Saturday, April 9, 2016

What Is Old?

When you're young, you don't know what old is. You don't. Believe me, I was young once and like most twenty-year olds, I thought old was 50. The video below accurately and beautifully dispels that misconception. Please watch it; it's short.

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  1. Oh this makes my day, my weekend! I am sharing it with all my (old) friends. I'm 60 and I do 100 man-style pushups every day, so I had to laugh at the 20-something predicting how we do pushups! Thank you for this. Of course, good health makes all the difference, at all ages. xox

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    1. what??!!! 100 man-style pushups every day??? Holy cow.

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  2. Ha! I shared this on my FB page yesterday. I loved it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. I love this!
    It actually reminds me of an exercise we did in my A'level drama lessons (like the penultimate year of high school exams), when I was 16 or 17 and we were asked to imagine we were an 'old person' and walk around, act as them. Everyone around me hunched over with a walking stick, staggering around. I stood really upright and walked tall taking big confident strides. I looked at everyone I met etc. I sat on the park bench for a while, upright, amused at what I saw about me. At the end, my drama teacher told us that I was the only vaguely accurate impression of a typical old version and told everyone else off for stereotyping! This put me in mind of that!
    And I love this. My family friend who is has only a few weeks to live because of cancer is 81 and she was, up until recently, one of the most active people I know. She taught singing, helped at a dance school, did props for the local theatre, sewed costumes and made crafts for the local church, read about 6 books a day and is a huge inspiration! My grandparents taught me that from a young age- that you cannot stereotype 'elderly'!

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  4. I know a lot of "old" people are in better shape than I am! Heck, when I go work out, most of the people in the cardio room could outpace me and they're all definitely older than me.

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  5. This is one of the best things I've watched in awhile. Our views on age and aging so desperately need to be redefined and this video really sums it up. I shared it on my FB page to help spread the word. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  6. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I am actually in better shape now than I was in my thirties, and I hope to be able to keep it up that way for a long time.

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    1. Many of us get serious about our health in later years and, as you report, become fitter than we were earlier in life. Me, too.

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  7. This video is so cool ! I see many people older than I am in such a good shape, and I even feel and am in better shape now in comparison to some 18 years old I see at the gym ;-) . Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  8. saw this and LOVED it. so true!! i remember thinking 30 was old. HA! i am heading to 40 but in my mind i'm still a teenager!!

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  9. Loved it ! its funny how by all initial definition of age we're old !
    If I must choose, I personally love to be around elder people - there is so much more there.

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  10. Hysterical and sad! Ageism is real thing. Despite this cool video, the perception continues. Since blogging I have made many friends my kid's age, so that has helped me close the gap in terms of how i understand millennials. ( it freaks out my kids a bit, buy oh well!) I had some bias ,too, it seems.
    thanks for posting this thoughtful piece.
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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  11. I don't usually click on videos people share on blogs, but I watched this one, and appreciated it. I study a martial art, and have been inspired by seeing "older" people practicing and loving it. I hope to practice for many more years! While time can bring valuable experience and insight, age does not define who you can be and what you can do.

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  12. This made me smile ear-to-ear. Absolutely wonderful share, Ally - and truly important reminder that age is little more than a number.

    ♥ Jessica

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  13. I love it. I see my mother and her friends (mid-late 80s) still going pretty strong. Hope I can be like that too.

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  14. Beautiful! I know once I was walking my Grandkids home from School with some of their Friends, one of their Friends thought I was Mom... and when I explained I was Gramma she told me I didn't 'look' Old because I didn't have White hair or 'act' Old because I was still Fun... it made me Smile. Concepts of age can be easily dispelled and the Generation Gap bridged by mingling among all ages so that it transcends the amount of years one has attained and becomes so much more personal and meaningful on just a level of humanity. One thing that makes me sad is when I hear Seniors who do not like being around Young People... I couldn't even imagine having that particular bias, I try never to get so Old that I forget what it was like to be Young. Thanks for Sharing this... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  15. Thanks, this video is great and I am certainly going to share it on Facebook.
    Greetje

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