Of all the common consequences of ageing, none is more frightening than memory loss. Even if you’ve never helplessly watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s—which I promise is worse than it sounds — it’s natural to wonder if something similar could happen to you.
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“There is no guidance or set path after college,” says redditor u/InvictaVox in a thread on r/AskMen about growing older. When you’ve been spending most of your life in school, graduating one grade a year, you get used to steady forward progression. You might be able to hold onto that feeling at your first job. But in your early 20s, if you’re one of the lucky people who hasn’t yet had a major setback, you’re probably headed for your first.
Older people are often portrayed in the media as being technically challenged. Jokes are often shared on social media about older people taking photos on their phones with their thumb covering the lens, or accidentally installing viruses on computers.
Every time the Forbes 30 under 30 list comes out, it sends a chill through the ancient souls who have lived past that terrifying birthday. Never made the list? Too late, friend. Now, please never think about it again.
When we have a "milestone" birthday, it's a chance to reflect on where life has led us and to think about some of the lessons learned along the way in order to make the next decade better than the one before. I turned 50 earlier this year. My 40s were a very challenging period in my life but I've learned a lot about myself in that time. Here are some of the lessons I've learned.
Android/iOS: Sunscreen isn’t just for preventing sunburns. The sun’s rays are responsible for much of the wrinkling, thickening and brownish spots that show up over time, especially on light skin. Fortunately, a good broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect you, and this app simulates exactly how much.
I grew up a sedentary nerd, resenting PE and failing miserably at the few sports I tried. But in my twenties I found some forms of exercise I didn’t hate, and in my thirties I started using the word “athlete” to describe myself.
I know what you're thinking, and I agree, so let's just get this out of the way: "Having someone to take care of you when you get old" is a terrible reason to bear children. But since you may currently be in the trenches of wiping the bottom of a person who keeps calling you Squishy Belly Mummy and wondering, "So when is this whole parenting thing supposed to pay off again," let's look at some numbers, shall we?
Another year and we're another year older. But the inevitable march of time has a bright side -- we're all getting older, and older people have higher emotional well-being than teenagers and young adults. Our happiest days don't have to be behind us.
Call it the new game of Truth. Players go around the table answering questions in their little blue booklets, but these questions aren't geared to get them talking about that one time they went skinny dipping in Bali. Instead, the questions aim to launch difficult conversations, ones that may be painful, ones they may have been avoiding for far too long.
Our parents warned us about it, but it's hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you off guard, probably because it's such a powerful and bizarre concept. You can't add more time to the clock, but by understanding how this phenomenon works, you can at least try to make life seem like it's passing by a little slower.