We have always enjoyed each birthday and passageway during our life together over several decades.
I don’t ever recall wishing I was “older” or “younger” than I actually have been at any given moment during my life.
The fact is that if we continue growing and learning throughout the course of our individual lives, we just keep getting better.
If no major health issues arrive, it is possible to have a robust and engaging life into one’s 70s, 80s and, yes, even into one’s 90s.
T’s Aunt Sintha drove herself to work everyday into her 90s… Yes, drove. Yes, work.
My mother, Vi didn’t have any noticeable gray hair until she was in her 80s. (I inherited the immunity to gray hair from her.)
Thoughts on Ageism and Ageists Paradigms…
We have owned rocking chairs since we were in our 20s.
We were proud members of AARP when we turned 50. AARP offers great resources and information.
However, the fact remains that I didn’t feel any differently at 50 than at 49 or a decade later for that matter.
But, I did notice how others consider people over 50 when I became one and I still find it amusing most of the time.
I have also noticed that people age 40+ are often marginalized in some context. Amusing.
We both still embrace our age at each stage of life because we just keep improving and getting better.
We have mentors and friends now who are in their late 60s, 70s and 80s.
Those who have good health are still vibrant beings with lots to offer based upon both, proven experiences and contemporary expertise.
It’s important to know where you realistically are in the continuum of life and plan for each stage accordingly.
But never bind yourself by age or social constructs that would limit your quality of life and happiness.
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