What is it like getting older?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Coloratura, Oct 15, 2012.

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What is your age range?

  1. 13-17

    0.6%
  2. 18-24

    3.9%
  3. 25-29

    17.4%
  4. 30-39

    32.0%
  5. 40-49

    24.7%
  6. 50-59

    18.0%
  7. 60-69

    2.2%
  8. 70+

    1.1%
  1. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm 44 and have all that too. Of course in my case, it's due to cerebral palsy more than age, but still, I know how you feel.

    As for aging, I've always looked older than I am, or so I've been told. I still remember how back in 1986, in the ninth grade, another kid my own age asked me "What is a 30 year old man like you doing in one of my classes?".:lol:
     
  2. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    I've been wearing glasses since 10. Can't run well since breaking a knee at 39.
    Yes. I think I'm in perpetual adolescence, because I was in a marriage that fell apart after 6 years, never owned my own home, and never had kids. I feel like I never crossed the threshold into adulthood.
     
  3. KimMH

    KimMH Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's a good way to think about that. Positive thinking and all that. . .

    I imagine you unflappable as Mary Poppins with a enough mischief left in your soul to kind of enjoy challenges!
     
  4. steveda19

    steveda19 Lieutenant Commander

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  5. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    I'm 56 and I run. Maybe not as often or aas far as I should, but I do it.
     
  6. urbandefault

    urbandefault Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Mid 50s, and my knees are giving out. Stairs are not fun. Otherwise, I can't complain much. I know a lot of people my age in worse shape.
     
  7. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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    The citalopram helps. ;)
     
  8. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm 61. You start noticing your body beginning that downhill slide in your 40s. You might need bifocals, you need to go to sleep earlier. The funny thing is, you don't feel mentally old, even in your sixties. The clothes you wore in your youth are coming back into fashion, which is funny. Life is good. I'm retired and I have a granddaughter. I am very content. Getting older is much better than the alternative. And it is good, because you don't worry about all the crap you had to (or felt you had to) in your youth. You just have to work harder at staying healthy.
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ I hope bellbottoms come back. I love bellbottoms. :rommie:

    Well, I thought so. Thanks for corroborating. :D

    That's great. I'm glad to hear that. :)

    I think the thing is that there's a difference between between childlike and childish.
     
  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Real children don't care.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    True. Or know, for that matter. :rommie:
     
  12. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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    +1
     
  13. The Johnson

    The Johnson Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I am also 31.

    The other day I was sorting out some game storage on the xbox (games at 31 LOL) and putting stuff onto usb sticks to free up space on the hard drive. I was kneeling in front of it relaxing my buttocks on the heel of my foot so not exactly in a strenuous position.

    My knees just sort of locked up.

    Had to topple over like a turtle to get back up.

    It was then that I realised I really was getting on a bit.

    Had to stop playing football (soccer) because of the knees a few years ago but that's the first 'normal' thing they've given out on.

    Can only imagine more stuff giving up as time goes by.
     
  14. steveda19

    steveda19 Lieutenant Commander

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    Problem when you get old is dealing with pain. Im sure some of you folks older then 50 wake up in morning get charley horses in your legs when waking up. I never had charley horses when i was young.
     
  15. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^ I did. And then for years I almost never had one. And now I do again, but this time it's for a specific reason, not particularly age related.
     
  16. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I get Charlie Horses and other leg cramps now. Part of it is no doubt related to my frequently awkward sleeping positions but I've been getting them every now and then for years.
     
  17. Melakon

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    I've had the leg cramps, but the one that surprised me the other morning was some sort of foot cramp that was just as painful. I've walked nearly everywhere for the last 19 years though, since there's no car, so maybe it's related to that.
     
  18. wulfio

    wulfio Captain Captain

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    I'm 31. As I get older I don't feel like I'm getting older. And I don't feel inclined to act "old". I just pay more bills than I did 10 years ago. I don't know why getting older means you have to stop enjoying life. I'm a big kid and I don't see that changing. Life is an adventure. The best is yet to come.
     
  19. SPCTRE

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    Very rarely, if I'm looking down at a certain angle while yawning, I get a really mean cramp on the underside of the lower jaw. A lot of people I've told about it didn't even know you could get cramps there.
     
  20. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    This happens to me too! It's one of the most painful cramps I've ever experienced.
     

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