Age (Young & Old) – Conversational Questions

Conversation Questions about “Age” (Young and Old)

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  • What are some of the differences between “the young” and “the old”?
  • What do you think is the best age to be?
  • What is the best thing about being young?
  • What is the best thing about being old?
  • When is “Middle-Aged”?
  • Are young people generally more selfish than older people (their parents or grandparents)?
  • What are some examples of “Age Limits”?
  • Is having age limits for certain things a good idea or a bad one?  – (driving a car, drinking alcohol, voting, etc.)
  • When do you think someone is old enough to:
    • Drive
    • Drink alcohol
    • Vote
    • Fight in a war
    • Live by themselves
    • Have sex
    • Get married
    • Have babies
    • Start working
  • Should people be forced to retire at a certain age?
  • Should people be forced to stop driving at a certain age?
  • Should a person be forced to go to school at a certain age?
  • What is a good age to retire?
  • When is a person to young to retire?
  • When is a person old enough to become:
    • President or Ruler of a Country
    • Head of a Company
    • A Parent
  • When is someone too old to be the things listed above?
  • What do you think is a good age to live to?
  • How young would you consider a person to be for them to “die young”
  • Are you afraid of getting old?
  • What age do you think is “old”?
  • Some people say that youth is a state of mind, do you agree?
  • If so, do you think it is the same way with being “old”?

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