Wednesday

Old Age Begins At...?

I always thought old age was 15 years older than my current age, but apparently a new study pegs it at 80 years old. If I live to be 80 years old, there will be no-one more surprised than me, but I digress. Now, the study is based upon the responses of a couple of thousand limeys, but as I am from the UK myself I suppose it applies.
Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week a new study found that old age really doesn't begin until 80.

The study, commissioned by comparison website PayingTooMuch.com, asked 2,000 Britons over 40 what they considered old. The average answer -- 80 -- was nearly 20 years later than what previous generations might have responded. Those behind the study say the change in attitude is due in large part to delayed retirement, more active lifestyles, and a familiarity with octogenarians still successfully working.


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