'It's terrible moving up an age category.' blog discussion

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • Stephen_LeakStephen_Leak
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    You just wait until you're in the last one on the list!

    But then, as they say, "Growing old is compulsory. Growing up is optional".
    The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in my life. :)
  • jackiebjackieb Forumite
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    I can't get used to the idea that i'm an adult and i'm 39. When a stranger talks to me I still have this thought that they're someone older - a grown-up is talking to me!! But when i'm amongst people in their late teens/twenties I do feel older and out of place. I feel like i'm in a group of my own, on my own!

    I'm almost 40. I remember when my parents were 40 and they were grown-ups. I don't feel like that. Does everyone feel like they don't belong to their group?
  • superscapersuperscaper Forumite
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    For me it's actually seeing that I'm older. The two big ones were getting on the bus and the bus driver looked to me like he should be at school and the other one is seeing policemen and women who are obviously much younger than myself. Shouldn't really complain too much (only 27) but I guess everyone at every age see things to remind them they're getting older and there's ALWAYS going to be an increasing number of people younger than you. And more morbidly there will always be less people older than you as time goes on. :(
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  • superscapersuperscaper Forumite
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    jackieb wrote: »
    I remember when my parents were 40 and they were grown-ups. I don't feel like that. Does everyone feel like they don't belong to their group?

    I don't think I've ever felt like the age I'm meant to be (if that makes sense :confused: ).
    "She is quite the oddball. Did you notice how she didn't even get excited when she saw this original ZX-81?"
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  • jackiebjackieb Forumite
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    I don't think I've ever felt like the age I'm meant to be (if that makes sense :confused: ).

    Yes it does. :)

    I find it strange now because i'm the youngest in my family and i've always been babied, but now i'm taking care of things for my parents. I phone and sort out any problems they can't deal with themselves. I drive in my car when we go somewhere out of town together, instead of me being the passenger in their car. They look at me for advice now and I find that a bit hard. Just reminds me that we're getting older. I liked it how it was before.
  • superscapersuperscaper Forumite
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    jackieb wrote: »
    I liked it how it was before.

    When our parents were infallible and omniscient you mean. :D Funny how they seem to know less when you get older.
    "She is quite the oddball. Did you notice how she didn't even get excited when she saw this original ZX-81?"
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Ive just moved up to the next catagory.Sigh.
    Somehow 44 seemed a lot younger than 45!!
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  • Smiley_MumSmiley_Mum Forumite
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    Just the other day my youngest son was annoyed because he wanted to be an adult, as I held off going to a theme park as he's too small for the bulk of the rides, unlike his older brother. He's shouting at me, I want to be a big, old adult so I can get on the scarey rides. He didn't want to go to the theme park if all he was going to get on was the little kiddie rides. :confused:
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  • very soon i hit the 30, it scares me at the same time it doesnt ( I got broody recently for a a few months ), my mentality adapts to its enviroment, ie moneysaving diamonds, drunkenbumdiamonds, socialdiamonds, quietdiamonds, madmandiamonds etc etc i have a good balance, dad asks me advise cos he knows ill make the better decision, at 28 i was wholelly complete and content with my life for the first time ever & single...and still am....bring it on i say...age is a mentality, and botox is cheap these days ( if you want look young forever/defy gravity for a while ), I have KINDOF looked after myself over them last 15 years, not to any high degree but enough, - between that and genetics my complexions great - clean shaved i pass for a 25 yr old :D so when ticking boxes infront someone obviously I tick 21 - 29 :cool: and will continue to do so......

    commiserations Martin ;)
    SO... now England its the Scots turn to say dont leave the UK, stay in Europe with us in the UK, dont let the tories fool you like they did us with empty lies... You will be leaving the UK aswell as Europe ;)
  • saver79saver79 Forumite
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    :rotfl: Oh I know how Martin feels! I'm 50 next year, just can't bear the thought of it..Never mind, at least I've still got my health (brain's not too sharp tho')...
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