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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?
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.
32, according to the Royal Navy.
I have no intention of joining the Navy.
I suppose you are right but it is easier said then done. I will try to focus on my own stuff.
I am glad somebody gets me.
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
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
As Jim Rohn said "Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by change". This is also my answer
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.
I had never thought of that. The real world is much more complex than I thought.
edited 24th Apr '17 9:11:02 PM by aureolindays
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.
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.
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?
Depends. If you are winning a youngest person contest, 3 might be too old. If you are retiring, maybe 123 years.
How do I get rid of the feeling that is too late for me to do things out of my system?
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.
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.
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