Monday, August 1, 2011

Be Inspired Monday: Age Is Just A Number

I am aware that knowledge is empowering but sometimes that knowledge pushes us into a state of fear and panic. That's the case when it comes to ageing. As another year add onto our already levitating years we fret because we are ageing. We worry about the horrible nightmares caused by wrinkles and how we lost count of the grey hair.





But what if we didn't know our real age? Would we be so obsessed about the lack of not achieving a goal we set ourselves before a certain number. I wanted to have a red sporty car by the age of 25, but that didn't happen. I would like to get my first book published by the 30, but what if that doesn't happen. What if I get it published by the age of 32 or 35, would I refuse. Of course not, because I know age is just a number. It more what we feel and how we achieve a goal that matters, not when. Is our nature to set goals and if we don't reach those goals by a certain age we become depressed and fearful.

There is one person that inspires me as I grow older: my grandmother.

I know that my grandmother doesn't know her real age. She was born in a period in which people didn't care about noting one's year of birth. They only went by events happening in the time. One day I asked her when she was born and she told me "I was born when this thing happened." It sounded funny to me but then realised that all her life she was able to be who she wanted to be without letting a number condition her life. Although she doesn't know her real age that doesn't effect her way of life. She is till living, she can dance and take care of her well-being without fretting about how old her non-existent birth certificate might have told her.I believe that the age on our birth certificate push us into a state of panic each year. What if we were like the generation of my grandmother, would we fret so much about age. Because, really, when it comes to living life to its fullest we should remember, age is just a number!Also as Bryan Adams sung I want to be 18 till I Die...




"...it's not how ya look, it's what ya feel inside..."

That's my anthem, just because I am ageing thanks to the numerical system on my birth certificate and grey hair in places..., inside I feel young no matter the numbers on that fascist paper.

Ladies, let confess, do you let age condition your life? Which song inspires you to live your age at its best?

11 comments:

terri said...

I don't have an inspiring song, I need one. I thin it is so interesting that your grandmmother don't know her age. I have often wished my grandmother was alive so I could meet her. Enjoy yours.

MsB.Plan said...

Thank you Terru for stopping by :).

Mrs. Pancakes said...

im not sure i have a song but anytime i hear an 80s song gets me going! i just got into my thirties but i so do not feel my age. it really is just a number at the end of the day! Great post!

Monique said...

you know, i'm 30 and i feel great. i'm actually really looking forward to 40 and 50 and 60...i think aging is like wine...really at least that's what life has shown me so far. getting lots of sleep and exercise also helps

Optimistic Mom said...

I love this post. Age really is a state of mind. I also think we should just embrace our age and enjoy the moment.

Plum said...

The closer I get to 30, the more I am ignoring my age! Now following you from the Blog hop!
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toi said...

Monique, you so right age is like quite - the older the better :)!

toi said...

3.0 has always fascinated me :)!

Faith said...

i know my grandparents didn't know their true ages either. it is def. interesting to wonder if we didn't really know our ages would we dread getting older. it truly is about you feel ... i know that 80 songs always make me feel younger! :)

toi said...

I dig 80s songs too.

Jenny said...

Great sentiments. I'm in my thirties, too and not worried about aging, but it's all around us, y'know? You have to choose to not buy into it all. Thanks!

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