“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don‘t mind, it doesn‘t matter“
The thing about growing up or growing old (they say there is a difference between the two) is that it happens to you whether you will it or not. It is not something to be afraid of either
But it doesn‘t mean that it is a very pleasant thing. We see a lot of old people around us. Some of us even live with them. We see them struggle to come to terms with their gradual loss of independence. Those of us with older parents find ourselves taking decisions for them. We also find it difficult to understand why they can no longer be there for us.
Interestingly enough, some old people find themselves alone in their old age. There is no guarantee as a parent, that you would have kids that would take care of you when you need them. There is also no guarantee that you would age gracefully. Do you still have to plan towards it? Yes. Should you worry about it? No. Live everyday as it comes. Eat healthy if you can afford it. Hold no grudges. Live and let live. Love and be loved. If you have regrets, don‘t dwell on them. If you can fix it, by all means do. If you cannot, let it go. Find Happiness in what you have and who you are. For roving eyes will bring you nothing but discontent.
LONG LIFE AND PROSPERITY!!!
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