On news stands now, the June issue of Zoomer Magazine includes my article, The Age of Not Acting Your Age -- which is really the theme of this entire blog.
In the article, I make the point that it's not just the older generations who are reinventing aging, the younger generations are also not acting according to the traditional benchmarks and expectations of their chronological age, either. If 80 is the new 60, and 60 is the new 40, why should it come as a surprise that 30 is the new 20?
What's more, people are acting out multiple ages simultaneously. Here's a quote from the piece:
Can you be "old" and "young" at the same time? It's never happened to such an extent: someone in their 60s or even 70s is simultaneously a worker, a parent with child-support responsibilities, a grandparent, and a caregiver for their own parent. They're active spenders on entertainment and travel (beginning to accumulate that bucket list), they may be dating again, they're worried about their adult kids who still haven't become independent, they're starting to pay attention to the health-related issues of aging, they're starting to worry about making their money last until 100 (because it's quite possible they could hit that age) and their own parents are still alive and need care. In other words, they're dealing with topics that, in previous generations, would have been characteristic of people in their 40s, or their 50s, or their 60s, or their 70s...but all at the same time.
I hope you'll pick up a copy of the magazine -- there's a ton of other interesting material about how to live longer stronger. And a great profile of Russell Crowe.