At what age did you realize you finally got old?

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Physically I don't feel all that old... (less the knees of course). But mentally I am feeling older all of the time. When I see what is becoming of our society, I can't help but long for the days of decent moral values. Now granted, I realize that we have always had a portion of the population with issues, but we didn't flaunt it or consider it normal behavior either. You see, just by posting these thoughts I will be labeled an old Fuddy Duddy (does anyone even use that term any more?)! :lol:
 

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65, when they opened up my chest for a quad bypass.
I tell young people all the time..Ya don't 'grow' old, you just wake up one day and you're there...
 

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True Grit Farms":2q5xpls0 said:
I have came to the conclusion that I'm old at 59.

I would have to say around 55 when Arthur started nipping at me.
He has been winning steadily every since then. Arthritis is really the only thing dragging me down.
 

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15. When I looked around at what people thought was fun and cool and thought - your all a bunch of morons. It's been a slow and steady withdrawal from society ever since.
 

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TN Cattle Man":gpn4amol said:
Physically I don't feel all that old... (less the knees of course). But mentally I am feeling older all of the time. When I see what is becoming of our society, I can't help but long for the days of decent moral values. Now granted, I realize that we have always had a portion of the population with issues, but we didn't flaunt it or consider it normal behavior either. You see, just by posting these thoughts I will be labeled an old Fuddy Duddy (does anyone even use that term any more?)! :lol:

No you are not an old Fuddy Duddy. You just see things as you see them and that is alright with me. But you know I am on the liberal side. Every day I get older and realize there has to be a stopping point. I will be 77 next birthday and still do a little each day. I saw a young one a day or two ago with a tee shirt that read "I am not lazy I just do not like work". I thought about that and decided to look for a tee shirt that read " I am not lazy I have done every thing I intended to do in life."
 

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For me it was when I turned 22. I was leaving college and starting to transition into adulthood. I was getting married in a year, starting my career and my goals in life changed. Boy was I mistaken. Having a child enter school and then finish their first grade will really make you feel old. I can't imagine what it's like for my parents that just retired.
 

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I think 65 was a turning point year for me. Until 65, I could work for 8 hours at manual labor. Since then, 3 to 5 hours is enough. I notice I spend more time inside. After arise in the morning, I now take time to sit and drink coffee, read, check messages, etc. Five years ago, I could not wait to get outside and start a project.
 

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I was told by an old fellow years ago that adulthood comes in stages. Each stage a different challenge every 11 years
22 - 33 - 44 - 55 - 66 at the time he had not yet reached 77
Starting at 33 I've felt old at each of these stages for a different reason.

But my answer would be 49 yrs 6 m and 2 days as I had finally reached the same age as my father was when he passed.
I remember counting it down that last week.
 

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Don't think I'm old at 35 but at 28 or 29 I realized I was not as fast as I once was. Playing any ball with the guys or much pretty well ended around that time. Can still catch the hardest spirals and light the net from 3 point land but the legs can't move like they once did and the back doesn't last as long on the farm.
 

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For a related question, I read something years ago, talking about men. I don't remember the exact words, but it boiled down to you don't really feel like an adult while your father is still alive. I kind of see what the writer had in mind. Anyone else ever feel that way?
 

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