I’ve just finished taking Pfizer’s #FOGO (Have A Fear of Getting Old?) test on getold.com. I passed with flying colors. The results assured me that I would have a hell of a time aging during these advancing years and that the last lap of my life would be a breeze.
Why? I wonder. Was it because I answered that I preferred reading Jane Austen to “Everyone Poops,” or that I didn’t like pizza, or that I could run 2 miles without stopping? Hard to tell. The test was more silly than scientific. It was also inaccurate. I couldn’t be more concerned and, yes, afraid about growing old (since I am getting on, as they say). Basically I agree with Bette Davis when she famously said: “Getting old is not for sissies.” It’s daunting—your body goes, your mind goes. There is the trade-off of gaining some wisdom along the way…maybe. But basically it is a bitch.
#FOGO, a social media public relations campaign, is the brainchild of Pfizer, the world’s number one drug company. But make no mistake. It is not for promoting a drug. It is not even for exclusively alleviating the fear of aging (if that’s remotely possible). Its primary purpose is to make you feel good about Pfizer. Read More