At what age should you start growing old graciously?

@Bizziebod (3526)
January 29, 2007 5:53am CST
I'm 36 this year, still have piercings, long black, purple & red hair and still dress quite outrageously at times! My 17 year old and her friends think it's brill! But what age do you think we should start getting out our nice comfy slacks on, having a perm and blue rinse and stop acting so childishly?
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I think we should always keep the childishness..even if we're in our hundreds we should keep that wicked streak :) If you wanna start early go for in the fifties..I'm never gonna change and 'act my age' though. I never have..so why start? Lol.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Haha yeah. I have seen a FEW though..those rockin' old grandmas with red sports cars and wearing crazy clothes and stuff..I can only hope I'LL be that kind of grandma later hehe. But yeah, we'll only know when we get there.
@scarydog (170)
29 Jan 07
Never!!!! You're as young as you feel...I'm definitely 43 going on 13...as you probably know!! ;-)
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Jan 07
Yes I know! Please start acting your age soon, it's embarrassing been seen out with a 43 year old who wears shorts and school blazer hahaha! Just joking :-)
@scarydog (170)
29 Jan 07
Listen Bizzie I told ya ages ago.... I no longer follow AC/DC!!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Dress the way that makes you happy and comfortable. I have to dress for professionally for work, but when I saw my boyfriend over the weekend, I was wearing cropped pants and a football jersey with my hair in it's more natural state (wavy). I think he felt more comfortable with it too. My daughter says that I'm more her 'mommy' then too (and she's 13 1/2!) I'll be 36 this year too and I don't plan to 'grow up' (unless it'll get me more money!)
@Bizziebod (3526)
31 Jan 07
Fair comment scorpiobabes and thank you for your response! I think if you are happy as you are then why change!
@Darkwing (21586)
30 Jan 07
I think that's great too, that your kids can relate to you in the way you dress and act. When my son was courting my now daughter-in-law, she told me that I was more like a sister to her than a parent, and that she loved coming out with me. I've always cherished that comment. My answer to your question is, you should never give up and grow old graciously. You're as old as you feel and the people you can relate to. Life is for living... you make your own happiness. When you decide you're old, you'll become old. Just don't think about it, because as I have found, it is only your body that ages whilst your mind stays young, and if you give in to it mentally, you will appear old. Have fun and make hay while the sun shines. Follow your path happily and take pleasure in all the gifts life has given you. Dance in the rain and under the moon... you won't ever regret it! Brightest Blessings my friend.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
5 Feb 07
Thank you Darkwing I'll make sure i'm out dancing in the rain the next time I see it :-) Blessed be :-)
@quispy (572)
• United States
30 Jan 07
NEVER! If you look good, don't worry about it! See how you feel about it at 70! Love your avatar!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
30 Jan 07
Thank you quispy for your response. It's a great avatar isn't it, specially if you take a look on my profile page! IF I get to 70 I'll let you know if I still feel rebellious then - although rebellious to me then will probably be having an extra glass of sherry each evening LOL!
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Thats what I would like to know. I dont have the piercings or the purple hair because I think that makes you look ugly. I say your as young as you feel.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Jan 07
Hi Terryz, Thanks for your comment, each to their own I guess and what a dull place the world would be if we all looked the same and liked the same thing eh? I guess piercings and purple hair only look good on some people - i'll post a photo of me one of these days then you can tell me if you think I look ugly or not!! It's always best to remember it's whats on the inside that counts!! Brightest Blessings
29 Jan 07
hi bizziebod. i think as long as you are happy as you are and are a good and kind person then there is never a need to get out those slacks and slippers. there is such a negative response from some parts of society to how people look but do not know them as a person. same as people with a skinhead and covered in tattoos, some people automatically think they are some kind of thug and don't give them the time of day but are surprised when they realise they have a good heart and are very socialble people. as long as your family accepts this i think it is great that you have a bit of originality. can you tell me where all your piercings are...lol
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Jan 07
Thanks for your comment monkeynuts! I'm afraid i'm going to have to disappoint you with the piercings though.. I have 5 in one ear, two in the other, my nose, lip and eyebrow done :-) I totally agree with you regards to the skinhead thug attitude, in fact some of the weirdest looking people I know would be the first to help you out if you had a problem and I would like to say I would do the same! Damn and here was me looking forward to getting my slacks and slippers out hehe!
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
Never, once you starting thinking old you become old, think young stay young....
@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Jan 07
Thats a very good thought process! Didn't think of it like that but I guess your right! People don't think i'm as old as I am anyway so it could be working!
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
12 Feb 07
never, ever, ever. Growing up is so over rated its silly. I grew up once, didnt like it much, so ive started having fun again. I have no intention of growing up but might grow old disgracefully, given half a chance. blessed be
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Feb 07
Absolutely! I'm glad your growing old disgracefully like the rest of us! Brightest Blessings my friend!
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Is there an age where you start growing old graciously? No, life is too short and there shouldn't be any age, enjoy life the way you want it and if you don't want to grow up, don't, I think most of us, if we are truly honest are big kids at heart, and besides there's no fun in growing old! Why not be outrageous! Go for it!
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Feb 07
No I don't want to grow up yet - my mind still thinks i'm 21 (although my body would beg to differ lol) Thanks for your support!
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I'd say 80 LOL I like wearing jeans, miniskirt and Tshirt still. I am only 32 and skinny. When I'm 80 then maybe I'll look just awful with wrinkles and fat everywhere then I won't wear all those again. Hehehe
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Feb 07
Yeah I reckon at 80 the miniskirt might look a bit off unless you can afford tonnes of plastic surgery! Thanks for your response!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Feb 07
well this 'ole girl has no intention of putting on the 'buffet pants' (my children picked that term up from watching 'What Not to Wear' on TV, it is the show's name for elastic waist pants!) and using the blue rinse! (haha,'bluehairs'). I celebtrated my 50th birthday this past Saturday night. Did a body shot off my husband (my children and friends had dared me) and danced the night away in my jeans and kitten heels! I imagine to answer your original question, that one would have to first define 'graciously' before deciding when they would age that way! I say that you are as old as you think...so I'm no where close to my chronological age!
@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Oh I dunno I'm quite looking forward to the blue rinse lol! Well done you for dancing the night away, I think there's gonna be a few of us rebels in the old folks homes in many years to come!
• United States
9 Feb 07
I will age, but I will never grow old! That has always been my motto. Wear the clothes you are most comfortable in, wear your hair the way it suits you. Live life to the fullest. Enjoy!
@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Thanks for that it's a great motto to have! Thanks for your response! You know I can't believe no one has left a message saying grow up yet! So thank you all!!
9 Feb 07
Good grief hun, I have always made it a point to grow old DISGRACEFULLY - lol. My hair is currently black with purple tips, I have tattoos, wear my goth clothes with pride, can probably still be found clubbing at weekends, love my rock and goth music and having fun. I always said that the day I sat in an armchair, wearing a crimplene pinefore dress, tartan slippers and knitting, shoot me.
@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Good on you! Although you never now a nice BLACK crimplene pinafore dress might be very becoming lol!!
@simran1430 (1790)
• India
9 Feb 07
Most of us fear growing old and want to try and fight the process as much as we can. We are looking for a relatively safe and convenient way to delay the process and remain looking and feeling youthful for as long as we can. Genetics only accounts for one-third of our health so it's basically up to us to make lifestyle choices that can have a major impact on how well and long we live. While the use of cosmetic products can combat the physical signs of ageing, one needs to try other methods to remain young at heart.
@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Oh I'm definately young at heart, don't need any methods for that and my brain is still half stuck at 21! Thank crunchie my common sense has grown with me though! Thank you for your great response!
@freak369 (5122)
• United States
4 Feb 07
The more posts I read from you, the more I have to laugh. We are almost the same age, have the saem interests and refuse to grow up. Humm, I may have to start asking family members to see if there was a twin that lost lost in the shuffle. I refuse to grow up. I still put purple streaks in my hair and good lord, I do tattoo work. How much more 'not grown up' can I get??? Piercings? Yes. Tattooes? Yes. Play with Lego's? Yes. Believe in dragons? Of course!
@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Lol I'm just in the process of searching for my sister, that I only knew existed a few years ago and have only just found out her name - my search continues and will update you in due course! Good on you for refusing to grow up!