Lack of dancing girls not withstanding, I really don't think getting older is all that tough.
For one thing, my reflexes are getting better. When telemarketers call, I am now able to slam the phone down somewhere between “Please don't ...” and “... hang up.” Reaction time must have some connection to hunger because it seems the closer I am to sitting down to dinner, the quicker they get.
Another big advantage of being on this Earth for such a long time is I remember television shows where the characters weren't all young, dumb and whiny. Thank goodness for '70s and '80s TV sitcoms with mature actors and actual storylines in them. “Modern Family” aside, it is unlikely young people these days will ever see new shows with writing and characters as memorable as those found in classic comedies.
Jim Ignatowski of “Taxi” asking, “What does a yellow light mean?” is as timeless as Abbott & Costello's “Who's on First” routine. Then there's Louie De Palma's response to a woman telling him she had to break a date with Alex Rieger because she had a 104-degree temperature and projectile vomiting: “He's had worse dates!”
At least she didn't have two big horns and a woolly jaw.