Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
This 15th post in Succeed and Soar’s “Eleanor’s Insights” series prompted three thoughts [let me know what you think]:
First: Because, as long as we live, we, um, mature, why not honor the inevitable? As David Bowie said, “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” In Japan, China, India and throughout Africa, those who’ve accumulated more years are expected to have gained more wisdom and resources. Greece is a Western country that highly respects its elders, which is instilled in children and displayed through philotimo, “doing good.” Read more.
Second: I wondered what advantages come with getting older. Listverse lists ten, which include:
- Fewer colds
- Less stress and worry
- Better sex
- Read more
Third: How can we be happy about getting older? According to Forbes, the answer is: Grow Older. Their research shows that “happiness dips steadily until you hit age 45 or so. Then the happiness curve moves back up.” The reasons can include the perspective gained through age and better coping skills. Read more.
Next week, Succeed and Soar moves to a different topic that interested Eleanor Roosevelt. This theme ends her secret to aging happily:
Remain interested in life, as active as possible, useful to others, busy, and forward looking.
Succeed and Soar!
Let’s ZOOM chat for 40 minutes, First THURSDAY, November 4th, 7pm
Lots to discuss, including thoughts about “Eleanor’s Insights” and this month’s book, Caroline Myss’ Invisible Acts of Power, Channeling Grace in Everyday Life.
Zoom Link will be sent day before Chat. See you soon!
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This photograph was taken while camping with my daughters and grandson in Shenandoah National Park’s Big Meadow. What a windstorm that first night! Surprised our tents didn’t blow over and we went tumbling across the landscape. The next days were beautiful. Saw lots of monarch caterpillars munching on milkweed. Then, there were those that had entered their chrysalis and came out butterflies.
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