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to want to scream at my friends "WE ARE NOT OLD!!!!"

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BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 19:08:33

We have been a group of friends since school, we are all now currently 23/22.

At least three of them constantly keep saying - "God we're so old now"

Aibu to think actually 23 is still young? I mean I know we're not 18 and clubbing every night but we also hardly have 5 kids each, a divorce and second marriage behind us.

I retort to them "well I feel sorry for you if you actually consider yourself old at this age"

Lord knows how they will feel when they hit 30.

(Disclaimer being 30 isn't old, but the way these girls state so often that they are old now I dread to think what they will be like in just 7 years time - probably assume they can ride for the bus for free or something.)

BeaWheesht Sun 03-Mar-13 19:11:51

They don't mean it though.

I'm 31 now and sometimes say I feel old because i do but I think I probably said the same at 24 though granted I was mortgaged up with a husband and pregnant!

It's just something to say IMO. All relative anyways eg: I thought I was sooooo grown up at 18, in actual fact I was a twat.

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 03-Mar-13 19:12:15

YANBU. I'm twice that age and I feel young most of the time.

soontobeburns Sun 03-Mar-13 19:14:01

Im one the fence. Im 23 and to me that feels so old but yet I also feel so young. Hmm.

BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 19:16:30

Im 23 and to me that feels so old

hmm really?

Lord knows how you feel at age 40.

SirBoobAlot Sun 03-Mar-13 19:18:39

21 here, and I feel fucking ancient. Though that might be the walking stick grin

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 03-Mar-13 19:19:25


AngryFeet Sun 03-Mar-13 19:19:52

People just say that in a silly jokey way almost every age though don't they? I am 34 and me and my friends don't act or look old yet but sometimes we will say "God aren't we getting OLD" but we know we aren't really. I wouldn't feel old until I was about 70 I think.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:20:14

41 in 8 days here..that is old! Although people of 51 would disagree!

It's all relative. But. 22/23 is your prime. Make the most of it

countrykitten Sun 03-Mar-13 19:21:14

23 is young although definitely old enough to be called a woman rather than a girl OP

countrykitten Sun 03-Mar-13 19:22:02

41 is not old either!

BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 19:22:06

Oh don't start the woman/girl debate. Go jog on into the feminist section for that crap.

countrykitten Sun 03-Mar-13 19:23:23

Right....confused you are a real charmer aren't you?

ChocolateCoins Sun 03-Mar-13 19:25:44

I'm 22, have a toddler and am pregnant. Compared to other 22 year olds I feel ancient.

ChairmanWow Sun 03-Mar-13 19:25:46

You're wishing your lives away! I'm 40 and feel 23. Maybe we should swap ages.

Seriously you'll probably be alive another 60 years. Do you want to spend that whole time jabbering on about feeling ancient? Do you bollocks. Now get out there, have some fun and do us middle-aged saddoes proud.

BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 19:25:51

Just don't have the patience for people being pedantic.

ThreeWheelsGood Sun 03-Mar-13 19:26:21

It's not old, but I remember finishing uni at 21 and feeling old because that phase in my life was over and I had started a "proper job". Are you and your friends in a similar position?

ChocolateCoins Sun 03-Mar-13 19:26:41

Bit rude op...

BalletCrystal Sun 03-Mar-13 19:26:55

Chocolate I know someone who is 21 (22 in July) her second son just turned 1 - I doubt she would ever describe yourself as old.

Ledkr Sun 03-Mar-13 19:29:03

Showing your immaturity there though eh?
How rude.

andubelievedthat Sun 03-Mar-13 19:31:45

23? old ? have your friends started wearing purple/spitting ....

WhatsTheBuzz Sun 03-Mar-13 19:32:29

jog on? You're not THAT young.

ConfusedPixie Sun 03-Mar-13 19:33:14

DP and I say this on occasion. I'm 23 he's 24. I feel much older now than I did two/three years ago tbh. I do feel 'old' in that I'm older, and I feel like I can have a relationship with adults of all ages now, rather than my peers in age.

I also feel old because I have aches and pains a 'young' person shouldn't have grin

BambieO Sun 03-Mar-13 19:33:46

Blimey that was rude! I had to do a double take. I think it was meant in jest OP, chillax as the youngsters would say grin

Disclaimer I still consider myself a youngster at 27 and will do until I am 70

SirBoobAlot Sun 03-Mar-13 19:36:07

No need to be rude OP... Countrykitten had a point!

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