Or so says the 88 year old grandmother of the Bar Mitzvah boy I met last weekend.
But, you know what I've realized?
People who are getting old are actually ok with the idea of talking about getting old. In some cases, they WANT to talk about it with you.
Think about it.
They've never been there before. They're afraid of it. They want to discuss their fears.
Between this past weekend, a previous conversation with my Nana, and one with the NFO's, it's dawned on me:
When someone makes a comment such as "I'm getting old," the best thing you can do is...continue the conversation, as awkward as that may be.
Give a listening ear...see what happens.