In youth we actually thought this would never happen to us at 70+ she is more active than most 30, 40, and 50-somethings In youth we actually thought this would never happen to us: We’d get old and our hair would turn gray. This has massive ramifications with our current thinking that we will never be confined to a chair because we are too frail to walk. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.