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GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Aug 11th 2016 at 9:11:58 AM

This has been on mind for quite sometime now but how is too old enjoy things or even start a career? I had seen some projects started off by people much younger than me and it makes me feel like an old guy knowing that. I really wish that I attempted those things when I was younger but I wonder how old is too old to start and finish a career?

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
Aug 11th 2016 at 10:06:55 AM

Generally you're too old to start anything new when you're dead.

Don't compare yourself to other people. There's always someone older and someone younger, so worrying about it is a waste of energy that can be better spent on working to improve your own stuff.

Although I do get the feeling. I started acting when I was 24, which is considered late, especially for women. Hahahahaha.

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Aug 11th 2016 at 12:34:37 PM

32, according to the Royal Navy.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Aug 11th 2016 at 2:58:20 PM

[up] I have no intention of joining the Navy.

Generally you're too old to start anything new when you're dead. Don't compare yourself to other people. There's always someone older and someone younger, so worrying about it is a waste of energy that can be better spent on working to improve your own stuff.

I suppose you are right but it is easier said then done. I will try to focus on my own stuff.

Although I do get the feeling. I started acting when I was 24, which is considered late, especially for women. Hahahahaha.

I am glad somebody gets me.

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
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Zzzzzzzzzz
Nov 18th 2016 at 5:38:04 PM

Hi, Auld Phart here. My rule of thumb is that I don't refuse to start anything because I'll be "too old" when I'm done. I'll be just as old in that same time if I don't. "It'll take me four years to get that degree — I'll be 61!". Yeah, well, in four years I'll be 61 whether I have the degree or not

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Nov 19th 2016 at 2:24:19 PM

GAP: It would depend on the context of your life. If you think you can handle those kinds of changes and challenges then you are likely not too old. If you honestly feel it is truly beyond your abilities well there is always something different to try or do. I didn't get to start my current career until well into my mid 20's, which is a bit of a late start by most standards.

edited 20th Jan '17 6:29:54 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Nov 23rd 2016 at 12:16:21 AM

As Jim Rohn said "Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by change". This is also my answer [tup]

Feb 10th 2017 at 8:01:23 AM

My twin brother's a medical student. He'll finally be out of residency and able to practice on his own when he's 40.

One of my best friends left her job as an EMT to become an engineering professor at age 53.

My daughter's grandpa has always loved art, and his second career as an artist started at age 65.

GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Feb 10th 2017 at 8:27:51 PM

I had never thought of that. The real world is much more complex than I thought.

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
Apr 17th 2017 at 5:38:26 PM

just bugs me

edited 24th Apr '17 9:11:02 PM by aureolindays

Cata Damn Fine Troper from Nottingham, UK Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
Damn Fine Troper
Apr 19th 2017 at 3:01:48 AM

Never too old.

Hell, look at Diamond Dallas Page. One of the most beloved wrestlers and health/fitness instructors in the world (the amount of people's lifes he's turned around is incredible) didn't have his first wrestling match until 35 - very late in the game for one of the most intense things you can put your body through.

"Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen."
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Purrloin Jani by shrubBird
May 25th 2017 at 5:39:57 PM

You're never too old for anything, except maybe "child star".

That said, it's a great easy-out of something you really have no interest in.

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GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Jun 6th 2017 at 3:52:52 AM

This may tie into the whole thing about "you are never too old to do anything" lesson that you guys mentioned but there were some things that I wanted to do but due to "happenstances" I missed them and I wanted to go back to it. What should I do? I know fads and ideas change with time but I wanted do some stuff but I never got a chance do them and I want to make up for "lost" time. Also, how do I deal with people who are more knowledgeable than you are and they are younger than you?

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
Jun 24th 2018 at 10:29:52 AM

Depends. If you are winning a youngest person contest, 3 might be too old. If you are retiring, maybe 123 years.

GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Jul 5th 2018 at 6:36:54 PM

How do I get rid of the feeling that is too late for me to do things out of my system?

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
Jan 1st 2019 at 6:12:49 PM

I would say, "Do the things you need to get out of your system!" Assuming the things you are going to get out of your system is not illegal.

GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Apr 3rd 2019 at 11:40:45 PM

[up] You are right. I had been meaning to do things and I am still relatively young. I also plan to go back to school....I just wish I did it sooner.

"Enter Hooly, the Heal Slime hero!"
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