Off Message: The joy of ageing disgracefully

Off Message: The joy of ageing disgracefully
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus did the right thing getting out of a marriage that wasn’t working Pic: Getty

Why do we feel pressured to settle down early, get married and have kids? The idea of sprinting through life stages is a cultural hangover from a bygone era – there’s nothing wrong with slow-motion ageing

All going well, by the time you read this, I will be slowly emerging from a tent in a field in Stradbally. This is the weekend of Electric Picnic, a music festival I’ve been going to for more years than the Happy Pear brothers have had avocados in the fridge – and believe me, I am conscious of the passing of said years. In fact, once I have my make-up done for a bright new...

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