A person or people group’s age does not define them; however, age has personal and external implications. A person’s age can determine if they can drink alcohol or vote. A child who is 12 years old or younger can order off of the children’s menu. An 80-year old likely has more health problems than a person who is 32.
Age isn’t a sure-fire way to determine physical fitness, nor does it accurately represent a person’s maturity level. Sweeping generalizations should not be based on age. However, combining a person’s age with other aspects can create a clearer picture of a person’s identity and how they relate to the world around them.