Have you ever wondered why some people seem to age better than others? What's so different about them? What keeps them alert and physically active late in life while others seem to waste away to nothing, bored, depressed, feeling like they're a burden on society. Waiting for death. What is the difference?
The concept traces back to the 50's, had a surge of popularity in the 80's and has continued to gain momentum today. Western views on aging have changed since but, there is still a stigma that exists of being a burden on society, of being useless with a sense hopelessness, a future of "nothingness" and in time you will just die, and people that remember you will die, and then no one will remember you.
In the olden days, when I was young, scientists and doctors were focusing on the negative aspects of ageing or preventing the decline of youth, which we all know, cannot happen. No one can escape, but we can now, slow the process with exercise and a good diet.
Plus, to look young, we have all the scientific miracles; plastic surgery, lipo, botox, bone reconstruction, hair transplants, supplements, false teeth, fake eye lashes, make up, dyes, etc. the list is endless. You may be old but there is no reason why you have to look it.
There is a growing number of older adults well into their 90's, even their 100's functioning at a high level and contributing to society today than ever in human history.
In the future, there are going to be a lot of us "successful graceful agers." If I'm not having a nap and still can type, or trying to roll a joint without the nurses seeing me. I'll let you know in a blog when I get there.
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