The article mentions the phenomenon of becoming "invisible" (and inaudible, apparently) to others as you age.
While I would never want to go back to the unpleasant hyper-visibility of girlhood - being catcalled and insulted as I walked down a public street - I worry that being treated by others as if I don't exist (except, of course, when they want my money) will affect my own view of myself.
Will I seem to myself to diminish in size, depth, and importance? Will I eventually cease to develop and use what gifts I possess, if nobody notices or acknowledges me? Is this what drives people to enter "senior communities" where everyone is in the same age-boat?
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.’ Christopher Morley.