How old is old?

How old is old?

xilliannax xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, what the exact conotation for OLD is?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
A certain range of age (example: 20+, 30+, 40+, 50+)
14
A way of thinging (explain?)
17
A way of dressing (explain)
1
Other?
17
Total votes: 49 (40 voters)
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xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, ...
apparently i need coffee.
Their. Their. Their. Their. Connotation.
Now, coffee >.<
05/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
apparently i need coffee.
Their. Their. Their. Their. Connotation.
Now, coffee >.<
Oooh coffee!! Thanks for reminding me. And children are adorable and have zero concept of time so their definition of old is irrelevant. I think for adults, the concept of old changes with each decade you survive.
05/20/2012
Badass Badass
old is nothing but a state of mind. i plan on never being "old".
05/20/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
I think it's relative to your own age and perceptions.
05/20/2012
Taylor Taylor
I think it depends on the person. I've met plenty of 50 year olds that seem old to me, but then I've met 75+ year olds that were full of life and vitality that didn't seem old to me. So I don't think it's a specific age that makes someone old, but a variety of factors like health, outlook, independence, etc.
05/20/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, ...
I love kids! They say the best thing!
05/20/2012
Michele Michele
You are only old when you start saying or feeling old
05/20/2012
Undecided Undecided
its all in how you act and feel
05/20/2012
dragonn dragonn
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
old is nothing but a state of mind. i plan on never being "old".
that's the spirit.
05/20/2012
ghalik ghalik
Old is when your body is obviously past its prime and you "act old." Obviously it's subjective.
05/20/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
i work at a retirement home so old to me is about 80 lol
05/20/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, ...
I feel like old is 30 right now, but that's old for me because I'm 22, and 30 is when your whole life is supposed to be put together. I have a long way to go!
05/20/2012
G&L G&L
If you think your old your old. If you think your young but go around wondering what the teenagers are talking about your old.
05/20/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, ...
I always used to say 30 and I'm still sticking with that... until it's my turn.
05/20/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
old is nothing but a state of mind. i plan on never being "old".
Well said!
05/21/2012
js250 js250
I feel it is a combination of mental and physical aspects combined with how the person personally feels and acts.
05/21/2012
Ice1 Ice1
Old is when you start fussing at kids to get off your lawn.
05/21/2012
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Oooh coffee!! Thanks for reminding me. And children are adorable and have zero concept of time so their definition of old is irrelevant. I think for adults, the concept of old changes with each decade you survive.
That is so true! The concept of old has definitely continued to change for me as I've gotten... well... er... older, I guess.

I do think it's more of a state of mind than a number though.
05/21/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
Quote:
Originally posted by Ice1
Old is when you start fussing at kids to get off your lawn.
Haha, yes!
05/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
I think it's a way of thinking, when you stop wanting to do anything with your life and refuse to change. If someone is still growing as a person and is still pursuing their dreams, they aren't old even at 90 to me.
05/21/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Maybe 50 or 60 years old...haven't really thought about it.
05/21/2012
Zombie Ghost Zombie Ghost
No matter what you'll never think your old. Until 90. 90 is old.
05/21/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
You're old when you start thinking you're old and avoid doing things because of that.
06/20/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I was talking to my friends children yesterday. One's 5 and the others two. They told me how they're daddy is old, but I'm not and neither is there mom. I'm 25,they're mom is 30 and they're dad is 28. So it got me wondering, ...
A way of thinking and of dressing..
11/18/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Your as old as you feel.
11/18/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
just perspective
11/18/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
That is so true! The concept of old has definitely continued to change for me as I've gotten... well... er... older, I guess.

I do think it's more of a state of mind than a number though.
I think this also.
11/18/2012
Checkmate Checkmate
Quote:
Originally posted by sexxxkitten
Maybe 50 or 60 years old...haven't really thought about it.
50 or 60 years is old??? Please sexxxkitten, say it isn't so.
11/18/2012
Checkmate Checkmate
Old always seems to be 10-20 years older than I am.
11/18/2012
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