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To think at 25 I shouldn’t be called a young person

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User300100 Fri 29-Mar-19 22:17:41

I’ve been out of university for four years now. I work in a professional career and have a one year old daughter. Today at work I was referred to as a young person by colleague. When I think of young people I think of people who are just getting started in life.

Quartz2208 Fri 29-Mar-19 22:18:49

SOrry but at 25 you are just getting started in adult life - enjoy it while you can

rudewordsaretheshit Fri 29-Mar-19 22:18:56

Lol

KneelJustKneel Fri 29-Mar-19 22:19:01

Usually its upto 25 with provision for young people.

blametheparents Fri 29-Mar-19 22:19:12

I’d over 40 and would be so happy to be called a young person! Enjoy it while you can!

ScreamScreamIceCream Fri 29-Mar-19 22:20:03

When you are in your 40s like me you will understand why people refer to you as young.

Seriously it is small stuff don't sweat it.

PunkRockHippy Fri 29-Mar-19 22:20:13

Make the most of it :-)

25 is young, savour it

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 29-Mar-19 22:20:25

YABU

25 is definitely young! (she says wistfully)

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 29-Mar-19 22:20:34

I'm 29 in a few months and still regularly referred to as a young person.

bananasinpyjamas18 Fri 29-Mar-19 22:20:36

I'm 26, have a 4 year old daughter. I would love to be called a young person. Where i work the young people are 16/17/18. I am still pretty young as far as adult life goes.

Flairhead Fri 29-Mar-19 22:21:07

I'm 32 and people at my work still say I'm young. Not an issue for me, but then I also prefer to be called a girl rather than a woman so maybe I'm weird.

pallisers Fri 29-Mar-19 22:21:48

I think you are young. Enjoy it. You are young, educated, professional - really you are in a great place and being referred to as young (which you are) is nothing bad. If they dismiss your opinion/input because "you are young' then call them on it.

flowery Fri 29-Mar-19 22:21:55

You don’t think 25 is young?

gringrin

Onceuponacheesecake Fri 29-Mar-19 22:22:03

You are young. I consider a young person 18-25.

icannotremember Fri 29-Mar-19 22:24:44

I'm 37. If anyone refers to me as young I positively beam. It's just a descriptor of relative age, it's not an insult or a put down. In some contexts I am young. In many more contexts, you are young. Doesn't mean you aren't capable, skilled, educated, confident, admired etc.

OneWildNightWithJBJ Fri 29-Mar-19 22:25:31

Being in your twenties is young though! It isn't the same as being immature, so I wouldn't be annoyed about it.

I guess I would be a young person to some people and I'm in my 40s...

TheCanyon Fri 29-Mar-19 22:25:35

Fuck sake, im 32 and I'm a young one in my head, please no-one burst my bubble.

SandyY2K Fri 29-Mar-19 22:25:51

In social care when we say CYP (children and young people), it's up to 25.

It also depends on who is calling you young. A 50+ year old will consider you young for some years to come.

DailyMailSucksWails Fri 29-Mar-19 22:26:14

OP: I'll have your young person's rail card if you don't want it!

CripsSandwiches Fri 29-Mar-19 22:26:27

Of course you're a young person! You're barely out of uni! You can't have been in your career more than 3 years (probably minus a year for maternity).

SquigglySquaw Fri 29-Mar-19 22:26:53

25 is young. Was it just a passing comment or do they treat you differently because you're young?

ILikeyourHairyHands Fri 29-Mar-19 22:27:02

32 is young!

Justonemorepancake Fri 29-Mar-19 22:28:49

You are young. Revel in it. Doesn't matter how much life experience you have, it's not about your maturity - it's a fact that 25 is a young age. (Lucky cow)

GreatAuntBertha Fri 29-Mar-19 22:29:10

Getting annoyed at such a trivial thing is such a young person's response.

Slat3 Fri 29-Mar-19 22:29:32

I’m 25 with two kids. I’m young!

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