I am not as quick in the thinking department, although I constantly “test” my memory. But I have noticed a difference in thought processes. I also remember things from “yesteryear” quite vividly and it surprises me that I do. Of course, I cannot remember what I ate two days ago, but I can tell you what I did 30 years ago.
This aging thing is a process. I live with all types of people who are 55 or older. I have friends younger than I am, and I have friends much older than I am. But I must say that I sometimes feel younger than all of these people, no matter what their ages.
You see, I do not want to act old, although my birth certificate says I am. My body sometimes screams that I am when I overdo things, but I want to be as current in my thinking and living, as I can.
I watch enough of the real news to know what is going on in the world, as well as my backyard. I read tons of books to keep my mind active. I play solitaire (on the computer with 5 decks) every day, even though my chances of winning are rare. I even contribute, share, and like on Facebook – another thing that I think keeps me thinking young.
I definitely think this aging thing that is going on, can be curtailed a bit. I am trying to keep it from running rampant through me, but I am relaxing through it, too. You see, I am glad that I am old enough to “know” so much. I was talking to someone the other day about the “knowledge” and “experience” that resides in my senior apartment complex. It is so vast!
We all have lived so long through many trials and tribulations. We have survived all of that to reach where we are today. These young people “who know everything” but have not experienced any of life’s treacheries, do not realize what is to come. They could just ask us, but they pat our hands and patronize us as “old” people. We could help them, but they know it all.
And we continue to know more as we age. How many of us have moved into this technical age? More than you would think. We are not afraid of the future. We will bend as we need to in order to accommodate all of these changes that happen daily. We will thrive as much we can and continue to enjoy the present, as well the past.
We are still in this aging process until it stops. I am enjoying my ride. I hope you are, too. If not, maybe you need to try harder. It is wondrous!