What kind of situation have you encountered that makes you think you are old

@Strovek (870)
Malaysia
October 13, 2012 8:50pm CST
I cam across a discussion on Reddit which read as follow: Today my 5 year old niece asked me why my smartphone makes that [shutter] sound when I take a photo. I suddenly realized she has never seen a physical camera in her life. Reddit, what things did you have to explain to kids that made you feel old? This made me think of so many things we have taken for granted that our children have never had a chance to experience and whether they would enjoy it. Things like playing with marbles, skipping rope. So what questions have you had from kids that made you feel old?
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@marguicha (99993)
• Chile
24 Oct 12
I could tell lots of things that have made me feel old these last years. The realtion of my grandchildren with technology (as though they had been born with that knowledge) is one of the ones I`m more aware of. That is, besides the pain in the joints and other ways my body tells me it is not as young as it was
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 12
Sometimes it is tough to see the changes but it is also great to see advances and world is progressing.
@marguicha (99993)
• Chile
27 Oct 12
Technology is not progressing nesessarily unless it comes with a progress in how mankind is. My body feel old sometimes, but I still have the capacity for wonder and that is something that many people far younger than me have lost.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
That's kinda funny. Aging signs for me includes backpains, neck strains, getting injured really easily, and more physical problems. Once, I played an hour of basketball and I injured my knee. What's weird though is that I only felt the stinging pain after the game. Lack of stretching and warm up, I guess.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 12
Happens quite often and we suffer days after. Do you think it is because we have too much fun that the body only sends us the "bill" after the event?
@GemmaR (8526)
14 Oct 12
I have a younger brother who has just started studying for his A Levels, and I can remember the day that I started college as though it wasn't all that long ago at all. Even though he is five years younger than me, the things that he is doing seem to be the things that I feel as though I should be doing even though I have got my A Levels and a degree in that time. I think that life seems to go far too fast, and it won't seem very long at all until it is my child that has completed A Levels, not just my younger brother.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
It's always fun to be a child again. As they say, time moves fast when you are having fun. Thanks for your comment.
@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
14 Oct 12
Most of the time I'll forget I'm old and ask my kids about some thing and they haven't a clue, because it was before their time! One time I was watching the news with my grandson and they were reporting about tornadoes. I said that a lot of wind blowing there. He informed grandma that wasn't wind that was a tornado! Kids say the darndest things!
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
My kids always surprise me. You never know what to expect. My son suddenly became interested in some old games which I have never played a couple months ago but he grew out of it. They usually find things to do when they get bored! It would be good to compile what they say and play it back to them when they are older.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
14 Oct 12
One time when me and my siblings were cleaning pur parents' house before putting up the Christmas tree, they found this old box with miscellaneous stuff stored away. They found a casette tape and a VHS tape. They are 13 and 15 and they have never heard nor seen how to use these.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
That's so cool. You should try to find a player to see the content. We used to record messages on the cassettes or even tape events on VHS; so it may contain old memories. There are services that will let you transfer the content to DVDs or VCDs. Great find!
• United States
14 Oct 12
all the kids around here skip rop. if you buy a child a rope they will use it. the kids aroun here play double dutch the most. My daughter looks at my clothing and calls me old because I don't care about name brand clothing and I shop good will and salvation army.. lol. she is so sweet.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
I guess there are still rope skipping is still available but many of the old toys are not longer in vogue and cannot be obtained except for garage sales or flea market (or even eBay). There are so many cultural changes. I could never tell if a clothing is in style or old fashion. I wonder how we can tell!
@Erynn14 (359)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
Well, for me, I don't really remember what did kids asked me that makes me feel old. Probably on cartoon stuff. Like, they asked, "Did you ever watch this cartoon, Digimon, Pokemon and so on?" When I realize that they just watch those cartoons at their age, I feel old because for me, it was like so many years ago I had ever watch those cartoons. Until, I do not really remember what those story lines of the cartoons. Even sometimes, like, primary 6 have their UPSR on when when when, I do feel old too. How I wish I can go back on time so that I can go and get straight A's for it! Well, all these are impossible anyway. So, probably old is just having lots of experience that kids haven't know yet. :)
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 12
You are right, we can't go back in time and too often we think back and see it as much better than when it actually happened. It is always fun to reflect and think of the past. Thanks for your comment.