Age seems to be an issue these days. I was recently at an awards program honoring those under 40 years of age. Someone commented that in the city I live within, after 40, you fall off the map. There aren’t a lot of awards for those over 40 was in essence what he was trying to say.
Here is what I think about age. Your calendar age is just that–a number. But your real age is your state of mind. I see some students who are barely 21 and who are far more responsible than some 60 year olds that I know (according to calendar age). Also, I know some 21 year olds who act older than some 60 year olds that I know. Is it calendar age related to accomplishments that we should honor, or is it essence the state of mind at ANY age that should be honored?
I’m not totally sure, but I do know this: we are all each individually here for a reason. And as I’ve stated before, it is up to each of us to figure out what that individual purpose in life is. (Yes, I ended a sentence with a verb.) Think about it – among us could be the person who invents a new alternative fuel, or is an economist who figures out how we can all have enough to survive and thrive, to a physicist who figures out our place in the universe.
What are you here to do? Age aside, it is a burning question that all of us should seek to answer.