Dear Carolyn: Recently a middle-aged person told me that they wouldnt want to live past the age of 80. Im in my mid-70s, and still working full time at a job I love in a field Id be happy to pursue at least part time as long as Im able think past 100, if Im lucky!
My feelings are really hurt by this persons expressed view, and I feel it is ageism. I was too stunned to reply at the time, but now wonder what I should have said? Nothing snarky. Hurt
Dear Hurt: Im curious about your reasons for taking it so personally. To me it just sounds like ignorance. With some tone-deafness thrown in, given the audience.