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11. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

I'm 24, did most my travelling in a gap year off uni.

Saved money by working for like 8 years part time while in school/uni and living at home. Also tend to spend things on experiences (ie. travel) rather than material goods, which depreciate in value anyway!

12. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

When I was 15 I was told (by a friend of mine who was a bit of a mystic meg type - y'know, into tarot cards and that) my 'natural age', the age at which I would be in my prime, is 34. That seemed like a long way away back then, but it's creeping up on me. I'm already trying to work out whether 'natural age' is something you only get for a year, or whether you can extend it over a range (e.g. 34 to 48, or whatever).

[ Edit: Edited on 15-May-2009, at 08:37 by magykal1 ]

13. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I hate to break this to you Rob, but you may have missed it already... Then again, you may not have "peaked" just yet... Natural age, versus chronological age, varies over time - a rather fluid concept. Regardless of their actual age, people "age" at different rates (we all see it in people we know and ourselves). Your natural age (of 34) at 15 will not necessarily be your natural age now. It's all based on life experiences, past life experiences (if one accepts that concept), reincarnation, the fates and the future. Unlike the natural age concept floating around presently, which deals strictly with your stressors, eating habits, work environment, relationships, etc - normal everyday things, a natural age (on a "mystic" level) encompasses more ethereal aspects. I'm sure you have heard the term "so and so has an old soul". Mothers are especially attuned to these things in their children. The children who is calm, collected and seems to "take care of those around them" usually are considered "old souls" as they have a nurturing quality to them - something normally allotted to those with certain life experiences. Personally, my take on it is that you are of an "old soul". (Sorry, male peak time is around 18-20 so 34 makes you an old soul.) ;)

But, I digress. I'm 55 and travel vicariously through everyone else on TP. Seriously.

14. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

When I was 15 I was told (by a friend of mine who was a bit of a mystic meg type - y'know, into tarot cards and that) my 'natural age', the age at which I would be in my prime, is 34. That seemed like a long way away back then, but it's creeping up on me. I'm already trying to work out whether 'natural age' is something you only get for a year, or whether you can extend it over a range (e.g. 34 to 48, or whatever).

T'would be nice to think one could extend one's 'natural age' over a range, but sadly probably not. My fitness peaked when I was about 34 and its been in gradual decline ever since. :(

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Buzzcock

Quoting magykal1

When I was 15 I was told (by a friend of mine who was a bit of a mystic meg type - y'know, into tarot cards and that) my 'natural age', the age at which I would be in my prime, is 34. That seemed like a long way away back then, but it's creeping up on me. I'm already trying to work out whether 'natural age' is something you only get for a year, or whether you can extend it over a range (e.g. 34 to 48, or whatever).

T'would be nice to think one could extend one's 'natural age' over a range, but sadly probably not. My fitness peaked when I was about 34 and its been in gradual decline ever since. :(

Buzzcock, natural age has nothing to do with the peak of physical fitness - rather the peak of self realization, acceptance and (non-physical) ability. It's very fluid so you may still be in luck! (Kinda like Rob - though we're not sure about him at the moment...)

16. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Buzzcock, natural age has nothing to do with the peak of physical fitness - rather the peak of self realization, acceptance and (non-physical) ability. It's very fluid so you may still be in luck! (Kinda like Rob - though we're not sure about him at the moment...)

I doubt it. My knees are knackered which is why I cut back on running five years ago and quit completely three years ago. Now of course, if I could afford a house with a swimming pool ...

17. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Hardly a truer word spoken.
There are people of 55 (and beyond) that can run faster and further(!!) than people of 15 - the world over.

18. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

Age - this is a very touchy subject with me at the moment - lm old enough to know better and young enough not to care.

Travel - mmmm well l havent been anywhere since January mind you, going to London in few weeks but thats it for this year to date - another touchy subject.

How do l afford it - l work bloody hard and long hours.

19. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #18# Purdy.... You'd have to work hard to have a holiday in London - that's worth remembering for all the good things. I was there the other week, through work - not choice (never!!). It cost me £8 just to drive into the place, then it was a second mortgage to park - when I eventually found somewhere, the whole place was choking up with fumes (I thought that was what the congestion charge was designed to combat!!) and a beer set me back so much - I was almost crying when I left. Not sure if it was the cost of the beer, the fumes - or both. Probably the latter.

20. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

Funny l never find London any more expensive than Belfast - but lm not driving into the city! Thats what the tube's for! Then again l had to cough up £11.50 to park in Belfast on a Sunday for 2 hours - about 4 weeks ago!! I also bought a rum in a bar here in Belfast and it cost £8 - EIGHT BLOODY QUID!!

Im over for a short weekend break for my birthday to go to a westend show with my friends not spending any great lenght of time there - dont think l could do any longer than 3 or 4 days!!!