“So, so what? I’m still a rock star. I got my rock moves.” [“So What,” P!nk]
Don’t play the game, change it. So often as older adults we are presumed to be past our “best before” date, so much so that we believe it too; and that’s not okay because we are accepting the limitations imposed on us by others.
The phrase “so what” carries a punch, it’s not indifference, it’s a declaration of irrelevance.
Can’t run as fast, so what. Can’t jump as high, so what. Can’t remember shit, so what. No longer graceful, so what. No longer wrinkle free, so what.
I can’t wear heels any more, so what; I have a rainbow collection of sneakers and flipflops. I can’t compete any more, so what; I can do it for joy.
If we are lucky enough to live long enough to be a “senior,” we must be sassy and smart, because that’s how we change attitudes towards aging. Young people should want to be us not the other way around.
Live without filters, say “so what” a lot. Get off the bench, change the game.