Just because people might laugh, doesn’t mean your satire, jokes or comments aren’t ageist. Does the humor come from reviling, infantalizing or marginalizing a whole category of people? If you’re not sure, mentally replace the reference to aging or old with the equivalent reference to another vulnerable population, such as a religious or ethnic group. Do you find it offensive? If it smells funny, flag it before you speak it out loud.
Are you judging yourself on qualities held by young people? »