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How old are you?
10-15 0%
16-20 25%
21-25 35%
26-30 12%
31-35 15%
36-40 2%
41-45 2%
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50-60 0%
60+ 7%

Votes: 40

 When are you considered 'old'?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Feb 08, 2002
So recently I turned 30. I don't *feel* 30, but that's what my biological clock says. As of January 19, 2002, Richard is 30. *sigh*

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What's odd is that for the longest time I've felt like I'm just barely 20. Since, well... I was 20, in fact. The years go by, and I don't feel any older. I watch my kids (I have four) grow, yet I don't seem to feel the effects of time...yet. Perhaps I can attribute it to the fact that my wife, who is nearly 3 years younger than I, has a veritable host of maladies. Her back hurts constantly, she has intermittant arthritis, pains, aches, whatnot. When faced with her problems, whatever problems I might have tend to get overlooked. Maybe I'm just young at heart.


What a stupid question (3.00 / 2) (#1)
by Trollaxor on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 09:18:40 AM PST
Right now, you bleating, slobbering fuckwit!

You're Old When (3.00 / 1) (#2)
by doofus on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 09:50:43 AM PST
you begin to obssess about your age.

Please fuck off (1.00 / 1) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:06:52 AM PST
There's another site for this sort of whiny crap.

Adequacy. (none / 0) (#4)
by tkatchev on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:16:17 AM PST
I love this site. It always gives me a warm feeling of community.

Peace and much love...

*hug* (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:22:33 AM PST
Me too. :-)

Moi aussi (none / 0) (#6)
by rlangis on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:49:28 AM PST
I get a warm feeling in the cockles. Or maybe the sub-cockle area. I love you guys.

What does that mean? (none / 0) (#7)
by tkatchev on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:58:35 AM PST

Peace and much love...

Too Lazy, eh? (none / 0) (#8)
by rlangis on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 11:37:29 AM PST
Too lazy to go to and look it up yourself, are ye? Well, here you are:

cockles of (one's) heart

One's innermost feelings: The valentine warmed the cockles of my heart.

I'm to blame for this. (none / 0) (#9)
by SpaceGhoti on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 12:21:49 PM PST
He isn't lazy, he's terrified. You see, I keep referring to the dictionary in order to prove a point or point out a fallacy in his arguments, and he's taking to declaring dictionaries and "proof" a liberalist plot.

I apologize for the trouble this has caused you.

A troll's true colors.

Dude, (none / 0) (#10)
by nathan on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 12:29:24 PM PST
It's impossible to "prove" anything with a definition.[1] Haven't you ever heard of Hume?

[1] Well, except that a particular term has, with a degree of arbitrariness varying from contestable to total, been described as having a certain meaning within a certain context by a certain source at a certain time.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Of course it isn't a mathematical proof (none / 0) (#13)
by SpaceGhoti on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 09:17:55 PM PST
When you attempt to refute someone's statement based on your interpretation of a word, it's helpful to have an idea of how that word is defined within the language you're using. For example, I recommend not attempting to dispute my use of the word "oppression" without knowing what the word means. However, this is a very common theme for mr. tkatchev.

A troll's true colors.

that doesnt make sense (none / 0) (#16)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Feb 9th, 2002 at 06:54:58 AM PST
I recommend not attempting to dispute my use of the word "oppression" without knowing what the word means

If I dispute your use of the word oppression, I am disputing it's meaning.

Disputes over meaning are inevitable because language is gibberish. Communication is only possible and just barely successful between two people in broad agreement about... everything.

Shut up. (none / 0) (#12)
by jin wicked on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 04:27:51 PM PST
You're all a bunch of assholes.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

So are you (none / 0) (#15)
by dmg on Sat Feb 9th, 2002 at 05:49:21 AM PST
Now fuck off unless you are going to stop whining and whinging and attention seeking.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Hmm. (none / 0) (#17)
by jin wicked on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 12:06:05 AM PST
No, see, it was a joke. Because he quoted a line from that "Asshole" song, but evidently I'm the only person here that's heard it besides the original poster. So whatever.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Important lesson. (none / 0) (#18)
by hauntedattics on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 03:38:23 PM PST
Never assume that people have the same cultural references as you do. It's gotten me in big trouble in the past.

Wow. (none / 0) (#11)
by hauntedattics on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 02:35:08 PM PST
You're 30 and you have four kids? And your wife is a few years younger than you?

Goodness. What the heck have I been doing with my time? Not having kids, obviously.

You know you're old... (none / 0) (#19)
by jvance on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 10:42:58 PM PST
When you stink to high heaven, the dog has an overwhelming urge to bury you, you've shat your pants, and you find you can't get out of bed because the neurons that control movement, volition, and hell pretty much anything aren't firing anymore.

Anything up to that point is all good.

Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

That reminds me of... (none / 0) (#20)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 02:30:08 AM PST
the meat's take on getting old:
Reuben: You know, one day we're going to be old... and we're going to have to wear orthopedic socks, take daily enemas, and wear diapers.
Ted: Why wait?

Your only old (none / 0) (#21)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 05:39:51 AM PST
if people keep telling you so. Eg, your too old to be doing that.

Since I think its good for someone of any age to be alive and experiencing the universe, I really wish we could somehow live forever. Maybe being old is when you look old. Im lucky because when I was 18 people thought I was 23 and now I am 28 and people still think that.

It goes back to your health and with health care advances occuring so quickly, how know who long we may live for.


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