When do we go from young to old? Is there a set age? A line we cross? Is it as simple as moving from the kids’ table to the grown-ups’ table at Thanksgiving? Or is it more complicated than that? What determines old age in a person?
I started thinking about this when I read a headline for a Yahoo article titled: Young Hollywood Turns Out for Teen Choice. Pictured were two “young” actresses, and Kim Kardashian.
I thought to myself, “Kim Kardashian isn’t young!” Like Lindsay Lohan, she seems sort of worn out. Like she’s seen her day. For goodness sake, she’s had a sex tape! To lump her in with the squeaky clean Disney images of girls like Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato seems a bit of a stretch.
According to Wikipedia, Kim Kardashian was born in October 1980 which makes her 29, soon to be 30. (She was born four months after I graduated from high school. Which makes me REALLY old!). She’s also already been married and divorced (2000-2004), which takes her down another few notches in the “young” category.
In my head I still feel like I’m 24. Sometimes I feel like I’m 12. And in the morning when I’m trying to get out of bed, I feel more like I’m 87.
So when do you go from young to old? Or can we all fluctuate between the two in any given moment of any given day?