We all age different and we all view aging differently. You aging process is just as you pictured it. Let’s hope you painted a bright sunny day, with lots of love, happiness and good health in yours. That old saying – your are what you think – your thoughts as you get older can you to the highest mountain or the lowest caverns.
If you are continually concerned about what is going to happen and you think it is not going to be good, be careful some of those thoughts might have your mind thinking they are wishes. And your mind just might deliver the wish. Wishes do come true, so make sure you wish for what you really want and push what you don’t want out of your mind.
Living takes work in either case, would it be better to work on yourself than to have others work on you. To be sure that can happen no matter what your situation, but the harder you work on yourself the less opportunity there is for someone else to work you.
Life is both cases has a start and an end, it is what happens in between that that makes life good and even great until the end.
Where are you in the journey? Hopefully on the bright side of living not on the dark side of life. No matter what your age, if you recognize where you are the process you will have a better chance of enjoying the journey.
The only true path to enjoying and living the life you want lies in assuming a sense of concern and responsibility for your own future.
Be present when indulging in what life offers, it is too fleeting and easily missed when you allow distraction in. Like any process, life requires monitoring and adjusting. Tweaking is not a bad thing and can be a good thing if done sooner rather than later.
No matter where you look, everyone is obsessing about aging and is on some anti-aging crusade. Aging is, always has been and always will be a fact of life. But the pharmaceutical companies are making a killing out of our refusal to age. No one these days thinks that aging as graceful and they are not about to do so willingly. With all the lotions and potions as well as plastic surgery available if you can afford it, you can look 10 if not 15 years younger than you are.
So is the anti-aging movement a blessing or a curse?
Does everyone need or even want to look like they are their daughter’s or even son’s friend instead of a parent? Well, let me tell you what I’ve learned? Some people need and do want to. These are not movie stars. Simple everyday people like you and me are having to resort to and use the anti-aging remedies just to stay employed long enough to be to afford to retire.
Young old people.
However the same is true for the younger grow trying to demonstrate their wisdom. Just watch one of the commercials for men’s hair color. They are telling you what a hair color does for your career. Who’ve guessed that brown hair won’t help you get a job, now you need what we used to call “salt and pepper” hair color. Women in their 30’s are flocking to their hairdressers asking to have their hair stripped and redyed Gray. Why? Because they need to look older to get a job. Young men in their late 20’s are doing the same thing although not as drastic. They opt for gray in a bottle and brush it into their temple hair.
Little do the companies know that the seemingly (based on looks) experienced team they just hired a) will not be able to the job with any proficiency and b) that the new generation of workers will leave when they get the same treatment give the truly seasoned personnel.
Old young people
The older actually experienced people are now turning their attention to looking younger. Some color their hair, while others opt to a lotions or potions that promised to remove the lines and signs of aging. Some me are even opting to shave their heads in an attempt to disguise their age. The challenge comes when they now have to work harder and longer to keep up with the truly younger, inexperienced and less dedicated workers.This anti-aging thing can also be a curse to many unsuspecting companies looking to replace their aging personnel. The last laugh will be on those that systematically get rid of their aging population which now far outnumber the “more energetic” group, only to find themselves left in the dust with a younger workforce who lack “experienced” and are unable to perform.
As for the truly older group, having to keep up with the fake middle age group, proving your worth maybe easier if you stick to demonstrating your knowledge base instead of attempting to prove your stamina. The bottom line is that everyone is caught up on the Anti-aging curse in different and distinct ways.