Totally disagree with the “getting older” part. I just turned 60…got laid off two years ago, can’t find a job and am struggling financially. Dealing with very stubborn elderly mother’s dementia as well as her house and finances – it’s like wading through mud. Family and friends are getting sick and dying and I’m wondering how much longer I’ll be able to mow my own lawn, shovel the walks, stack firewoood, etc. because I’m aging. Despite doing volunteer work and staying engaged with various things I still dread waking up in the morning. Whoever coined the term “Golden Years” is way off base. I do agree with the rest of your points however.