Age is just a number

Australia
May 29, 2008 9:06am CST
Last week I turned 28 but I dont feel any different. People start to panic when they get closer to a x0 age (30, 40, 50 and so on). I honestly belive age is just a number and its not a big deal to me. If you ask me I dont feel like a 28 year old mother and wife as there is still this child in me that wants to have fun with other kids. If I have to choose between playing ball with my son or doing the dishes I choose ball game each and every time. When we go to a toy store I have more fun than my son. Most of the toys we buy we do so because me or my husband like them (who cares what my son wants lol). Do you feel your age? Do you thing age is just a number? I feel that we use what is convinient to calculate age (the sun thing) so what if the year had half the days or twice the days would I feel any differents? would you?
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20 responses
• Philippines
30 May 08
age is the bases when counting to your end time... ^_^
• Australia
30 May 08
only if we knew when our end would be
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
the average would be... 60 yrs. old.. if want longer don't eat too much cholesterol.. ^_^
• United States
29 May 08
Age to me is just a number it's how we react with our daily things as we age each year. I am still young only 34 and I feel even younger for I like to get out there and run and interact playing all the fun things kids do like the jungle gym at the park, playing ball, playing tag, ect. My son loves it when I do this for he thinks I'm like one of them. I will do my normal adult things to as well like cleaning, working my full time job, paying bills, ect. We all have a kid inside of us it's how you decide to let it show and when.
• United States
29 May 08
I forgot to add Happy Belated Birthday to you. I hope it was a good one for you.
• Australia
29 May 08
Thank you. No I cant say I had a good b'day I was too busy to have that. My husband's name day is the day after my b'day so I was on my feet from 8 in the morning till 12 at night but it was ok. And I must agree with you just because we have to do our adult things does not mean we cant be one of the kids when we want to.
• United States
30 May 08
In the way you put it. yes age is justa number. but their are some things in life that we must go buy age for. And i dont mean wordly things. like to buy things. or do thing like voting ,running for president ex.... I mean like dating,marrying,having children with,ex.... you veary well cant over look the age. when theres a huge gap inbetween you know.. so it does stand for somthing in certin maters.
• Australia
30 May 08
I know what you are saying but does all that come from the number or the maturity. eg one girl gest her period at 12 and another at 16 does that make a difference. You can be 20 and have 5 kids or 35 and have none because you are not ready.
@sissi320 (328)
• China
30 May 08
Yes,I agree with you. I am also not care about the age. I think if we can keep a young heart, be passion all the time, and then age is nothing. And even you are much younger as the age is much bigger.
• Australia
30 May 08
yes we are as old as we feel
@jimbomuso (950)
30 May 08
Hi violeta_va! Age is just a number, but it can be a low optimistic No19 or it can be a worried 'things are going too fast' 30! I aleways felt that 30 was the age that cemented everything together in life but to my ammusement I was wrong! I think its important to know when to act your age and when not to!
• Australia
30 May 08
yes we should know what are the things that we can safely do or dont do to make the most of the age we are
@Hanz08 (47)
• Malaysia
30 May 08
hmm.. age is just a number.. but sometimes (always..LOL) it just really bother me..
• Australia
30 May 08
dont let it bother you you cant do anything about it think positive
• India
30 May 08
I totally agree with you and for me also age is just a number.I am nor giving mush importance to my age.
• Australia
30 May 08
Good for you never give in and you will always be young thats what I belive
@meiteoh (421)
• Switzerland
30 May 08
I'm turning 29 this year and while others in my age group are panicking, I really don't see what the big deal was. When I turned 25, people asked if it felt weird being 25. I found their question to be rather strange. Personally, age is just a number to me. Sure I sometimes feel that I have gotten older compared to my teenage years with things like weight loss but it's nothing drastic. I like to think that if the heart feels that it's young, the body will follow suit too. (Of course if you don't care for your body and you think you're young but you aren't...well, it works hand-in-hand!)
• Australia
30 May 08
well we will be kiding or selfs if we thing we dont age but we dont have to age just because we have a b'day and just because today you are 29 and tomorow 30 it does not change a thing you dont age by 1 year you age by 1 day
• China
30 May 08
i don't agree with you .when i was 16years old ,i think i am too youngi want to be a little old ,maybe 20years old .when i was 25, suddenly ,i releize i am wrong .
• Australia
30 May 08
But is it just in the numbers or the way you feel
@mimm45 (168)
• Australia
30 May 08
Do I feel my age? No definitely not. Not unless I think of having children. I am 38 and my age has never worried me. When people ask me how old I am I always tell them the truth. I don't hide it. Most often they are surprised because they don't think I'm that old. It might be because I am slender/small or because of my "young" voice. People I talk to over the phone even mistake me for a teenager. lol
• Australia
30 May 08
hahaha well at list they dont think of you as a man. My husbands boss called and she sorry dear is your father home (beliving it was my 4 year old son).
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
30 May 08
hello violeta:-) yes you are right, age is but a number. i turned 30 this year and eally still feel like 15. what is important is we keep on improving ourselves as we age and that we are able to maintain our youthful appearance
• Australia
30 May 08
Is funny when you say 15 I swear I feel 5 somethimes (expecialy when I go to a toy store I want to have them all) what about playdough and craft I love them but then I see a pile of dishes and it hits me like ton of bricks that I am a grown up. Profesioanly I belive we should act our age but personaly you can act like a 2 year old who cares. I hate nothing more than when I see someone say teacher acting like they are 12 but they are 60 (I know of a teacher she used to dress like a 18 year old with mini skirts and all that and she had grandkids my age and she looked really bad dressed that way)
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
30 May 08
i just turned 26 last month and i'm not really concerned about my age. i look real young to be 26 and im proud of it. i've meet up with my gal friends from a local forum last night and they were shocked to find out that i am actually older than 3 of the other gals. they knew i already had a baby but they thought i am only 20 or 21. i don't feel old in anyway, more like i feel maturer as i gain another year of experiences. yet i never loose my childish self.
• Australia
30 May 08
I am the youngest of all my friends by age and the way I act. I hate when they are so serius. When we go camping I act like one of the kids and they are lined up siting like solders and doing grown up things. Relax people we only live 1 time enjoy it. What just because you are 30 does not mean you cant do all that stuff.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
29 May 08
I'm 48, and I don't feel any different then I did at 28 lol I still love to play with my dog, act silly when I can, and I'm lucky enough to have a s/o that is the same way. At age 45 I was single again after a 16 year marriage, and was making the biggest move of my life, moving 1600 miles for us to be together. I've always said that age is just a number, when someone would ask me how old I was I would tell them.....48, feel like 38 act like 28 lol And it won't be any differnt for me when I turn 50, except for that I actually made it to 50 LOL
• Australia
30 May 08
I say that as well I am 28 but I act 15 I joke and every year I say I am turning 21 and people just look at me funny. Even my mother has my age mixed up and dont get me started on my husband. He goes the other day: so how are you now 25-26 and I said yeah I wish :) friends say that is lucky what if he said 30 I said he would have had a black eye (not really I am joking).
• Philippines
29 May 08
I agree with you on this one. I really dont care about my age cause I really dont look like my age! LOL! Boasting eh? of course not. Its just that age doesnt mtter at all.. I mean the number.... Its how you look, how you feel, and how you act. right?!
• Australia
30 May 08
you are right its how we feel but then there is the legal age as well something that I dont get it we have 18 year olds that are more like 50 and those that are 18 but act like they are 10 and they have the same rights.
• South Africa
29 May 08
I agree... age is just a number. Chronological age is just one way of of measuring age. There's also Social Age, Psychological Age, Physical Age, etc. which are more relevant and can all be quite different. Also, happy belated birthday. I hope you enjoyed it!
• Australia
30 May 08
it would be great if we can measure all this different types of age
@kosykosy (160)
• Ghana
29 May 08
Women who are happily married with kids should not have a problem with growing older. Single ladies who are 30+ and whose biological clocks are ticking away have every right to be more and alarmed with every birthday.
• Australia
29 May 08
you are right in a way but many 30+ dont want to marry or have kids which is fine. How about we all forget how old we are we will all be happier
• United States
29 May 08
Here's the funny thing, when I was 29 and the big 30 birthday was a couple of month's away strangely I felt rather depressed. I know part of the reason for that was I was looking back at life and seeing all the peices that weren't there. So much had happened and the whole 30 concept hit me hard. But a couple of month's into 30 and I was like dang I don't feel old, I don't look old and I can still climb the mountain of things I want because I am not to old yet. So in conclusion I think the 30-40-50's hit us simply because we take the time to reflect. And if our lives are no where near what we had hoped like we don't have the child, the car, the house, the what-ever's we use to measure success we "feel" our age.
• Australia
29 May 08
I used to feel like that for every b'day but now I feel like ok I have been throu this 27 times and I know it makes no difference so snap out of it. Its not perfect but it helps me (boy am I goig to get hit one day when I cant say this to my self any more)
@chiyosan (29390)
• Philippines
29 May 08
yeah, it is just a number.. but it adds up and especially if you are single time is ticking off! :) hehe (that is my opinion)
• Australia
29 May 08
and again another point I agree with. When I was single every year was like a ton of bricks on me but once I got married the weight was lifted and now I dont care. As long as it does not show too much I dont care how old I am. I dont want to be 50 and playing with dolls that is just funny
• Indonesia
29 May 08
hi violeta_va, happy belated birthday . i agree that we don't need to concern so much about our age. our biological age is sometimes nothing to do with our psychological age. i think the psychological age is more important. it's said that being old is a must, but being mature is a choice.
• Australia
29 May 08
oh my god you are so right on this. I choose not to me mature I recon I will get there by the time I am 45 lol. Thanks for the b'day wishes
• Philippines
29 May 08
i am turning 30 this may 31 and i don't feel that i am old already. yeah, maybe you are right that age is just a number anyway. happy posting!! :)
• Australia
29 May 08
I cant wait to turn 30 so I can have a big party as I never get to have a party as my husbands name day is the day after my birthday and I am always busy cleaning and prepering food for the name day. I promised my self for my 30th I wont do anything around the house :)