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I am often asked why, with all the trendy gyms in my Manhattan neighborhood, I chose the 92nd St. Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association to lift, stretch and sweat. Very simply, I reply, there aren't many places left where I am still the youngest person in the room.
In modern life, instead of people growing "older and wiser," people can simply grow older and older. People can live longer and longer without becoming any wiser for it.