Yeah. In the 70s the climb up the hill happened at around 40. My grandmother was around 44 when she requested that I call her Ma instead of Grandma. However my other grandma only months her senior was already in support hose and orthopedic shoes. And she took Grandma well. Then, there was a definite line between grown-up and kid. Now, everyone's trying to smoosh together.
Hi Kathryn! My reply to your question was (somehow ) accidentally in response to another comment. However originally intended for you. I must've hit the wrong button. No offense to the person I responded to.
Nothing wrong with a "little bit older", Paradigmsearch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BWSXYBNyWU Nothing at all... in fact, in many (most) ways, an improvement over "not old at all." ...and from this clip one can tell that spirit has no age.
I would like to believe that 50 is the new 30. Years ago I thought that 30 was being next to death. Now that I am over 30 I am seeing life through different lenses. 50 year olds today are having children and getting married for the first time. People are living longer and learning how to preserve their bodies and a maintain their youthful appearances.
Hi CarolLee! You a cougar?! Why your still a spring chicken of a Jamaican jewel. When your 20, 40s old; when your 40, 60s old; and when your 60, 80s old. Guess when you hit 80 you gotta admit your getting up there a bit lol!
Definition of cougar to me: A lady so lovely who is found attractive by men of all ages, so confident that she does not submit to silly convention, so full of life that doesn't let let labels stop her from the most important gift of life: loving. If older guys can be with younger ladies without a negative label stopping them, why shouldn't it be the same for women?
More like 50 is the new 40; When I was in my early 20's I would have said that you are definitely middle aged at around 40, and old at around 60. Now that I am in my late thirties I would say that middle aged is around mid forties to 50, and your not 'old' till you're 70.
Of course its hard to say how much of that is because I'm getting older myself, but there is definitely a shift with people both living longer, and also remaining more 'youthful' further into their lives.
I was 60 last week. Just taken up running again and about to start weight training seriously. I also paint my nails green and colour my hair purplish-red and don't give a toss if people think that what I do is age-inappropriate.
I feel far younger and freer now as a freelance with complete control over my life, then I felt in my 20s as a student burdened with long hours in the library and exams, or in my 30s as a mother with two small children.
We might as well get real, now that darkness has settled into the topic. I have known many people who have died. (By the time I was 30 many of my acquaintances had died.) How about today's average 30+ yr. old? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM7r5NLQ8Qc