Post # 1
OK so have seen a lot of topics around here while I have been a bee that indicate someone is too old or too young etc.
Being one of the OLD Bees I am curious – what do you consider old. Please choose one for your age and one response for what is old to you 🙂
Please understand I always am a bit silly in my poll choices but very interested in your responses
Post # 3
I’m in my 20s. I consider “elderly” to be old. My parents are both mid-50s and I do not consider them old in any way. I’m talking more like my grandma is old and she’s in her 80s.
Post # 4
@zippylef: I feel pretty much the same way. In my 20s as well.
Post # 5
@zippylef: That’s exactly what I was going to write :).
Post # 6
I pretty much feel the frail version of elderly to be old. My boss is 84 and spry as can be … probably more alert than me and physically sound. However, some of my friends grandparents at 84 are just very frail, and don’t seem able to take care of themselves independently … that’s what I consider “old”.
Post # 7
I think our perception of “old” changes as we age. When I was a teenager I thought people in their 30’s were old, and now that I’m 30 I think people in their 50’s or 60’s are old. (My parents age.)
But you’re only as old as you feel, right? And society and the media put way too much emphasis on being youthful and staying young forever. Age=experience.
Post # 8
Old is that fine balance between a mean, shriveled up mentalilty and decrepit physical state. I won’t be old until I shatter a hip and start beating punks with my cane.
Post # 9
I just hit my mid thirties..i work with a LOT of retired people in my industry and my great grandmother is still living(95 and still baby sits & house cleans!)…people 70-80-90 years old run circles around younger “entitled” people! Old if DEF a state of MIND
Post # 10
I think ure as old as the man or woman u feel ;0 )
Post # 11
I’m 37, and “old” has definitely slid to the right in my opinion. That said, I know plenty of 50 y.o.s who act REALLY old and a few 60+ people who go out more than I do.
Post # 12
This made me laugh because my Mom always gets mad when I am talking about athletes and call them old when they are mid to late 30’s. I always explain to her that in the world of professional sports, that is old and close to retirement time. I am not implying she is old because she is in her 50’s.
When it comes to other people I consider the 60’s and above old I guess. I have never really thought about it. For myself I consider old 30, but I consider people who are 30 now to still be young. I know it makes no sense.
I’m 24 btw.
Post # 13
haha who voted 30 and above? I know people in their 70s that are still having a blast so I voted Old is a state of mind.
Post # 14
I don’t think age is a state of mind as much as it’s a state of body, though mind can play a part.
I know people in their 70’s who are extremely healthy, don’t look particularly elderly, and are mentally spry and open to new ideas and experiences.
I also know people in their 60’s who are very unhealthy and have tons of medical issues, they have no use for anything modern and have basically given up.
But at some point I don’t care how modern or healthy you are–90 is old! lol And I don’t care how stodgy you are 40 is not old!
Post # 15
@StaceyMay81 I really agree with you, it does change a lot as you get older!
I find it funny, my old roommate posted on facebook last night “I am having a mid life crisis, I realized that I will be 26 next week!” You should have seen the reply’s from her middle aged friends, it made me laugh!
Post # 16
I’m in my 20s, and I guess old to me is when quality of life is seriously affected by aging.