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Getting old too fast
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19 / F / Wanderer in Texas
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Posted 5/4/13

a619ko wrote:

All downhill after 19 for me.

Job, car, bills, college...fffffffeeee
You're totally not making me looking forward to college or even the independent life at all.
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21 / M / Michigan, US
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Heard that. All of a sudden it's like BAM bills, work, college, etc. At least it is nice having a lot more freedom and money to spend at my own discretion.
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well am 20 i was on Cr when i was like 13 so yes XD
i now ow the Government 50K in student lones
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48 / M / Canada
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Urgh, just hit 47

Still have bills, work and responsibilities up the wazoo!
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28 / M / Buffalo, NY USA
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Every time I'm reminded of something from the '90s, that's when I start feeling old. I wouldn't say I'm feeling old, actually. I'd say that I'm feeling older. And yet, at the same time, I feel I have accomplished little.
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24 / M / Meow
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I feel that way. It feels a bit downhill after 21.
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52 / M / Between the devil...
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For me, everytime I see a musician or whatever from my generation has kicked the bucket, I think "My God, am I really THAT damn old now?" Just recently, I read that a man named Richie Havens died. He was the opening act at the original Woodstock in 1969. I remember hearing him sing "Freedom" and "Handsome Johnny". And I have to answer myself,"Yes, you ARE that old. Deal with it." Like I've told people, just about the time your brain says that you feel like you can do the same stuff you did when you were in your 20's, that's when your body BETRAYS YOU!!!! You slow down a step, something new starts to hurt, your reaction time slows down a bit... And yes, it does suck. But we all have to go through it. Like a friend told me a VERY long time ago, "You don't gotta dig it, you just gotta do it." I'm just grateful I've made it this long. I seriously thought I wouldn't see 40 with the way I lived my life before then. Now that I've passed 50, I figure, what the hell. I'll live as long as I'm supposed to, just hang on and enjoy the ride. Doesn't mean there won't be bumps. Some will be minor irritations, some will rip your heart out to the point that you wish you would die. But you have as long as whatever deity you believe in says you have, so just roll with it. It ain't all that bad in the long run.
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32 / M / UK
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Even though I'm 31 I never felt that old I still feel 18/19, I even look that old as well which shocked the barber when he learned l was 31.
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30 / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 5/4/13

DeckardXLeah wrote:

Do you sometimes feel that you are getting old too fast?


You only feel like you're aging faster as your grow older because your life is compressing. When you were younger, life was an expanse. As you grow older, your world compresses. You want to slow down time?

Expand your world.
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no
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31 / F / UK
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I'm another vote for 'time is not real'. I'll admit I was shocked when Wayne Rooney became a huge star and for the first time someone younger than me was making huge headlines. But at this point in life I feel very zen: life is a series of interactions and opportunities, over-identification with labels like age is just a hinderance to joy.
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Almost 30 but look and feel 22, all about how you take care of yourself and live life to the fullest!!!!!! But do feel old when I here my fav music growing up is now on the oldies station ...
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The increase in responsibility is really what irks me. I feel like I can't be as childish or immature as I once was (personality-wise)
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Okaleaf wrote:

For me it was down hill when I turned 25, a lot of people were telling me thats like the zenith of life *enjoy* .... v,v


....if that's true. I'm f*****. *sigh*

Oh well, such as it is. I've always felt like I was born old. lol Everyone around me said the same thing. But yeah, noticing the pure white (totally bypassing gray) strands in my hair doesn't help at my age either. Especially since there is quite a few of them.

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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

I feel pretty old sometimes. It gets a lot worse when I find pure white/silver strands of hair. They are extremely noticable with hair like mine. v.v


Gray hair in early years is likely caused due to heredity and nothing to do with age. Being 23 myself, I have several gray hairs in both eyebrows, and apparently some on the side of my head.


janeshinnn wrote:

The increase in responsibility is really what irks me. I feel like I can't be as childish or immature as I once was (personality-wise)

In an occupational setting I feel this way as well. It's all about not stepping on toes because as people become more diverse in ideas, beliefs, and awareness, there is more sensitivity towards discrimination and judgement. Heck, I find that people may find that you are judging them if you aren't talking much, when the ironic part is that you don't speak out a lot in new settings where people don't know each other well, specifically because you don't want to offend anyone by accident in this extremely diverse society.

I think I am fortunate however that I have a small circle of close friends who I can joke around with and really be myself once in a while.
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