How We Talk About Aging
Feeling confident requires an audit of your language around growing older.
Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory (1938) by Georgia O’Keeffe
The language we use when we talk about aging in our culture is warped, polluted, self-destructive, competitive, and deeply wrong.
To be clear, I’m not that concerned with how people should or shouldn’t speak. Changing other people’s verbiage is hard. Our culture is sexist and dumb. You can fight …