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I live in a building complex filled with mostly 60+ age people. They've adjusted well to a transgendered neighbour.... so I wouldn't write them off so quickly.... then again maybe their vision is just that bad.
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You really shouldn't generalize people....

My experience with those who tend to be "old" from my perspective (45+) seem to usually be quite well. I love listening to people and learning new things, and our seniors usually have tons of stories to tell.
Posted 6/17/15
They've gotten to a point where they don't give a crap.
Can't blame them.
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At 7 years old I'd rather spend time with old people rather than people my age due to all the stories they'd tell. My friends would tell knock knock jokes, my Grandma would tell stories about being born and growing up in Europe.

At 13 years old I befriended the old comic store owner. He'd tell me about the comics and heroes he grew up with pre-WW2...some guys named the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Captain America, Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman.

At 19 I befriended the old record store owner. He introduced me to The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, T-Rex as well as some guys named Chuck Berry, BB King and a cool lady named Ella Fitzgerald.

At 30 I befriended a college professor. He saved my life where other Drs screwed it up.

At 7 my friends were telling knock knock jokes. At 13 my friends were addicted to sports and nothing else. At 19 my friends only had 2 things on their mind getting drunk or getting laid. At 30 my friends all threw themselves into their work and continued to drink and drink and drink.

Now here I am at 47 and my little cousins are asking me what music, movies and comics were like in my day. I'm already answering "Not much of an improvement as far as I see...Back in my day we had..."..
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Posted 6/17/15

jordancharacter wrote:

You really shouldn't generalize people....

My experience with those who tend to be "old" from my perspective (45+) seem to usually be quite well. I love listening to people and learning new things, and our seniors usually have tons of stories to tell.


Oh god it's a official, I'm old.


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I think old people are like most groups of humans, they're all different individuals and viewing them as all being the same is a very easy mindset to adopt, but not necessarily the most productive one. There are plenty of kind and caring elderly people out there who adapt to changes in society, who don't mind certain demographics, and who embrace technology just as there are those who don't. Saying 'Old people' as if they're all the same is unfair just like people who generalise teenagers as being graffiti-spreading degenerates who stab old ladies for their packets of mints, or all religious people as nuts trying to force their religion down peoples throats so hard they may as well be rapists, or women drivers being crap. Some will fit the stereotypes, some won't. There are millions upon millions of elderly people out there, it's realistically impossible for them to all fit one mold.
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As others have said, "old" varies from person to person. When it comes down to it, though, what person isn't quick to judge? Some will have different values, sure, but you shouldn't mistake not judging something that others judge as not being judgmental at all.

Basically everything north of 12 or 13, in my experience, is horribly judgmental. People become too wrapped up in their own opinions and thinking that they aren't judgmental or bigoted - they feel this way because they think they have good reason for believing what they do. It is the same story for every generation, every age.

"Old" people I tend to find much more pleasant to be around than general person over 13 or so. Not only do they tend to have endless experiences, some I've met, when faced with their own mortality, had put their views finally into perspective.
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Hey, wait a minute.Since I fall under the age bracket you mentioned and as one of the dreaded "old people" is there any way I can redeem myself without actually dying?That's pretty much a one time shot unless you're a Hindu.I'm sure if you met me and I introduced you to some of my Australopithecine friends it might alter your jaded perception alleviating the need to take one more cringeworthy memory well into your declining years.At the rate you're going, you're going to have many, as do I.You made my day OP.I haven't stopped laughing since I read your post.


Ha, ha what I do is take art classes and make drawings and paintings that all the young (i.e in the 20's) people think are strange because I have a science fiction/anime background operating from a mind-set of the 60's (when I was in high school). The people in my oriental art history class got a kick out of it when I brought in a picture of myself (an old dude) standing next to YaYa Han from a convention and doing a painting with an anime character in it
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i love old people i grew up around old people i will fight those who put down old people

youngin's just bein hateful as usual sigh... one day you will be there. and you'll probably still be hateful then
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


jordancharacter wrote:

You really shouldn't generalize people....

My experience with those who tend to be "old" from my perspective (45+) seem to usually be quite well. I love listening to people and learning new things, and our seniors usually have tons of stories to tell.


Oh god it's a official, I'm old.




I think we set ourselves up by letting the teenage tike define the age of old.
But then again, I think being called old is just fine by me... underestimate me, ignore me, makes it all the more fun when I beat the teenage kid in homerun derby in the street.
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jordancharacter wrote:

You really shouldn't generalize people....

My experience with those who tend to be "old" from my perspective (45+) seem to usually be quite well. I love listening to people and learning new things, and our seniors usually have tons of stories to tell.


I agree with this.
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Don't hold back, anzn....

How do you really feel about old people?? (u troll)
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I'm north of young but south of old. Age is just a number. Until I run out of numbers.
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They do have some fair points. We are becoming far too reliant on technology and we are becoming unsociable. Having a facebook account is not actually socialising.

But then there's also the old-fashioned views they have that I completely disagree with. They still hate the idea of homosexuals, they're scared by non-white people, and think marriage is extremely important and you absolutely must marry. Of course, times have changed and that's no longer the case.
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Sogno- wrote:

i love old people i grew up around old people i will fight those who put down old people

youngin's just bein hateful as usual sigh... one day you will be there. and you'll probably still be hateful then


You sir get a plate of internet lasagna
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