Signs That You Are Older Than You Feel

I like people.  I like talking to people, especially vibrant, intelligent people, with whom I share certain interests.  We will be great friends, I think to myself. There are, however, those occasions when, in the course of a conversation, I am struck with the realization that I am older than I feel.  These statements came from actual conversations.

  1. “Wow, you’re the same age as my parents”
  2. “Yes, my parents love that group, too”
  3. “9/11? Yes, I read about that in my history book”
  4. “You actually lived on a farm? with real animals?”
  5. “You were alive during segregation?”
  6. “But they were elderly,” they say.  “How old?” I ask.  The response is, “58.””
  7. “My grandparents told me about 8 tracks”
  8. Me: “What does it say in  your textbook?” Them: “We don’t have textbooks.”
  9. “Chalkboard? Is that like a Smart board?”
  10. “You didn’t have a cell phone?”
  11. “You’d like my mom.  You two should hang out”
  12. “Who are The Carpenters?”
  13. “Wow, I wasn’t even born, then!”
  14. “You’re like my second mom.”


I feel like the same person I was at 25, yet smarter, more tolerant, more aware, a better person.  I am very happy with the life I have at this moment.  When others see me as “old”,  it does sting a little, initially, then I reflect on how grateful I am to be settled, with no real worries.  Mid-life is a happy time.  I would rather be this age than 25 again and that’s the truth.

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