If you live in fear of getting old, here's some good news. The definition of "old" is changing for the better.

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A new survey found only 34% of Americans think you're old when you're 65. But 55% of people say 65 counts as middle aged and 11% even think it counts as young. Of course, as you might guess, your age really affects your answer. 60% of people under 30 think you're old when you're 65.

Only 16% of people who are actually over 60 think 65 is old. In other words, they're in denial. Just to be sure, based on our life expectancy today, is it fair to say 65 is middle aged these days? Not really. Life expectancy is a record high of 79 years old now. But still.

Read more at Huffington Post.