I can understand that some people may not be happy about the prospect of getting older, especially with some of the physical consequences of the aging process, but why are some people sensitive about their actual numerical age when all that matters is how they have aged physically and mentally? And even that doesn’t matter all that much.
What I really don’t understand is the people who lie about their age or joke around trying to convey that they’re much younger than they actually are. I mean, if someone is 50 years old and tries to tell me she’s 39, I’m probably just going to assume that she’s aged horribly and has likely led an unhealthy lifestyle. If anything, it would make more sense for someone who is 39 to lie and say she is 50. Right?