As we age, the Boomer generation is splitting into two camps. On one hand, there are those in the anti-aging camp who think that successful aging means extending the attributes and activities of youth as long as possible. These Boomers are big on running marathons, undergoing cosmetic surgery and borrowing their daughter’s clothes. On the other hand, there are an increasing number of us who believe that aging is a life stage worth experiencing on its own terms. These are the “embrace getting older” Boomers in the pro-aging camp. Which camp are you in? The next 5 slides will provide you with food for thought. Warning: it’s not always a matter of black and white. Some of these are actually trick questions!
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn, who earned her doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University, is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn.