Clerria wrote:I did see that... (and understand your annoyance).
Sorry for responding so bluntly, even though I still think what I said is true, on a general level and not as a rebuttal against you personally.
Even though it is pretty annoying, it is still because of our own sensitivity. He was probably only making that comment because he's used to being the youngest everywhere but there are a multitude of younger members here that make him feel older for once. And one not-well thought out comment later, he irritates someone who is much older than him.
To respond insultingly to a comment that was probably well intended is what I found to be oversensitive.
(Then I did something similar?)
That would be correct. You should also understand that my post was not singling him out.
Clerria wrote:Still... age definitely does not imply maturity
I have already made posts in other threads regarding this. Those who are interested in the feelings behind my comments may ask me and not attack me personally.
Clerria wrote:I obviously can't stop talking about this. I have a problem. I'm clearly oversensitive to misunderstandings.
I can't help you there, but I will try to make it clear why I get frustrated when young people feel "old". At (almost) 34, I feel great. I have never been sexier, smarter, or more fearless. I still feel like a kid and have the freedom to do what I want. At 21, I had been through (my version of) hell and back, so I can't discount the experiences of people of that age, or even younger. However, when somebody of that age claims to feel "old", it sounds like they are giving up on all the youth they still have. Frankly, I hate it when 30-year-olds start fretting about buying houses and getting "real jobs", not because they want to, but because that's what people do "at our age". I've got a mother who lives on an island and hikes it one side to the other almost every day. I've got a father who rides his Harley with his high-school sweetheart at least
once a year. If you already feel old at 21, how the hell are you every going to keep it together for the next 40 or 50 years? It doesn't seem mature, it just seems sad. I guess I'd just rather feel frustration than pity.
~Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you push them down the stairs.