So, does that mean I’m having more thoughts or more trouble retaining them?
What time does to the body (deterioration) I think it does the inverse to the mind (invigoration) – though sometimes we need to use stimulants. In that regard, I don’t mean drugs or alcohol don’t mean freaky diet variations or woo-woo meditation techniques. I don’t discount or dismiss any of them, but they aren’t for me.
I prefer ideas, as much from endlessly looking out a window as from reading a book, daydreaming as much as night dreaming, turning the discomforts of difficulties into a better path to walk …
I’ve conquered alcohol once, failed relationships four times, failed businesses a couple of times, failed transactions and relationships many times – which is not an exhaustive list or one where my achievements are better than anyone else’s. The pessimistic view would be that I’ll live out my life of little distinction, just like nearly everyone else – because that is what almost every one of us does.
This message is not for twenty-somethings, but more for fifty-somethings and beyond; there may not be time or talent enough left for any of us to win a gold medal or Nobel Prize (and probably never was), but there is time to live a life of value, to make a contribution to our community and planet beyond raising kids and doting on grandchildren’s accomplishments.
I am speaking to boomer-agers, and ask a two-part question:
What have you done lately that matters much?
What are you going to do that will?
If we look forward, what can we do?
Do we look out at the world from a comfortable chair, or walk bolding into it face-first?