How old is to old?

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I'm about the same age as you. Life is way too short and rough to be depriving yourself of stuff that you enjoy. If people think it's weird, fine. I'd rather be weird than miserable. Screw 'em.
 

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Aha, I'm 36, I've loved Digimon since sixth form and I'm not going to stop now! Why would i? If I've learned anything it's that if it makes me happy and doesn't hurt anyone, if it gives me something positive in this life, it's worth having and loving.
 

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honestly, it sucks being 22 (23 come August 1st as I was blessed to be born on Odaiba day) but still feeling like I'm too old to have my childhood fantasy dreams. It really does not help that media idolizes children to late teens for main character roles in these monster battling franchises
 

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Short answer: no, being [insert any age] doesn't make you too old for [insert any media that has at least some substance]. My grandpa loves reading Harry Potter and the first book came out when he was 65.

Long answer: I think growing up isn't defined so much by what you leave behind as what you pick up. Worrying that you're too old for something isn't healthy because all it can do is leave voids; worrying that you haven't changed at all since childhood can be unhealthy for the same reason but it can also give you the push to move out of your comfort zone and try new things, to expand your horizons. Really it's not about comparing ages but about whether you're missing out on other things that would really click with you now that you're older. I wouldn't listen to your friends when they talk down stuff you know you love, but I would keep an ear open when they mention what captivates them. You might find treasures you didn't know were there.
 

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honestly, it sucks being 22 (23 come August 1st as I was blessed to be born on Odaiba day) but still feeling like I'm too old to have my childhood fantasy dreams. It really does not help that media idolizes children to late teens for main character roles in these monster battling franchises
Well, Savers/Data Squad did have a lot of adults. So that's different.
 

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I'm 29 and I'll love digimon and a lot of other things until I die. If people don't like my hobbies then they can either accept it or just go about their lives. I have no intention of changing myself to suit others and I wouldn't expect anyone to change themselves to suit me. For instance I find superhero movies extremely boring but I don't insult my friends that like them and wouldn't try to force them to lose interest. Real friends accept you for who you are. As long as you aren't hurting anyone you can like whatever you like.
 

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I am 25 years old. I turn 26 on June 5. I got into the Digimon franchise when Adventure was being broadcast in the United States as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters when I was 5. I've been a fan of the franchise for 21 years.
 

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I am 25 years old. I turn 26 on June 5. I got into the Digimon franchise when Adventure was being broadcast in the United States as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters when I was 5. I've been a fan of the franchise for 21 years.
Yeah I've got into it around the same time. I'm 27 just turned. I'll love it until I'm old lol.
 

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honestly, it sucks being 22 (23 come August 1st as I was blessed to be born on Odaiba day) but still feeling like I'm too old to have my childhood fantasy dreams. It really does not help that media idolizes children to late teens for main character roles in these monster battling franchises
I admit I feel that. I hate that as soon as you hit adulthood you're somehow supposed to 'grow out' of the magic and leave things behind. So many franchises pull that and it's just...ugh. No wonder other adults don't feel able to continue their passions.
 

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honestly, it sucks being 22 (23 come August 1st as I was blessed to be born on Odaiba day) but still feeling like I'm too old to have my childhood fantasy dreams. It really does not help that media idolizes children to late teens for main character roles in these monster battling franchises
I admit I feel that. I hate that as soon as you hit adulthood you're somehow supposed to 'grow out' of the magic and leave things behind. So many franchises pull that and it's just...ugh. No wonder other adults don't feel able to continue their passions.
admittedly, the primary reason Digimon became my #1 franchise is because it's rare to see a franchise that targets kids but also offers endless products and love towards an adult audience as well because they understand the feeling and respect us as fans. A lot of other interests feel like they sort of dump you and stop being for your demographic entirely
 

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honestly, it sucks being 22 (23 come August 1st as I was blessed to be born on Odaiba day) but still feeling like I'm too old to have my childhood fantasy dreams. It really does not help that media idolizes children to late teens for main character roles in these monster battling franchises
I admit I feel that. I hate that as soon as you hit adulthood you're somehow supposed to 'grow out' of the magic and leave things behind. So many franchises pull that and it's just...ugh. No wonder other adults don't feel able to continue their passions.
admittedly, the primary reason Digimon became my #1 franchise is because it's rare to see a franchise that targets kids but also offers endless products and love towards an adult audience as well because they understand the feeling and respect us as fans. A lot of other interests feel like they sort of dump you and stop being for your demographic entirely
That is very true. I really do like they respect the history of fans, aha. It's so true that so many others genuinely imply or outright state after a certain age you're too old and should grow up... :/ Because after 25 nothing matters but taxes and work and mortgages, right?
 

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Did anyone say this yet how sports fans are pretty much the same as something like a comic or anime fan? Both can dress up in either costume or sports gear, like painting their faces, wearing weird hats, stuff like big foam fingers. And both get really excited about the thing they like. And sometimes it ends badly. But for a lot of people, maybe even still, one is seen as "OK".

But maybe this is just projecting? Is that the word? Anyway. It's like you should only care about stuff like sports after a certain age. It's not like stuff like this is worse then stuff like reality shows like any singing show ever.
...OK that is projecting now. Sorry.
 

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Some of us are already too old, I mean I'm 30 as of today and still thoroughly enjoy the franchise as it set me free from constraints of everyday life
 

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I'm not trying to offend your friends so don't take this the wrong way but I think they are way too immature and insecure. Usually, teens are the ones that worry about liking stuff that they are "too old" to like because they want to look cool and mature. Am actual productive, mature and happy human being couldn't care less about that kind of stuff. Also, everything we like is kinda "nerdy" to me. For example, I bet they don't question people that like sports or rock music and it's the same in the end and there's nothing more functional about it. I don't see why, but society considers a dude that knows the name of every player in a sports team as someone cool at least acceptable and the same applies to the dude that knows a lot about rock bands or a lot of actors and actresses. They also don't see the irony of saying that stuff and yet they were making line to see Toy Story 4 or Avengers: Endgame. This is coming from someone that loves all this mentioned stuff.

Be yourself, enjoy life and don't feel shame for the stuff you like. I'm 30 by the way, and as you can see many of us have already families or a significant other so there isn't an age for any of this. To be honest, after reading that they even make me cringe a bit because they sound like they never outgrew their highschool versions. That being said, I do hope you balance your life because there are so many things to enjoy and focusing on just one isn't healthy either. I'm curious about what they would reply if they saw my message haha. I hope they would understand what I'm saying instead of feeling attacked though.
 
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To be honest, after reading that they even make me cringe a bit because they sound like they never outgrew their highschool versions.
My high school must have been nerdier than some. We had a bunch of guys on the football team randomly start playing Pokémon again as upperclassmen. Not directly Digimon, but it's in the same category.
 
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