Originally Posted by blackcap
Yeah aging sucks, it's just another thing to bum you out, as if there wasn't already enough to start with. Still, my looks were never good in the first place, even when I was 'young', so it's not like I've lost much. It's more the fact that it's a reminder that life is passing me by, and that I'm no better now than I was 10 years ago (possibly worse, in fact).
Mentally I still feel like I'm in my late twenties. Not to say I think like a normal person that age - I'm far too reserved and cynical - but rather I feel like I'm still too immature to be in my 30's.
The other thing that sucks is that time seems to pass much more quickly the older you get. I guess that's because each year becomes a smaller percentage of your life so it just seems to go by quicker. It took a long time to get from 20 to 30. 30-35 has just whizzed by so I hate to image how quickly the next 5 or 10 years will go.
I can intimately relate to every sentence you wrote. I could have written this post (just not as well as you did, though).
I even have an average mental age of about the same as you do (late '20s). Mentally, I'm older than my real age in some areas (such as failing memory, "brain fogginess", "mental decline"), and a lot younger than my age in other areas ("emotional maturity", socially).
I mean, shouldn't our physical looks match our mental ages?
Life is utterly cruel when my mind can sometimes operate like a 15-year-old's, while I look
like a 47-year-old.
O.k., and I admit that, if I had written your post verbatim - that I may have been downgrading my previous looks a little. I was never a stunner (far from it), but on good days, I guess I could be halfway cute.
On good days, I wasn't attractive in an actress or a "Pilar Sanders" type of way (far from it), but I was attractive in a very average way.
You're probably downgrading your previous looks too, and your current looks.
(Unfortunately, I'm not
downgrading my current looks.)