Donna Marie Webber teaches rollerblading to people over 50—she’s 51 herself. Check out her website—it’s full of fabulous instructional videos.
In this video, she discusses the conventional view of aging and where it comes from:
“When we are young we are taught how to be old when we get older…. I refuse to fall into that realm of because I’m over 50 I supposed to look a certain way or feel a certain way or act a certain way.”
I completely agree with Donna. Our whole view of getting older comes from our parents, teachers and even the media. They work on us from a very young age. And most of what they told us no longer applies to our world.
What do you think—are we taught how to be old when we’re young? If so, have you avoided the trap and how? (Confession: I still have a pair of 4-wheel skates in the back of my closet.)