“Age is a reality. The effects of age, more-so a reality. The way we ‘interpret’ ourselves would not be a thing, were we to not have surroundings. That is, the way we interpret ourselves, comes at the reaction of what the world has done to us.
Even if a human were to be immortal, would their bodies not be affected by the consistency of change? Change. That is the ‘effects’ of age. We eventually change into people who have slowed down. And what we realize is just that. Nature is telling us that our life is nearing its end.
The only reason a person at the age of 60 finds it necessary or desirous to act young is because of that realization. Slowing down is something the elderly should accept, not deny. What does a person at the age of 60 need to accomplish? What happened to the first 60 years of their life? Why write articles for people who could start their life at that age? What we should be doing is keeping growing teenagers from turning out this way.
Starting your life through some slogan that says, ‘It’s never too late!’ at the age of 60, only means you’ve wasted the vast majority of your lifespan.
It’s a sad truth, but again, it should be accepted.
As someone who is young, the only thing I can admit is that my life is only beginning. And yet, I’ve noticed something missing. Do grandparents still tell their grandchildren to never waste their time? Do they teach them the basic wisdom that says the words, ‘You only have one life’? This seems to be absent from the lips of grandparents, because we’ve dominated the world with ‘possibility’.”