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When you want to, I've decided not to bother. Getting old equates to being sensible.
I think there is a huge amount of mental attitude involved, as well as the luck of having good health, and its not as simple as reaching a certain age...
"I hope I die before I get old" - The Who 1965
State of mind.
My mum is 75 and in perfect health, has decided she is "too old" to travel from Cambridgeshire to London to see us anymore.
My dad is 79 with failing eyesight but he does the journey every few months and goes out walking every day (weather permitting).
My auntie is 82 and travels all over the place on her own visiting friends and relatives.
It's not linked to a number, but to attitude and behaviour.
I intend never to behave like a grown-up, so shall remain about 15 for ever
Health has a lot to answer for, my FiL is almost 75 and was regularly working abroad and walking the dog everyday, writing a novel and "text books". Since the summer he has had a series of health set backs and he is now a shrunken, frail looking old man.
when you'd rather have a seat at a gig so you can listen to the band, as opposed to risking injury in the mosh pit...
when nothing but a cup of tea will do, and you make that 'aahh' noise after your first sip...
when you prefer comfy clothes and shoes...
when you buy an item of clothing that is unmistakably beige....
Er, that's not me by the way
Is it how other people see you? or how old you feel yourself? personaly I don't think about it much, and I hate it when someone says ''Oh I'm too old for that now.....'' not because of any physical reason just because of their self-image, don't be affaid to do something because of your age.
At times little things remind me i am getting older, like avoiding sitting on a bus on the top deck between 3.30-4.30 because school kids screaming and playing their phones drive me nuts.
Oh and having to get up to take a leak in the middle of the night.
Saying all this though Gone Zo is right, although these things remind of aging etc i still feel young and will not let my age stop me trying new things, draw the line on playing on the swings though
old? What is this term you are using? <denial....>
Slimline, don't know why you won't play on the swings - my grandson wanted me to a few weeks back, and I enjoyed it!
Agree with you Loz - wouldn't want the phrase with mutton & lamb to be applied to me.
Is Clothing really an indicator to how old you are? It just helps you look your best (or worst) depending if you have any dress sense to begin with...........I would look bad in a mini skirt too.