How many people feel this way?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
January 7, 2009 1:23pm CST
Was watching Judge Judy being interviewed by William Shatner yesterday. She said men were children who worked. lol Which is beside the point. I just thought it was funny, especially when my daughter agreed and proceeded to give me a lecture on the subject. But later they were talking about aging. She said something about walking down the street and passing a good looking guy who looked to be about 40. Not even a look. Then she looked in the mirror and remembered, "oh yeah". Well I may look my age, but I sure don't feel it. Mostly. Except when my back or hips start acting up. Heck even then I don't feel my age. My body does, but I don't. I have more experience maybe but I don't feel like an over 40, pushing 51 in less than a week kind of person. How many people don't feel any older than they did 10 or 20 or 30 years ago? And are the rest of you (under 30 types) looking at us old fogies and saying, "of course you're old, geez."
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Ever since the fibro, I've felt older than I am. I must. While I'm not taking many meds now, in the past I was taking a lot to control the pain. Now that I'm out of that sick building I used to work in, I'm doing better, but still hurt a lot of the time.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
Physically I feel my age but not mentally!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Ahhh, mentally, well, I never had kids, so I never grew up!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
What's kids got to do with it? I have kids and I never grew up...
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Jan 09
I have to tell you that I am now over 60 and I still feel like a kid. do I look my age? Children and friends say I don't but perhaps they ar being kind. For some reason I don't have any double chins and my skin is now clear. I has skin cancer a year ago on my face. The treatment actually made my skin better - mind you I looked like hell with weeping sores for several months. I don;t really have any aches or pains. I am overweight and am trying to just eat less (I am a stress eater)what I especially like about where I live is that the people are not ageist. All ages meet and have fun together. Many of my ffriends are 20 even 30 years younger than I am. I stil love music and sing along to my tapes. Yep, I'm old and hguess what? It is o.k. Many blessings
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 09
I wouldn't quite say I feel like a kid but I don't really feel any different than I did when I was 40 or even 30...
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Jan 09
When you are my age Dawnald, people of 30 years old are kids! LOL
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 09
They are already...
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• United States
7 Jan 09
You gave me a laugh! My children tell me all the time just how old I am, but are usually teasing. Unless of course, it is something that they think they should be allowed to do, and I won't let them. I am 37, and still feel 18 most of the time. I game on World of Warcraft with my 16 and 14 year old, I still play silly games with my younger children online and will play dress up with the best of them. I think that age is mostly a matter of the mind. Yes, our hair gets gray, our bodies lose some of that youthful appearance, unless you have a personal trainer in your back pocket, but our minds can stay young and as long as we remember to have fun, we will still be young at heart when we are 80!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 09
Actually I'm a bit older than the average mother of 12 and 8 year old children but mine don't call me old (so far). Thank goodness. Maybe they are being kind. hmmm But anyway I sure don't feel older inside.
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
I'm about to have a personal existential crisis now Dawn, thanks to you! Due to the categories you've drawn, those under 30 and those over 30, I'm about ready to have my own age crisis. I am 30 years old at the time of posting this and I will be 31 in a few weeks. I'm starting to have an anxiety attack here,(just kidding) if the line that you've drawn in the sand is true, am I about to cross over from the "younger generation" into the "older generation"? Say it ain't so Dawn! Or was that your polite way of telling me I was getting old???!!! Eagerly awaiting your response, so I know whether I should continue into official meltdown status or if I should stand down!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
Well now, since 40 is the new 30, maybe I should draw the line there... I'm remembering when my mom was in the women's club and when you hit 35, you had to get out of the Juniors and into Seniors. She was rather ticked. Juniors was a lot more fun and a lot more active and Seniors was more like a social club. Anyway, feel free to be part of the younger generation as long as you like. I myself was 27 for almost 19 years...
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
So, no need for the active meltdown just yet...good I'm too tired!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jan 09
No feel free to save it for a more appropriate time. :-)
@earthsong (589)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I remember being in my teens and 20s thinking 30 was so OLD! Now I am nearing 40 and the last thing I feel is old. I guess it helps that I don't look my age. But I'm just immature at heart LOL I know when I work around, or with, teenagers they are surprised at how well we get along. I think it also helps that I have teenagers and younger kids. They keep me young, even when I do get to feeling old.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
ha ha immaturity is the key!!!
@riyasam (16574)
• India
8 Jan 09
well dawn ,dont laugh at me.i suddenly have this urge to wear tight fitting dresses,do up my hair,be very fashionable.my hubby looks with a half bored smile,teasing me that nobody would be so foolish as he, to fall for me and i am determined to prove him wrong.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
yeah me too but this darn 30 lbs won't go away...
• China
8 Jan 09
well..i even can't imagine that we are at our middle twenties already and will sooner get the thirties. crystal always receive others words such as you look so young...i always convinced myself that i am still on the age of 16 , the tough girl carry a suitcase into the senior high school...anyway, a young heart would be help..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
a young heart is a good thing!
@momalisa65 (1986)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Haha! "Men are children who work" Hahaha! Ok, back to your question... I think we are all young people inside old people's bodies.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
Except for those of use who are inside young people's bodies, of course!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Looking in the mirror , I don't think I've changed at all. When I see a photo I freak out! Who is that older woman staring back at me? I don't think that I look that way at all! I also see my mom looking at me and while I love her dearly, she is always OLD in my mind. How could I possibly look OLD too! I have to say though when I am talking to younger people here I catch myself cutting them some slack if I see that they aren't even 40 yet. They're just babies afterall and can't possibly have the life experience and wisdom that I have! hehe. So I'm glad I'm not still that young but yet I wish my face didn't have to show it so much!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
It's funny, isn't it. I don't look as old in the mirror as I do in photos. What's up with that?