is 50 the new 30?

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  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    only five decades of lifeā€¦ not that many!

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      calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      On the other hand, it's 1,577,880,000 seconds.  I just frittered away 60 coming up with this reply.

      1. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah. smile
        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. smile

    2. Cgenaea profile image60
      Cgenaeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kathryn!  smile
      My reply to your question was (somehow wink ) 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. smile

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No, as somebody on the "wrong" side of 50, I have to say, it is not the new 30.

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's a shame, I was hoping it meant 40 was the new 20... of course with this math, that leaves the women who actually are in their 20's... in diapers.

        1. Cgenaea profile image60
          Cgenaeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Seen Miley Cyrus lately...? wink

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      Lybrahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I hope so...because that is where I am headed!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    It never occurs to anyone that they are old.

    A person is young forever.

    Until society starts repeatedly telling them they are old.

    And then, after awhile, they start to believe it.

    And then they are.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. cecileportilla profile image71
    cecileportillaposted 4 years ago

    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.

  4. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 4 years ago

    Someone called me a cougar the other day and it totally shocked me. I'm only 42!

    1. Alastar Packer profile image83
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        lol Alastarr, I will never be a cougar big_smile

        The weird thing is I don't feel like I'm 42. I my mind, I'm at most 35. Plus, that's very close to my biological age and I don't look a day over that...lol

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      OMGosh ! A cougar?  You are too young for that term.  I have been called a cougar also -- it is rather titillating to be referred to as one, since I am up there.  hahhaha

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I'll never see you the same. wink

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
          Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Oh no -- did I destroy my image ?  Good grief !  yikes

      2. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I just hate the term! I would rather someone call me old than a cougar lol

    3. RonHawk profile image73
      RonHawkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Why didn't you throw that in your hub?

        1. RonHawk profile image73
          RonHawkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That hub was a silly spoof of a ridiculous, over-the-top ad, not an introspective discussion of our society's double standards or analysis of labels.

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I see. smile

  5. RonHawk profile image73
    RonHawkposted 4 years ago

    Well, according to my blog 57 is the new 27 (and self promotion is the new humbleness) <link snipped>

    And what's 5 decades between friends?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Love it, Ron Hawk!

      1. RonHawk profile image73
        RonHawkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Kathryn.  A wise man said ""Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul."

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this
  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    If you are always somewhere below the top of the hill, you are never over it.
    (Sounds like something my grandmother would say and I just made it up. Not a good sign.)

  7. electronician profile image79
    electronicianposted 4 years ago

    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.

  8. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    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.

  9. Grant's World profile image83
    Grant's Worldposted 4 years ago

    I hope so because I turn 50 this year. Would love to feel 30 again smile

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    Bronwyn Hansenposted 4 years ago

    I have my fingers crossed that 50 is the new 30 - I am a much closer to 50 sad

  11. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    I hope so because I'm almost 44.

  12. EncephaloiDead profile image58
    EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years ago

    Apparently, STD's are skyrocketing amongst the elderly, especially in care homes where they all live together.

    It would seem that the new 70 is 69. wink

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ...as in 1969 reliving their free love days! Uh oh!

  13. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    It amuses me that this thread has been moved from general chat to the cesspit of "Religion and Philosophy"!

  14. cecileportilla profile image71
    cecileportillaposted 4 years ago

    It hurts my heart to see the words Cesspit and Religion in the same sentence!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      so true.

  15. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    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

  16. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    50 = not old at all in the least.
    70 =  a little older
    120 = oldest
    (One may replace "old" with "wise.")

 
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