Getting older gracefully

Stop with this “I’m Getting Old” Crap!

Lately, I’ve been watching the TV series, Louis, starring the stand-up comic, Louis C.K. (great show BTW!) In one of the episodes, he went on a rant about how he’s 42 and from this point on, life is only going to get worse, especially health-wise. This caught my attention as I’m presently 42. And it’s not something that we haven’t all heard before. It’s so common to come across people constantly commiserate about how they’re getting older and complain about aches and pains and various ailments.

I (of course) think that this complete poppycock!! With Louis’ logic, your best day of life must have been when you were born. To quote Seth Myers, REALLY???? I feel way more happy, in control of my life and health, loving and fulfilled now at 42 compared to when I was 2 days old, 2 years, 12, 22 and 32!!

People stress this age thing way too much. I think the Illuminati has brain-washed us all that certain age benchmarks require you to feel a certain way so they can make money on us especially with products and services that are supposed to help better our lives – bullshit!!

Lisa and I are presently in the process of watching a doc on Netflix all about living a minimalist lifestyle (again, highly recommended). This film is nailing it on the head – we’re doing what society tells us that we must do to lead a “normal” life, eating crappy food and burying ourselves with stuff we don’t need. The result, as we get older, we’re miserable and just blame it on good ol’ age!

This is not right people! Snap out of it!! If you’re feeling down on life and thinking it has to do with the fact that you’re getting older, look at yourself in the mirror and honestly ask, can I eat better? Do I need all this stuff that I don’t use? Do I ever go for a walk? Do I surround myself with people who make me happy? Do I need to drink that beer? Is there another alternative to taking that pill that was prescribed to me?

If you come up with answers to these questions and make true changes in your life as a result, then trust me, you’ll feel better. If you don’t, then do me a favour and don’t snivel that the reason is because you’re X years old!

Getting older

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