7 Reasons to Celebrate Aging
Aging with anger is a specialty of Irish poets, American novelists and aahhhhh maybe ….Indian pilots. For the rest of us, ageing can be an absolute joy.
If we’re very lucky, a sense of grace falls over us and although enigmatic smiles sometimes betray indigestion or even secret flatulence, they can also suggest that we've come to terms with our lives, that we can live with our own histories, that we’re not competitive in our legacies and that the world is not only the place to be but by far the best.
Money could be a part of this but looking at poor villagers in any Asian country the smile of peace is there, the sense of being a part of a family’s history and it’s endless future has brought a watchful contentment.
Here are a few key reasons that ageing can be a blessing:
1. We enjoy life
Laughing at our own and others foibles leads to curious glances from others but it can really make an average day a good one.
2. We make the most of what we have
We have climbed the mountains, we poked around in a few of the depths. and we can now relax and stop wrestling with missed promises`
3. We accept our shortcomings
In our 40s and 50s mirrors are a tragedy. as we age, and gently become self caricatures not just physically but emotionally, our weaknesses fit in nicely to the thing we’ve become
4. We have clearer priorities mainly because we don’t have so many of them.
We have time and space to focus on what is really important whether that’s learning or family or sports nostalgia or the craziness of politics. we can pick our spots.
5. We accept our grumpiness and go and hide when we feel it coming on.
The random savaging of children, grandchildren and trim adherents is at last controlled.
6. We embrace everything that we are
There is more searching for who we really are. We've stopped that. We have accepted who we are, knowing it or not.
7. Most importantly, we can sit back and reflect on our lives and the age we’ve lived through.
Even if our own story is not filled with drama, the headlines and achievements and tragedies of the world that has been our companion can consume hours of review and end with some tentative conclusions or insights that if we’re really careful, we can sell to the young as wisdom.
So, aging is not the only thing we have ahead of us. It may also be the best time of life.
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