It’s time to stop clinging on to your youth and time to start ageing gracefully instead

The Ordinary Man
5 min readFeb 18, 2024

I feel like people are desperate to cling on to their youth nowadays, but since I haven’t been around for previous generations development I don’t know if it’s worse now, better now, or more or less the same.

I feel like it’s worse now because people are seen more and there is more pressure to stay youthful and relevant due to the internet. There is more opportunity to stay youthful and in touch now as the internet spreads things all over the world. There was a time when 40-year-olds knowing young people's slang was unheard of, now it’s becoming pretty normal.

I see people who are 40+ dressed like they’re in their early 20s and yes it does make you look younger, but is it the right type of younger? Then you have Gen Xers with the values of a young person. Party and drink, I think this is a result of growing up in the 80s.

But instead of clinging on to your youth and trying to hide the fact you’re getting old, you can be one of the people who decide they’re going to still enjoy life but accept what's happening to them. They’re ageing with grace.

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