Getting old means losing your zest for life.
Getting older is going to happen as the years add up. One is inevitable and the other is not.
How to get old
Here are some ways that I have observed in which people can get old:
Hardening of the references – Don’t confuse me with anything new or a different way of looking at things.
Seven last words – The seven last words spoken before someone gets old are
“I’ve always done it this way before.”
Less laughter – I’ve heard it said that we don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.
How to get older
Learn from life and it’s experiences – If you are the exact same person as you were 20 years ago, then I would suggest that you have wasted 20 years.
Laugh – Laugh often: at yourself especially.
Learn from those that have gone before – Others have gotten older before us. It amazes me how so often we do not take advantage of the opportunity to “sit at the feet” of those older and wiser.
Grow old or grow older – it’s up to you.