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    Question What age does middle-age start?

    I am trying to figure out how long I left left to do those things I was supposed to do in youth?

    30 next year.

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    If you plan on dying at 60, then you are middle-aged. Otherwise, you have roughly 15 years until middle age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    I am trying to figure out how long I left left to do those things I was supposed to do in youth?

    30 next year.
    Calculate when you are going to die, and divide by two, that should give you a pretty good indication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohair_chair
    If you plan on dying at 60, then you are middle-aged. Otherwise, you have roughly 15 years until middle age.
    I am talking about our societal definition of 'middle-age', not an arithmetical calculation.

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    Depends on what you mean by youth. You're young enough to do pretty much anything. Kegstands and beer funnels might start to look silly soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilasCL
    Depends on what you mean by youth. You're young enough to do pretty much anything. Kegstands and beer funnels might start to look silly soon.
    I think that in the West today, 'youth' probably extends into our 20's, whereas once adulthood (and its responsibilities) were assumed at 21.

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    I don't know, what exactly are you supposed to do in youth?
    Originally posted by thatsmybush:
    I can only speak for my self, but if Fergie wanted to rub her lovely lady lumps on me, I could play the role of "human stripper pole."

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    I am trying to figure out how long I left left to do those things I was supposed to do in youth?

    30 next year.

    too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogger
    I don't know, what exactly are you supposed to do in youth?
    Romance and adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    Romance and adventure.
    At 38, I've still got romance and adventure and I'm still seeing overall performance gains in running, swimming and riding...

    Honestly, I was more middle aged when I was 29 than I am now...

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    For me, I think it was when I turned 45. That year, I had this sudden urge to go buy a Ferrari but didn't.

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    are you panicking at the thought of turning 30? I know some people do; but they are usually of the female gender.

    Middle age I think is just a societal reference; like mid life crisis. I have never envisioned a set mid life time. I think we all just have a beginning and an end with allot of history in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    Romance and adventure.
    You're never too old for that.

    Now get a life and a girlfriend.
    Originally posted by thatsmybush:
    I can only speak for my self, but if Fergie wanted to rub her lovely lady lumps on me, I could play the role of "human stripper pole."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogger
    Now get a life and a girlfriend.
    I'm working on it believe me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    Romance and adventure.
    That when exactly are one supposed to do after youth? Curl up and wait to die?
    Blows your hair back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    I am trying to figure out how long I left left to do those things I was supposed to do in youth?

    30 next year.
    I think middle age begins when you start to wonder about it.
    Beam me up, baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den bakker
    That when exactly are one supposed to do after youth? Curl up and wait to die?
    Well first there's the intermediate stage of porn and hankies...
    Originally posted by thatsmybush:
    I can only speak for my self, but if Fergie wanted to rub her lovely lady lumps on me, I could play the role of "human stripper pole."

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    I am trying to figure out how long I left left to do those things I was supposed to do in youth?

    30 next year.
    it starts when your waist size exceeds your inseam
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    Your only as old as your act. Pick and age, and stick with it. Continue until you have an industrial accident, or your chute doesnt open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millerinva
    it starts when your waist size exceeds your inseam
    They are equal right now. Guess I'll live longer than I thought.
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    50.

    And my reasoning is quite simple - that was the only birthday that put me in a funk.
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    50.

    And my reasoning is quite simple - that was the only birthday that put me in a funk.
    Really...why?
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rydster
    I am talking about our societal definition of 'middle-age', not an arithmetical calculation.
    So was I. The only way to do an arithmetical calculation is to wait until you are dead. At that point, who cares?

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    I'd say............................60?

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    40's the new 50. I think it's gone up since the old days.

    When my next wife hit's 50, I'm trading her in on two 25 yo's.
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