A perspective on old age.
It is a privilege to get old - because so many never get the chance.
So, if you are old, and feeling a little less well than you used to - consider the alternative: dying young. Is that really better?
I am middle aged. I have no idea whether I will ever be old one day - but I say from this vantage, I expect to be grateful to have gotten there, if I am so lucky to live so long. I think everyone should because we all, along the way, live to see others die much younger than ourselves having lived lives tantalisingly incomplete and unfulfilled. If a person lives so long that they have fulfilled even one of their dreams and been happy enough along the way, then that is something to be satisfied in. So many have so much less, in life.
Recent events have prompted me to reflect on life and death a bit...hence the motivation for this post. I might write more in another post.
Keep on living!
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