Monday, April 11, 2011

Life Begins At Forty

The BIG 40.... Is there truth in it??

I think when we hit 40, life begins cos we begin to realize our mortality. Cos just around that time, I begin to realize that everything about me is never going to get any better. The eyes begin to fail. Close ups become a blur. More of your hair begin to turn gray and you find yourself colouring your hair cos much to your chagrin, streaks of white become more apparent. Also, you find that more food seems to be getting stuck in-between your teeth. For some, you might begin to start losing your final set of hard, bonelike structure rooted in the sockets of jaws.... at 40 you begin to lose all the familiar that marks the you, you. It's like everything about you is starting to unravel...

At 40 you begin to learn to accept those changes which you might want to keep at bay a while longer. And if you do it well, some wisdom you will gain. If once you had been difficult, maybe 40 is a good time to start re-analysing what makes you, you.

Life does begin at 40. If you have enough humility to recognize that, perhaps your remaining time might be truly what 40 is supposed to set you up for....

But these days also, they say life begins at 60... delayed realization cos studies say we're living longer. But how long each of us lives, your guess is as good as mine. I guess that means, with all the bridge and dental implants, losing your teeth may not be a big deal. Hair colouring is big business now, everyone is doing it, so it has become fashion. Sagging parts can be tugged and pulled under the skillful hands of the plastic surgeon.... of course you have to have plastic of good standing to pay for all that. In time to come, who knows what else medical sciences may have for us....

Life begins at 40... I guess there's quite a lot of truth in it cos you have to start preparing for your day of reckonin.. you begin your preparations.

2 comments:

PreciousPearl said...

i'm told (by a friend in his 50's) that 50 is the new 21 :D

and Pop-pops told me he doesn't feel his age (67). I can confirm he doesn't look it either!

i think it just boils down to how one feels about oneself .... or the age of the person one is currently feeling up!

AJ7 said...

Feeling and reality are 2 different things...One may feel young (which I think is good) but the reality is our body may not behave the age you feel. LOL!