60 is the New 40
While all of this is true—that we can arrive at the threshold of age anticipating a time of myth-busting passion and vitality—the truth is you cannot be, nor is it helpful for you, to aim to remain forever young.
“Deniers” of age either keep their heads in the sand and don’t deal with the shadow side of aging at all, or go into hyper-drive in an attempt to master the future. But even if you have extensive work done, eat and exercise right and dress a couple of decades younger than your parents did when they were your age, your body and life are still destined to undergo changes that real 40-year-olds haven’t even imagined.
For this reason alone, 60 is not the new 40. But there’s good news, too. Spend at least equal amounts of time cultivating self-love, acceptance, compassion and humility as you do keeping yourself as healthy, attractive and vital as possible, and 60 can, at least, be the new 60.