“This fake idea that 40 is the new 30, or 50 is the new 40, has come up to bite us on the behind,” author and comedienne Annabelle Gurwitch told writer Judith Newman, who profiled her in a recent New York Times book review of I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50. “I know the phrase was meant to say, ‘Oh, many things are possible for you,’ but it also raises expectations — and negative ones, in my opinion. Because you are a different person, and if you don’t recognize that, you’re missing the opportunity for both misery and for joy that can be had by taking the opportunities of this landmark age.”
I wholeheartedly agree. Be genuine, and own your age, whatever it is. And read her new book. It’s hilarious.
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