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It's hard to say at what age we reach the top of the hill intellectually and start down the other side. We reach the top physically and start downhill much sooner than we reach our intellectual peak. Or at least that's what people my age like to believe, because signs of our physical deterioration are visible to everyone while any kind of intellectual decline is not so noticeable.

Now that I've passed seventy, I often try to evaluate my intellectual powers and compare them with what they were at twenty, fifty and sixty. I don't notice any deterioration in them, although I'd probably be the last to notice.


1) We have a son (of) your age.

2) Now that we are alone, we can speak freely.

3) I'd be the last to criticize his efforts.