by rantywoman

Still, as she puts it: “This fake idea that 40 is the new 30, or 50 is the new 40, has come up to bite us on the behind. If you’re 50, you’re not 40. There’s just a difference. You know it inside.” Ms. Gurwitch contemplates her empty glass. “I know the phrase was meant to say, ‘Oh, many things are possible for you,’ but it also raises expectations — and negative ones, in my opinion. Because you are a different person, and if you don’t recognize that, you’re missing the opportunity for both misery and for joy that can be had by taking the opportunities of this landmark age.”