I would feel fresh if not for the three grey hairs. We used to drink Capri Sun, burn CDs and listen to Smashing Pumpkins. Kids these days call it “dad rock,” and how can you blame them?
The newest generation that was born between 1997 and 2012 is known as Gen Z. The kids don’t know what “pick up the phone” means.
We are old, so today we are diving into the world of no illusion, ready to face the fact that we are old. We have a collection of posts to make you feel like you are older than you are. “When you look at kids nowadays and see their music you can’t help but think of how everything is old,” says the group’s description, and from what you see below, they ain’t lying.
You can be sure that you are not the only one who feels like time is passing at a fast pace. The passage of time is something that most of us feel is inevitable and that it only makes us older.
Our modern society is obsessed with turning back time and freezing. The aging paranoia that is sweeping across our society has been fueled by social media, where young people put pressure on achievements, looks, and everything, really. A competitive nature shows that someone is doing better than you are.
Being scared of aging is something that has been going on for a long time, and it seems like it creeps into the minds of younger generations obsessed with anti-aging life choices earlier than ever in history. According to a report from the Royal Society for Public Health, the younger generation felt the most negatively towards aging, seeing it as a steep decline and assuming dementia and loneliness as inevitable.
Gerascophobia is a fear of getting older that can be diagnosed by doctors. “Gerascophobia sufferers have very frequent thoughts about changes in their appearance due to aging and increasingly losing control over their life as they get older. These thoughts trigger panic attacks, shortness of breath, sweating, and shaking,” Dr. Rose Aghdami, a consulting and coaching psychologist, told Refinery29.
“Their behavior is affected too, as they often avoid certain activities which remind them of aging, withdraw from social contact, and become more isolated.”
The beauty industry’s use of the term ‘anti-aging’ could be putting pressure on women to see aging as detrimental. 30% of women under the age of 35 use anti-wrinkle products, a fact that is so obvious when browsing through social media that you don’t need a survey for it.