There is no doubt in my mind which is preferable - to have energy and bounce, a sparkle in your eyes and an optimistic outlook, or to fool others that you are a few years younger than you are. So what? I no longer need to spend two hours in the bathroom before facing the world - two minutes is all it takes. And the money saved on cosmetics and hair-dye can be spent on a pretty blouse or an elegant pair of shoes.
The culture we have inherited condemns us to being classified as less competent the older we appear to be - an outlook that forces all of us eventually into failure. Unless, of course, like me, we choose to ignore it.
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