As we get older we settle more comfortably into who we are and what we have accomplished. We become more of ourselves, our potential converted into actual doings and deeds. We know ourselves and realize we don’t have to impress anyone anymore. Meeting or knowing a celebrity or sports star, traveling to some exotic place, inventing a new discovery – we stop kidding ourselves as we accept that this is who we are, and here is where we are.
At a certain age, we begin to think about longevity and how to delay our inevitable mortality. And, if we aren’t already, we should focus on the fun of it all and squeeze out the fruits of our labors, confirming it all to be worthwhile.
Patrick J. Wood