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Can I Be Old Too? by Kid. on 2001-04-08 15:29:25

OK. I'm 19 years of age. I feel (in body) about 19, I'm conciously jogging each day to improve my dire fitness (It was something Sarah brought to light - there's a useful tale there, but for another time) I don't drink heavily, don't smoke, and am a young person. But, mentally, and people can check this out, I am old. I often say things like 'It wasn't like this when I was a boy' and mean it, seriously. I am beginning to enjoy old person pursuits; sleeping after meals, worrying about baldness (unfortunate but true), and general dislike of change and modern things (computers excepted, but you don't get a Limp Bizkit lesson in school. Or common sense) I don't know. I find myself liking old person things - a coffee break at 11a.m., songs with choruses and words that mean something, love (in general), and I complain about injustices - such as people not moving under the bus shelter to accomodate more people when it rains, newspapers not reporting news anymore. Erm, can I be old too? Or middle-aged? I won a middle-aged person of the flats competition. (Out of 120 people, at least 10 of whom are middle-aged, I am the 'one most' middle-aged person people know). It doesn't upset me. I get to like nice things, appreciate that which passes youth by. Youth is wasted on the young, someone said, and I contest it. I am using my youth the way it was intended. Does this make me old or not? You decide. I spent a lot of time writing this, it would make me happy if you spent 1/10 of that time reading it and left your verdict one way or another. I don't know, maybe I should have called it 'paranoia', and written that I feel old. I don't know. More evidence? I am taking photos of people because I might not remember them in years to come (though this could be because I am meeting a lot of new people, and you can't be expected to keep them all). I often find a tear in my eye remembering the past. I drink real ale (old person's drink). I like folk music (I love the way Sarah pronounces it, it's the Norwegian way...aah!). It's the little things. I enjoy it when people say 'you're really old!' (I hang around with Pete for this to happen most often. Joke.) I don't know - this is just me spilling, a little unnecessarily, perhaps, maybe it should be a whine. Maybe I just miss my friends. I don't know. I have 2 lives now, it's tough...... I don't know. (NB - This is going to printed out and put in my diary) Thanks for listening. If you have.

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Re: Can I Be Old Too? by Ringo * on 2001-04-09 10:23:55  |  Reply to this
  Come on kid, with hair like yours, how can you be getting worried about going bald. You're the only guy with a ginger afro that i have met, or ever will meet
Re: Re: Can I Be Old Too? by Kid on 2001-04-09 10:49:03  |  Reply to this
  Yes, but you don't wake up with piles of your own hair on your pillow, or wash it out strand by strand....do you?
Re: Re: Re: Can I Be Old Too? by shlong on 2001-04-10 01:25:33  |  Reply to this
  Ginger.... my god kid. Whats going on mate, were all the Warton jokes in vein. You know ginger is the most rediculous hair colour just as well as i do. Dont tell my mum i said that though...........
Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Be Old Too? by Kid. on 2001-04-10 10:44:17  |  Reply to this
  It's not GINGER! It's strawberry blonde. Sob! Sob!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Be Old Too? by Tetra Grammaton on 2001-04-11 23:26:00  |  Reply to this
  This is fascinatingly bizarre to me. Like the religious rites of a lost Stone Age tribe or something. So, honestly, people in England are prejudiced against red-haired people? And this is because of ... ???? General alcoholic stupor? Mad cow?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Be Old Too? by shlong on 2001-04-12 00:27:57  |  Reply to this
  After living in the UK all my life I have come to realise that it is quite possibly the most boring place on earth, and such, any opportunity to liven things up (even if it is just a little crack at someones ridiculos hair colour) is more than justified.
Re: Can I Be Old Too? by 360 on 2001-04-09 16:12:16  |  Reply to this
  Hey Gramps... Thanks for being an old soul -- I happen to really appreciate that...
Re: Can I Be Old Too? by Tetra Grammaton on 2001-04-11 23:28:13  |  Reply to this
  A friend of mine's boyfriend has basically been 50 years old his whole life. His theory is that he'll stay 50 too, even after he passes it chronologically. Which isn't so bad. So this all sounds quite plausible to me.
Re: Can I Be Old Too? by ditto on 2001-04-13 12:38:38  |  Reply to this
  -- if baldness runs in your family, sorry... but! -- there are many medical reasons for losing hair. Ever heard of alopecia? Take care, my friend. Check your health and be well. Okay?