At what age are people considered old?

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  1. nmdonders profile image78
    nmdondersposted 9 years ago

    At what age are people considered old?

  2. robhampton profile image93
    robhamptonposted 9 years ago

    I guess that depends on who's point of view. To a 13 or 14 year old teen, If you are over 30 you are ancient. To a 40 year old, 70 or 80 would be considered old

  3. mperrottet profile image87
    mperrottetposted 9 years ago

    When I was 20 I thought it was 50.  When I was 40 I thought it was 65.  I'm now 66 and I think it's 95.

  4. JDove-Miller profile image68
    JDove-Millerposted 9 years ago

    I agree with mperrottet: my definition of old changes as I age.  I think the level of one's health and zeal for life determines if an individual is OLD, not an arbitrary number.

  5. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 9 years ago

    At the age of 5, I thought 20 was old. At 20 I thought 40 was old. At 40 I thought 60 was old. Now at 55, I think there is no old. it's all a state of mind.

  6. Martyn Wright profile image75
    Martyn Wrightposted 9 years ago

    At 48 I wouldn't consider myself old nor any one a similar age to me! Unfortunately I have noticed changes to my body which I know is related to the degenerative process of ageing!
    At 65 you are officially an 'old age pensioner' and many insurance company's give extra benefit's to the over 55's. In the UK you have to undertake a medical exam at the age of 70 to determine your fitness to hold a driving license. 
    On the other hand, I have often been told life begins at 40 and the other little gem 'You're never too old!'.
    I agree with the other answers, it's the younger generations perception that defines old.
    In the minds eye of a 48 year old mature man 'old' is now  related to as someone having to walk with a stick or some other infirmity like arthritis or having to have constant 24hr care!  20 years ago it was all about the Grey and bald bits, so yes my perception of old has changed in line with my age! 
    In my opinion I think anyone 'retired' is old!
    Was that an ageist comment?

    1. JDove-Miller profile image68
      JDove-Millerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that WAS ageist.  I retired after 31 years of teaching, but I was only 53.  I'm so glad I didn't see myself as old then.

  7. kj force profile image60
    kj forceposted 9 years ago

    Can hardly wait til I am twenty said the 15 year old...at 20.. 30 is old, at 30.. 40 is old.. at 50.. 60 is old.. at 70..80 is old..after that .,," OLD " is DEAD....
    In today's society, most feel 40 starts the decline...
    Me personally I think age is a state of mind...and my mind is 15 going on 20...!
    Thanks for asking....

 
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