Isn't it funny that when we are teenagers and even in our twenties, we look at anyone over 40 with a jaundiced eye. This is for several reasons. Older people:
- have old-fashioned ideas;
- have no idea about the younger generation;
- are not as much fun as people our own age;
- like to complain a lot;
- often get hurt or have something physically wrong with them; and
- they are really boring;
Of course with age, we come to understand that the above is not quite accurate, except perhaps for number 5 which can sometimes be combined with number 4.
While I would love to have the body I had 25 years ago, the reality is I'm not as young as I used to be.
You can leap over a fence, run up the steps two at a time, go on most rides at the theme-parks, you can party till the wee hours of the night, and you can pretty much stuff any kind of food down your throat without any seriously bad consequences... well at least not until you're in your forties.
The whole body falling apart thing, kind of creeps up on you when you're not looking. There comes a point when you can no longer fool yourself that you are still young, at least not physically.
I recall talking to my grandmother when she was in her 80s and I asked her, "Do you ever get used to getting older?"
Honestly, I didn't think I'd need a walking frame just yet. I was hoping to wait at least another couple of decades. ©