is it too old to be...

@vanities (11410)
Davao, Philippines
January 22, 2009 4:33am CST
Its January 2009 which means another year for my age which of course would be 47!! my gosh how time flies...which means 3 more years then i will be 50...are you conscious of you age..do you think fifty is too old or just in the middle..could it be possible that life begins at fifty now instead of 40 ?
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@paid2write (5202)
22 Jan 09
I'm 55 and in the last few years I've developed a whole new outlook on life. I have change my lifestyle, I'm more energetic and I look forward to the future. Heck, I could be around for another 50 years yet, so maintaining fitness and good health is important! I'm ready to face whatever challenges life throws at me now. If I die tomorrow I will go feeling my life has been a great adventure, not always happy, not always good, but I always continued to love it and I appreciate all my life experiences.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I like being older too...I am more content...have a whole new outlook on life!
14 Mar 09
Thanks for marking my response Enjoy your life .
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
I am past fifty, but now at another dangerous, sixty-five going on sixty-six and my husband says "we're old. old, old." It is not like being elderly, because when you get to be in your eighties and nineties, then you get respect, but old means decrepit, you cannot do this, you cannot do that. You have arthritis, diabetes, have to watch what you eat. AS to when life begins, it depends on what went before. I had no major milestones like child birth after marriage before, so my life has not yet begun. I have sprung from seventeen to middle age. I want the middle back.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 09
hi suspenseful..maybe you will my friend..(kidding)
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Hey vanities! Now listen here girlfriend! Life better begin at 50 because I am 56 and I certainly don't want to think about the alternative! It is scary turning 50 I will admit that. I wish I was still in my 40's, but as you know there is nothing we can do about the "clock". So we just have to accept it the best we can and keep on moving and living our life the best we can. Age is just a number! At least that's what people tell me!
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 09
hello opal..thanks dear..i really appreciate what you've shared with us about getting old and everything..honestly im scared...
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
life begins at any age whether it's one, forty, fifty or sixty, even. it is a matter of perception and mindset. if we tell ourselves we are too old then we are but if we believe that every year that we have our birthday is an opportunity for us to grow then it is that time that our life begins again.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 09
hello tigerdragon..very well said...thanks for the input..
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
hi vanities .. i will be 40 in 3 years, i dont feel old .. not at all ... i guess when i turn 50 i will still feel the same way cheers
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 09
hello sanjana..great!!
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
Hi there vanities, I am in my 30s. I really don't know if 50 is to old or just in the middle. I do care about my age getting higher and higher but I dont not worry much about it. What is important is we enjoy life may we be 20 or 50 or 7o right. I guess the important thing is to value what we have and live each day with content. This will certainly make life worth it regardless of age. Best to you!
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 09
hi jpso..thanks..so inspiring..and yeah i agree with you on this..
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I will soon be sixty....in just a couple of years. It doesn't bother me at all. When I was in my late forties I started a new career. So I still have another lifetime ahead of me to finish what I need to do! LOL
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jan 09
hi jill...ohh i see...meaning we don't have to stay idle thinking that we are old enough to do it..good...it gives me new perspective..
@yanzalong (16377)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 09
You are right. Time really flies. Fifty is not yet old. You are at the middle age. Old age starts at the age of 70. Never think that you are too old. Now I am at the age of 53 but I never feel old. And I look young if you look at my photo. C'mon, stay young and you will be young. Trust me.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jan 09
hi yanzalong...great then...nice pic
@Patzi_md (129)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
it depends on how you feel good about yourself. Some people looks even younger eventhough their age is getting older. Don't feel conscious about your age. Aging means that you are living longer here on earth, and age doesn't matter, isn't it?
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jan 09
hi patzi...i guess..i think the same way last 10 years ago
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
Hello vanities, I understand that each time a new year comes, we will be a year older. When I reached 30, I stopped counting my age. I just don't want to think of how old I have become or how many new wrinkles have appeared on my face... I just live my life as I wish to. But sometimes when I look back, I am happy to know that I have many good things to remember in my 20's, 30's and so on.