If you're SIXTY or over..what do YOU consider yourself........young, middle-aged

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    If you're SIXTY or over..what do YOU consider yourself........young, middle-aged, or......old? Why?

    Why not?

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    Cissy1946posted 2 years ago

    I'm going to be 70 in July and I haven't figured out what I am. The numbers say I'm old, my joints and vision tell me I'm not young anymore, and when I look in a mirror there's a wrinkled face looking back. But even with all that I don't actually feel old. On the other hand, do I really know what old feels like? Maybe the way I feel is what old feels like. If that's the case then I guess I've been old my whole life because I really don't feel any different.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image75
    WordCrafter09posted 2 years ago

    I kind of had to stop "considering myself at all" when I hit 60 (aka "37" in conversations with my kids, who have been familiar with my joke for quite some now).   It was kind of mind-boggling enough that I just didn't think about it for the first year.  The second year I had to not-think about the fact that I was the age my father was when he passed away.

    The third year after turning 60 I'd been in my sixties long enough to have learned that there's little point in thinking about it at all.  I know I can't consider myself, "young".  That would be ridiculous.  I don't consider myself, "old", although I know there are more and more people who are younger than I am who would.  And, it kind of irks me that there are people my age who also would/do consider me, "old".    The former group will learn better with time (or not).  The latter group has a right to their own thinking for their own reasons, but I'd rather they not lump me in with them.   hmm

    Any health concerns that I have have nothing to do with my age.  In fact, I'm fortunate enough not to have (knock-on-wood) "joint type aches and pains".  I feel the same now as I did at 30 (and in some ways, at 3 or 6 or 20 or whatever...).  I know more, which is good.  I don't look as good (needless to say,), but I wasn't fashion model material when I young either, so what's a little extra self-conscious-ness and a little more "not-being-all-that-thrilled-with-my-looks" at this stage of the game....

    I suppose I worked out that I would consider myself, "late middle age" for another while.  I've always had a lot of respect for "old" people, so I don't necessarily think "old" is a bad thing (the way some people) do.  I just don't feel old yet.  At this point (and unless/until something changes for me), I've worked out that I'll probably start calling myself "old" once my hair is all gray or white (for now it's neither).   We aren't defined by our age (which is why I've also always had a lot of respect for anyone younger than I am; just as "old" isn't necessarily a negative thing, "young" isn't always a positive or negative thing either.).

    So anyway, I'm good with calling myself, "late middle age" (for now and the immediate future).  It's too bad that people over 50 don't have their own version of a term like the one used for kids of a certain group, "tweens:".

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    I am well over sixty.   However, when I was sixty I would call myself middle aged.  That is 'old middle aged.'  'young middle age' starts about forty.
    You could say that a person is no longer 'young' at, say 36, and not 'old' until they're in their late 70s.   

    Physical and mental fitness play a very significant part in our lives, and this also includes our own interpretation of whether we regard ourselves as young or old.   But middle age....it covers a long, long, period of time in our lives.

  5. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    Matured. I would say I am more worn out than old. But, my physical health is much better today at 62 than ten years ago. The doctors seem to think so. Some will say that I look aged.

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      Cissy1946posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Mature? NEVER! I have discovered pastel hair dyes, which they didn't have when I was young, and have been experimenting to see which one I like best on my white hair. I've narrowed it down to pink or lavender.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      People with black colored hair have to bleach it in order to dye it another color.  Then, it turns out a rusty variation.  If they just bleach it, their hair turns orange.  White hair is an advantage when you want to dye it an unusual color!

  6. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    My understanding is, age 40-65 is middle aged.  65-75 is young-old 75-85 is middle -old, and past 85 is old -old.  I heard on a Q&A session on the radio that young people fear growing old, but those already there have found it's not that bad, and in fact, has a lot of benefits - like added wisdom.

  7. Sandi Kroeger profile image78
    Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years ago

    None of the above! I consider myself to be "prime"!!

    While there are many women over 60 that look super fab, I don't think it's fair to consider them as examples if they have had plastic surgery. And the vast majority of Hollywood actresses (with some noted exceptions) have had some work done. I have no problem with those who want to enhance their looks (maybe it will become the norm like hair color) but it wouldn't be fair to compare those of us aging naturally with those who had a little "nip n tuck".

    I only address this because you have Kim Basinger as an example and she has had a lot of work done to look the way she does.

 
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