With who do you get along better?

@laurika (4536)
United States
November 3, 2007 2:39pm CST
with people same age to you or older or younger? I have many friends similar my age , but also I have some friends older 20, 30 years older than me.So what about you?Do you have any explanation for it?I think i like older people much more , becuase my parents are almost 40 yeras older than me and I was always in company of older people, so I just get used to it.And also probably odler people have much more to give me (experience) like those younger or same age than me.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I've always been sort of ageless in a sense. As a kid I was far older than my years and now I absolutely refuse to act my age and get along with just about everybody. Unfortunately, however, very few people actually believe that I'm 487.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Actually, i don't believe it either.So tell me the truth. Lol
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
4 Nov 07
OK, I am really only 486, but my birthday is coming up soon.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I think you are still pretty young.
@athellas (12)
• Greece
4 Nov 07
In my view age is not the most important factor when it comes to getting along with people. I've had friends,partners etc that were 10+ years older than me and others that were 10+ years younger than me. With older people i find that im able to talk about and explore things and situations that will occur later on in my life.In this way i gain valuable wisdom and knowledge for my future and it helps me be more careful about the choices i make. On the other hand when im around younger people i feel younger myself and more energetic.It helps bring back memories of how i was when i was their age and it makes me remininse of people and sitations that i had started to forget about as my life went by. So to conclude i cant say that i get on better with younger or older people but rather that i get along with different people of different ages based on the indivdual concerned.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thank you for opinion.
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• Canada
4 Nov 07
I have always gotten along better with older people i think it has to do with their maturity level. I won't even date men the same age as me.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Lol, it is same like me.
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@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
hi lauri, i have also friends same on my own age and older to me like 35 to 40+ but i like the older one because they are more mature in many ways like the way they giving me an advice and i learned a lot from them on how to deal w/ my problems and a lot of things also:-)
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Yeah they have really good advice for us, this older ones.thank you for response.
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• India
5 Nov 07
Though i have a lot of friends in my age group, i move quite easily with persons older than me. May be that, they are so patient enough to hear me all my opinions and feelings.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
4 Nov 07
I tend to get along better with older people.I think its due partially because i was raised by my grand-parents who had alot of older friends and i liked them alot.If im given a decision between an older person or a person around my age(34)i would go for the older one.I like the communication more,the offerings of life experiences and lots of storys to tell which i love hearing.I especially love the elderly soo much and tend to turn towards them instead of away and being scared. Peanutjar:)
@raychill (6530)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I've gotten along with both over the years. Sometimes it seemed like it was all older people I hung out with. Then later it was all younger people. Now I'm back to older people. In general I think I act older than I am and so I get along better with people older. I rarely have friends my own age because weirdly we don't have much in common.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
4 Nov 07
Generally I get along better with youngsters who are in the age group of 18-28; I do not know to mingle with people of y age with exceptional cases [one being my sister-in-law who is just the same age as I am and that is 51]or a very few of my friends who are mostly my school and college mates.I have analysed the cause and I find that I love to converse with them on topics of their choice. The topics that my age group likes or those liked by old people do not appeal to me and I am not too comfortable here. On the other hand if it is a discussion on some ideas , I like to discuss. So, I now feel that it is a liking for simple fun on the one hand, and conceptual discussions.I like younger people more than i like older ones because the old people whom i see are quite opinionated and biassed.
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@CEN7777 (858)
• India
4 Nov 07
hi laurika, Iam not at all comfortable with elders. As from child hood I always shy of talking with elders and talk or reply in very limited words ( This may be due to lack of confidence or being younger in family), though I have great respect for them. Iam always comfortable with younger and friends of same age as i can talk to them freely and able to express my feelings/ views to them more comforatbly than older peoples.
@donna5 (8)
4 Nov 07
hi there, i seem to get on with people around my own age as long as they act as daft as me and have my sense of humour. i do get on with all ages but all my close friends are about 5 to 7 yrs either way of me. i enjoy learning from the older generation, life in the wars etc, and the younger friends seem to keep me on the ground. i see them going through what ive been through and giving advise that i was never really given. up to them tho if the take it!!!.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
I would definitely say my own age and older. Some of the younger people can really get on my nerves. Some of the just don't seem to know what life is all about. I get very frustrated when my 29 year old neighbor cripes about the world owes her everything, she doesn't think she should have to work for anything. She is married to a very nice man who pays outrageous child support on 3 children from a previous marriage and refuses to work to help him out. She will work just long enough to get fired and draw unemployment and then sit on her but till it runs out and then do it all over again.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
That is really sad for woman 29 years old.i mean what is her point of life?
• United States
6 Nov 07
That is just the point, she has no point of life. I teasingly tell her she is just a slug. LOL
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I tend to get along better with those older than me. I have a great relationship with my parents, who are always great to hang out with, and even my husband is 9 years older than me. Older people tend to be more mature with more wisdom and life experience, and more responsible (most anyway). Many of the people around my own age (23) that I know or have met, with the exception of about 4 people, have been very immature and self-absorbed and care mainly about partying and their egos rather than about the important things in life. Though I am still young, I am married, have one child already, and another child on the way. I think maybe I am more mature and responsible than most my own age because of the values and morals I was raised with, and also because of the things I've been through in life so far. Sure, I still like to go out once in a while, but it is always with my husband and our few closest friends or family (which I am totally content and happy with). My top priorities are my family, managing our finances, and my continuing education, not partying and staying out until all hours of the night every night, and not being content with being rude to everyone I meet and living paycheck to paycheck just so I can party. Anyway, to specifically answer the question, I prefer the older croud, and usually couples. I've found that it's much more rewarding and comfortable, as a married woman, to go out with my husband with other couples instead of young, single people who usually just want to go out to get drunk, act stupid, spend money rediculously and get laid.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Hi it is nice to meet you someone here with the same age as me.I understand you very much what you write about.Yeah , you can be sometimes only 23 but has much more wisdom and experiences like you same age friends.And congartualtion to your second baby.
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Thank you!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I can get along with anyone, so long as they are civil. I have always had a few good friends about my own age. I always know a lot of my mom's friends too, she's somewhat more than 25 years older, she was always a friend to me as well as my mom.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 07
That is really nice to consider you mum as a friend too.
• United States
4 Nov 07
I also can get along with anyone. I think just being a good listener allows you to find common ground with just about anyone. I also have always loved people watching and imagining their lives.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I get along better with older people. It has always been that way for many years. I don't know why.
• China
4 Nov 07
me too. i think it's because i always try to look things in their way and respect them.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
I get along well with my kids. I mean Yes the mentality is a big difference but some Children are smarter than you ever thought. And i like their logic sometimes..because i feel that is the thing that i dont have.LOL
@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I am happy for you to get along with your kids so good.
@MagieL (266)
• China
4 Nov 07
I get along well with little babies.I love babies because i think they are the most honest people in the world.They are Angles.^^
@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Yeah you are very right my friend
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
4 Nov 07
I get along better with friends who are much older than me. I always like to learn and grow as a person and most people my age find that boring.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I am glad i am not only one here.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 07
I have same conclusion like what you have concluded about the advantages for having older friends. They are more to give helps ans shared their life experiences and so far I am lucky because older is not necessarily dictator. And for my peer friends too, they are pretty helpful as well and motivates me in creating and sharing opportunities to make my life enjoy with current investments. But I don't have much for younger friends, maybe because they found I am no longer on offline social life as I am now enjoy with my family life and having 'old' style of life...LOL. They like to talk about musics etc....and I do talking on cooking and kids...not to say they don't like me, but not 'sporting'...maybe!!!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I undertand you life just have other priorities, like it have maybe 5 or 10 yares ago.Now you have family and there are other things to share.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I usually can get along with anyone. I have friends who are my own kids age and then I have friends who are much much older than me. I love talking to older people, they have the best stories to tell and they have experience so much in life that they can give you such valuable information. The only people that I have found that I have trouble with are my sister/brother in law.
@derek_a (10902)
4 Nov 07
I too have friends of all ages. Some are much younger, some are much older. Sometimes the older people seem wiser and sometimes the younger people seem wiser. But I try not to judge - I just enjoy the friendship. :-)