In my current capacity as a behaviorist at a weight loss medicine clinic, I work alongside patients to identify their weight loss goals and modify the behaviors sabotaging them. Far and away, these patients blame aging the most. Is this a convenient falsity, or inconvenient truth?
The next time you get a compliment try accepting it. The next time you give one and it is deflected call it out.
For my 70th “birthday present” I asked my wife our daughter if we could do something adventurous together.