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Young people offer their thoughts on when you're 'old' - when does 'old age' begin?

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  1. Attitudes to age - Teacher's notes


I think 'old' is when you're retired and you're over 60 / 65 - something like that, and you get your pension.

'Old' is when you start to lose abilities that you could do when you were young, like run fast and play football and stuff like that.

I think people who are 70 are quite old because if you're like 60 you can still have fun.

I don't think there's a certain age for being young or old.

I think 'old' is when you feel old - so if other people say 'you're old', you're not unless you feel old...and you'll be young if you feel yourself that you are young.

I think you're as young as you feel or you're as old as you feel and you should never say 'I'm too old to do this' because if you want to do it you should.

If you feel like you're really weak and very old then you are old but if you feel that you're very healthy and very young then you are young.

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