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Lol. I guess I think of "middle aged" as that time where you let go of some/a bunch of those things that you would typically do in your teens/20's/30's. Maybe there are some other periods in there that I don't know what to name them.
If that's true then I hit middle age at 25. You still go out partying like you did in college?
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Lol. I guess I think of "middle aged" as that time where you let go of some/a bunch of those things that you would typically do in your teens/20's/30's. Maybe there are some other periods in there that I don't know what to name them.
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If that's true then I hit middle age at 25. You still go out partying like you did in college?
And I hit middle age when I turned 30 and had my first child.

I don't get calling some of the "middle" of life "prime" and splitting off the older part of the middle and calling that "middle". Except to deny your age, of course.

One advantage of deciding you've entered middle age at 30 is that you don't feel like "middle age" is all that old, so it sort of reduces the trauma of entering "middle age". Like most contemporary Americans, my health and energy were still excellent at 30, for instance. (Well, having the kid took a lot out of me, but I didn't have any actual medical issues or anything.) And several years later, I don't feel all that much older than I did at 30. I think I will feel older at 60. I'll be thinking about retiring instead of about child-rearing, and I will likely be thinking about my health rather then my parents' health.
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Some ancient Toltec sorcerers claim that having a child actually tears energy away from the parent. When veiwing people as luminuous eggs, they claim they can actually "see" a dark spot on the surface of the shell where the child was formed from. Some practicioners go through great lengths to try to close that gap.
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Under 20, child/teen
20 - 39 young adult
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That is my categorization scheme. As far as when I personally went from feeling like a kid to feeling "old", it happened when my parents passed away.
that looks like it was devised back when people died by 80. I still like my scheme, but if I were using this one, I'd modify it to:

Under 20, child/teen
20 - 45 young adult
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45 is a young adult? No way. Young adult is 20-30. 30-45 is just regular adult. 45-60 middle age.
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