Everyone is dreading old age, but even being old has its perks. It’s not all black and white. Sure, you might forget where you parked your car, but at least you will be calmer, more experienced and probably far more patient. You won’t just panic, screaming at everyone around you like it’s their fault. You will feel wiser, tolerant, sagacious.
Being old doesn’t have to equal being grumpy, depressed and desperate. Also, not having to work is something to relish, not dread. Buy your ticket to Florida right away, kick back and enjoy with a margarita. Make sure you laugh at yourself when you drop your fake teeth in the toilet. What’s life without humor anyway?
College Humor’s Willie Muse and Jacob Andrews are comic artists who created 5 funny comics anyone who has at some point felt frightened about getting old can relate too – they cut to the core of aging while brilliantly poking fun at it. You can laugh (and cry!) at them courtesy of Bored Panda.
The artists have illustrated how differently a person might see life, pop culture, or young people once they get older. As Heraclitus rightly said, Panta rhei.
1. The way you see teenagers
Is it you or are teens so much worse nowadays? The way they dress, act… why do they all look like they are still babies? You can’t stop yourself from judging when you see one of them with a cigarette. How could they, what would their parents say?
Yes, you used to do all of those things and then some. Now you are just like the old people you said you’d never become.
2. Pop culture
Music was so good back in the days, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Ace of Base. What are these aliens singing, how is that even a tune?
You have to admit, you had Justin Bieber on repeat for days once. He has really catchy songs and it’s not your fault.
3. Fast food
When you were young you had a ritual every Sunday night. PlayStation, Coca-Cola, and the whole Burger King menu. You never felt better. Now you drink kale smoothies. It’s recommended by your doctor, it has a lot of vitamins.
Partying until 5 AM in the morning doing shots of tequila, mixing Jägermeister and Red Bull.Not anymore. Now as an older, responsible adult you chose to stay home and drink just one glass of wine. It is because you want to, not because you can’t handle your hangover anymore.
Not anymore. Now as an older, responsible adult you chose to stay home and drink just one glass of wine. It is because you want to, not because you can’t handle your hangover anymore.
We totally believe you.
Are you panicking, now that you are 40, that death is coming closer? Don’t worry about it – just make sure you drink your kale smoothie every day.