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Old November 25 2013, 09:00 AM   #61
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Re: Older people - How do you define 'young'

But it's important, otherwise they don't learn. One reason why I am against firing people when they made a mistake and replacing them with new guys. Those new guys haven't made the mistake, so they are likely to make it again.
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Old November 26 2013, 12:27 PM   #62
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I'll always be young

But I'll admit that people who are half my age and run a radio with more horse powers than their car (with the basses turned up to 800%, ruining all the delicate work of sound engineers and musicians) count as unbearable brats in my book, just as demented older folks like my ex-landlady ("I always hear a storm noises but there is no storm. It must therefore be that YOU have a machine running that makes storm noises. It's totally impossible that I have tinnitus and only imagine the sounds") count as crumbly daft fossiles.

Fortunately, I was never the first and I sincerely hope I'll never close ranks with the latter.
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Old November 26 2013, 12:50 PM   #63
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I know I'm old(er than before) now - twenty year old girls aren't attractive any more, they're children.

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The great thing about being old is watching the younger people go through the same shit you went through at that age.
You said it!
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Old November 26 2013, 09:54 PM   #64
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Tennis, bike rides, video games, concerts, jogging, employment, chess, etc.

With the exception of professional sports or extreme activities (mountain climbing, etc.) there's very little that you can do in your 20's that you can't continue doing well in your 60's.
And when somebody dies from stroke/heart failure/cancer in their older 50s, 60s and early 70s, it strikes me as a much more tragic and untimely death nowadays. Sally Ride, the first female NASA astronaut, was still several decades away from the limits of a human lifespan when she passed away suddenly.
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Old November 27 2013, 03:45 PM   #65
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The great thing about being old is watching the younger people go through the same shit you went through at that age.
Yep. Watching the younger generation overcome the arrogance that is a natural part of youth is always interesting.

Of course, they'll never admit that they were arrogant in the first place, but watching them change as they age is still interesting.

And sometimes, entertaining.
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Old November 27 2013, 04:02 PM   #66
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While some never overcome it.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:36 PM   #67
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Re: Older people - How do you define 'young'

sadly true. In all fairness we have to admit, though, that oldtimers can be fairly arrogant, too. I really loathe the I-am-older-and-therefore-know-everything-better phase.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:47 PM   #68
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While some never overcome it.
Indeed, I wasn't going to comment but glad someone else noticed.
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Old November 27 2013, 10:10 PM   #69
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While some never overcome it.
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Old November 28 2013, 12:40 AM   #70
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Re: Older people - How do you define 'young'

Not being "old" (i.e. over seventy years of age) I suppose "older" (i.e. not old but also not young) means people like myself, I thought I might as well put my two cents into this thread:

Young is that which is not old; young is the cheese that hasn't found it's taste, the wine that is merely grape-juice, the car you'd scrap rather than sell to a collector, the music that hasn't been muzak'ed, the TV-series that still runs, the candle you've just lit, Kirk before The Motion Picture, the bread that is still edible, the fashion some would call outrageous, the technology children -but not their parents- understand and use... young is the 'before', where mature is the 'after'...

I think I better read the rest of the thread now.

ETA:
Having done that (read the rest of the thread) I feel I should add that old is what you are in the process of becoming when you notice that you have more in common with your parents than you have differences
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Old November 28 2013, 03:20 AM   #71
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Re: Older people - How do you define 'young'

Anyone who is at least 5 years younger than me. Yeah... D:

Oh and anyone born in the '90s or later...

When people at my job say they were not born in the 1980s or earlier (1990+) I'm always like WTF I'M OLD.

For reference, I was born in 1986.
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Old November 28 2013, 09:36 AM   #72
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There will come a day, if it hasn't already, when young people will start posting on this BBS who were born in the year the older posters signed up.
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Old November 28 2013, 12:01 PM   #73
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I should add that old is what you are in the process of becoming when you notice that you have more in common with your parents than you have differences
As we used to say when I was young: We are the people our parents always warned us about

TD, you keep surprising me. You're pretty wise for someone that young.
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Old November 28 2013, 06:31 PM   #74
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If you don't remember September 11th, if you have to ask me "what year was that?" or can't tell me what you were doing, you are young. That means, anyone under say 18 years old is young.

I'm 30 and starting to feel my age. When I listen to popular music, I think "God, this is terrible! Say something worthwhile!" I look at the ages on alcohol or a pack of smokes (1993 and 1996) and I think about how many things I have in my apartment older than someone who can buy alcohol. I will freak out in 4 years when there are adults, 18-year-olds, that don't remember the 20th century.
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Old November 28 2013, 06:34 PM   #75
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I'm sure the Victorians felt the same about the Edwardians, they managed.
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