Since when is growing older something you need to apologize about? Our youth-oriented culture has taught us to equate young with good and old with bad. Despite what you hear on the nightly news, your age does not make you a burden on society. You are not worthless, selfish or responsible for the state of the economy or the world, for that matter. You deserve respect. Age is an attainment not a problem. The next time you are tempted to make a self-deprecating remark, or feel like apologizing just because you’re still alive, cut it out.
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