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!