Do you think 60 is the new 40?
You think this is a compliment, but what you’re really saying is that 40 is better than 60. You may really believe this—it’s your right. But it does put you squarely into the anti-aging camp.
Pro-aging people don’t think that any age is necessarily better than any other age. Rather, they experience people at midlife and beyond on a continuum of aging, offering both new challenges and benefits with each passing year. If what you are really meaning to say by this is that being 60 does not fit the negative stereotypes of aging, say instead “60 is the new 60.” For pro-aging people, growing older holds the potential of a fulfillment and culmination rather than something to only regret or avoid.