July 18, 2022

Why did young people in the past look old? And why do so many older people look young today?

Here are some of the things that might explain the phenomenon of “retroactive aging”

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  1. The cultural expectation of maturity, the virtuousness of honoring and respecting elders, and the necessity of growing up for professional success are now inverted.

    Much was the same across Greece in the days of morally regressive tragedy that honored the dramatist Euripides with laurels. The state enforced death of Socrates, the most important teacher in all the city-states was not long to follow the death of Euripides. The Macedonian conquests of Alexander would put the known world under the sword within the next half century.