Thursday, August 9, 2007

Is 60 the new 30?

A recent article proclaimed that 60 is the new 30.

As a Gen Xer who is in her 30s, I have to say this "new 30" thing is starting to get a little old. If 60 is indeed the new 30, then that makes me 6 years old right now.

I think this idea is something that adds to the conflict between Boomers and Xers. It seems hard for Xers to really understand it, because getting old really isn't a big issue for them. At the same time, it seems hard for Boomers to understand why 30-somethings don't see 60-year-old Boomers as their contemporaries.

Therefore, I am declaring that 30 is the new 30 and 60 is the new 60. And I'm asking everyone to just accept their age and move on.

1 comment:

Dan Molloy said...

It's easy to accept your age when you are 30, however when you were born in 1951 and are going to be 59 in a few months, it's different. Our job is to stay as young as we can and the use of a mantra, like '60 is the new 30'... really helps. Also, in terms of overall fitness I really enjoy 'crushing' the 30 year olds when competing in triathlon. And when I do that, it reinforces the mantra and gives me proof that 60 is indeed the new 30... (smile)