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Old 16th September 2018, 06:43
Copernicium Copernicium is offline
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20 years ago really does feel like a long time ago and like yesterday at the same time. Getting older is weird.
That reminds me of the start of a Larkin poem:

I Have Started To Say by Philip Larkin

I have started to say
"A quarter of a century"
Or "thirty years back"
About my own life.

It makes me breathless
It's like falling and recovering
In huge gesturing loops
Through an empty sky.



(I have omitted the final verse because it is too gloomy.)
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Old 17th September 2018, 14:59
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.. the last verse stops looking gloomy.

^^ I feel like a five year old inside, just with sore knees.

I didn't know knees could hurt so much. How did the song go? "Be kind to your knees, you will miss them when they are gone."

P.s. chiorgirl, if you don't know who Sir Andrew Dilnot is then you may have missed my point.
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Old 18th September 2018, 00:16
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Every ache and pain makes you think you have arthritis, heart disease or a stroke on the very near horizon or I'm just a hypochondriac
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Old 18th September 2018, 00:23
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Ah no I didn't. I get it now.
And I meant internet, not no internet.
Like the poem.
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Old 18th September 2018, 09:55
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Every ache and pain makes you think you have arthritis, heart disease or a stroke on the very near horizon or I'm just a hypochondriac
Yep I'm feeling the aches n pains now since I'm turned 40 yikes

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Old 19th September 2018, 11:56
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... you readily fall asleep on the sofa while watching TV, etc. Happens to me a lot these days lol
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Old 30th September 2018, 22:53
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***8230; the only dark hairs you can find in the shaving mirror are the ones growing out of your ears.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 18:02
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***8230; you arrive home from B&M Bargains with your first-ever pair of thermal long johns.
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Old 27th November 2018, 15:41
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When you hear that Kym Marsh is to become a grandmother.
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Old 27th November 2018, 18:02
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Oh, that did make me feel old!
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Old 27th November 2018, 18:41
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Old 27th November 2018, 18:45
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To be fair, the only person that should make feel old is Kym Marsh!
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Old 5th December 2018, 08:04
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Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed 20 years ago.

Tame Impala is an old band from "Like ten years ago man", "that is like, so old"...."y'know, gosh, they must be ancient".

I still think of them as new. That's when you know you are an ancient imperial has been.
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Old 5th December 2018, 08:15
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^but those are probably people who think something released a month ago is old and out of date.

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Old 5th December 2018, 15:34
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

...when

- Time speeds up.

- Life no longer seems like something all ahead of you but something you are trying to make the most of before it goes.

- You no longer feel that vague sense of hope and optimism that keeps you going when you are young.

- Nothing seems to matter anymore. Nothing seems solid, real or meaningful (or that could just be depression).

- You feel scared, bewildered and lost.

- New experiences are no longer welcome. When you are young, they seem like adventures, plus you hope to learn from them, or maybe to use them as interesting anecdotes. As you get older, there's no point learning from anything.

- You just want to be left alone.

- You hate noise and crave space and silence.
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Old 5th December 2018, 19:57
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- You hate noise and crave space and silence.
Good luck finding those two things. In 21st-century Britain you need to be a multi-millionaire to afford somewhere quiet and spacious!!

Another big change is the loss of meaning or intensity. As you get older, you feel sort of detached from the world, like it's not quite real, or doesn't matter. Maybe it's a psychological defence? A way of preparing yourself for death? Then again, maybe I feel like that because I don't have kids.
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Old 27th December 2018, 18:51
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When you start enjoying watching Poirot on the TV.
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Old 27th December 2018, 18:52
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^ The ABC murders or old Poirot? I'm currently watching the former and rather enjoying it.
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Old 27th December 2018, 19:08
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When you open a new tab on your web browser and immediately can't remember why (it's like the technological equivalent of not remembering why you went upstairs, but at least with going upstairs some time has passed and you have an excuse!).
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Old 27th December 2018, 20:23
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^ The ABC murders or old Poirot? I'm currently watching the former and rather enjoying it.

Yes, the ABC murders. I'm quite enjoying it too.
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Old 29th December 2018, 14:55
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the only dark hairs you can find in the shaving mirror are the ones growing out of your ears.
My female equivalent of this is the ones growing out of my chin
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