I was curious about the aging process and how others are approaching it.
We are confronted by it each day. Each passing day adds something that either shows your age or reminds us that we aren’t as young as we used to be.
Most of us ‘boomers’ have taken a different approach to growing old. We haven’t become mirrors of our parents although I am sure we do have traits taken from them.
I saw recently a program about “Growing Old”. One group gave me much to smile about when I was told their motto was to “Grow Old Disgracefully”.
That sounds like a good idea.
There are those among us who are fortunate to maintain good health, lots of energy and a clear mind.
To them, I feel envious, as I can no longer do what I could do ten years ago. I see them out of a morning pacing the streets, one man I know, now in his 80’s is looking as good as ever. It must be something to be blessed with continuing good health.
To me it’s frustration as wanting to do active physical things is no longer an option. There’s restriction too when your friends invite you out and if there is a walk involved you go a certain distance and then have to sit and wait for them to return or in some cases cause them to miss out because they don’t want to go alone.
I think it’s important to accept what is happening to us. Be it arthritis, chronic disease or something that puts a stopper on so much you want to do.
Thankfully my mind is still operating, in a fashion, though I often get muddled up with the daily wordle. In short I try to make life enjoyable, maintain my sense of humour and look forward to our family dinners.
During our lives, we have accumulated a lot of experience. What good is it to you now?
So my question is, should you feel moved to respond, what are your experiences with aging?
Be they good or bad, let me know below.