The Council’s Ruling — Old Age

January 28, 2008, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — At what age is a person old?

Josh delivers the ruling of the council, joined by Chloe, Erin, Tom, and MC-B:

65. It’s time to retire, and it’s pretty impossible to still look young at that point.


MC-B concurs, joined by Connie and Djere:

With people living longer, one has to be at least 65 to be considered truly old and not just over the hill.


David dissents:

Everyone knows that you can’t trust anyone over 30. 40? 50? 60? Who cares? They’re just extensions of 30.


Job dissents:

50 is old and the age at which the reader of an obituary doesn’t wonder what caused the death.


Steve dissents:

70. Average life expectancy is 78 now, and these days, it’s only during the last 10% of your life that you’re truly old.


Mike played no part in the determination of this issue.

Next time: Is a white lie always wrong?


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