How Old Do You REALLY Act?



How old do you really act? It basically comes from the idea that some people don’t behave as expected according to their age. While there is nothing new in it and pretty much everyone knew about it. The thing which many people don’t know about is that generally, maturity comes with age. It is very less likely that you would see an 18-year-old behaving maturely. As you might expect there will be exceptions but they would be very few.

It has been scientifically proven that maturity generally comes at the age of 25. It is due to the fact that our prefrontal cortex develops at that very age. Sure, you would find people who are well above that age behaving like 11-year-olds. Maturity is that one thing that our society lacks. We may live in the information age and we are connected like never before but due to lack of maturity, we are not able to handle the information which we all get at a very early age.

Parenting styles have also not changed over the decades and that type of parenting greatly affects the capabilities and confidence levels of the child.

Parents either become too protective or get angry over the most trivial of things. This either lets the child to not face the world which greatly impacts their growth. It is the reason why you see so much chaos in the world. There is a spike in all kind of mental conditions, obesity and crime.

If we try to trace the reason then you would find that more often than not it has its links to the person’s childhood.The reason why childhood plays such an important role in the course of one’s life is because of the fact that during that time the child’s brain is learning and is in the early phases of mental development. This lays the foundation of the person’s thought patterns through out the course of his life. If we could get the things right at this very stage then we are more than likely to eliminate many of the problems that our world is currently facing.

“The Little Boy and the Old Man

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”
― Shel Silverstein

“It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”
― Betty White, If You Ask Me

“ And then I laugh, because it’s so ridiculous and so gorgeous and it’s all I an do to not melt into a fit of giggles. So what if I’m ninety-three? So what if I’m ancient and cranky and my body’s a wreck? If they’re willing to accept me and my guilty conscience, why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus?
It’s like Charlie told the cop. For this old man, this IS home.”
― Sara Gruen

“For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Hope is sweet.
Hope is illumining.
Hope is fulfilling.
Hope can be everlasting.
Therefore, do not give up hope,
Even in the sunset of your life.”
― Sri Chinmoy, My Life’s Soul-Journey: Daily Meditations for Ever-Increasing Spiritual Fulfillment

“I just got a rather nasty shock. In looking for something or other I came across the fact that one of my cats is about to be nine years old, and that another of them will shortly thereafter be eight; I have been labouring under the delusion they were about five and six. And yesterday I happened to notice in the mirror that while I have long since grown used to my beard being very grey indeed, I was not prepared to discover that my eyebrows are becoming noticeably shaggy. I feel the tomb is just around the corner. And there are all these books I haven’t read yet, even if I am simultaneously reading at least twenty…”
― Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Beer or wine?

    • Beer
    • Wine
    • No Preference/Both
  • Question of

    Sunsets or sunrises?

    • Sunsets
    • Sunrises
  • Question of

    At this very moment, how messy is your bedroom right now?

    • Very Messy
    • Somewhat Disorganized
    • Extremely Neat
  • Question of

    How many hours of sleep do you get on a normal weekday night?

    • Less than 5 hours
    • 5-8 hours
    • More than 8 hours
  • Question of

    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most, how outgoing and spontaneous are you?

    • 1-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-10
  • Question of

    How often do you cook dinner for yourself?

    • Always
    • Sometimes
    • Never
  • Question of

    Do you usually keep your New Year’s resolutions?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which of these places would you most enjoy getting lunch at?

    • Food Truck
    • Home-style Diner
    • Five-star Restaurant
    • Hole-in-the-wall Eatery
    • Trendy Club Restaurant
  • Question of

    Which of the following activities seems like the best way to spend a Saturday night?

    • In bed with a good book
    • With a loved one, watching movies at home
    • At an art exhibit or music event
    • At a networking cocktail party
    • Family game night
    • Dinner and drinks with friends
    • Club hopping and dancing the night away
  • Question of

    Which word best describes your ideal personality?

    • Fun
    • Free-Spirited
    • Balanced
    • Loving
    • Stable
    • Adventurous
    • Wise
  • Question of

    What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

    • Check my phone
    • Hit the snooze button
    • Make coffee
    • Brush my teeth
  • Question of

    What do you do with the stuffing in an Oreo?

    • Split the Oreo in two and eat each side one at a time
    • Lick out the stuffing and then eat the Oreo
    • Eat the Oreo whole
    • I don’t eat Oreos.
  • Question of

    What color can you absolutely not wear with blue?

    • Black
    • Gray
    • Another shade of blue
    • Pink
  • Question of

    Do you ever stare at yourself in the mirror when you cry?

    • All the time!
    • Sometimes. It’s oddly therapeutic.
    • I used to when I was younger.
    • No? That’s weird.
  • Question of

    What was the main subject of a recurring nightmare that you’ve had?

    • A murder
    • A kidnapping
    • An assault
    • I can’t remember what mine were about.

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