I’ll let you know what my actual age is

People often give false information regarding their ages. I overheard a personality development coach use the phrase during one of those seminars designed to increase your self-esteem. I enjoyed how it made me think about the importance of accepting your age and being true to yourself, despite the fact that the lecture wasn’t really brilliant (the speaker talked too much about herself). People come to the realization that the years have passed SO fast and that they are now suddenly no longer in their 20s, 30s, or 40s after giving their reflection a good, hard look. If you were given the chance, would you really want to travel through time? Birthday parties are now one of the fewer fun times of the year since so many people want to appear young and lovely. They, therefore, make up their age. There is always someone younger, hungrier, and ready to climb up your back for that promotion at work in a society where youth is, unhappily, valued more highly than age and experience. So telling someone you’re “stuck” at 42 doesn’t seem all that awful. Some people simply do not want to age and would rather stay young forever. They believe that aging is something that only other people experience. They will dress just like their coworkers who are 10 or 20 years younger do rather than embracing their life experiences and the knowledge that comes with them. Do you really want to go back to high school, though? Nah. Sorry, not interested.

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