An Alternative Term for "Middle Aged" Needed Please!!
January 30, 2007 8:20am CST
In one of my other discussions about relationships someone tagged it with "romance in middle age". After the initial horror had subsided I had to acknowledge that I do fit the tag of being "middle aged" - I'm 45 and, if I can't live forever, 90 would be an acceptable life expectancy. I think it's the term "middle aged" that I object to - it just conjures up really negative images for me. I've heard people call it "middle youth" which I think is fairly condescending and sounds quite silly. Can anyone think of a suitable alternative?
30 Jan 07
I'm only 26, but I think that when I am 45, I would like the title to be : Sophistication at it's peak. (One can only dream that people will actually accept this, but we are all entitled to dream. The age of 45 is the time of living now...for me it will be a new beginning of sorts. My daughters will be grown, I will have a great career, and I will be a free spirited, compassionate symbol of aging gracefully to those that know me. Great topic btw. :)
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31 Jan 07
I think we should avoid these types of general terms. Some people in their 40's ARE middle-aged. Some are old. Some, like me, still think they're twelve (and sometimes act like it). It just depends on the person. For example, I've never seen a picture of you, but if you look as good as you write, then the word would be: slammin'.