We're so hung up about being in our 20s. We long for it as children and teens and we miss it or glorify it once we've passed the mark. As we age, we keep longing for our youth, falling into 'existential crises' at each age milestone - why?
Why do we as a society celebrate the 'under 40s' successes? The young authors? The 30-something entrepreneurs?
Life is so much easier when you have youth on your side.
Evolution will have you dead by 50 but science has, by and large, made that a thing of the past.
So, let's celebrate those who gained success after turning 50, those getting their degrees in their 60s, those dancing and laughing in their 70s, those who valued commitment and still love their partners in their 80s and writers getting published in their 90s!
Let's celebrate those who have faced life for so many more decades and still show up and still shine. Those who will have faced the sort of grief and losses that come with living for more than 5 decades. They will have loved more and cried more. And for each year they will understand life better and in a way that can never be reached by the young.
Let's start giving age the honour and respect and awe it deserves.
Your life, your choice!
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