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Age Metrics

While I joke a lot about being old, I neither feel old nor think old.  A couple of hundred years ago, I’d be at the end of my life.  One hundred years ago, I’d actually be old.  Today, though, who knows?  I might actually still be young.  The story ain’t completely written ‘til it’s over.

Regardless, I remember how old I felt when I realized that Playboy Playmates had become consistently younger than me – not that I was a regular reader of the magazine, mind you.  And now, we have a President younger than me, an event I thought would never happen. 

Don’t get me wrong, I certainly think that Playboy should remain the domain of the young and for those medically enhanced enough to appear young.  The Presidency . . . it’s a role for the wise, whether young or old.  I think the wisdom of our current President qualifies him for the position, even though he’s younger than me (I being a person who would not qualify because of a failure to learn from my mistakes and a manifest need to repeat the mistakes of others).

So, while the percentage of the population that is younger than me continues to expand, I guess I’ll encounter more of these metrics.  As I’ve come to realize that magazines containing nudity are best when their pages are filled with firmer bodies, roles like the Presidency are also best when filled by relatively young people with boundless energy and their memories fully intact.  Let’s hear it for youth and for the fact that it’s not just for the young anymore. 🙂

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 January 21st, 2009  
 Will  
 Misc Thoughts  
   
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4 Responses to Age Metrics

  1. Amen Will! I feel the same way

  2. Amen Will! I feel the same way

  3. I was about to e-mail you on this exact same subject, when I decided that I would see if you had posted anything on your blog today.

    I woke up this morning and it hit me that another milestone in my life had passed: “I am now older than the president”. I distinctly recall that first milestone that you mention. The day I observed that the Playboy Playmates were no longer “older women”.

    With respect to being a young commander in chief, the trend is not promising, TR CiC at age 42 died at 60, Washington CiC age 43 died age 67, JFK age CiC 43 died age 46, we’ll have to see how Bill does CiC age 43(62 and counting).

    Cheers,

    John

  4. I was about to e-mail you on this exact same subject, when I decided that I would see if you had posted anything on your blog today.

    I woke up this morning and it hit me that another milestone in my life had passed: “I am now older than the president”. I distinctly recall that first milestone that you mention. The day I observed that the Playboy Playmates were no longer “older women”.

    With respect to being a young commander in chief, the trend is not promising, TR CiC at age 42 died at 60, Washington CiC age 43 died age 67, JFK age CiC 43 died age 46, we’ll have to see how Bill does CiC age 43(62 and counting).

    Cheers,

    John

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