How old is young?

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    unknown-user on #167094

    i’v been around for some time now…… and was wondering… how old is young?

    I’m 18…. and consider that quite young…. what about the 30 year olds?

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #167095

    By grown-up’s standards, being under 50 is still considered young, so it doesn’t end at 30 or 40. It depends on who you’re talking to.

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    Jerusha Amado on #167096

    I agree with you, Saul.

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    Victor Ortega on #167097

    I think 24-year-olds and younger are young.

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    unknown-user on #167098

    Ironic is the fact that is seems that in the majority – the older we grow the wider range the word young covers.

    Ok young at heart maybe…. your music may still sound young at 50….but can you make it to the top of the Eiffel tower using the stair case instead of the lift? : )

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    carl-swanson on #167099

    Dearest Esmeralda- There’s a line from, I think, Auntie Mame, in which someone asks someone else how old Auntie Mame is. “Somewhere’s between 40 and death” the person responds. My own personal philosophy is: You’re either here or you’re not. You’re either healthy or you’re not. ‘Young’ and ‘old’ are irrevelant terms. I took a trip to Greece a few years ago to see some of the archeological sites, most of which are up on acropolises above the towns. There were two women in their early 80’s who climed up every acropolis, and there were people in their 40’s who stayed at the bottom because it was too strenuous for them. (By the way, I, in my late 50’s, and my 68 year old friend, climed all of the acropolises!). I know from your vantage point the terms ‘young’ and ‘old’ seem very important, but as you grow older, you’ll see how unimportant it really is.

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    Leigh Griffith on #167100

    ,,,”people in their 40’s who stayed at the bottom because it was too strenuous for them.”

    Don’t be too quick to imply that they were lazy to think climbing was
    too much work. In our mid 40’s (we are in our early 50’s now) there
    were climbs we could not make because my husband has severe
    osteoarthritis and had not had a knee replacement yet. I also have
    arthritis and broke my back as a child, so can not do as much as some
    folks twenty years older can do. They always look at me smugly as they
    zip past on some trail (I still like to go hiking, but have to go slow)
    and it makes me really angry to know they are thinking, “couch potato”.

    At the other end of the spectrum are the two ladies in their mid
    seventies who just bought their first harps, have begun lessons,

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    carl-swanson on #167101

    My point was not that the people in their 40’s didn’t climb the acropolis because they were lazy or out of shape, but that their (younger) age was no guarantee that they would be healthier than older people, making their age irrelevant.

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    unknown-user on #167102

    I get the feeling that people are taking different tangents to reply the original question. Some nuances would help either in the question or in the replies.
    I just don’t know were these answers are going…

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    unknown-user on #167103

    This is a funny one to think about.

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    unknown-user on #167104

    Why are people getting paranoid about this question?

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    unknown-user on #167105

    Paranoid?

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    unknown-user on #167106

    Paranoid?

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    unknown-user on #167107

    Maybe the wrong word, but seems the older people feel they have something to justify about this and I don’t why that should be.

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    unknown-user on #167108

    correction: I don’t see why that should be.

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