When We Think Old Age Starts
What do you consider old age? 40? 50? 60? 70? 80? 90? I remember being a teenager and thinking 30 or 40 was old....well now that I've hit 50. I'd love to 30 or 40 again and of course know then what I know now. So what does the new survey say as far as when old age starts? The answer may surprise you!! It did me!!
According to a new survey, old age doesn’t start until 80.
This is a couple decades older than what people might have thought a generation ago– and the change in attitude is probably due to delaying retirement and working longer, a much more active life and knowing many older people that are pretty high energy and busy lives. The amazing thing about this survey is around one out of 5 (that's 20% of us) believe that some people can be 90 years of age before being thought of, or considered old. So, it'll be awhile before I'm gonna be considered a codger!!! But I have been practicing "You kids get off my lawn." Just in case!!! (Huffington Post)