So long as one continues to be amazed, one can delay growing old.Maybe that's why I have trouble "feeling" old. I am always amazed .... at others and at myself, too! Honestly, life is just amazing, and I can't imagine not noticing it, feeling it.
Growing old raises my awareness of so many things, and I think much of that awareness if external, rather than the egocentric kind of awareness more common among the younger set. It's not exactly that I want to be turn back the clock, but I agree that growing old is making me feel young in so many ways.
It is by growing old that one learns to remain young.
Ohhh, yessss. I see so many things in technicolor these days! There is just something about knowing it's all there specifically for my enjoyment! OK, OK, not just for me, but I enjoy most things as if that were true. Perhaps it is because I don't know how many more days of beauty I will be blessed with, but whatever .... it is awesome!
Old age embellishes everything. It has the effect of the setting sun on the beautiful twilights of autumn.
I hardly now how to explain this. It's one of those "you have to be there to get it" sort of things. But it is true. Time spent on the trivialities of shortcomings is just wasted. Oh, I still have shortcomings, but I'm spending less time exercising them! Or worrying about them!
As one grows old, one generally rids himself of his shortcomings because they no longer serve any useful purpose.
When my kids were little and came to me with a question that I couldn't answer, I didn't try to cover my lack of knowledge. Rather, I said, "I don't know. Let's find out." That was, of course, before internet .... WAY before!! .... so it meant getting out the encyclopedia or dictionary or a trip to the library, where we learned together. I'm still that way. I'm not too old to learn, I'm not too proud to adit I don't know everything, and I try to learn every day. Something. Every day.
The person who considers himself too old to learn something has probably always been that way.
My all time favorite wasn't included in the list. I'm going to throw it in here, just for fun!
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.I don't really have to explain that one, do I? [chuckle] Didn't think so!