How old do you choose to be today?

mirrorfrom Acceptance

Age is a fascinating concept. When I was 17, I felt more like a 100 year old. However closer I get to a 100, more I feel like a 17 year old.

As psychologists note, chronologically, you may be 30, 40, 50,  60 or 70 years of age, based on when you were born. There is no arguing that unless you’ve embraced some new alternative way of doing math. The real question is how old do you feel – what is your psychological age?

Your psychological age is determined by you, not anyone or anything else, so you can actually feel as young as you want. You may think you should act a certain age, but that is more than likely your desire to fit into some conventional notion of how a person of your age should act. Regardless of how you feel right now, recognize that you have within you the ability to change how old you feel today.

So how old do you choose to be today?

EsteemFrom White Ribbon Day New Zealand


41 thoughts on “How old do you choose to be today?

  1. Uncle Spike says:

    I’m going for 30 then.

  2. This is an interesting argument. My father in his eighties would say that he often thought he was still in his thirties but when he looked in the mirror he often didn’t recognise the old man looking back at him. I’m the same, the person in the mirror is not the person I feel myself to be. I too think I am far younger than i look. Which is probably a good thing for me. Trouble with aging is the body begins to slow down, the bits in your body need various drugs to function well enough to keep you alive but your brain sees ha it wants, it still hasn’t aged like the body has, at least in my experience. Fascinating question O. Well done.

  3. Zkye says:

    I don’t want to be old reality which we can’t escape.. Upon seeing my grandma , something got into my mind “It is hard to be old” ..

  4. My kids think I act like a 12 year old! Does that count? 🙂

  5. My mother was nearly 95 when she died and yet I still saw her posing in front of the mirror admiring herself. She had dementia in the last year or so and interestingly research has identified that in that state we do see ourselves as our younger versions to match our memories. I looked in the mirror this morning with my reading glasses on and I am obviously still of sound mind!

  6. richbrunelle says:

    I found the article very interesting. OMG, I need some of the OJ these folks are having. I feel so old, I’m checking for mold . . .

  7. Great concept, however sometimes “the mind is willing but the body is not” reality also has to be faced in the mirror, Hopefully, by then we have a lot of good memories to draw upon and a computer to keep our mind electrons from clogging up.and short circuiting.

  8. verawrites says:

    Reblogged this on verawrites and commented:
    Couldn’t resist sharing this! Some days I wake up feeling ancient but some days I feel like a kid again. How old do YOU feel today?

  9. hugmamma says:

    I agree with you…except my growing aches and pains tell me differently. 🙂

  10. juanbankas says:

    And on the opposite end of the spectrum, though chronologically less than 25, I choose to perceive myself somewhat older. For one thing, living in Africa, younger people tend to be less vocal, and I have chosen to break away from the mold. I guess the psychological age really is of more value than the chronological 🙂

  11. info4u2bu says:

    Reblogged this on ulearn2bu and commented:
    Act your age! Why??

  12. very true, sometimes i feel like i am hundred and sometimes like a teenager. i guess its the thought that count.the image in the end really says it all 🙂

  13. djdfr says:

    I refuse the stereotypes that accompany the numbers. 🙂
    I try to have a lifestyle that is conducive to good health, a functioning body.
    The longer I live, the better, because we all need time to build our soul.

  14. Ten. Ten is a good age today. Old enough to take responsibility for my son but not too old to have fun with him! 😉

  15. Having just spent all day yesterday at a conference where maybe 10 percent of the people in the room were older than 50, let alone older than 25 or 30, I felt geriatric (at 56) in their presence. I also was grateful not to be 20-something with tons of student loan debt and a horrible job market offering very few opportunities. I came home grateful to be my age and to have had the career I have already had and enjoyed.

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