Aging Well | Last Active: Jun 22, 2020 | Replies (35)
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@merpreb Is it how we change our own perception of aging, or how we help others change their perception?
I think that if someone accomplishes a feat that others feel shouldn't be done at a given age, then it fosters that change. For example, I look at the masters in a running race, men and women over the age of 75 or 80, running triathlons. I can't do this at my [tender] age of 67, but I applaud and hold those people up as an example or what persistence and dedication can do! I look at President Jimmy Carter, continuing his humanitarian work, and it shows what passion will let you do long after others have slowed down.
Although no longer able to accomplish in a day today, what I did 30 or even 15 years ago, having the drive to make a difference of some sort, having a purpose, means adjusting and learning how to accommodate to that. And only experience that comes with living for a while will let me do that adjusting.