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Posted By: J001

in a previous thread i described myself as "young ish"....im in my 30s! so compared to someone of 60 im young! whats the opinion on middle age..when i was 18, my idea of middle age was 30-40. now im in my 30s im thinking its 50s. :lol:



Posted By: Lindy

50 is the new 40 lol.
I remember that when my Dad died at age 57, my Mum was only 51, but we thought she was elderly!!!
Age is just a number - funny how you never hear young people say that.....


Posted By: Kathyoke

Middle age is supposedly half of the 'life expectancy' figures. Cyprus and the UK are 78..............so 39 is middle aged!! Andorra seems the place to be theres is...83, but dont go to Swaziland theres is only..........32 (so would that make you middle aged at 16 then)?? :D :D

Posted By: Jacs

Middle age is what others talk about, when you get to a certain age you don't bother.
Your as young as you feel. I always feel a lot younger in Cyprus as we get so much more fresh air and excersise and no work stress.
I used to worry about reaching 50 but having past that now I don't worry anymore. I feel no different except the pounds seem to pile on a lot quicker. lol

Posted By: taffs well

:lol: the truth about growing old 1 growing old is mandatory growing up is optional 2 forget health food. you need all the preservatives you can get 3 you know your old when you fall down and wonder what else you can do while your down there 4 you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a rollercoaster 5 time is a great healer but a lousy beautian you know you have hit middle age when you choose cereal for it,s fibre and not the toy middle age for me well i keep moving the goal post as i suppose we all do as a decade or two passes by :lol:

Posted By: Jan

When I worked in the hospital the nursing tutor used to tell the staff a poem about an old lady on the geriatric ward. It went something like how she was once a child skipping, then a teenager with hopes, a bride who was beautiful and then a Mum who cared. Next a Gran with children who adored her. So do not look at the old lady in the bed but remember who she was and still is inside her head. I think that says it all we never really inside feel any older but our bodies tell the tale as it is. Enjoy every single day of your life no matter how old you are.

Posted By: brian16

Now I'm retired, I have more time to think about middle-age............and what I plan to do when I reach it. Many years ago I was sent a copy of a very inspirational poem by an old lady called Nadine Stair, aged 85, who looked back on her life and realised that if she could live it again, she'd make changes. I've found a copy of it on the Net, so have a look at it and see what you think.....................enjoy! http://www.unshod.org/pfbc/pfdaisies.htm

Posted By: Hattie

Love the poem - but wonder if she had the chance to start all over again if she'd be that brave.....................





Posted By: Auld Grumpy

It's all down to attitude and how you feel in your heaqd. Me - I'm still 19. Going on mid fifties. Grumpy

Posted By: brian16

You know you're growing old when it takes all night to do what you used to do all night! :lol: :lol:

Posted By: brian16

  • Auld Grumpy wrote:
    It's all down to attitude and how you feel in your heaqd. Me - I'm still 19. Going on mid fifties.
    Grumpy

So why not be mid 50's going on 19?

Posted By: salopman

Most people I know would say they don't feel their age and have never got past about 16 - in my head I've never felt any age just comfortable with what you are at that age, ive known people who at 61 are "dead" in themsselves and then people at 82 who you would have to tie down to make em rest,its very personal and individual - i think as the years have gone on you extend the middle age years, what was old as a child say 45-ish is now still a spring chicken lol, so at 53 i'm just about ready to party!! C'mon lolol Just enjoy yrself whatever the age and don't let it restrict you.

Posted By: Lizzy

best things happen when you get older - your mortgage is coming to an end - you get your grandchildren - you can please yourself and not worry about what others think.. I have taken up free style disco dancing and have just got my bronze medal... i was the oldest in the class but who cares ! I think they may have taken pity on me and give me the medal for endurance ... lizzy

Posted By: Andrew Brooks

  • Jan wrote:
    When I worked in the hospital the nursing tutor used to tell the staff a poem about an old lady on the geriatric ward.
    It went something like how she was once a child skipping, then a teenager with hopes, a bride who was beautiful and then a Mum who cared. Next a Gran with children who adored her. So do not look at the old lady in the bed but remember who she was and still is inside her head.
    I think that says it all we never really inside feel any older but our bodies tell the tale as it is.
    Enjoy every single day of your life no matter how old you are.

What a beautiful and caring way to look at life.

Posted By: brian16

  • Jan wrote:
    When I worked in the hospital the nursing tutor used to tell the staff a poem about an old lady on the geriatric ward.
    It went something like how she was once a child skipping, then a teenager with hopes, a bride who was beautiful and then a Mum who cared. Next a Gran with children who adored her. So do not look at the old lady in the bed but remember who she was and still is inside her head.
    I think that says it all we never really inside feel any older but our bodies tell the tale as it is.
    Enjoy every single day of your life no matter how old you are.

Can you remember the title of the poem, Jan?



Posted By: brian16

On the subject of poetry about middle-age, take a look at this....... http://www.funnypoets.com/poems/fiftysomething.html


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