And why do they get so offended if you think that they're old? Like 30-35 is middle aged and everyone I say that too gets so mad. It's so funny... Even my parents get mad.
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I'm certainly not offended by your opinion, because it's just that; an opinion.
Strictly speaking, 30 years old wouldn't actually count as middle aged, unless the average life expectancy was only 60. In many developed countries, people can routinely expect to live into their 80's, and beyond. In that regard, you don't even reach the middle of you're life until your 40's.
Going with a more adjusted view of life, many people don't even really begin their adult life until their mid-20's, when you factor in college. They may not get their first real, "adult" job until they are 25. It would be kind of depressing to think of middle age coming on only five short years after you've really begun to live as a functional, independant adult.
I remember thinking the same way you did, when I was your age, but your views will probably change as you get older. It happens to most of us.3