The carpe diem advice of Robert Herrick's poem rings profoundly sexist in today's culture. Of course, even worse is its agist stance. However, even today "agism" is alive and well and unnoticed as denigrating even by the most ardent politically correct. Observe how older political candidates are treated. The body politic demands of them complete health records while it is completely within the realm of possibility that younger candidates could be less healthy than older ones. Just recall John F. Kennedy, who was elected president while still in the early forties. Today if even mentioned, his health record might be disqualifying. Of course, of a young man in his early forties, no one would think to question the health status. Yes, ageism is alive and well in the American Twenty-First Century.