How do you define old age?

@naty1941 (2336)
United States
March 16, 2007 12:40am CST
I am 65 years of age and I define old as been elderly after age 80. When I was a child I defined old as been 40 years of age. As I get older my perspective changes. I don't like the word old. I look at old as something to throw away not very kind. So how do you define old age?
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• United States
16 Mar 07
I am twenty-two years old and I don't define the word old age. My grandmother is almost eighty and my grandfather is eighty-three years old. They can verily get around now. I don't define the word old age because it just reminds me that eventually everyone has to die and I don't want to think about people dying. If you still feel young, then you must not be old. By the way, you look good for someone who is sixty-five and I hope that I am able to say this when I am older.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Thank you for the compliment and you are correct the word old is difficult to define. I am in agreement that if you feel young then you are not old.
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@Hart57 (359)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I believe that age is a state of mind, and one is as old as they feel. I have known people in their 80s who are full of energy and vitality. On the other hand, I have known people in their 40s and 50s who have no zest for life and seem, well, old. It's really a matter of a positive mental attitude. A good attitude can keep you young.
@paidreader (5151)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Oh naty, My grandmother would love you for that! @---- She's still 79 for a few more months, LOL. You're right, perspectives do change as you get older. My mom told me I was an antique when I turned 25, but I definately didn't feel old. I always thought it might start at 50, but now that I'm 40... lol... you guessed it... I've bumped up the age again. I might have to say old might have to be 100 though or my grandmother might get offended, roflol :D