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Most of my friends are older than me, by at least a few years. It's not intentional, and some of the time I don't even notice it until I actually get around to asking people how old they are.
For example, I thought a friend was around 20-25. Turns out she's thirty, has a degree already, and was getting married in a few months.
I just don't seem to click with people my own age a lot of the time.
My nakama friends are all at least two years older than I am.
I've also got a large group of close acquaintances at my school who are my age, though.
I do have a intergenerational friendship. A lady at my church who's in her 50s I'm friends with. We talk Tea, Shakespeare, Random Trivia and I tell her about my D&D campaigns I'm in to her amusement.
I'd certainly like to have an intergenerational thing, but all the adults I know expect to kiss up far too much for that.
I get along with most ages. My best friend is 20 years younger and was a student of mine once upon a time.
A good friend of mine is in her late 60s now and quite a few people I know are in their 40s/50s. I've never tended to have a lot of younger friends though. I tend to feel a bit self-conscious about major age gaps.
In real life, this one tends to get along best with people who are either much older than she is, or much younger, and rarely has any significant relationships with peers. Which might be due to not quite fitting in teen culture, or due to my character flaw of preferring hierarchical structure.
I'd hardly call that a character flaw...
Myself, I get along with younger people quite well. Probably because I never really grew up to begin with. I can get along with older people who have not yet lost their childlike love of life, and/or who don't automatically look down on the young because they're, well...young. Having worked in a bar, I've learned that age does not automatically confer wisdom on anyone.
I'd rather stay young. A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age.
To you, Drunk, to you.
Everyone knows a wasted old age is much better.
but those are the crappy years! I'd rather enjoy myself while my body's in the shape to enjoy it.
A person can enjoy their body after they're past the youth stage.
Heh, this one does not consider children any better than adults. If anything, they are Ambiguous Innocence incarnate. The ones I've used to tell creepy stories to later came up with their own which were much more disturbing than anything I've told them=)
edited 18th Mar '11 10:39:32 PM by Beholderess
My parents are ancient so it's hard to relate to them sadly, I had to teach my mum how to play the Iphone and that eluded her , both computer-generated 3d movies and anime mystifies my father, who is an analytical person. I find it hard to relate to people born in the -0's but I wonder about life without new-fangled gadgets and electricity like my mum did back then
edited 19th Apr '11 11:45:09 PM by sabrina_diamond
For they are innocent and love violent justice, while we are wicked and naturally prefer mercy?
You'd wish. But most of the time they just came with High Octane Nightmare Fuel out of nowhere and for no discernible reason
edited 21st Apr '11 6:16:47 AM by Beholderess
I tend to hang out with people ten to twenty years older than me. Which makes them between 40 and 50, and provides little opportunity for dating. I have no idea how old people are online, so... ?
I am having great fun reminding friends ten or so years younger than me about the old man jibes they made ten or so years ago.
Just wanted to drop that in.
most of my friends are not more than four years older or younger than I am. but I don't have troubles relating to older or younger people.
for a while, I couldn't really relate to people of my own age. until I hit high school, that is. there, there were other people with the same problem, and wow, we could relate to each other, and became friends.
we are a very tight group of 'weirdo's'. but since I found them, I have less trouble understanding other people of my own age.
I am slowly discovering that now with being in college my generation is no longer young teenagers, and I'm talking to people who are actually legally able to drink, and they regard me as a friend, not as a friend's kid or anything.
It is...oddly jarring.
I have lots of older cousins on my mom's side, so I'm used to dealing with older people (one of the cousins I'm closest to is 17 years older than me), but outside of family I don't really see a lot of people who aren't in my generation. Even though I am the oldest of 6 kids, I don't really see my 5 half siblings often. The oldest 2 are the only ones I'm close to, and they're in the same generation as me.
My friends are generally several years older than me, with the odd exception. My girlfriend is 19 years my senior (I'm 19, started dating her when I was 17).
I don't usually relate well to people my age, I'm not sure why. I have a somewhat mirthless personality and it seems to clash with the youthful vigor people I know my age seem to have; perhaps that's it.
Most of the people I get along best with are between one year younger than me and 10 years older than me.
I do have a few friends in their mid-30s, though (so, 14-16 years older than me), so I guess they would count, as well as those friends in their late 20s.
More than a year or two younger, though, and it's just weird. I can barely talk to them - it's like they don't even speak the same language, sometimes.
edited 29th Jun '12 7:30:42 PM by Grimview
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