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Most Helpful Girl
It depends on genetics and how your DNA is structured. I'm almost 25, but I still look like a preteen or teenager. A few times I still have to show my ID to places because they believe I'm underage! When the post man comes to deliver the package, he asked for a legal adult signature. I had to tell him I AM an ADULT! *sigh* So frustrating. I can still get into the movies as a child as long as I'm with an adult you can tell has physically aged. My mom as a teenager by her being tall, was 13 and was able to get into the movies as an adult. Aging happens whenever it happens. Everybody's internal clock will not function the same way, some are slowly aging while other age rapidly fast.0
Most Helpful Guy
It varies dramatically from person to person. You can take two 40 year olds and put them side by side. One might look 25 tops, and the other could look 60+.
I always looked young. I'm 60 now. In my late 40s people said I looked like I was late 20s or early 30s.
I have a friend who is two years younger than me. Quite frankly he looks like shit. I've known him for 40 years. He's been overweight that whole time. He's smoked and drank all those years. He's smoked pot daily all that time. He got too little exercise. Now he's had two heart attacks, and had quad heart bypass surgery twice. He's mostly bald. His hair is entirely grey.
I have a neighbor who was the same way. He looked like shit, mostly because of his poor life choices. He looked like shit. Now he looks even more like shit because he's dead.
There are definitely some genetics involved. But I think lifestyle is a bigger factor. Being overweight, drinking, smoking, lack of exercise - those are all killers that take decades off your life.
It's also about accepting life and being happy. The crap that life throws at us ages us. Some people handle it much better than others. When you see a 70-80 year old who still has that twinkle in their eye, they've done something right. That comes from being happy and not taking things too seriously. There are 80 year olds who have more twinkle in their eye, more bounce in their step, and more zest for life than some dead looking 30 year olds.0