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Thread #132499   Message #4067277
Posted By: leeneia
04-Aug-20 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Good question, Mrrzy. I suppose dementia, arthritis, obesity would be examples of unsuccessful aging, but still...

Success is something we work for and may obtain with a combination of effort and luck. Aging happens whether we want it or not, so I don't think it's reasonable to combine the two. In technical terms, the expression "unsuccessful aging" is whopperjawed.