Does it piss you off when people tell you to "act your age"??

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    Jan 18, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Pisses the hell out of me.
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    Jan 18, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    "The Oscars just doesn't do it for me." icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 18, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    "act your age not your shoe size"

    (Really need a LOLcat saying something like "do you want to die in pain, bitch?")
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    Jan 18, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    Yes and I try to stay away from them. If they are fixated on a number and how it should relate to life that's their problem. They can get old not me.

    I also hate it when you look young for your age and people think your just a kid.
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    Jan 18, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    growingbig said

    I also hate it when you look young for your age and people think your just a kid.


    Lol that happens to me too. As much as it can be annoying, I'm going to enjoy it because one day that will stop.

    I met some nice guys who play touch football a few months ago. I told them I had just started classes at a local university.

    Guy: So you're a freshman?
    Me: I'm a Grad student.
    Guy: Ooooohhhhh.

    Lol


    Hey cool, post #500
  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 18, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    I am told all the time that I do not act or look my age! I take it as a huge compliment!!


    PS--My 500th post also!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    Yes. I hate when people say "act your age" because I don't feel like I'm 39. Most of the time, I'm in the mindset that I'm somewhere around 25. And yes, sometimes have to be mature (at work), but other times, there's nothing wrong with rolling around on the floor with the dog,
  • dfrourke

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    Jan 18, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    frankly, I can't tell you the last time anyway asked me to "act my age"...

    what was the context?

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    Jan 18, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    Most do not connect with my age or even spell it.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 18, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    question should be : do you care if people tell you to act your age ?

    nay
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    Jan 18, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    Downers love to shoot that one out, trying to infect everyone around them with their suffocating severity.

    I think they are simply jealous of those who are not overly concerned of how others may perceive them. They are too uptight or afraid to act as their heart dictates and so they try to inflict their own bitterness on those who possess the willpower they lack.

    If your heart is exuberant, who is to suffer but yourself in its suppression? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    Buckwheet, are you alright my love? icon_razz.gif
  • novajava

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    Jan 18, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    never had it happen.. people almost always assume im in my mid or late 30s, till they find out my real age.. (got lucky in the gene/aging dept i guess! lol) , and acting silly and being a comic most of the time is something people i know and most people i meet enjoy about me.. n e one who try's to stifle youthful exuberance in someone else is a party pooper... life would be hell if we all went around dower and serious all the time.. Time and a place for everything i guess.. but i allways enjoy up people, and am usually trying to being other people "up" too
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    Jan 18, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    Depends on the context guys.. how many of you know guys in their late 30's still living off other people's efforts and blaming all their problems on someone else? That's what a teenager does, not what a grown adult should be doing.

    Being fun and carefree is one thing, being irresponsible and expecting everyone to accept it as 'being youthful' is something else all together.
  • zakariahzol

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    Jan 18, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    I have all kind of people telling me that because they dont know I am gay. Its like "you are in your forties, why dont your get marriage and settle down". Girls who think I am a good catch to be a husband because I am single with some good financial situation and believing I am looking for a good wife. If I am a young kids, I probably dont have the same problem.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 18, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    I take it as a compliment.... clearly I am brave enough to do things they aren't.
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    Jan 18, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    I'm 48, 210#, a nationally-qualified bodybuilder, and have a consistent appearance rating of 9.1 to 9.9. I LOVE acting my age.

    I'm proof positive that one CAN grow old gracefully, be decent looking, fit, built, and mature, and that aging (through good science and discipline) does not need to be something where you get fat, out of shape, type 2 diabetic, high blood pressure, and look like a prune.

    I've had numerous doctors at the gym (this is a true statement) ask me at the gym how old I was and replied in amazement "Wow!"

    flex89, 19, and a type 1 diabetic with daily challenges, whom I live with often shows me the virtue, insight, and maturity of someone twice his age. There's nothing like a chronic disease to help bring things into perspective.

    I meet 50 year olds who act like twelve year olds, as well. I have 20 somethings swoon over me, as well as older guys, too, that act like they are 15.

    Chronological age, and maturity are disassociated.

    I've heard "act your age" a bunch of time, but, laughter, science, exercise, nutrition, confidence, and a bunch of other factors, help us lead better lives. I don't wanna act my age if it means sitting on a couch, being fat, and watching tv all day. No way.
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    Jan 18, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    No one has ever told me to act my age. However, I do agree with the sentiment in situations where guys don't know the difference between being a child at heart and being just childish.
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    Jan 18, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    I've honestly never been told to act my age.

    There are only a very few occasions in which I would ever be so presumptuous as to tell someone to "act their age."

    These include:
    40 year olds in Abercrombie/Hollister wear
    Guys of any age over 15 yelling and screaming like a nelly queen.


    Ok, that's about it.
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    Jan 19, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    shit im 26 and my group of friends and I act like were 16... its fun!.. but id say it does have a time and a place


    playing on ur iphone at church.. probably isnt one of them