"At the age of 20, we tend to be preoccupied with others' opinions of us. By the time we reach 40, we find ourselves less concerned about their thoughts. And when we hit 60, the revelation dawns that they haven't really been dwelling on us after all."
This contemplation on the impact of age wasn't originally coined by Ann Landers. In a previous article from March, we exposed a Facebook post that falsely attributed the quote to Winston Churchill, stating: "In your 20s, you care about what everyone thinks; in your 40s, you stop caring about what everyone thinks; in your 60s, you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place."
Fast forward seven months, and we encounter a strikingly similar post, albeit now attributed to the late advice columnist Ann Landers. Commencing with, "At the age of 20, we fret about others' opinions," the post dated October 17 and titled "Aging Gracefully" proceeds, "At 40, we cast aside such concerns. And upon reaching 60, we come to the realization that they haven't devoted much thought to us at all."
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