Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Big 4-0

New TV Land show, The Big 4-0.

Why oh why does every generation embrace the opportunity to "redefine what it means to hit 40"? Every decade we have to go through this, and it gets a little less original (and less convincing) each time.

"Our bodies aren't sagging and falling apart, we're young and hip!"

Nobody ever believes it but them.

I've known many women who, in their forties, were beautiful and sexy, but not a one of them was trying to pass for 26. And as a young woman, I found forty-something men who bragged about their experiences in the 1960s far more appealing than forty-something men who boasted about their stamina while trying to cover their bald spots.

So just deal with it. You're 40. What did that mean to you when you were 20 years old?

It still means that now.

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