In the past few months I've come across some blogs that talk about getting old and how awful it is. It made me curious as to how old they are. I checked the profile and they generally are in their 20s. Are you kidding me!
I guess it is all relevant. I remember when I was in my late teens and seeing an obituary that stated the person was 40 when he died. I remember the stunned look on my mom's face when I blurted out "well, at least he had a long, full life". 40 was, like, so far away then.
Now that I see 40 in the rear view mirror, I have a new look on life. I see my dad, at 89, still going strong. He can out hike me any day. There is no way I can beat him at ping pong. Now, instead of thinking of myself as old, ( though I have been there, done that) I see how much is still in front of me. There actually are things left to try, places yet to see. So don't despair you 20 somethings, you've got a long way to go.