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A Glimpse of Life Beyond
The "Youth of Old Age"

 ~Old Age is for Other People ~

"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age" is a famous quotation by Victor Hugo a French dramatist, poet and novelist; author of Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and other great works.
Mr. Hugo died in 1885 at age 83, having lived for 33 years, in what he defined as the "old age" phase of life. His lengthy experience in old age may have led to another famous quote by him where he said "Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions."
Although 40 may still seem like the "Old Age of Youth" to those approaching that age, most adults will agree that 50 is not today's "Youth of Old Age." Most of us however, really would like to know when old age actually does begin.  Pew Research Center tried to find an answer to that question by asking 3,000 adults "When does old age actually begin?" Not too surprisingly, their answers depended on the age of those answering the question; responders who were currently 50-64 thought that old age begins at 72, those 65 and older said old age begins at 74. Possibly even more telling was that 65% of those 75 and older said that they did not actually feel old. An overwhelming consensus, however, was that their answers did not apply to themselves; they felt that "Old Age is for other people."

A brutal fact of life however, is that if we live long enough, a time will come for each of us when we will find that we actually have entered that dreaded the Old Age Phase of life.

The objective of these Retirement Lifestyle Planning Blogs is to provide A Glimpse of Life Beyond The Youth of Old Age and to present ideas to help you design a Retirement Lifestyle Plan that will bring you joy and add structure to your life throughout your retirement years.

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