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Old 09-22-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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At what age is a person considered old?

I'd say 70, what do you think?
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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When I was in 6th grade, I had a friend who had a 19-year-old-brother. That was old.
When I was 29, I found out my sister had a 40-year-old friend. That was old.
Now that I'm in my mid-50s, I don't think as much about age, but rather about how a person looks and feels. Some relatively-young people seem old to me, and vice versa.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:26 PM   #4
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It depends on the person, not all 70 yo are equal.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
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When they become "invisible".

Today that's about 45.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:32 PM   #6
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Retirement communities are called "over-55," so that's a clue to general thinking. All other thinking is highly specific to the person doing it :-)

Granted, most residents in those places are vastly older than 55.

The age to get "senior citizen" benefits is usually 62 or 65, so there's another clue to general thinking.

Then again, in Brazil (I think) they have a law that anyone 60 or over gets to go to the head of any lines, and this has caused much discord because many people who legitimately take advantage of this law, appear quite spry and youthful to the other people standing in line.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...721-story.html
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10 years older than me, whatever my current age may be.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #8
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:47 PM   #9
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Subjectively: I see a few people my age (56) who are "old." My in laws definitely did not seem old at 75; all of a sudden, at around 85, they were. My dad was "old" in his late 60s, even before his Lung CA diagnosis. Mom, early 70s...

"Objectively," I can go with 65 or FRA--but before that time there are quite a few subjectively old people. (DW says "looks as if s/he was ridden hard and put down wet" ...)
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I'd say 70, what do you think?
Really? Heck, I'm 72 and hang out with guys that are in there late 50's and 60's. I am very active and when people guess my age, they peg me at early to mid 60's.

It's all how you have taken care of yourself over the years and having good exercise habits.

I look at people in their late 80's as candidates for being classified as old, but there are exceptions to that age also.
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At what age is a person considered old?

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Old 09-22-2016, 04:03 PM   #12
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What is the point of classifying and labeling people?
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Varies with the age of the viewer.

When I was 16 , there was a saying "don't trust anyone over 30"

I used to think 60 yr olds were crippled old folks, now I think of them as hot chicks
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"Objectively," I can go with 65 or FRA--but before that time there are quite a few subjectively old people. (DW says "looks as if s/he was ridden hard and put down wet" ...)

Yeah, partly a function of your point of view, partly someone's physical/mental state. There's a woman in my church who, to me, is the personification of "rode hard and put up wet". Very thin hair, a few missing teeth, walks with difficulty, on oxygen. I found out she's "only" 55. I'm 63 and typing this from a recumbent bike in the gym. Makes me wonder what kind of a life she's had, but it was undoubtedly harder than mine.
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Yeah, partly a function of your point of view, partly someone's physical/mental state. There's a woman in my church who, to me, is the personification of "rode hard and put up wet". Very thin hair, a few missing teeth, walks with difficulty, on oxygen. I found out she's "only" 55. I'm 63 and typing this from a recumbent bike in the gym. Makes me wonder what kind of a life she's had, but it was undoubtedly harder than mine.
Yep. My younger brother (by 2 1/2 years) seems older than me. Blue collar, outdoor worker, let himself go on weight, and has had some health issues. Not that I'm "young" (as my sons will not-so-gently remind me!), but physiologically, I'm almost certainly younger than my bro.
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10 years older than me, whatever my current age may be.
What he said.
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What is the point of classifying and labeling people?
the same reason there are stereotypes - they are true 99% of the time
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I'm 68, so I'd just have to say 80. Some people in their 70's seem pretty young.
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