Every once in awhile, we want to look for a little inspiration about aging, you know, find out what others had to say about it before us.
1. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain.
We like this better than saying “You are only as old as you feel,” because truthfully, there are days when we all feel our age. The Twain solution serves us better: Make up your mind to not let it bother you.
2. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” — Oscar Wilde.
How true is that? We all need to remember that our doctors are not gods, the guy on the phone claiming to be the IRS really isn’t, and that just because someone else thinks you’d be happy living in Florida, you may not be.
3. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” — Andrew Carnegie.
Good advice at any age. Actions have always spoken louder than words.
4. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” — Maurice Chevalier.
A recent study just affirmed this truth. The happiest people are the ones who live to be 100.
5. “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” — Victor Hugo.
Wonder what he’d say about 60 being the new 40? We kind of think Victor Hugo got it right. Turning 40 was much harder than turning 50.