In a society that practices blatant ageism for mate and job selection, there are compelling reasons why a person would self-identify as younger.
In the war against aging, are you like a hopeless Athenean, ready to hand over the keys to the city? Perhaps you haven’t heard the news yet? Our battle against the relentless foe of aging is being won with the help of telomerase activation.
I enjoyed this interview with Bo Derek, who muses about how she objectified herself to make her films and persona.
If we couldn’t see their faces and didn’t know their ages, we wouldn’t think this was very athletic. Someday soon, we will not consider age to be very important and the existence of a contest between two genetically-damaged individuals will not be elevated to a noble spectacle but will seem exploitative.
In the post-TA world, people need to be careful about what they mean when they say “at his/her age” because I have many examples of athletes getting stronger and faster in their 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th decades of life.