Forget trying to age gracefully. It’s not your responsibility to make others feel better about getting older.

What does it mean to age gracefully?

First, let’s look at the concept of doing something gracefully. It’s performative and about appearances, about how something looks on the outside. There is no agency in doing something gracefully.

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘gracefully’ as: in a respectful and dignified way; in an attractively elegant way.

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

To age gracefully is to age in a way that makes others feel better.

If you’re lucky to live a long life, getting older is not optional.

I will wholeheartedly embrace the light I have, and if you don’t like it…
that’s your problem.

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Lynn Rivest

I talk about building a minimalist biz + aging boldly as a midlife entrepreneur.