I turned 70 last year much to my own amazement. It's been an enlightening experience in many ways. A real roller coaster ride. I'm much more content than I have ever been, yet some of my discoveries have been less than enjoyable.
After 50, I realized that finding employment was going to be challenging at best. At 70, I was now classified as elderly, and hardly employable. I can understand that planned obsolescence has not just been created for objects like cars, but has also been a cultural program! People who have followed a regular life, have regularly become old by age 62.
Having not followed the prescriptions for a 'normal' life, I count myself as an exception to the rule.
Writing and art are my passions!