Major survey says old age begins at 68! Not for us folks, tho
Pete Magill linked to this great demographic/opinion survey.† It says: “When Does Old Age Begin? At 68. That’s the average of all answers from the 2,969 survey respondents. But as noted above, this average masks a wide, age-driven variance in responses. More than half of adults under 30 say the average person becomes old even before turning 60. Just 6% of adults who are 65 or older agree.” Of course, the older you get, the farther “old age” gets pushed back. My dad is almost 81, and he insists he doesn’t feel old. Aches and pains aside, age is in your brain. So when do YOU think “old age” starts? Me? Try 93.