I didn’t give much thought until I became afflicted, too.
My mother, possibly the sweetest person on earth, lamented, “I feel like people don’t like old people.”
You need to watch this video if you think you’ll live past forty.
The speaker is Scilla Elworthy, a peace builder and founder of The Oxford Research Group. She’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. She makes excellent points about maturation. There’s such a stigma with the word “old” and “aging.” We are all getting older, day by day. If we’re open to learning and truly get wiser, then we are “distinguished” and respectable, not old.