Age Range?

How aged are you

  • under 20

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 20-30

    Votes: 5 22.7%
  • 30-40

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • 40-50

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • Over 50

    Votes: 4 18.2%

  • Total voters
    22

suspendedreason

Well-known member
born after '97

some accounts say '95 or later, in which case I'm a zoomer, but I don't think that's right, I'm more a transition. When I was in high school the 20-something millennial/hipster was already a well-established trope, coinciding with 2000s indie scene... flannels, ironybros... All that was big when I was a child/early teen
 

suspendedreason

Well-known member
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I've always had a lot of friends who are a bit older than me, which is fine. But I really value the friends who are (roughly) the same age as me, there is something special about having the same reference points and temporal associations.
 

sufi

lala
do you guys interact with people from the other age range?
that's a good question - i think there's something special about how you relate with people the same age, but i think i tend to assume that people are the same age as me anyway.

Most of my closer friends are within a year or so of my age (probably just cos we knew each other since we were kids) but I have found that meeting new people of the same age there's a connection
 

sufi

lala
that might i suppose be down to shared experiences - we were all the same age when the era of rave arrived or whatever, but i have found the same thing in far flung places when on travels - there's still aconnection when you meet an age mate from an entirely different background .... i reckon?
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
I've always had a lot of friends who are a bit older than me, which is fine. But I really value the friends who are (roughly) the same age as me, there is something special about having the same reference points and temporal associations.
Jim won't be happy when I tell him you love me more than you love him
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
for a decent chunk of my 30s I was still working in hospitality and there became these increasingly horrifying gulfs in understanding between me and my coworkers. Unbridgeable gulfs. No shared reference points.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Here it's different because we actually do all share reference points and communication is far easier. Also because there's almost no one here who is helplessly irredeemably thick
 

craner

Beast of Burden
that might i suppose be down to shared experiences - we were all the same age when the era of rave arrived or whatever, but i have found the same thing in far flung places when on travels - there's still aconnection when you meet an age mate from an entirely different background .... i reckon?
I think it's also because you are shifting through life at the same rate, it's like a generational camaraderie. It's like you always suspect that your year in school was the most talented and the coolest.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Jim, alluded to above, grew up in an Essex village on the blackwater estuary and he said if you're a freak there there's no age barriers, there's so few of you you cling together, 16-60. I thought that sounded actually quite good and healthy.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Jim, alluded to above, grew up in an Essex village on the blackwater estuary and he said if you're a freak there there's no age barriers, there's so few of you you cling together, 16-60. I thought that sounded actually quite good and healthy.
That's because he was friends with a reclusive pensioner who owned Can records, though.
 

boxedjoy

Well-known member
for a decent chunk of my 30s I was still working in hospitality and there became these increasingly horrifying gulfs in understanding between me and my coworkers. Unbridgeable gulfs. No shared reference points.
I had this in my early 20s. Every shift was a slog. No music or nightlife or books or TV or films in common, you couldn't even gossip and bitch about people because the values were so polarised.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
its really hard really alienating really isolating and depressing. Thank god now I just sit on my own in the rain and stare into the void while the world walks past me.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
its really hard really alienating really isolating and depressing. Thank god now I just sit on my own in the rain and stare into the void while the world walks past me.
Sometimes they give you money though, which is good, right?
 
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