“Young at Heart”

Ever heard that age is nothing but a number? But, I think it is. Age is a number.

As we grow older, our needs change. As we grow older, our dreams change. As we grow older, our bodies break down on us. As we grow older, we have to make life changing decisions about whether to have or not to have children. As we grow older, we are constantly reminded through the media that there is no 30+ older couple. As we grow older, we are told it is hard for us to go back to school and to top it off, the schools put us in the category of “non-traditional students.” As we grow older, we are constantly told to evolve or we might seem like dinosaurs. As we grow older, we are made fun of by our younger siblings, nieces and nephews, simply because we have trouble with the new technology. As we grow older, we are mocked openly. As we grow older, it is expected of us to behave and not make one single silly mistake.

Worst yet? As we grow older, we are expect to be adults.

Still, there’s the argument to be made that as long as we’re young at heart, we’re young. How? When has us in such a tight box are we supposed to get anywhere?

We don’t need to be young at heart. We need to be brave at that level. Then, and only then, can we truly begin to let go of age as a number and can finally live our lives.

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