Not that I’m a spring chicken myself (mid 30’s)…
It occurs to me that behaviors change in a time-line defined fashion.
When I was younger, I cared more about what other people thought of me, now (a lot) less so, and I believe even what remains, eventually, will cease to matter almost completely.
I also believed, mistakenly, that everyone else had a definite and informed opinion about most things, whereas I didn’t. Again, less so now.
But this isn’t just about headspace, what happens, like in my Grandfathers instance, you happily wear the same cardigan for 30 odd years because it works, and why would you go and buy a new one?
I would get a new one just because I would be sick of the sight of it after ten years or so, but maybe thats just my young uppity nature.
Or how is it that his routine gets to such a fine point that a unsuspected family visitor will turn up and offer to take him out to lunch and he will get annoyed that his pre-organised ham and cheese sandwiches will go begging?
I do like the fact that the older you get, arguably, you have more time to just ‘pass the time’ with people… like the postman fer instance. And you know what you like, definitively. Oh, and retirement sounds nice too
So what the hell am I in for?
I guess I’m interested in what people think, or know from experience, about the better aspects of growing older, the young are dread to grow old, but what are the perks? there must be some fairly satisfying elements involved.
It can’t all be rheumatism and early nights.