Getting old and getting older are not the same thing.
Older is good; it beats the alternative. Old is, well, old. Not pleasant to be or be around.
Older is a physical reality; old is a defeated state of mind.
Older can be lots of fun; old isn’t much fun at all.
Older embraces curiosity; old has forgotten it exists.
Getting older isn’t for sissies; getting old isn’t for anyone.
Getting older is something I want to happen; getting old is not.
Getting older happens every second I am alive; getting old needn’t ever happen.
A positive attitude helps me grow older gracefully. The lack of one increases my chances of getting old.
Getting older is largely out of my control; getting old is not.
I want to get older; I refuse to get old!