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I got genuinely excited when I got a gas card for Christmas, thats when I realized I am getting old



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Signs of getting older, harder to stay awake watching tv.
It takes longer to heal after another bike crash. I still have a very visible red patch of skin from a crash in October.
Waiting doesn't feel that long anymore, time seems to move faster. Which is good while driving as the speed limit doesn't feel painfully slow anymore.
More frequent back pain, seems the norm now.
People calling me sir at the dentist, etc...
More patience, don't get as riled up from online gaming anymore.



Injuries take longer to recover from. Dumb things you did / bad habits you had in your youth come back to haunt you. You tend to have a lot of old shit, some have become rare collectors items, most of it obsolete trash. Media in general doesn't surprise you much any longer.

It isn't all bad though. Your family has probably expanded by then, you've had opportunities to travel and explore a bit, you're more likely to discern good investments from bad (well, as far as gaming goes), and you're probably in a better financial situation to enjoy the latest tech. Best of all, you've got more XP to know how to handle all manner of social situations.



the biggest sign I found was the difference when I complete the sum of Current Year - Year of Birth = X
Each year the answer seems to grow larger and I've not found a method to reverse this process yet.

Age isn't something which particularly matters to me, the main side effects of it are not the impact on me but on others, I'm well aware that it's unlikely I will be over 50 years old and have both or even one of my parents still alive, I'm gravely aware that my brother is both older than me and enjoys recreational drug use, his partner while older again also has a family history of degenerative cognitive defects in later life, with almost 100% of the female members of the family succumbing to them in relative youth, haha, it also reminds me that my cunt/ex wife is 6 years younger than me and will likely live to see a Star Wars movie + Stand alone film which I will not get to experience, unless Karma actually exists and she is consumed by a goat at some stage in her life.

But yeah.... how has my age impacted me? People trust me slightly more now when it comes to repairing PC's than they did when I was a little brat teen that is for sure, now I've got a face which suggests I'll fix it... rather than I'll steal it to download porn.... even though under the face I will still use it to download porn if my own laptop is out of power and something is required!

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My age also impacts some of the way I refer to things as the previous paragraph should not have the term download in it, that is a throw back to being alive in the 80s/90s when downloading was a thing and the concept of streaming 1080p porn was just a pipe dream of the future... fuck it, I remember downloading porn... pictures...



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monocle_layton said:
You realize arguing in general is a waste of time

Some people unfortunately never grow up

you are under 20

While you still have any amount of the word "teen" in your name you cannot really look at others yet and think they haven't grown up.



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TallSilhouette said:
Approaching 30 and my joints are already terrible (knees, back, elbows, shoulders in that order). High peaks in my hairline and creases in my cheeks. I worry what my quality of life will be when I'm actually old.

If your joints are hurting at such an early age, it could be inflammation from the foods you eat, like anything grain based, I would investigate that if I was you, also some supplements can reduce inflammation, if this continues it could be arthritis for which exercise and a non-inflammatory diet are the only controls       



malistix1985 said:

I am in my 30's and I am not the youngest at work anymore and new people who are new talk differently to me, im getting slightly bold and grey, im getting old man

Time also seems to pass by faster, where when I was young it always seemed to go slow.

Time seems to pass by faster as we get older due to our logarithmic minds. It's just perception of time difference. Plus, age (the number) is just a reference point from the moment of your birth to the current moment, or memory. The age doesn't matter so much (if at all), what matters is the aging process or how long our bodies can "enterain the mind" so to speak.

Question - Would you rather be 40 and feel like you are 20, OR, would you rather be 20 and feel like you are 40?



monocle_layton said:
You realize arguing in general is a waste of time

Some people unfortunately never grow up

I agree to a point.  If you're very good at persuasion and convincing, it's not always a waste. 



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Rab said:
TallSilhouette said:
Approaching 30 and my joints are already terrible (knees, back, elbows, shoulders in that order). High peaks in my hairline and creases in my cheeks. I worry what my quality of life will be when I'm actually old.

If your joints are hurting at such an early age, it could be inflammation from the foods you eat, like anything grain based, I would investigate that if I was you, also some supplements can reduce inflammation, if this continues it could be arthritis for which exercise and a non-inflammatory diet are the only controls       

I'm just way taller than humans were designed to be and after years of athletics my joints are suffering for it. I take glucosamine which helps and avoid stressful exercises these days.



I used to know the signs of being old, but I can't seem to remember anything.