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Saturday Six #468

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This week’s edition of the&nbsp Saturday Six&nbsp focuses on age: yours&nbsp and that of those around you.&nbsp They say age is just a number. Most of the people who do say that are people whose number happens to be a bit higher than that of the rest of us, but it’s said nonetheless.

But don’t worry: I’m not going to ask you to proclaim to the world exactly how old you happen to be. (I’m no dummy!)

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. How much older or younger than your actual age do you feel on an average day?

2. What’s the best part of being the age you are now?

3. What’s the most challenging part of being the age you are now?

4. Are most of the people to whom you feel closest younger than you, older than you, or your age?

5. Think back to when you were in high school and you saw someone who was your age now: looking back, what was your younger self’s biggest misconception about someone your age now?

6. What do you think of that old saying: Is age really just a number?

I’m going to be interested to see what you have to say to the “Is age really just a number?” question. Oddly enough, some demographic statistics about my readers indicate that the majority happen to be within a few years of my age, although I rarely mention exactly how old I am. I wonder if there’s some sameness of thought at play. Maybe that’s a post for another day!

Thanks for playing this week’s Saturday Six and I hope you’ll be back next week!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.


  • 1. I’m not sure, but I don’t think a 35-year-old should feel as old as I do on most days.
    2. Not being even older.
    3. Accepting the fact that my body is deteriorating faster than my mind is.
    4. On average, older I guess.
    5. That they knew everything, and thus their life was wonderful because they were adults and could do whatever they wanted whenever they wanted, and money grew on trees.
    6. I don’t like that old saying. It suggests that in spite of age, we are all on the same level playing field at heart and mind; that is simply not true. Youth and riper age both have their advantages. I have no desire to be 20 again if it means going back to that age without the experience I have gained thus far. Experience is underrated in the face of youth and energy, quite frankly. I have more tools at my disposal, both personally and professionally, than I did 10 years ago. My life hasn’t so far turned out the way I planned it, and I am not in the best of health, but I have a clearer vision of how to make myself happy, and the passing of time is a small price to pay for that.

  • 1.  I have no idea what my age is “supposed” to feel like, so I guess I feel my age.
    2.  I’m an adult.
    3.  I’m an adult.
    4.  Older.
    5.  They had it all figured out.
    6.  Yes, to an extent – but certain physical aspects cannot be avoided, eventually, no matter your mental outlook.

  • Mine are here:

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