YOUTH NOW

We Need to Rethink Our Ideas About Aging

How old we are shouldn’t determine who we are

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TThere’s an old-school video game we all know in which you guide your little plumber along in a straight line. Once you pass a certain point, you can’t go back; only the path ahead can be rendered. Behind lies nothing but pixelated memories.