Youth versus Age: Emotional Fitness Tips

The Daily Post Prompt asked for a view of you from another’s perspective. Doing so  builds Emotional Fitness what others call Emotional Intelligence.

Isn't it remarkable how old people get shorter with age?

This 76-year-old person says:  It often seems we get so short we become invisible.

Shel Silverstein said it best: 

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”

One consolation for the hurts aging as well as slowing becoming invisible, is being lucky enough to have lived a long and mostly satisfying life.

emotional fitness tHOUGHTS 

Truth be told, as Milan Kundera noted: “There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”

The young will realize that when they first wonder who the stranger in the mirror is only to see it is themselves grown old.

STAY STRONG

Remember  no matter what your age,  find time to laugh and play, to be with family and friends, to find what is good, to keep learning, to move your body, o be thankful for all you have been given, and to think about what matters.

For all you do, thank you and if you think someone will enjoy this post, please share it.

Katherine

9 Comments

  1. It always bothers me how our society segregates people by age so much. Love it or hate it, religious communities used to bridge the gap whereas now there are very few community groups that bring different age ranges together. There’s even a cultural cringe about young people spending time with older people. Saddens me.

  2. “Remember no matter what your age, find time to laugh and play, to be with family and friends, to find what is good, to keep learning, to move your body, to be thankful for all you have been given, and to think about what matters.”

    Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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