Report: 70% of American seniors feel younger than they are


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I am not a senior citizen. Yet. I’m close, but no, NOT YET!

If you are a senior, mazel. If you aren’t, well, I don’t know about you, but I am really not prepared for it. Unfortunately, time has no concerns about my lack of desire and has gone right ahead and marched on anyway.

But I’m striking back at aging, as are so many other Boomers and Gen Xers. Many of us are redefining what it means to age because we are kind of refusing to adhere to the stereotypes of aging.

Oh, we’re aging, all right. We are not wizards. We’re just doing it our way.

So it’s not surprising that, in a recent survey of 2,000 oldsters, researchers found that 72% of seniors feel younger than their actual age. Many over 65 felt like they were younger than 50.

We’re glad to hear this. Relieved even.

The Boomers are making retirement look fun, and when Gen X gets a hold of it, you just know we’re gonna rock it. We are going to make getting old cool because coolness is our gift. It’s what we do.

So, what are we doing so differently that scientists are having to redefine the whole process of getting old?

First we stopped caring what people think of our aging: At 43, the average Boomer/Xer stops giving a hoot what people around them think of their age and begin to realize that with age comes the ability to say exactly what you want, to have the time to do exactly what you want.

Even the intimacy gets better for 45% of Americans over 50. Who knew?

So, apparently aging is not all doctor visits and pinochle, knitting and Vicks mentholated. Apparently a lot of it is attitude….and Boomer’s and Gen Xers have always had plenty of that.

Get all the numbers and important stats here.

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