What is it about aging that you appreciate the most?
I have turned 30..really felt nervous about loosing my 20s. There must be good things about aging that you love the most. Please share your experience?
Being in your 30's is great ! You know what you want more in life & in bed. I am enjoying my life now at 47 except for arthritis setting in my knees after an accident a long time ago/
People automatically think you know more about stuff......and guess what? I certainly pretend I do!
The best thing about aging is the knowlege, that can only be gained and experienced throughout the aging process. I appreciate that I have aged well... feel and look younger than I am. (I have been told often, especially by those that don't know my age.) Don't worry about turning 30, you are still young and have much more knowlege to gain.
Thank you for your answer lupine......Gaining knowledge and experience and having control over one's own life is is the best part!
As you age, you learn not to let certain things bother and don't worry about what other people think about your decisions.
The greatest joy is learning about yourself as the years pass. To be able to see how you were, how you thought and acted, and why you were so. The greatest freedom in life is to know yourself through and through, and then you realize that you've got complete control - and the freedom to "be" yourself without a need for acceptance or rebellion. And this process goes on and on - I'm in my fifties, and I see the lessons I learned in my forties. I'll be looking back on this decade to over ten years and I'll see my present follies more clearly.
But you're only 30... don't make the mistake of thinking you're old - 50 will come and you'll see just how young you were, and you'll realize that you've still got a long way to go before you are old.
Nothing really changes the inner-you with age... you just see life more clearly.
Thanks for your insight Moesky.......I can feel what you are saying already when I try to look back at my 20....I will try and make the best of my 30, I hope! ..Thank you again!
Great outlook and advice! I just turned 45, and I can honestly say the same. Heck! When I was 25, I thought I was old. Now that I'm 20 years older, I am enjoying life so much more.
I felt the exact same as you when I hit 30... then 35. But, I have to tell you that 40 was great, and 45 was even better. I think once you've hit 40, you see things differently in life. You will have gained so much more knowledge over the years in so many areas of your life. You appreciate things so much more, and you have peace where there was no peace as a younger person. I don't know how to explain it, but I still feel like the age I was in my 20s but better. When I look in the mirror, I am proud of the person I've become. I believe that you will feel the same when you are my age (45) as long you have no regrets. Mistakes will be made as we are all human. Just try to make the best decisions that you can throughout and there shall never be look backs. Enjoy and happy belated birthday!
Think that you will live up to 100 years ! I mean to say you will be there to see the years 2080. You will feel younger. With every passing day you will feel more intelligent and confident. Try sharing your experiences with the younger generation.
Well my dear I turned 40 last year.....and am very in touch with your feelings.
I think the best for me was being a baby,because I was cute and bald,no complained about my drooling problems,people always wanted to touch me or pinch my cheeks,someone would feed me when I'd cry,even if I was dressed funny-it was okay... I could blame it on my folks and lack of fashion sense,and I could pretty much pee on myself......and people still thought I was cute.... let's face it..... babies have the life!!
Wisdom and maturity are the first two words that come to mind. We go through different events in our life that give us wisdom and maturity. My beliefs are that you can never appreciate the things in life that you don't go through personally. The joys, the struggles, the pain are personal life experiences that we go through to become who we are. With that comes wisdom and maturity. Now, 2 years before my 40th birthday, I have gone through A WHOLE LOT, to me more than the average person my age should have gone through. I've seen the hardest of "hard times" and wish I could go back and make better decisions, but I am not crying about it because what I went through made me who I am today.
It's natural to feel nervous about leaving your 20s behind! It's okay, don't worry! For me, that was the biggest milestone for me, that number sounded terrible to me for some reason. So picture what your going to feel like when you're getting ready to turn 40! Now, I'm thinking, "What was I thinking being scared to turn 30, now I am about to turn 40." Life goes by so fast and I think that I realize that more the older that I get.
So the words I have for you is, age truly is nothing but a number. Life is what you make of it and it is also extremely short, so never take that for granted and live every day like it's your last. Something that I am working more and more on, the older that I get!
I concur with Moesky's answer. A gradual understanding of oneself, how one was, how one is now, and how the changes keep coming as we age.
Well, this might not be true for all. There is some truth in the adage, "There's no fool like an old fool." But this refers to those who do not grow in wisdom as they grow older. Some stay that way: others - generally people who start off as introverts but gradually develop in confidence and abilities so they get the right balance between intro and extroversion - continue to improve throughout their lives.
I was watching a video only today in which a man in his late sixties made the remark: "When we're older we not so intimidated by what others 'might' think about us. We are more ourselves. We don't try too hide those aspects of ourselves we earlier thought people might disapprove of. We can voice our opinion and know that we're coming from a lifetime of experience. This makes us feel very assured around others. As a man in his mid-seventies, I know this to be true.
So growing older is great - provided you keep the right attitude all the way through those years.
The acquisition of experience and wisdom is priceless. The things you've learned can be shared with those who are younger. If I were in the Grand Canyon I'd take the wiser, older trail guide over the younger, less experienced one. The young have a fresh view and vivacious energy, but the mature are like aged wine.
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