Chris Castig Chris Castiglione is an educator. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

Age Relativism: An Essay on Growing Old

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Today I was watching a video of Neil Young and I learned something about old age that I’d like to share with you.

It’s what I call “age relativism” and it’s the idea that when you meet someone who is young, you can always look at that person and remember them being young. But if you meet someone when they were old — as in, if you never knew this person as being young — than it’s difficult to have a connection to their young self.

If I meet you when you’re 22, you’ll always be 22 to me.

On the other hand, if I meet you when you’re 80, then I’m meeting an old person.

This is why our mothers still treat us like we’re 5 years old.

To them we are.

Watch this quick video for a better understanding of the concept.

Chris Castig Chris Castiglione is an educator. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

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