Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
The older I get, the older the age gets that I think people are old. I'm 60 and I don't think I'm old. 80 is old to me.
However, 60 seems to be the age when you tell people how old you are, you get a "oh, isn't that nice". Which is the first time I 've gotten condescended to. And, I felt like telling the person to cram it where the sun doesn't shine.
I will say I've learned to appreciate the time I do have. I don't take days for granted any more. To paraphrase the song line, I have squandered much of my existence and I don't want to do that any more. I think I experience days a little more intensely now that I realize I probably have less years left than I've walked the face of this earth. My motor has slowed a bit. Nothing terrible, but I've realized I can't go 1000% all the time like I used to. I have to pick my spots.
I've learned that when a good moment comes, I stop and enjoy instead of thinking of all the things I need to do next. When I see a sunset that is cool, I stop and watch the light and the colors change. I appreciate standing in the woods and hearing a bird call and listen to the whole thing. I love spending time with my children and talking with them. When I'm out with friends, I have a blast. I love a good meal and good drink and good music. I relish challenges at work. I'm lucky in that I enjoy my work. I like my life and I want to enjoy each of the moments that are in it.
The other nice thing is that I speak my mind freely and I really don't give a flying fig what other people think.
This junk is all fine and dandy
But seriously, you are going to die soon
How do YOU feel?