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It even feels like the late 30’s are immature.

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I am standing at the milestone in my life where I can see it's downhill from here.....things should be easy and I should start to pick up speed towards whatever is in store....

IamNobody Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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I could never imagine being as old as I am now. ( I'll be 72 in December). I thought my grandma was incredibly old, but she was in her 40s when I was little. I would be thrilled if I could go back to my 40s now. When I was a teenager, I wondered if I would live long enough to see the year 2000. It seemed very impossible to live thG long. I was 54 in 2000. It doesn't seem old at all now.

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Absolutely not. Growing up Fundamentalist, I always thought Jesus was going to come before I was even old enough to drink. When that didn't happen, I thought it would be soon enough that I didn't grow old. Bottom line, Jesus is lost, and won't stop and ask for directions, and I'm still waiting here for him to pick me up and introduce me to his dad.

Benthoven Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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As a pre-teen and teen, I was into men who were in their 40s or older. I liked how mature they were. When I got older, in my 20s and 30s, I preferred men in their 50s or older. And now, I still like much older men. I guess in my teenage years I wouldn't see someone who's 47, like I am now, as old, just mature and desirable.

graceylou Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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Yes, absolutely. I would have considered my age to be ancient. I still do because I think and act like I am that teenager again. I often say that I am re-visiting my teens. smile002.gif

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My Mom was my age now when I was a teen. So lovely and vibrant - not old at all. I considered 'old' as much older than 52 because of her.

AmiSue Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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Hell yeah! I thought 57 was freakin' ancient!
Now, it just FEELS that way. LOL

KKGator Level 9 Sep 11, 2018
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Oh, yaah. Waity until you are old enough to be the grandfather of someone in their 30s. At the age of 80+ I don't tyhink about age so much anymore. I just feel like I am hanging in there.

wordywalt Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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Yes, I did. Now that I reached it, It isn't so bad. As long as no one talks down to me with judge a book by it's cover philosphy or tattles on me because think I"m lying about my age.

freedom41 Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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Yep. Truth be told, I never expected to make it much past 50. At 65, I can't tell how old anyone under 40 is.

zeuser Level 8 Sep 11, 2018
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