Call it the power of positive expectations.
Call it positive thinking.
Call it using your cane to beat the daylights out of someone who wants to take you out of your life of quiet solitude and independence long before you need to because they know what's best for you.
The speaker and author Brian Tracey says.... “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
This issues of "attitude" is likely.. no, make that very probably “the” biggest issue in getting older, particularly as I have discovered with Baby Boomers. Certainly science can help boomers live longer. Assistive devices can make residential environments safer to live in. Removing physical barriers provides more accessibility. But we must also address the cultural attitudes that “getting older” means only crippled and feeble.
As we live older and active elder existences, perhaps the change of attitude starts with those who are facing it square on, not give in to the opinions of others and give those who consider anyone older than 50 the middle finger.
How's that for attitude?