50 Questions (1/50): How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I noticed how Sofie does her 50 questions from Mark and Angel Hack Life. I’ve tried at least twice, maybe three times, in the past to do this, but I kept failing. It’s a lot to do at once. So, I’m going to do this every once in a while — one question per post — and see if I can actually complete it this time.
If nothing else, this should be an easy-ish chunk of blog posts, no?
I look young. I used to get ID’d by cops in the grocery store parking lot. People buying alcoholic beverages would even ask me if I was old enough to sell it. In Texas, you have to be at least 21 years of age to sell alcoholic merchandise and at least 18 years of age to sell medicines, knives and cigarettes. It may be the same in other states, but I’ve only ever worked in Texas.
I like to refer to myself as mentally older, and therefore I think I would be older than 21. Ever so often I have grey hairs. A doctor once told me it’s possible that they’re caused by the amount of stress I have handled in my life and that I’ve dealt with more stress than the average 21 year old.
I’m also quite wise when it comes to certain things. I think this makes me older, too.
However, if I didn’t know how old I am, I would go off of looks and assume I’m 16. I’d probably even try to live like a 16 year old.
Then again, whether I look young or old should not be what my age depends on. Give me a math book, and I’ll solve problems at a college students’ ability1. Give me finger paint, crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc., and I’ll make a “pretty picture”.
I don’t think that age should calculate the maturity of one person to another. So my skin is 21 years old, so what? My mental state is much older than that.
I’m not the stereotypical 21 year old. I don’t drink. I’m actually allergic to brewer’s yeast, which is in alcoholic beverages. People don’t think about that. People also don’t understand that I’m technically allergic to alcoholic beverages. That’s a fun one to explain. 😉
I don’t go out an party or club, staying out all night.
When you dig into the nitty-gritty of it, what exactly is in an age?
- Non-advanced classes-wise, of course. ↩