Don’t Age Me, Bro!
There was a video on YouTube that went viral about six years ago. It was based on a plea of a University of FL student who was tazed at a John Kerry forum. The video became known as, “Don’t Taze Me, Bro!”
In that same vein, I’m pleading with society to quit the paralyzing practice of defining people who are older by their age. To do so is confining and limiting; paralyzing in fact when based on negative stereotypes.
People who are 60, 70, or 80 are no more all alike than people who are 20, 30 or 40. Individuality is the key element in the human factor throughout the lifespan. There is no one else exactly like me, despite the fact that they are my age. Remember, there is no age to the human spirit.
So, I beg of you, “Don’t age me, bro!”