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The Biggest Myths About Aging

We asked our Facebook followers for their thoughts on the biggest myths about aging. What they had to say didn’t surprise us one bit.

That you should act your age. I have to remind myself that age is just a number. In my head I’m still 30-ish. I have to ignore the wrinkles and the arthritis and go do the things that make me happy — no matter what anyone else thinks. — Jan Bovee

That you have to cut your hair. — Sarah P. Gibbs

That you have to dress for your age. That is no longer the case. Today it is totally appropriate to dress to flatter your figure and showcase your personality. — Gail Meaker

That you should slow down. I’m going to be 54 next month, and I just started running last summer — got three 5Ks lined up this year so far. — Jeanette Combs

That you will have nothing to do all day. I still have many responsibilities not leaving enough time for reading. — Carole Gough Huet

That you are “elderly “ when you turn 70. — Suzanne Oakes

That you are not able to embrace new technology. — Connie Herringdine

That you become invisible. No way! I dress to impress. I want to be noticed. But I also want people to appreciate the whole package. My brain is part of that. — Kristen Ellery

That your beauty fades, and your light dims. — Debbie Sutton Glaze

That you should no longer be driving a car. — Barbara Suzanne Hanns

That you have to deal with a lot of pain. I don’t have any. — JoAnne Boren

That strength is a thing of the past. — Leigh Sibson

That you will feel old. I just turned 60 in December, and I feel wonderful! — Sharon Alisa

That you become irrelevant. Not the case. We still have a lot to offer, but I have become more selective about whom I offer it to! — Sharon Lee Clegg Cowart

That you have to stop doing what you love. — Ann Tomao

That you are no longer able to enjoy or that you no longer need sex, and that wishing to feel butterflies is, in your case, a childish thought/expectation — as is falling in love. — Manuela Milos

That your age determines your life. I’m close to 48, and I enjoy life as if were in my late 20s. And the best part: the men half my age! — Donna Lynn

That you have to be really serious. Hey, it is OK to laugh out loud — often! — Mel Murdock

That aging even matters. — Amanda Ball

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