No, I am not talking about your age. Let me clarify. How do you think of yourself in the young-old spectrum? How old are you? Is seventy old for you? How about thirty? When do you think of yourself or anyone as old? And enlighten me what old means to you.
I turned 35 last Friday. Believe it or not, I don’t feel a day older or younger than the previous day. Just like Kanna said after celebrating his 8th birthday, “I don’t feel older, taller or bigger.”
I have celebrated these many birthdays to know that flip of a calendar page doesn’t bring changes on a person as such. Growth is rather a slow process unless you are a newborn where growth is visible to the naked eyes every single day.
I have seen and heard people making such a big deal about getting old. As in turning 30 and you are done. It’s time to pack up and go home. And all the subsequent birthdays are welcomed with sympathy. Of course, one can never argue with I’m too old now that I turned 30 arguments. Trust me I’m not making this up. I’ve heard this quite a lot and hearing the “old age stories” is making me feel dizzy again.
As far as I’m concerned, age does not and doesn’t have to define anyone. You can be old or young but that is for you to decide, not your age. You can wear colorful outfits, jewelry, makeup, bike, fall in love, play in rain, enroll in college, and do anything you desire to if you want to and your health and wealth permit you to or you can not do any of these if that’s what you want to do. But hey, don’t you drink or drive or marry before your legal age, that’s a no-no even if you think that you can very well manage.
My point being, don’t let your age define you. You can be anything you want to be at any age. All it takes is your willingness and commitment. You might find it silly, but whenever I ask Kanna what he wants to become when he grows up, I add what I would like to become when I grow. One should never let their dreams and desires shackled by something so simple as age. I for one is happy that I woke up on my 35th birthday and was able to celebrate. I would very well be happy to celebrate my 70th birthday without complaining about the number if I get to wake up on that day too.
What are your thoughts about age and getting older? Are you bothered by the growing number of grey hairs on your head or the lack of it makes you proud?
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