Of "Geezers, Old Farts" and Related Terms for 50+rs
Anyone else but me put off by these, to me, denigrating terms for folks 50+?
I don't know of any other "age group" that refers to themselves so much in derogatory terms.
Why is the usage of this terminology seemingly so appealing to certain folks? Do some think it is "cute?" Or is it supposedly self-deprecating?
I firmly believe that there is already quite enough "putting down" of folks with a few more years by younger folks and that we don't have to add to it.
But, you all knew this was eventually coming from me.
One of the original goals of the 50+ forum was to add dignity to folks 50+, and to let others see our accomplishments and contributions in the cycling world, which is seldom recognized by those younger. Some sort of balance to the equation. Let them see what they might be able to accomplish as they gain maturity. Seems to me that lately we have been going backwards.