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Does Getting Older Mean Getting Wiser?

Tuesday Dec 11 2007

   By Lauren Selman | Bio


I recently watched one of my favorite shows, "Sex in the City." This show features four protagonists that constantly prove that 30 is the new 20 and uncovers their relationships in the city of New York. In this particular episode, the older women were poignantly juxtaposed against young starlettes to emphasis they're "getting older". The plot circulated around the question about aging that Carrie posed at the top of the episode: "Does getting older mean getting wiser?" I feel that, in the discussion of aging, the concepts of "getting older" are synonymous with "getting wiser." But is this really the case?

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Written by eldering at Fearless Aging

Tagged with: culture eldering older wisdom wiser

How Old Would You Be...?

Wednesday Feb 21 2007

  
By Lauren Selman
Bio


When do you start to get older? After reading the comments about aging, I ask, “When does aging begin?” Aging is placed in the context of those entering their thirties and beyond, but for me, I believe the process of aging began the day I was born. When I was a little girl, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I simply responded, "I don't want to grow up." But the truth was I was growing up as I was saying those words. I was resisting aging from the moment I could answer such a question and the fairies of Neverland dusted me with fairy dust. But the wonderful thing about Neverland is that everyone is there. The older pirates and the youthful lost boys.

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Written by eldering at Fearless Aging

Tagged with: age aging elders growing older young

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