After the age of 50, I noticed a gradual but obvious shift in the way people interacted with me. Although I am in good physical shape, look younger than I am, and dress in an up-to-date and classic style, I began to feel as if I really didn’t exist when in business or social situations. Now, the question arises – what to do about it – or, just go with the flow and figure that it’s the way of the world. However, my inner, and rebellious self cries out: “I am not invisible and I refuse to be ignored!” I’m tired of the lack of social graces and basic common courtesy of the younger generations. I see a world that has grown increasingly preoccupied and self-absorbed with ‘toys’ and individuals who can’t focus for more than 30 seconds. So, I continue to be pleasant, retain my sense of humor and continue to remain visible – to the best of my ability – and will go down fighting for my right to be seen and heard. Bring it on!