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How many of the 30s turn 40 within a year or so?<br><br><br><br>
Do you plan to continue posting in the 30s when you are 40?<br><br><br><br>
Is the age delineation just a ballpark number?
 

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The 30's designation has always been a little flexible. We have been contemplating chaning our name in recent days, because of the very issue you have touched on here.<br><br>
I will be 40 in 14 months. I love the people in this group, no matter what we end up calling ourselves, so I intend to keep on posting.
 

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<br><b>Tim</b> We love you too, Man!<br><br><span style="font-size:large;">P.S. I'm never turning 40! you can't make me!</span>
 

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I had only about 4 months as a so-called official 30-something when I first started posting.<br><br>
I'm close to turning 39 twice over, but definitely haven't found a reason to stop posting to this thread.
 

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I just turned 39 a few weeks ago, so yeah, it's less than a year off. My point (since I was the one who brought this up) is not that I won't keep posting, but that there will be a point where I'm really NOT a 30 anymore and those who are 30 will be the better part of a generation younger than me. Let's put it this way: if you were born in <b>1980</b>, you're 27yo! I was born in the 1960s!
 

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I'm 41. I haven't kept close to the 30-s as a group (for various reasons), but I can still relate to the conversations and learn from them.<br><br>
I suspect that... IF the group stayed specific to 30-39, which it won't, but IF... well, I suspect that I'd slowly drift over time.<br><br>
Bottom line: it isn't a specific <chime> that went off in my head the day I turned 40. It's flexible and everyone's line is different.<br><br>
But I'm still not a boomer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">.<br><br>
(also, when the 20-s thread was still a popular place (RIP mostly now), it was fun to read for entertainment, but it was far enough from me that I don't think I could have felt bondy with them)<br><br>
But the key point is that I don't think the 30-s feel terribly age-specific... so, CLB, if you wanted to join a community of nice people, well, they are an example of a community of nice people who may or may not have similar experiences based on growing up in the 80s and early 90s (and some 70s).
 

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Yep! Haven't you seen the commercials? <b>Moon</b> is 78....which is like 39 for you and me.<br><br>
Seriously, this thread has never really been about age for me as well - it's a certain vibe that makes me feel welcome and at home
 

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And I meant I haven't decided if I'm going to participate in the whole turning 40 thing.<br><br>
That wasn't about the thread.
 

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Gees! I wondered what you meant! I was sad to think you'd just drop out!
 

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I started posting in the 30s when I was mmmmmm 25 and I'm still not 30 yet, so it's definitely not an age thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Actually, I think we should be much more strict about the age thing. The thread is called "30's"- as in, not 20's, not 40+. Gosh people.<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">And sage I'm glad you clarified there! I didn't want to be the only veggie in the thread! I thought that was kind of harsh to just drop out!</span>
 

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I'll turn 40 in about 18 months. (Ugh! That soon?) For me, posting in the 30's club is like srlopez described, it's nice to connect with other folks who grew up in the same "times" as I did.<br><br>
Perhaps when it comes to a name change, we can somehow incorporate a word that summarizes our growing up in the 70's thru 90's. Hmmmm......
 
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