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The Art of Aging

Updated on November 7, 2012

The moment we are born, our bodies begin to deteriorate. We are such magnificent humans that it does not stop us from discovering new things and achieving new heights. Life throws a lot at us, but look at our power, we will step forward even if we are crippled.

Behold! the power of MAN.

Our life is divided into 3 stages of life.

First is the CHILDHOOD, then comes YOUTH, which is followed by OLD AGE.

Childhood

When we are children, we learn everything such as talking, walking, writing, communicating with others etc. That phase of our life is all about learning. It is a bed of roses, where the thorns are taken out by our parents, and they make sure we get the best. Our brains are like sponges and whatever is thrown at us (good or bad) is absorbed well. We keep learning until we reach adolescence.

Youth

This phase of life is a time when all our learning comes into practice. Whatever we absorbed as children is brought out in the open and how we perceive to problems and react towards them; portrays the kind of education given to us in our childhood.

This is the stage of maturity and the loss of innocence. This is the stage when we are left out in the open under no protection, and life throws oranges at us. It is up to the youth to either squeeze the oranges and gulp down the juice and get the taste of this fruit OR get smashed by the oranges and fall dejected sulking that LIFE is not fair!

This stage of life teaches us that there is a lot more about LIFE than just oranges and apples.

Old Age

Our bodies are aging the moment we are born, but old age comes when we have aged in a multiple way such as cellular, hormonal, and metabolically. The wrinkles on our face and the gray hair have stories to narrate. These stories should have taught a lot to the respective person.

Depending in what stride the incidents must have been taken, it could make the individual age gracefully or ungracefully.


What is Aging Gracefully?

Grace is defined as a charming style or form of an individual.

How that individual perceives to problems and solves them in his youth and can relate to them when he has gray hair is defined as aging gracefully.

His AWARENESS of going through various stages of life while growing and remaining focused on the goal of SELF-REALIZATION is defined as the above.

Such an individual who is in complete peace with himself and his circumstances will lead to ultimate peace and happiness.

What is Aging Ungracefully?

This happens with individuals who have passed through the 2 phases of life namely-childhood and youth and are still lost. They are not aware of what they want or desire and always have a finger pointed at someone when things don't work their way.

Hubpages Community

I have been on Hubpages for over 2 years and got the opportunity to check out many hubbers and their exclusive writing. I found profound wisdom in many writings and amongst the BIG pool of talent found here; I would like to point a few who have shown via their writing that AGE is just a number and it's the wisdom that counts.

  • SunShine625-I met her via her hub on kick ass Cancer. This hub has won many accolades by ALL who have been touched by this disease directly OR indirectly.
  • AlwaysExploring-She is a kind soul whose writing has touched many 'cause she has touched all heart rendering topics. My favorite in her profile is where she talks vividly about God's creation.
  • MovieMaster- She is a great photographer who can capture nature at it's best. Her walks along Mother Nature are captivating and exhilarating to all who follow her along the beautiful English countryside.
  • Billybuc - He is an individual who has turned all his incidents of life into a positive affirmation that what ever happens...happens for GOOD. One of my favorite is where he talks about priorities.
  • Rajan Jolly - He is a wise individual and all his hubs give immense information about all the natural products that are available bountiful on this planet. One of my favorite is where he talks about water and it's importance.

What is the Art of Aging?

Aging does not mean that the person has given up on life and is retired. Aging is the start of a life, where all the knowledge has been bestowed (childhood phase) and life has thrown apples and oranges at that individual (youth phase). This person is rich with the experiences of life and has LEARNT from them.

Consciousness of our actions; is the key to Liberation and understanding the Power within us. This is the Art of Aging!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Does this mean that I have to grow up now? Not going to happen anytime soon. This I promise you!

      I prefer to stay in the stage of youth for as long as I'm able to. Thank you for thinking of me and adding my letter. I appreciate the thought and you!

      Outstanding hub explaining the different stages of aging gracefully. Hold up, does this mean I have to start being graceful? Not going to happen. This I also promise you!:)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Geez, I feel better about aging since reading this upbeat article. I agree with your synopsis on the art of aging, one can either grab life and hold on or be sad that you have a new wrinkle or the 'Nice and Easy' hair color just seems to dull quicker.Hee..Thank's for the mention my friend..Enjoyed..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am humbled by your mentioning me in this beautiful hub! Thank you Ruchira! In all honesty I much prefer my current age to the times of my youth. It was in aging that I finally found happiness.

      Peace and happiness to you always!

      bill

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      Ruchria I love the way you describe the three stages of life and I can relate to all of them having unwillingly entered the third.

      I doubt that there is a perfect curve, but then life is about learning - right to the very end and the best learning comes about from those curved balls that are thrown at us, some from out of nowhere, and all the ones we drop!!

      I think I was in danger of aging ungracefully as a victim of life. Losing someone very close to me has certainly sobered me up. My outlook is very different now, in fact everything is.

      You have highlighted some brilliant hubs and hubbers here and I have utmost respect for each of them and the joy and wisdom they bring to this community.

      This is a very enjoyable hub with a positive focus particularly on that third stage that so many dread. I guess I am in transition, but I look forward to the years ahead.

      Excellent writing, all my votes and best wishes to you Ruchria, and sharing.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Interesting, and well put. However, I have a different definition of "ungraceful" aging, and that is summed up by a T-shirt slogan I saw years ago: "I'm not going to age gracefully, I'm fighting it every inch of the way!" To me, this means staying as active as possible, both mentally and physically, and refusing to give in to infirmities by becoming a complaining, whining "couch potato."

      My other philosophy on aging is to keep your sense of humor and sense of fun, again, well-summed up by one of those annoying T-shirts (Why wasn't I the one to think up these sayings with which I agree so fully??!!) This one says, "Growing old is inevitable; growing UP is optional."

      So, stay young at heart, and aging will not attack you so forcefully. When you pass on, folks will say about you, "I can't believe she was that old--she always seemed so young!"

      Voted up!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      This was really interesting and so true, as long as we take our learning and hopefully make something of ourselves whether in the world or just by being us then aging is a natural part of life, saying that I have just turned 53 and still feel as though I am in my thirties! lol!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I tried leaving the Childhood stage but I didn't like it so I went back to the sandbox....hey, billybuc! gimme back my shovel or I'm gonna hit you with my pail...MOM!!!!!

      Excellent hub, very enlightening and piquant . :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, did you really write piquant???? LMAO! I'll be there isn't another human being in Montana that knows what that word means.

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      When I reach 60 I certainly didn't feel that old. By the time I got to 63 my health went down did start to feel my age. I will still keep moving on.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      LOL @ Bill...

      Great job defining the stages we go through Ruchira, I would say that we learn all our lives though, that should not end in any stage of our existence.

      Voted Up!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Thoughtful hub Ruchira, I like your meditation on aging. As you say the physical age and the learning curve are closely matched. I also feel that aging doesn't necessarily mean we have to lose the child like curiosity, the sense of fun and abandon that we have in our teens - but to bring them both into adulthood and temper these with maturity. In my head I have all the good traits of all my phases ( hopefully) and I love keeping them there.

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      i love the explanation of aging. it is just a biological clock in terms of age. the tremendous transformation of food into biological cells is under the influence of natures creative energies or forces. if it is brought to voluntary system due to our awareness, the consequences are seen in the form of aging faster or remaining young. good hub. i love it.

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      Sondra 4 years ago from Neverland

      Okay, first off your Hub says I'm in old age stage...I dont know how to take that. I want my youth back! Second, you picked some excellent Hubbers to showcase as people who dont let age factor into their enthusiasm for life =) I've read something by every person you've listed and they're all profound writers with loads of wisdom.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Linda,

      No I dont want you to lose your sense of humor. The fact that you are responsible for your actions and don't get dejected by the deeds makes you in a different category. Cheers!

      Hi Ruby,

      I am glad you found the above upbeat. That was the intention, my friend. You are a wise woman and I wish you the best...Always!!

      Hi Bill,

      I knew it! Your hubs speak volumes of you, as a person thus, the above fits you well, my friend! Cheers!

      Hi Annie,

      Truely speaking...there is always an incident that makes one closer to one's self. Your loss could be the making of the new you. I wish you luck, my friend! Soul searching will help you find your inner peace and your self. Good luck!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      It took a bunch of doctors to slow me down.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love how you refer to aging as an art. I am one of those people who dread growing old but prefer it to the alternative. I plan to fight it as long as I can. No matter how old I get I still enjoy practical jokes and funny things. I hope a sense of humor and sense of play will make a difference. Very insightful hub and a pleasure to read as always.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Ruchira, a wise view on aging. You have done a fantastic job of rationalizing the various stages of life.

      Thanks for making me a part of this. Learning does not nor does it have to end with advancing age.

      Voted up and all the way across.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Your description of the aging process is so beautiful. It should be a process that is accepted and one that comes from peace within. I think your mention of other hubbers is also to be commended. I follow most of them and they are all wonderful writers.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      the art of aging.. hmmm I didn't think age was an art LOL but I understand your hub Ruch.. voted up

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing a very wise view on aging. The hubbers you listed are certainly wise and ageless! Thanks for writing an inspirational hub! Bravo!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, thank you so much for my mention - what an honour!

      I can honestly say, I like the 'me' of later years - I have come a long way and learnt so much, I don't think I have ever been happier!

      A wonderful hub and a big vote up!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira......Age is an attitude......If our mind and our heart remain young....we do not get old. Keeping active helps the body stay as young as possible.....

      It is said that when people get "old," they become grouchy, ornery and demanding. That's untrue. It is when we become grouchy, ornery and demanding that we get old!.

      We are never too old to start something brand new

      Never too old to make a change.....to love and laugh and share...

      Very wise and wonderful hub! UP+++

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      Aging gracefully is almost an art form. It's beautiful when you see it in another person. It's a beauty that speaks of the inner peace. You've also provided us with a list of hubbers to look up to. Nicely done and shared.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Ruchira, you made me feel all the more ready to grow up, lol. Your hub has described the beautiful stages of life. Who would now fear to grow old gracefully? Thank you for your awesome work. Voted up!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great thoughts and insights to aging gracefully. You have put across vital points to think about and yes aging does not mean retired from life. Voted up. Very well expressed.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      You defined the art of aging in a wise and enlightening manner! I totally agree with your engaging views presented in this well-written hub. As a person grows older, the more wise this person gets due to lifetime experiences esp those from childhood & youth. Your tribute to the reputed hubbers is befitting for this sensible hub. I salute your positive outlook of life. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a very good hub about the stages of life and the art of aging. In your hub you say that we keep learning until adolescence. Are you saying that we can't learn after adolescence? I think that people keep learning until they die. Just think of all that a person can learn from the experiences which he or she has had during life. One way to age gracefully is to be doing something which you love and surrounding yourself with young people. It has certainly helped me a lot. Voted up and sharing.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      As I grow older, I feel myself wiser. I believe, I'm aging gracefully.

      PS: Ruchira, I read and follow all the hubbers you have mentioned here.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira - we have to age? I was thinking I'm good where I'm at so maybe I'll just refuse to get any older? Lol

      I love how you say - things we do in our youth will affect our lives later. That is so true!

      Up and excellent!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      aHA! Ruchira...take special note of what Kelly has said.......she REFUSES to get older!! Her strong attitude will keep her YOUNG! Seriously.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Is growing old an art? Hmmmm. I think it is an effort not to succumb to what people believe we should be like as we age. It's imporant to always be learning something new and exciting.....to keep the brain active by reading, writing, and constantly learning. I am fortunate to still have health and energy. Great Hub. I voted it UP and will share.

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      compromise with old age. it is good principle to maintain elderly respect. i like this hub.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A very interesting hub! Aging is a natural process.... We must take it as it comes

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      shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

      i love this hub

      it covers the reality, ageing is an inevitable process which we need to accept, grudgingly or graciously

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Good hub, I think that accepting and liking who you are, rather than striving to change yourself all of the time is an important step. Sometimes change is good, but it is important to know and accept yourself.

      I loved your line "It is up to the youth to either squeeze the oranges and gulp down the juice and get the taste of this fruit OR get smashed by the oranges and fall down dejected sulking that LIFE is not fair!" ... then end sounds like a lot of 'Gen Y' to me lol

      Sharing, up and useful.

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      tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa

      wonderful hub. when i was on the verge of leaving childhood, my youngest sister and i made a pact...we would never mind growing old. sadly my sister now hates the very idea of growing old. for myself, i dont care to much for the way my body feels (fibromyalgia has aged my body well beyond my 42 yrs), but i love growing old. i have almost as much silver hair as does my mother, and we both love it. i am never shy about telling my age. each year i grow older, it is cause for rejoicing, for so many reasons. mostly because i am still here to praise and worship my GOD and experience HIS blessings and teachings. a few years ago i became aware of something incredible. and that is that my soul/spirit is ageless. it does not grow old. i simply am. time has no effect on my spirit. experiences do but not time. realizing that, i understand that no matter how my body ages, "I" never will. have a great night.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Really a beautiful hub Ruchira and an excellent tribute to the hubbers mentioned---really lovely!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very practical hub, your hub reminds me a song from late Raj kapoor film's, ' MERA NAAM JOKER' which is all time great hits, very nice hub, voted up.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I enjoyed this hub so much. I'm bookmarking it for the times that I feel old :-) Your tribute to the above hubbers is so nice. Thanks!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I enjoyed this hub so much. I'm bookmarking it for the times that I feel old :-) Your tribute to the above hubbers is so nice. Thanks!

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Ruchira, just yesterday as I had lunch with my mother-in-law, I thought about the aging process. She has Parkinson's now and just chalks it up as one of those things you go through when you age. She has a wonderful attitude.

      I think our attitudes help us with wisdom and how we age. What you have described in the stages of aging from birth through old age says so much about your beautiful attitude. Let's keep ducking as those apples and oranges are thrown our way, or we could catch them and make apple pie and orange juice. :-)

      A beautiful hub! Votes and shares! :-)

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Good advice, Ruchira, but I've decided not to grow old at all. Why grow old when you can progress directly from your midlife crisis to your second childhood? ;-)

      Thank you for the words of wisdom.

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Ruchira, and what a brilliant and enlightened article this one is. You're so right about what you've said. Some people find it difficult to deal with aging, but as you've said, it's part of life and there's nothing one can do about it. Might as well be graceful about it.

      Enjoy your evening - Voted up

      John

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I agree with Real Housewife. Voted up interesting hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Such a pleasant and graceful hub. I like your explanations. Well done! Encouraging for us all. Many votes!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Nell,

      you are a magnificent lady with so much poise and elegance. Your beautiful profile pix says it all. Wow, you don't even look close to 45 dear. I am glad that you are aging beautifully and gracefully. wishing you well, always.

      thankyou!!

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      GypsyFootedWoman 4 years ago

      I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this hub. I’ve also written a hub about aging, specifically turning 30. I believe that life is meant to be embraced and cherish and most importantly that youth is in our minds. I’ve met college students that bemoan turning 22 as though life is over. And an amazing 74 year old woman who never misses a chance to dance and still wonders at the small miracles of life. It is what we make of it, and it all starts from within. Great hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      You truly walk with grace and conviction. I'm so glad to know you. You are a fabulous writer, insightful and you have taught me a little about aging gracefully. Bravo.

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      jazzy913 4 years ago

      I am fast approaching or I should I say have entered that third stage of life. I am beginning to understand how valuable the other two stages of life were to prepare me for this one. I will either do my best to cherish this last stage and leave a legacy of wisdom for my children who are in stage 2 or I will be ungraceful and have missed the mark. I enjoy this new life more than not. Thank you for a wise and informative look into the three stages of life. Yes I believe growing old is an art. I am glad their are so many of my peers who are doing it well to help me.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      LOL...Terry, sure childhood is precious and am glad you still live those days. I live them as well on some days with my kid..they sure are precious!

      Cheers!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi writer20, I am sorry to hear about your health. I wish you the best.

      Hi Curiad, I am glad to know that you agree with the above. Wishing you the best!

      Hi Mohan, I agree that we ought to keep our sense of laughter and spirits young 'cause that can make us cross miles before we breathe our last. Cheers my friend!!

      Well said ysubramanyan. Wishing you the best, my friend!

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      molometer 4 years ago

      Very interesting and useful information.

      There is indeed an art to aging I agree.

      Some people never discover their own consciousness no matter what numerical age they reach.

      I think that is very sad for them and us.

      A life unexamined is not worth living.

      Nice hub Ruchira. Voted up and sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ruchira,

      If we live long enough, hopefully we have all enjoyed many glasses of orange juice by catching and juicing some of those oranges thrown in our path. There is a great benefit to that...no scurvy!

      Funny how the mirror no longer reflects the person that I feel I am inside. What a jokester that mirror has become! Keeping a sense of humor and putting things in perspective adds to the enjoyment of life no matter what stage we are currently passing through...and I am definitely well past youth. :)

      The authors you featured are all good ones. Am sure they appreciate your kind words. Voted up, useful and will share.

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      We can't escape the aging process and we can't go back to yesterday, so we need to take with us the memories of what yesterday has molded us into so today we can move on. I hope when all is said in done I can look back and say that I have aged gracefully! :)

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great hub. I especially liked the accolades you gave to your favorite hubbers. Write on.!!!!

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Thought provoking reading and I loved how you gave a tribute to this group of excellent writers. There is so much to learn while we are here, thank you for writing this Ruchira. Beautiful work! Voted up, awesome, useful, beautiful, and interesting :)

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      An excellent hub on the wisdom granted by aging -- it's a good thing many hubbers choose to share their advice with the world. Voting this Up and Useful. Sharing.

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      shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

      I'm only 25 and I absolutely dislike when people around my age say they are getting old. It's quite annoying. I think aging is a wonderful thing. It's all about how you feel about it. Of course, if you eat horrible things, and don't stay active, you'll feel old with time. I think it's all in how you feel and the positive vibes you bring to your life. You are never too old to dream, never too old to do things that make you happy, never too old to laugh or smile, and never too old to joke. I think it's all about coming to the realization that you are maturing, but in a sense getting better with time of knowing who you are as a being. Good hub. Thanks.

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Right now I'm in a later stage of youth. I used to be a petulant teenager, but I've grown more and more at peace with life as I get older. So hopefully, I will transition smoothly into the third stage of life and be a happy elderly person. Thanks a lot for your wise words, Ruchira. This hub is wonderful :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well I am 94 years old now so I know all about the art of aging - although there is a lot of art in the way you put together your hubs and present them on such a world class level for all of your lucky readers to read and see - lake erie time 10:50pm

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I think I´m aging gracefully as I´m getting older and older. I´m in my early 50´s but I feel young, peaceful and wiser than before when I was 30. I don´t get bothered with my age for as I always say "it´s only a number". I still have a lot of dreams to fullfil. I hope I ´ll be 94 like epigramman and healthy as I am now.

      Voted up and shared!

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      myownlife 4 years ago from london

      Wow Interesting hub and great appreciation of talented and extraordinary hubbers.

      Great job.

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      What a fantastic way to look at aging. It's going to happen, in fact it does as we speak so why not embrace it. I think people who age naturally look much more beautiful than the ones who get plastic surgery. Yuck. Voted up and shared. Kelley

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Wow the process of growing old really seems to be a wonderful art. This was a great and totally interesting hub.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very interesting facts about aging, aging is a process which really brings more maturity, peace and a real sense of life in you, Life has a fixed quota for everything, the people who understand this fact they really enjoy their life at it's peak and the people those who are in a hurry, or are fond of curry and addicted to worries, life or aging is helpless, great share, voted up.

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      taazakhabar 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      You have picked up an interesting topic. Aging is a natural process. We all have to age... the only difference is some age sooner than the others. But the art lies in aging gracefully. I loved your style, presentation and the way you argue your point. A very good reading material

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      Keep excelling. I definitely voted way up.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Interesting topic and well done too. Aging is something I learn more about each day...

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful Hub, Ruchira. I'm so happy to know you and to wish you a Happy Birthday today. :) Many Blessings.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Just came back for another read!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Came back for another read too! lol! and yes now I am older but definitely not wiser! lol!

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      lex123 4 years ago

      Art of aging is well explained Ruchira. Very interesting hub. Voting it up and sharing.

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