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I Am Getting Old

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    From Simon and Garfunkel's 1970s LP Bookends.....and my memory: Time it was, Oh what a time it was. It was.... a time for memories a time for confidences. Long ago, it must be. I have a photograph. Preserve your memories. They're all that's left you. Like so many of Paul Simon...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jul 2, 2013

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    I Remember When...

    I know I'm not "old" yet...and I maintain that old age is still (and will always be) 20 years older than I am, however I find that I'm beginning to start stories from my younger days with the words "When I was your age..." and "I remember back when..." Not signs that I'm...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Signs I'm Getting Old

    Somewhat humorous, somewhat serious.... 1) You still look at the 20-something women in their tight-fitting clothes but then you feel guilty about it when you have "unpure" thoughts about them because of your age. 2) You go to your kids school functions and realize you...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 9 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    Gotten Older

    It is true, I gotten old cause the numbers move up fast, lol.  Also gotten old since I changed from a few years ago.  My depression has really got me and I let myself go + I gained weight.  I can see it, my husband also told me (it wasn't to be mean which is the truth...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Every Day

    I am getting older. Time keeps on ticking....
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2008

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    Sad Things To Say At The End Of Your Days

    This is a cut and paste from the British newspaper "The Guardian" about the top five regrets people with several months left to live expressed to their caregivers. There is much food for thought here and I guess one could consider it a warning from those who are just about to go...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 12 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Signs Of The Time . . . Slipping Away

    "Caution! Student Driver & Screaming Parent" -- was the bumper magnet on my Toyota Sienna minivan, which I drove on my silent, music-free, commute makeup-free & wearing sensible, comfy, shoes, to and from my 8a-5p cubicle at which I toiled diligently before...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    I Have Wrinkles.

    I am going to be 30 in little over a month. Wow! Well.. I think I'm bit mature. I have my immature days.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    Yet One Day

    You’re only as old as you feel right? Well I do agree with that but the truth of the matter is that with each movement of the second hand of the clock we are getting older. Each day I awake means I’m one step closer to my next birthday. Getting older is not a bad...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    Feel Old At 28

    There's something wrong with this picture..your life should be fun and exciting and still kinda new at 28, right?? Well, mines not. I stay in and out of depression. The medication makes me sick. I'm going through some kind of life crisis listening only to hard rock metal music...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Gray!!

    New gray hair coming in near my hairline. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    crstn02 crstn02 26-30, F Apr 30

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    Getting Older

    The world keeps going round & round and each second we are getting older.  :(  It would've had been fun if we could've gone back time, just saying.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Feb 6, 2011

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    Remember When You Thought 30 Was Ancient?

    see...i almost have to laugh a little when i see someone around 30 (or even 37) say they're worried about getting old.  i'm way past that. my age is finally showing.  not that it wasn't before, but now in the past 3 years or so, it seems to have escalated.  worse...
    riveroftears riveroftears 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    My dad told me many years ago

    that you don't really get old, just yor body gets older you are still the same person inside. Now that I'm in my sixties I completely understand this and I'll go with it rather than ***** about getting old.
    thesneek thesneek 61-65, M Apr 20

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    And Than It Hit Me

    So I was watching **** this fine morning when I had an epiphany. You know you’re getting old when you begin to admire the bed the actors are screwing on. All I could think of was, “that bed looks comfortable, where do I get one?”
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    I Think This Email I Got Is a Bad Sign!

    (Names changed to protect the innocent)   Special Guest Speaker Talk - JOIN US   Psychological Adjustment to Aging U. Old Fart Ph.D., Health Psychologist and Neuropsychologist will present the behavioral aspects of aging. As the years pile up, many of our mental...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M Aug 8, 2008

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    Age

    But age? Age is just a state of mind. And mind? Mind is what you make it believe. And belief? Belief is an illusion that seems like reality. And reality? Well nothing exactly is real because nothing lasts forever. And forever? Its like tomorrow and the day after. So age? Age is...
    Erevos Erevos 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I Wonder How Much Time I Have Left...

    Thats something i hope i never have to say... Sadly I feel like there so much i haven't seen, yet I have probably seen more then most people twice my age will ever.. Being born in another country, living in 9 of them. Seeing deaths famine love hate war poverty and richness within...
    RestlessM1nd RestlessM1nd 22-25, M Oct 24, 2012

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    Old Beyond My Years, Always.

    Hey, at 16 I was dancing on a stage in bars ........back then you didn't have to wear pasties & such. I was tending bar as well in the day time. I  say that to say this........I've always been old.  And at 52  ...may as well say 53 because November isn't to far off.My hair...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Getting Old

    Getting Old  I'm 61 and in January I'll be 62  in a few years I'll be older.  
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 3 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I Hate My Looks Too

    I was always hard on myself...I remember being young and gorgeous...I was a size 3 and I wanted to be a size 1. I was never happy with my hair, face, lips, stomach, whatever. I compared myself to everyone around me and I never measured up. Sadly, this curse has followed me...
    alienangel555 alienangel555 46-50 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Yes, Im Getting Old.  ...

    Yes, im getting old.  And Mother Nature reminds me of it every singe day.
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Getting Older Gracefully

    Even though my hair  has turned gray, my stomach has rounded like a ball, I have some advances,no messy cycles, can have sex without getting pregnant.Have an excuse for not remembering anything, and now I can eat all the ice creame I want.When in a cold place, my body gives me...
    susieque1 susieque1 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    Thirty And Old

    I'm right about thirty years old but due to a rare unknown (at this point doctors are still trying to diagnose) disease I have been growing "old" much more quickly than my peers. My skin is already wrinkled up giving me an appearance closer to that of an eighty or ninety year...
    rahayel rahayel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    I Wasn't Prepared For This Moment.......

    Today while shoe shopping: 16 year-old sales girl: “Can I help you with anything?” Me: “No, thank you. Just looking.” *Weezer song comes over store speakers* 16 year old-sales girl: “Oh my god! I love this song!” *Moments later. Hanson’s MMMbop starts playing...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2011

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    Arrival At The "Older" Station

    I have not come to this place easily. I have not aged gracefully.  I have hated getting older.  My body betrays me, my brain betrays me, losses pile upon losses.  Things around me change without my permission.  I am not as in-control of my environment as I once was and I can...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    Motorcycles

    The difference in age... I used to think of motorcycles that were fast and loud...Now I think of a motorcycle that's comfortable and afordable.
    zubawa zubawa 41-45, M Feb 9, 2010

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    Feel Too Old For My Age, Want To Be Younger

    I'm 24, but I feel 2,400 Every fight I got into with my captors, for every second of that incident I felt 12,000 older. Pardon my tongue, but: Christ I miss the Crib, Diapers & the Milk Bottle!! Someone please Help me become a baby again!
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 26-30, F Mar 4, 2013

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    Almost 22.... It's incredibly strange.

    Because I look about 15. Lolol.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    50

    I will be 50 in 3 weeks and it actually doesn't bother me at all, I think turning 40 was a bigger deal in my mind than 50 is. I guess there is nothing you can do but accept it and move on with  grace.
    RitJaCa RitJaCa 46-50, F 22 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    I will be 80 next year

    and I am not looking forward to it.So many of my friends get bad health problems in their 80s and I would just prefer to die peacefully
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Change of Mind

    Hi. The no. 30 comes frequently in women experiences, as if a milestone, which reminds me of  the first time I encountered the no. 30 in this context . I was eighteen, on my first days at a British university, feeling lost, in such a large institution, as a stranger...
    abupulpul abupulpul 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    Reflections of a Novice Old Man From Iraq

      This is part of a self expressing email I sent to an English friend three years ago Today I have reached the age of 60, a milestone after which a man, at least in this part of the world, can not resort to inexperience, whims, or uncontrollable earthly desires, as...
    abupulpul abupulpul 61-65, M 1 Response May 11, 2009

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    Help me. I am 19 and i just found a grey hair,

    is there something i can do to reduce the time or somthing. I am freaking out.
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Each Day

    Soon I'll be 37! Where did it go? Why do we have to age? Inside I'm still me but outside my body has changed as the years add their scars. I miss those days and feel like they escaped me. I would love to go back but until then I have my memories and dreams to keep me going.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Nov 24, 2007

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    Scared

    I am almost 40 and I hate itI don't want to be old
    mandyme mandyme 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Now That I Am Old !

    And so there we are! It came to my attention,for the first time in my life, that I am the person I always wanted to be. Oh! I do not mean my body! Certain days I despair when I look in the mirror! Anyway the real beauty is not on the outside. My wrinkles,the pouches under my...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 27 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Thoughts Of A Girl In Her Last Month Of Being A Teenager

    Mature, is one word people associate with me. Being mature for my age is what I have always liked about myself. As a kid I wanted to skip all the years and just grow up. I thought life would be easier being an adult. No one would tell you what to do. No one would tell you what...
    gb0485 gb0485 22-25, F Oct 11, 2011

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    Getting Old-Er

    I went to a Doctor's appointment awhile ago and I was talking about how I was getting old and stuff about aches and pains etc. My Doc smiles and corrected me by saying that I was not "old", but getting "old-er". Big difference. This made me smile then, and makes me smile now:) So...
    Els3 Els3 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    wow...more and more I happen to find grey hairs in my long hair :( I am not yet 27 ...and I find that...not cool :) Not cool at all. 10 years ago , I was saying to myself , that...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 19

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    I used to hate the thought of getting older, watching these grey haired seniors hobble down the street, or elderly couples hanging onto each other for dear life... I finally came...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Because whenever I imagine myself old, like 70 or 80 years, I only see myself in a park feeding birds with old bread crumbs...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 22-25, F Jul 7

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    When I get older, I don't want people thinking "What a Sweet Old Lady".....I want them thinking "Oh Crap....What is she up to now!!"
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Yup.. not worried at all, since I am all sexy *feels cocky* :P No, actually it is not about being sexy, I just think that I look younger than my age anyway, so it will take longer...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I feel that the old should not be too quick to advise the young. They may need to learn from their own experience rather than our words.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Yeah...no doubt I have grown a lot wiser as the time passes by.I believe each age has its charming sides and not so charming side. When we are young we are pretty and stupid...or...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I feel sexier at my current age than I did when I was 20. There's a certain confidence that comes with age. I know what I want, I don't play games and I realize that sexy doesn't...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 3

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    I just want everyone who claims the golden years are great must be kidding themselves.I am a very positive person who is extremely active and in good health but at 63 the things...
    QUAILHUNTER01 QUAILHUNTER01 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Being able to do as I please is great! I just wish I didn't forget things like math and proper spelling of certain words sometimes. I gotta go back to school, it's been too long...
    senorbrownie senorbrownie 26-30, M Jul 17

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I remember when I was young but naw I'm not
    cuitesweet cuitesweet 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago