“Telling it like it is” can be a very ambiguous statement. We all have different perspectives and although we might agree with a few, most of us would disagree with whatever “it” is that is being presented.
One way of avoiding the trap of antagonism is to simply consider what it is that you may be in disagreement with. You can put it on a shelf and wait for further clarification.
Everything ages and that’s a fact. If there were ever an unchanging fact, that is it.
That’s if of course you don’t count the invisible unknown, like after death.
Take a tree for instance. When its roots leave the ground, it dies and the aging process ends. But I digress. Aging is conscious thing. We see and feel ourselves going through the process. Some of us, are drawn to total focus of it, while others do their best to not think of it. Balance is needed and that is where healthy laughter is advised.
When we come to terms with the process, it does not control us. We can enjoy our lives from moment to moment regardless. After all, it boils down to being a choice, and those lasts as long as we have conscious breathe.