curious082385 31F
4230 posts
11/5/2005 12:52 am

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A question for all of you...

How much does age matter to you? Not just in relationships, but in the way it effects the way you see the person. If an incredibly profound statement was said by a 18 year old, would you give it as much thought as you would if it had been said by a 50 year old?

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
11/5/2005 9:22 am

A profound statment is a profound statment doesnt really matter how old the person is whos saying it. But you exspect wisdom from the older more experienced but the same could be said for a 50 year old who says something childish. They are told to act their age. I think the younger ones get more recognition for being mature at their age but as far as advice I take it from anyone if I agree with it. Age isnt a factor.

634694u 46M

11/5/2005 2:31 pm

It's not the age of the one speaking that matters, It's the miles traveled on their soul.

funnguy3043 45M

11/6/2005 11:13 am

Curious- I have tried several times to contact you. I believe I am the man your looking for. I am truly a great guy. I could go on and on but hopefully you will respond to me....

GuestInFrance 33M
16 posts
11/6/2005 4:08 pm

First of all, thank you for a great blog. I enjoy it every time I stop by to read it.

I am still "only" 22 years old. I spent one year in the states when I was 17, and compared to where I am from (not france) I was amazed at how fast american kids my age were expected to "act like adults". At a point I felt like a lot of american parents measured their success in raising their children by how grown up they acted. I even had a girlfriend who worked two jobs at the age of 16, something that would be unheard of and close to illegal in my country. However I what I did not realize that acting adult does not make you one. It was sometime after starting college that I realized the thing that shocks all of us at first. Grown-ups (or in this instance people who are older than you, perhaps the same age as your parents) might still act like kids. At the same time I was hanging out with a girl at 18 who seemed more reflected than any person I had ever met. And this still counts today: being older does not make you a grown up. Acting grown up does. And the only way to learn to act grown up is by good guidance, and accepting the fact that you will keep making mistakes for the rest of your life.

Grown ups tend to learn from their mistakes though.

(ok i know i digress a lot, but flow of consciousness is a good way to lift my mind).

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/7/2005 4:43 am

funnguy: If she hasn't contacted you she doesn't want to, and I can't blame her. You're 34 and you're acting like a 12-year-old with all this insisting. Grow up and move on.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

jim5131 55M
1296 posts
11/7/2005 6:34 pm

Hi Curious...(and thanks to Guest for bringing that write a good blog and I enjoy your thoughts..Thank You)..

..anyway..age is immaterial. I have had great debates with younger people and usually have good footing, but I love to hear their points of view. I can hear their minds stretching as they learn through serious discussion..fresh out of school, socially active, still learning, alert to the changing world, not yet caught up in the hubbub of everyday work...all makes for insights that I can appreciate.

Older people (myself included) usually have decided long ago which path makes the most sense...we have that experience factor thrown in and have made these things our foundation. These may not be entirely faultless, as new information is always coming out and we need to stay sharp with the culture and events.

In all...I listen to both equally....I am inspired by young people that are aware of this world they are growing into...especially those that realize the monumental tasks that lay ahead of their generation. No room for lazy people...make this world work for you.

Good post...

curious082385 31F
4925 posts
11/8/2005 1:40 am

nightstalker - good point, often it is the expectations that go with the persons age that effect what we hear from them. I have heard some incredibly profound things from my students.

63 - how closely your thoughts follow mine never ceases to amaze me.

Guest - no, you don't digress. And I agree with you on the comment of good adults learning from their mistakes. Along with mistakes and society's expectations though, I think it also has to do with the experiences that we have in life and how we react to those. And thank you.

Go PK!!!!

Jim - glad at lease someone enjoys my're welcome to them, they drive me crazy sometimes.

dasher121 36M

12/14/2005 4:10 am

I can say that looking back now at 25 to when I was 18, I really was alot different. I hand experienced as much as I have now. Things that we learn and go through really do change our perceptions. So no, at 50 you would def look at something alot different than at 18.

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