17 Old People Who Will Make You Feel Better About Growing Up

Given that I am an incredibly youthful, twelve-year-old musical.ly star who ages at half the rate of a normal human being, I have to say that I don’t really understand what it is like to be “old.” But I don’t think it’s a stretch, necessarily, to say that most people have at least a little bit anxiety when it comes to the idea of getting older. Youth is such a desirable, sought-after commodity that when someone is faced with the prospect of it being taken away, it tends to induce some panic.

But this, I think, is mostly just due to bad PR. There are certain connotations that go along with growing older–loss of hearing, loss of skin elasticity, ย the eventual loss of life, etc.–that, sure, are an “inevitable consequence” of growing older, but don’t actually tell the full story. But, today, I am ehre to change all of that!ย So, check out these old people who will actually make you feel a little bit better about growing up:

1. First, there’s Melanie here:

http://startai.tumblr.com/post/162357125152/meanplastic-my-girl-melanie-came-thru-for-us


 

2. This grandma who just wanted to see her dog:

http://catsbeaversandducks.tumblr.com/post/161834469061/via-buzzfeed


 

3. These two pranksters:

http://gif87a-com.tumblr.com/post/159188636179/prankmaster-grandma-x


 

4. This grandma who knows a good Snapchat selfie when she sees one:


 

5. This pun master:
old-man-phone
 

6. This edgy jokester:

http://stability.tumblr.com/post/149097038932/old-people-on-facebook-are-too-much


 

7. This pure grandma who’s just excited about her new glasses:


 

8. And this grandma who’s about to become a little less pure:

http://trjoel.tumblr.com/post/141126284112


 

9. This mom who knows how to use technology to her advantage:

http://tintiss.tumblr.com/post/161863117671


 

10. The Golden Girls, obviously:

http://beautiful-high-school-trash.tumblr.com/post/162358589621/so-discreetly-sympathetic


 

11. I MEAN:

http://pieandvideogames.tumblr.com/post/162358562706


 

12. Also, Mr. Rogers:

http://theaquadragon.tumblr.com/post/161111943619/tessacrowley-teacup-what-the-fuck-i-just-woke-up


 

13. This fun-loving grandma:


 

14. This grandma who, quite frankly, is more savage than manyof us could ever dream to be:


 

15. This grandma who just learned about Snapchat filters:


 

16. Bob, who refuses to be ANYONE’S Manic Pixie Dream Girl:

http://sparklesmccheesy.tumblr.com/post/70780246974/my-grandpa-tho


 

17. And, finally, Grace here. Who might be a little rude:

http://the-beautiful-fools.tumblr.com/post/124759136144

What do you think about these posts? Do you want to grow up to be like any of these people one day? Let us know in the comments!

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