A few thoughts on ageing fearlessly:
Our culture fears old age. Why? Because we “think” too much!
Assuming we are lucky enough to live into old age, we fear what that entails.
Will it be physically and emotionally painful?
Aging is a PROCESS and it’s much better than you think.
You can do as you please and enjoy whatever!
You don’t care what others think.
You don’t need their approval.
Now granted, as you age it brings limitations.
You might not walk very well.
If you go places that require walking, you might need a cane. Get help where ever you can.
But you still have your mind and you can do things with it.
View aging as a QUEST, an ADVENTURE.
The adventure involves new opportunities and the development of new interests.
When you age you must take care of your health.
If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.
Don’t worry about dying, it’s a waste of time.
Religious people get comfort in thinking there is an afterlife.
But I found the same comfortableness with life’s end among oldies who were non-believers.
Some oldies believe NATURE is GOD.
But to most non-believers life is death and death is life. When you die, you die.
I don’t think about it much now.
I’m going on 81 so I do as much as I can to enjoy what’s left.
I’ve always been interested in science and philosophy, and the more I learned the less religious I became.
Here’s a view from one oldie:
“I think I have to accept growing older and someday dying. It makes life easier.
If you can be realistic about things it’s helpful.
Keep learning and being interested in the world around you, it stimulates the mind.
Stay connected, don’t be isolated socially, engage through learning opportunities and friendships.
The ultimate lesson about aging is “don’t fight it”..
Accept and adapt!
When I wake up in the morning, I sing:
“Oh, what a beautiful morning.
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I’ve got a beautiful feeling.
Everything’s going my way.”