It sucks getting old, don’t you think?

Well, I guess some parts of it are good, but other parts can be a real downer.

But, as the saying goes, “that’s life!”

And we all gotta deal with it…

What’s something you loved that you gave up because you got too old for it?

Here’s how people responded on AskReddit.

1. Uh uh.

“Climbing trees.

I’m finally tall enough to cover some ground.

The fear of falling and breaking the hip also amplifies with age.”

2. Those were the days!

“I used to love sleeping in my closet as a kid.

Nestled in their under a bunch of hanging clothes, in a pile of pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals was the most comfy, secure, cave like feeling ever.

So dark too.

Mmm those were the days!”

3. Protect your knees!


One of my knees decided it was too old for it without consulting the rest of me, unfortunately.”

4. Very true.

“Always having a close friend around.

The older you get, the less and less time people have to be around you with families and work.

People want to destress during the week, not entertain company.

Probably was the hardest thing to come to terms with. Especially since I live alone.

But I got a dog, he’s my best friend I wouldn’t trade him for the world.”

5. Swinging for hours.


I used to swing everyday.

I would listen to music and go out in the backyard and swing for hours just thinking and reflecting and enjoying the repetitive motion.”

6. I miss it!

“Trick or treating.

Last time I went I was 15.

I did dress up, but still the looks on people’s faces when they opened the door told me it was time to stop.”

7. Can’t do it anymore.

“Binge eating candy.

It was fun as a kid, but buying my own to binge eat is kind of depressing.

Also, if I kept doing it I would eventually develop serious health issues.”

8. What did you say?

“Rock concerts.

I started having to deal with hearing damage in my mid-20s.”

9. Used to be a collector.

“Polly Pockets. I had a massive collection.

When I was 12, mum said I was too old for dolls and made me give them to my niece. I didn’t want to, but thought I’d get them back for my own kids one day. When my niece was told to pass them on to another one of my nieces, she did.. but not before destroying the lot.

I know they’re just dolls, but I was devastated. Now I have a daughter who would have loved them.”

10. Let’s take a trip.

“A cardboard box I’d sit in and had drawn, in my mind, the controls of a rocket ship inside it.

I’d sneak food from the kitchen to eat because I was sure I’d get hungry on my journey and being so far away. It wasn’t an option to shout down to Mum for food.

I used to sit in it and my imagination did the rest.

Oh if you could only see the places I’ve been, the journey’s I’ve taken and the adventures I’ve had.

50+ yrs old now and I still remember back to those places I’ve been and seen.”

11. Took it for granted.

“Eating whatever I wanted and never having to consider calories or fat grams.

I miss being able to eat anything I wanted and never gaining a pound.

I took it for granted.”

12. No more of that.

“Roller coasters.

I can’t ride them any more because I have a bad back and last time I went to Busch Gardens I got whiplash from riding all of them. Threw out my back at Disney when I rode “The Mummy Returns”.”

Shame too, coasters are one of the only things that make me feel truly alive.”

13. Sports!

“Playing sports for hours at a time.

And not feel tired afterwards!

I can’t even imagine how I used to play for hours outside in the heat and not feel a thing.”

Now it’s your turn.

What did you have to give up because you got too old for it?

Share your stories with us in the comments!