|Old age: look at what's really there, not your assumptions|
They seem to have given up all hope of being happy and active, because they believe they are technically, irrevocably, statistically "old". Result: they are physiologically and mentally much, much older than other people who are exactly the same chronological age.
I think we need a new profession: old age trainers. Their job is to train people for a bright old age. This had best start young, in the forties or fifties — but it's never too late, thank heaven. Although there's a catch: you have to be motivated. You have to make decisions, take the initiative, grab the last quarter of your precious life and do stuff. You can't just take a pill.
OK, OK, I know what you're going to say. In advance let me state that I agree with your first three statements but can see not a shred of evidence, let alone any proof, of the fourth. In fact, the fourth statement is a load of old bollocks.
- We all grow old.
- Old age ends in death.
- Therefore let's accept our limitations.
- There's nothing we can do to improve our lives as old people, because our fate is all due to luck and genes.