[ExI] Perception of age

David Lubkin lubkin at unreasonable.com
Wed May 27 13:10:50 UTC 2015

This morning I'm thinking about how old I perceive someone to be, 
relative to me.

The young teacher I had a crush on who turns out to be the same age 
as someone I later dated. The friend I thought was a little younger 
than me who turns out is young enough to be my kid. The parent and 
grown child who I'm separately friends with, both of whom feel like 

Seems to me this is all an artifact of the sliver of history we live 
in. When life was rougher, the marks of age were more obvious. As 
life extension continues, we won't expect outward signs to be useful. 
We equally may not even notice the age gap between lovers Chris (age 
250) and Jesse (age 170), except to sniff that those young people 
should keep it in their kilts at the dinner table.

-- David.

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