Essay On Old Age

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New national survey on aging from the Pew Research Centre, explained the perceptions of those who participated in that survey-Most adults over age 50 feel at least 10 years younger than their actual age, the survey found. One-third of those between 65 and 74 said they felt 10 to 19 years younger, and one-sixth of people 75 and older said they felt 20 years younger. Most say old age begins at 75. Now consider the answer given by people under 30. Most of them think you’re old by the time you hit 60.
In most parts of the world, women live, on average, longer than men; even so, the disparities vary between 9 years or more in countries such as Sweden and the United States. Middle-aged adults often show visible signs of aging such as loss of skin elasticity and greying of the
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“Middle-age is the old age of youth and the youth of old age”
– Oscar Wilde.

Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The road to better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. The face that looks back at me in the mirror perpetually surprises me, and I have to remind myself that others don’t see me the way I see myself. On the other hand, I’m very glad that I’m not actually 26 – life is SO much better now, and I’m so much happier with myself. So getting older is kind of cool – you still feel like you’re young and energetic, but you have all the benefits of wisdom and life experience.
I am 60and something and feel young. When I look in the mirror I keep wondering who that “old” person is!!! -looking at me.
I am convinced that we are going to have to stop thinking of just three ages – the first, very young and learning; the second, prime of life, working and breeding; and then the third age, old and past it – thus placing people who are senior civil servants, non-executive directors. Age is just an attitude. If you think you are old, you will get old. It 's about mind over matter - if you don 't mind, it doesn 't matter. Age is of no importance unless you are
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