Some people need to start identifying with reality
I READ your story about the Dutchman who “identifies” as being 20 years younger than he is (‘Man (69) wants court to lower his age to 49,’ Irish Independent, November 9).
At the risk of coming across as “un-woke”, this is pure Monty Python stuff! How can someone be given a day in court to sue over an aspect of reality which is completely outside of anyone’s control and which absolutely nothing can be done about? In this age of ‘you can be whatever you want to be!’ and non-stop positive thinking, harsh reality is brushed aside and anyone who draws attention to it is railed against and labelled a “hater”.
But reality is reality and can’t be changed by court order or by any other means. We’ll just have to get over it! John O’Connor
Killarney, Co Kerry