Oh yes. As long as we keep our curiosity and sense of humour and are capable of changing our opinions, we are not old!
I detest labels, stereotypes, and being put in a box. I have always been a bit of a rebel and will fight for your and my right to be different. Oh, how I hate conformity, how people are encouraged to march along in lock step, and never question anything. I hate group think. Pop think. Fads. Everyone following along with everyone else. This all being said, I really liked a post I read by Margaret Manning on her new site Boomerlycalled The Secret Life of Modern Grandmothers. I am not a grandmother yet but I am getting older and refuse to climb into a box , be labeled, and be expected to be any particular way that fits a stereotype of an older person.
I have read all these article about aging gracefully and I bristle. I want to be like the little girl who got her clean, frilly dress covered…
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