do you feel yourself getting older or younger?

@victorywp (3526)
Malaysia
April 24, 2010 6:48am CST
i still remember when i was around 17-18 years old, all the people who don't know me thought that i were in my 30s (based on my looks). there was a salesperson asked me to buy a wedding ring as he said people who are in their 30s like me should get married. even my neighbours thought that i was in my 30s that time. but now after more than 10 years had passed, all the new people that i met thought that i were still a student. and for those whom i met during my work thought that i were either still a trainee or just a fresher in the company (based on my looks). so, i am happy to learn that i am getting younger and not older. how about you?
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@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
looks always deceive. they say one can tell the personality of the other by just looking at the looks. for me, having a young look is based on the lifestyle too. stress is one of the factors that can affect one's look. if you're not entertaining too much stress then your looks would not be affected.
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 11
I must agree that stress definitely is a HUGE contributing factor to rapid agingAnd yes, looks are very deceiving, that too I must agree, haha!~
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 11
yeah, that's what i think too. stress and pressure give people a lot of gray hair at young age!
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 11
Only gray? I think you're being modest, haha!~White hair sounds more like it!~
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@tuniobg (122)
• Bulgaria
24 Apr 10
I'm 28 years old.It's perfect age.I'm happy with my life up to now.As people says"It's not important how old are you but what work you do".
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I agree with you that 28 is the perfect age.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
18 May 10
can i know why 28 is the perfect age? is it because it is the time when we have achieved most of the needs in our life?
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
24 Apr 10
...no...for me its in real order..when i was younger i looked younger..and now i look matured..even some of the grays confirm it....though i color them...wrinkles open up the secret ...but i am happy ..no problem to accept the reality...if someone tells me teasing...(my hubby does that many times)...that u look 10 years older than your age...i accept it gladly..
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
the way you respond is full of joy. i believe you are a person who is always young in heart.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I have the same experience with you. At 19 I might look like older, I was a new student in that univeriity, it was first day of chool and I was in a hurry trying to look for my room, I was approaching when a bunch of student run inside the room and made themselves sitdown in their respective seats when I entered and I asked them if this is the room for this subject? and they all laugh out loud because I was yhe profesor they were looking for. But of course when I was reaching late 20's it was a compliment to know that I was always mistaken as the younger sister of my siblings.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 10
it seems like your younger siblings are following your footsteps. they look older now compared to you, but later they will start to look younger again.
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 11
I must have been away when you started this discussion, haha!~I must say that image does play an important part, a huge influence on whether one looks younger or older. As for me, it's quite funny that some people think I'm just a student because of my boyish looks; yet on the other hand a lot of people think that I'm older than their kids when in fact their kids are much older than me, I guess it's because of the way I carry myself
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 11
hey, you are still alive! i mean you are still active! i have the same experience with you. there are still a lot of people thnk that i am still a campus student or fresh graduate or young on-jobber who just started to work!
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 11
Hey, you're still alive too!~ Hahaha!~Ya, I mean active, hehe!~Let's welcome ourselves back!~
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 11
welcome back to mylot, zweeb82 and victorywp! i am welcoming myself back too bcs i was not here for the last two months.
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@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
24 Apr 10
sometime its about half some say i look younger then me and some get close with my age. but i am 43 and feel much older then i am. with all the stuff i have going on makes me feel older so sure. i even have different doctors tell me i have an body of an 80 yr old man, think they lie i know people in their 80's get around better then i do.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
yes, the doctors lie to you but not because those in their 80s get around better than you do. i believe it should be in the other way round. don't be too negative with yourself. i don't see you are so old or weak from your photo.
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• United States
27 Apr 10
oh no they do get around much better then me. my dad is in his 80's get around much better then me
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
wow, your dad is very healthy! my dad is in his 70s now and he is very healthy too. i think we need to do more exercise and eat wisely. otherwise, we could not catch up with our previous generation.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 10
my younger friends called me older brother or "kuya" in our dialect.. i was amazed because before i was the one who used to call it. but lately it was subjected to me. i really growing older i don't my birthday but sometimes when i look at my old picture "gosh! i really look different.. i'm really getting matured"
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
luckily you still have not heard somebody calls you uncle. i think that would make you feel sick?
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• Philippines
28 Apr 10
yeah right! but yesterday someone says that i'm a teenager somewhere between 17-19yr old.. well thanks to her i fell like a baby.. :-) ..now i can conclude that everyone has a different opinions about self appearance, what you only need to do is to choose the positive comments....
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
yeah everyone has different opinions about other's self appearance. that's why i prefer to hear from people who are not close to me. just now a lorry driver (who is more than 10 years younger than me) called me little boy. i bet if he knows the truth he still won't believe it.
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
27 Sep 10
well is that intresting. they say I look younger than I am too. when I was in my early 20s. they said I looked like I was 13. I am now 45 and some say I look like a 30 somithing. so I am happy that i look yonger but inside I know I am older.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 10
congratulations! it's good for you to have look younger!
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• United States
30 Sep 10
Yes it is thanks.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 May 10
I always say I am this years young no matter what age lol
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
6 Jul 10
nice to hear that, Lakota12! you are a positive person indeed. be happy always!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Jul 10
thanks as I always try to keep up beat and not worry about little things and really as young as I feel too
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 Apr 10
It's about the same for me too. I am 61 and everyone swears I'm only about50 :)
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 10
that's good to be young again, quita88. my parents are in their 70s of age but they look like 60s or even younger too.
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
3 May 10
I am glad your parents look so much younger than they actually are ! I am 61 and hope I can say that LOL hugs, quita
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• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Apr 10
Hi Victory, maybe physically...i am more active before but there's a difference now. that's why i am into gym to be fit always. but i am always young at heart! at forty i know i am aging gracefully. looking more young as i have a happy disposition in life.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
it is very important for us to feel ourselves young in heart because it did expressed out physically.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
2 May 10
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• Philippines
24 Apr 10
You have the curious case of benjamin button. i was once mistaken to be under twenty. I'm already twenty five so i guess i have the same case as you.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
you have the same case as me or you have the same case as benjamin button? but since you said i have the curious case of benjamin button, that means if you have the same case as me, you also have the same case as benjamin button. looks a little complicated.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 10
Yeah, whatever the case is.
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 12
Hi, there. I realise I am already old but I don't feel I am getting old(er). I have tested my physical indurance and it's proved that I am getting better in terms of physical stregth. I still work out at least 3 times a week and I don't smoke at all. I think we are the same. We both feel that we are getting younger.
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 12
you are a very energetic person, yanzalong! from your profile picture, you look very fit! it's good to feel younger, don't you?
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@piya84 (2591)
• India
19 Nov 11
What you did to look younger?Did you loose weight?What else? Just curious to know. I was little overweight when i was 16-18 and yes i look old too.I am far better right now.I jog daily early morning and its been few years now and it has started showing effect.I also take care of food so i look younger than my friends. I think i have got younger too.
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 11
no, i did not lose weight. i just maintain my weight. in fact, i am always underweight. LOL! good to hear that you have got younger too. but please be careful, because you might end up as a baby if you keep getting younger and younger!
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@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Well personally it is always nice to have people think that you are younger than you are. What seems to aggrivate me the most, are people who sometimes think I am older, especially the people that are from another race. Now I know the picture on here is about 5 yrs. old or so so I do not look like this still, but I feel I have not really changed that much. But when you get to be late 40s you will appreciate people thinking you are younger for sure.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 11
sorry for my very late reply. yes, i do agree that we will be more appreciate people thinking we are younger when we get to be late 40s. i don't quite like people to consider i were younger now because people will think that i were still a kid to decide certain thing eventhough i am actually not that young and is very well qualified to decide things.
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• Philippines
26 Jun 11
sometimes people tend to rush things out and wished to accelerate to become older when they were in fact younger, ironically, older people would find a way to look younger and hold on to their youthfulness which is quite impossible. i think, we should act our age and let the changes be seen, that is life in process.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 11
yes, this is really a true scenario whereby younger people wished to look old or mature while older people wished to hold on to their youthfulness.
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@megamatt (14331)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I don't really feel myself getting that much older. When a year passes from birthday to birthday, there is really not that much of a change. Or at least not enough for me really take a huge notice. Therefore, I am not going to really register a change of how old I am in my mind from a year to year basis. It is hard to believe that I am in my twenties however. Still looking within five years, I do feel myself getting older. How I felt five years ago is a bit different from how I feel right now or how I think I'll feel five years from now. I think that there are more changes that are coming before too long. Still with getting older comes valuable experience, so their is in fact a silver lining to everything. So we'll see what is going to happen. Still not feeling too much older or even younger, which means I'm aging rather naturally.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 11
it's good to age naturally. otherwise, eventhough you can accept it but others are hard to accept it.
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• China
7 Feb 11
The disparity of age and looks varies from person to person.Some look older than their age;others have worn well considering their age.It is related to genetic,for example,some come up grey hair early.In addition,It has something to do with the mood.As the saying goes,care kills a cat.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 11
yes, you are right. sometimes it has to do with our mood, or more accurately the pressure or stress that we are having daily. if you don't have much pressure and you live happily every day, i bet you could look very young.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Dec 10
Based on some of the things that I've been through in my life, I really do feel like I am able to feel myself getting older as opposed to feeling significantly younger than I really am. If I had not been through the birth of two children, a miscarriage and also the loss of both my father and all of my grandparents before the time I was thirty years old, I do believe that I would feel like I was younger than my biological age.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 10
oh, i'm sorry to hear that you have had gone through all that before you are thirty. but from your current photo, you look great and happy. a sweet smile.
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2 Nov 10
I feel the same as I did when I turned eighteen. Mature but child-like still inside, I think it's the best way when you have children because you can relate to how they are. I love being able to make them laugh by being silly, it's ever so funny to watch their faces burst into laughter. (just like the picture in my profile) I wouldn't say I feel twenty three though but I don't know what age I feel, I'm confused now. LOL
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 10
hey, you look like thirteen!
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