25 Things That Made People Feel Old

Published 2 months ago

We all like to think of ourselves as forever young, right until reality hits us with unmistakable signs that our youth is behind us.

Recently, someone posed an intriguing question on Reddit: “What’s your ‘I’m old now’ indicator?” The responses poured in, filled with humor, nostalgia, and a touch of melancholy, revealing the moments when people realized they were no longer young. Scroll below to read some of them.

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I’m almost always tired. But not like sleepy tired and more like feeling thin tired.if that makes sense.


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I have an app for identifying bird calls, I’m happy when I can hear the mocking bird that seemingly nests in my neighborhood.


My favorite hobby is sleeping.

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Being more exited about the blossoming of trees and the end of winter than the next party

This actually was a topic with younger friend.


My back hurts, and that’s the default state.

And when I have to pee, there’s no buildup. I don’t have to pee, for hours, and then at some random second, I’m immediately doing the peepee dance and running to the bathroom.

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Refilling my pill pack on Saturday evenings. IYKYK.

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I never had kid,s but suddenly all my friends are grandparents.


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I say “when I was your age…” unironically.


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My “I’m old now” indicator was when I started sympathizing with the parents in teen movies.


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It dawned on me when I started thinking policemen looked too young to be in charge of anything.


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Realizing that I consider 9 p.m. a perfectly reasonable time to say, “Well, it’s about time to hit the hay!”.


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My nephew that I used to babysit and change his diapers is turning 41 this year. His kid is turning 13.


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When you’re filling out surveys and questionnaires then you realize you’re selecting the next age range.


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I went back to my home town after being gone about 20 years. I heard myself say “man, this is crazy. I remember when this was all dairy farms.”


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I have no idea wtf my young (20-25) coworkers are talking about half the time.


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I have no idea who most of the “celebrities” mentioned on social media are.


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I hate unnecessary noise. I really appreciate silence and calm.


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When I was a kid in 90s, the 60s were ancient history. I refuse to make the logical connection about the current state of the 90s. The 90s were just a few years ago. .


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I want to be home before the street lamps turn on.


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I got excited about buying a steam mop.


Music awards shows. Wife and I spend the entire time asking each other; “Who?”.

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When you hear Nirvana being played on Adult Contemporary radio stations.


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Just knowing that now whenever someone takes a photo of me on their phone and then shows me the photo, I will always see a little “old lady” staring back at me. .


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When people ask me how old I am, I respond with “how old do I look” and get really excited about the guessing game.


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You start feeling that music from your childhood is better than anything coming out today.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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